Miglio Sacro

Miglio Sacro, Naples: Hours, Address, Miglio Sacro Reviews: 5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks
Saturday
09:00 - 13:00
Sunday
09:00 - 13:00
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CharlieC
8 contributions
Absolutely worth it
Jul 2020 • Solo
Excellent way to see the history and neighborhood. My tour guide, Luca, was excellent, knowledgeable, friendly, and really kind. Even showed me a good place to eat afterward. Bravo Luca :)
Written 5 July 2020
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Samantha
3 contributions
Interesting but a little bit of a hike
Nov 2019
The Catacomb tour had some very interesting information about the history of Naples and the early Christians in the region, but it was a bit of a hike for us from our hostel for a somewhat short, straightforward tour. Still enjoyed it thoroughly and would probably do it again, just better on a trip longer than a few days.
Written 22 November 2019
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IbnBatutta3000
Bangkok295 contributions
Fantastic tour given by very enthusiastic guides!
Jun 2019 • Business
We did not know at all what to expect and where really surprised. The tour is not only very interesting, it shows you good insights into Napolis problems, gives you access to secret and very interesting places. The guide was fantastic and very sympathetic, I am in tour business since 40 years and I must say, this was one of the best tours I have ever been allowed to join!!! Greatly recommanded!
Written 12 June 2019
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Confundus
Poznan, Poland50 contributions
Worth to see
Mar 2019
I think like every sacred and old tombs, its worth to see. They are not giant but well restored and you can see how it culd look like in the past.
Written 5 June 2019
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Rosemary H
Addlestone, United Kingdom30 contributions
Brilliant
Mar 2018 • Family
This is definitely worth a visit an incredible place, so much history and the guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable.
Written 22 March 2018
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Ferdinando Laudiero
Sasso Marconi, Italy19 contributions
The holy mile and Fontanelle cemetery (Il miglio sacro ed il cimitero delle Fontanelle)
Dec 2016 • Friends
At the beginning of the 18-th century, the Neapolitan aristocrats were allowed to have their residential buildings outside the city walls. Some of them took this opportunity to build magnificent residences, in a village just outside the city walls. The name of this village was, and is nowadays, “Sanità” that literally means health, because of its antique healthiness. Two of these residences were realized by the architect Ferdinando Sanfelice. They are the so called Building of the Spaniards and the same residence of Sanfelice who invented the monumental hawk-wings staircases (see the movie “Passione” by John Turturro), as well as the so called “impossible stairs” reserved to servants: impossible because recent efforts to build this kind stairs actually failed. Along the route called “ Holy Mile”, you can visit important basilicas and even Christian catacombs dating from the second century AD. In 1808, Napoleon put the city of Naples under the command of his brother in low Joachim Murat. In the name of the French rationalism, the new king built a long straight bridge that passed over this territory, giving rise to its everlasting decline. At the end of your visit, you can finally reach the “Fontanelle” cemetery where, starting from the year 1654, countless skeletons (probably millions nowadays) were systematically stored in an old tuff quarry to eliminate precarious graves scattered everywhere. From then on, this cemetery proved to be essential at numerous plagues and Vesuvius volcano eruptions, sometimes able to remove more than 60% of the population all at once. The skeletons were orderly arranged, starting in 1872, into three main groups: priests, those died from epidemic and, finally, ragamuffins (souls named “pezzentelle”). Paradoxically, the skeletons with no history became the object of popular devotion. Every single skull could be adopted and became a means to communicate with the afterlife to implore graces and healings. Useless to say that some of them proved to be particularly concerned for the devotees and were intensely venerated. At the end of your visit, you can go lightly down the road to go back to the to Porta San Gennaro (the oldest survived passage through the city walls) up where you started your tour.
Written 13 January 2017
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David B L
Los Angeles, CA8,326 contributions
History beneath Naples ....
Jun 2015 • Couples
Touring the subterranean Miglio Sacro is one of those unique experiences which you may experience in ancient cities like Naples or Rome. Exploring this completely underground netherworld is fascinating and very informative. Great for all ages and interests. ...
Written 30 October 2015
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Anna H
1 contribution
One of the best experiences you can make!!
Apr 2015 • Friends
It is sooo worth it! You get a magnificent tour that takes you from the holy silent catacombs to the vibrant streets of the Sanità quarter of Naples and to so much more in between! Just the cemetery delle fontanelle is a sight so unique and spectacular that it is unbelievable that it is just one little part of the tour! You will have an insight into the city's heart with this amazing tour!
Written 30 July 2015
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