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Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco

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Blew me away

What an incredible place. Having not done my Naples homework,and just enjoying taking in the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mari M
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Interesting

Make sure you touch the skull on the outside... for good luck. You are allowed to take photos in... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
RenateV169
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible place. Having not done my Naples homework,and just enjoying taking in the atmosphere, we came across this incredible place . Buy a ticket to go downstairs. It is well worth it! A church dedicated to getting souls from purgatory..

Thank Mari M
Reviewed 18 May 2018

A major disappointment that we only found out on the site that it is closed. A sign says the same information as the info previously seen on the Internet, but gates were locked and there is no sign whatsoever about when it will be open...More

Thank Erzsi2015
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Make sure you touch the skull on the outside... for good luck. You are allowed to take photos in the upper church but not in the lower section. Upper church is free but you have to pay to go downstairs. Still it is interesting to...More

Thank RenateV169
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

There are many churches in the City of Naples, but this one is rather different. You sense this when you notice the skulls beside the stairs from street level to the upper section. Dedicated to the Souls in a purgatory, the lower level is said...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 14 October 2017

When you are in Italy, you will see and go inter many churches, they will start to blend in and you'll stop caring. No this one, I promise you will probably never step into a church like this anywhere in the world. The regular church...More

Thank Regan A
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This place became the unexpected favourite of my trip. Dark and haunting, this church and underground shrine to "souls in purgatory" is full of ex votos, family momentos and human skulls arranged in surreal underground shrines. The underground chapel itself is a dimly lit, stripped...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great church with the history of the lost souls and bones in the lower part. Self guided with English pamphlet.

Thank oovavoo
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This was certainly an unusual experience. The concept lulled us in although nothing quite prepared us for the reality. Absolutely fascinating although our visit would have been much better had we understood Italian.

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