We have said that most of the skulls are unknown, but some of them became famous thanks to some mysterious legends.
One of these belongs to donna Concetta, known as "a capa che suda" (=sweating skull). Donna Concetta's skull is kept in a glass case, in a cavity on the left of the cemetery; According to the worshippers, the sweat is caused by the struggles and sufferings of the afterlife. The real reason is that this skull gathers moisture better than the others :)
Shortly after, in another quite dark cavity on the left, you'll find the disturbing statue of ** Monacone ** San Vincenzo Ferreri, decapitated and dressed up with the typical black and white Dominican dress.
Your attention will definitely be caught by the Court, a cave illuminated by natural light ruled by three huge crosses. According to what has been said for at least a century, the bosses of the ancient Camorra met here to decide about death sentences, to take blood oaths, and other membership rituals.
To the right of the three crosses, you'll find another skull covered by flowers, rosaries, coins, and candles: it's the Captain' skull, that has two versions of the same legend. In short, it seems that a young groom triggered the Captain's soul mocking him, saying ton to be afraid of a dead person and inviting him - ironically - to his wedding. The Captain went to the wedding indeed, disguised as a dark, silent, and severe character; by revealing his true identity, he scared the young couple to death.
Apologies for dwelling, these legends are so fascinating! 😍
PLEASE NOTE: due to adaptation works, the Fontanelle Cemetery is currently closed (March 2022).