Catacombe di San Gennaro, Naples

4.7
Cemetery · Ruin
With the tombs of saints and commoners dating from the second century, Catacombe di San Gennaro is one of Naples' most important Christian site. As you walk the hallways of the catacombs, you'll view the resting places of famous Neapolitan figures, including St. Januarius (San Gennaro), who was interred in the fifth century. Explore the rooms and niches carved out of the solid stone. Admire frescoes, mosaics, and portraits--some nearly 2,000 years old. Notice the differences between the tombs of the different social classes, ranging from simple stone shelves to dedicated areas within the grand basilica. You can book a guided tour online. Plan your Catacombe di San Gennaro visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naples using our Naples online travel route planner.
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  • It was worth visiting. Interesting to see and the group of people taking care of everything are very nice and caring! Definitely recommend do visit whilst in Naples!  more »
  • Thank you so much for our guided tour. Rafael was a super knowledgeable, lovely, fun guide. We learnt so much on this tour, not just about the history of the catacombs (fascinating) but also about...  more »
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  • The full background of each hall is revealed by enthusiastic guides. More than enough time to look around yourself during the tour also. Entrance is next to the church not in the lower town 9 euro for the tour. Which I find is too cheap. Tour guide was telling us they need more funding and they offer all kinds of different tours
  • Offering tours in English, Italian. The full background of each hall is revealed by enthusiastic guides. More than enough time to look around yourself during the tour also. Entrance is next to the church not in the lower town
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