Catacombe di San Gennaro, Naples

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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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  • Today I had a chance to visit Catacombs with English speaker guide (if she could be called that...). And my experience with that - most worst guide I ever had! 1) She was constantly looking at her....  more
    Today I had a chance to visit Catacombs with English speaker guide (if she could be called that...). And my experience with that - most worst guide I ever had! 1) She was constantly looking at her....  more »
  • Very interesting to discover ancient Naples. With this ticket you can also have a discount to visit the Vasaru Sagresty in S.Anna dei Lombardi in the historical center. 
    Very interesting to discover ancient Naples. With this ticket you can also have a discount to visit the Vasaru Sagresty in S.Anna dei Lombardi in the historical center.  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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