Catacombe di San Gennaro, Naples

4.7
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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  • This was a stop on our Hop on Hop off bus excursion. We were just in time for a tour. It was a little walk down hill to get to the opening of the catacomb. The group was divided into 2 groups, 1 Engli...  more »
  • Although out of the centre of town it is very easy to get to by catching a bus from outside the Museo Archelogico Nationale which has a metro station across the road. Three buses will drop you right o...  more »
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  • Passionate guild who was very knowledgeable. Make sure you get there 5 mins before your time slot if you booked online. The tours are every hour and you are not allowed to walk alone. The staff at check in desk was rude but overall experience was a positive one. Make sure to bring a jacket if you are doing catacombs in the winter months. The guild can sometimes feel life they are preaching rather then explaining history.
  • Guides are great. Worth to see just to donate their community so they can offer even more to the tourists.
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