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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  • Amazing place! There is so much history here. The guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. It makes you want to learn more about this fascinating place. Definitely a tour worth making. 
    Amazing place! There is so much history here. The guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. It makes you want to learn more about this fascinating place. Definitely a tour worth making.  more »
  • Not for the faint hearted. So you start walking down a spiral staircase which is 21 meters down. Then you walk down these long subterranean tunnels. Finally you get to the catacombs. Apparently there....  more
    Not for the faint hearted. So you start walking down a spiral staircase which is 21 meters down. Then you walk down these long subterranean tunnels. Finally you get to the catacombs. Apparently there....  more »
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  • A very nice tour, but the complex is not that big. The tour is accompanied by a full and detailed explanation in good English. Highly recommended for those who come to the city for a few days and are looking for something different from the atmosphere of the city. In the summer when it is very hot outside the temperature underground is very pleasant.
  • Fun to visit, I definitely recommend it. English tours are hourly and the prices are cheap (32 euros for 2 adults and 2 children). You get free access to the other catacomb with the same ticket (1 year valid). The story behind the catacombes are really interesting and the English guide spoke very clear.

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