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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  • I really enjoyed visiting this site. The guide spoke in English, was very knowledgeable and quite friendly. The price also covers the access to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso which makes it a bargain....  more
    I really enjoyed visiting this site. The guide spoke in English, was very knowledgeable and quite friendly. The price also covers the access to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso which makes it a bargain....  more »
  • Catacombs of san Gennaro are well deserved as one of the most impressive. Our guide Eduardo was so good and he make us understand everything with an attractive way. Don't miss it! 
    Catacombs of san Gennaro are well deserved as one of the most impressive. Our guide Eduardo was so good and he make us understand everything with an attractive way. Don't miss it!  more »
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  • It was a really interesting tour. The catacombs have a mystical atmosphere and at least I felt the historical significance of this place. Our tour guide was extremely helpful. Unfortunately her English accent was pretty strong and when asking her some more complexe feedback questions we got a bit lost in translation. But she did her very best, was helpful, always smiling and so passionate about it that everything less then five stars would not be fair.
  • Excellent and informative tour. The guide was excellent. Very ancient catacombs to preserve and see and also fantastic that profits benefit the local area and people. This is what city regeneration and cultural preservation should aspire to. Amazing value for money and worth the slightly longer trek outside the central area.

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