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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  • It is still compulsory to wear a face mask inside the catacombe. Which in September 2022 is ridiculous. The guide spoke too fast and the English was not good, which made it hard to understand. 
    It is still compulsory to wear a face mask inside the catacombe. Which in September 2022 is ridiculous. The guide spoke too fast and the English was not good, which made it hard to understand.  more »
  • We loved our visit to the catacombs. Our guide was fantastic, he spoken wonderful English and really knew his stuff about the history of the catacombs. He also told us about the history of the... 
    We loved our visit to the catacombs. Our guide was fantastic, he spoken wonderful English and really knew his stuff about the history of the catacombs. He also told us about the history of the...  more »
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  • Very cool historical burial place. Interesting juxtaposed of pagan and Christian cultural rituals surrounding burying the dead. Reserve your tickets in advance and enjoy the guided tour. Our tour guide was very kind and very knowledgeable. While you will be walking around very old caves, the floors have been smoothed and it is fairly easy to walk about.
  • 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.

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