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Catacombe di San Gaudioso, Naples

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With the tombs of saints and commoners dating from the second century, Catacombe di San Gaudioso 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. Our Naples family vacation planner makes visiting Catacombe di San Gaudioso and other Naples attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • cultural site excellent, the catacombs offer inspiring scenery, you can only visit with the Guide, plus very prepared in explaining the path. the catacombs extends from capodimonte until rione sanità. To see
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  • Nice journey through history and underground of Naples. The catacombs are huge, I was expecting that big. Very interesting thanks to the skill of riding.
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  • Welcomed by some local goodies .. the pretty guide takes me and my wife underground within the very well preserved catacombe (underground cemetery - temple) where we see how the history has unbundled ...  more »
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  • Friendly and helpful staff to begin with, ready to answer various sorts of inquiries during the tour. Belonging to a local initiative, they really seem to care about their community as well as about "their" catacombs. The complex of pre-Christian and early Christian burial chambers with occasional appearance of frescoes is truly unique and has by far reached beyond our expectations.
  • Cool local initiative, very knowledgeable tour guide, different and enjoyable. I wish it was a little longer.
  • Cool, but rather short tour. All bones have been moved, but still nice to look at and get some history
  • Great guided tour of the catacombs and its old history.
  • A must to see in Naples. Wide paleochristian site, unique in Italy, very different from the roman ones