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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. Our Naples family vacation planner makes visiting Catacombe di San Gennaro and other Naples attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I visited the catacombs of San Gennaro because intrigued by some books I've read. The entrance ticket costs € 8 but is valid for one year since with the same ticket you can visit the catacombs of San Severo and get a discount on other museums. The catacombs are very fascinating and impressive. The guides are highly skilled, our Valeria, was very precise and careful in explanation of these places by letting us take a leap in history, the visit lasts about one hour. The catacombs are managed by a cooperative of only guys very friendly and prepared. Go and visit them you will not be disappointed!
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  • Visit these catacombs, though positioned at Capodimonte, I think is a must for those who want to deepen their knowledge of the culture and the spirit of Naples. We were accompanied by guides by a cooperative of young very prepared and brave even to convey their love for their city. The catacombs are extremely evocative and rich even from an artistic point of view. I highly recommend a visit of the catacombs of San Gaudioso.
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  • It is a duty to go there is managed by a cooperative of neighborhood kids Health they are doing a great job, is a popular choice for the beauty of the place is for responsible tourism!
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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