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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 and it was an interesting cultural experience. The entrance ticket with an English speaking guide was only 8 euros per person, but you won't see skeletons, if th...  more »
  • A bit out of the way compared to tourist routes, you can get there from the National Archaeological Museum only in the crowded and often not really frequent bus, or on foot if you walkers, but it is definitely worth a visit.
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  • Visited as part of a two for one ticket with another attraction. The history of this place is very interesting as it spans many centuries 
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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