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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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  • My students and I visited the catacombs on a recent trip to Napoli. The work of Enzo Porzio and his colleagues is inspiring. The catacombs are extremely impressive. But the dedication of those restori...  more »
  • There you'll discover the ancient necropolis dated back to 2nd Century AD, the original burial of Naples patron Saint Gennaro, several frescoes and more. Guides are nice and engaging Tour duration 1 y...  more »
  • Located next to the Basilica del Buon Consiglio in Capodimonte, the catacombs of San Gennaro were discovered only a few years ago and are administrated by young people from neighbouring Sanità distric...  more »
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  • Excellent tour and mission. Would highly recommend. Very visually engaging, and lots of cool bits of information to learn. In my group there were tours in both English and Italian. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
  • The guided tour was excellent and the sight itself is quite imposing.
  • Archaeological site very interesting and well maintained. Guide very prepared and reasonable cost. Truly deserves to be visited!
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  • Very impressive place where you realize that those who lived the city before we truly loved. Congratulations to the guys who run it, good prepared and available.
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  • Belle. Recommend a visit-called "Holy mile". Great guide. We did discover places and memorable facts
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