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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  • with the Holy mile, we were escorted into the catacombs of san gennaro: experience very interested and well explained by the boys of the cooperative la paranza ... good ...
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  • We arrived on the city sightseeing hop on and off bus, stops right outside. Tours are with a guide and timed. Nice shop/cafe waiting area. Once you set off, its a little walk down lots of steps, then ...  more »
  • I strongly recommend a visit to the catacombs of San Gennaro and San Gaudioso Neapolitan for me turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Excellent cooperative Fish guides who accompanied us.
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  • Great place to see the huge underground systems below Naples. It is even accessible with a wheelchair! Staff is very friendly and they speak perfect English, making it easy to understand whole history of the place (and also of the city). If you don't plan the visit in advance, you might have to wait some time for the next tour, because you can't explore on your own.
  • Extraordinary experience! When you are in Naples this is the place you have to go! No excuses! This place shows the ancient funeral place and the art! Don’t miss!
  • Amazing tour with our guide Antonio. His English was wonderful and he was very energetic and knowledgeable. The history of the tombs is incredible and seeing very early Christian art, along with a church dating back to the 4th century was a highlight. The tours are run by a community group with aims of increasing opportunity in their local area, so that's a plus. Well worth it.
  • Tour was mediocre, I would have liked more history and less explanations on their projects. Whilst I think their involvement with the Rione Sanità is admirable, it's not what I want to hear about when walking through the catacombs. I would've preferred some better and more thorough explanations on the site and its use itself. Note that I did the tour in Italian, so it was not an issue of language. We did the version with the aperitivo, which was nice! The place itself is fascinating.
  • Beautiful catacombs that have only recently been opened. The English tour guide was fantastic. Highly recommend!
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