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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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  • Milestone to visit during a stay in Naples. The catacombs are very impressive and the visit is pleasant, especially when illustrated by a competent Guide and helpful. I would absolutely recommend seeing them.
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  • Young people born and raised in the district health, began a decade ago, a project that could redevelop the neighborhood. Beautiful people with such joy and enthusiasm (and expertise) that lead to an interesting journey in what seems almost a parallel world. Recommended by the Guide are released through the hospital and the district so they can admire 2 pearls: palazzo sanfelice and spagnuolo. Beautiful. Good guys keep it up!
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  • A visit that should not be missing in your itinerary. The thing that surprised me was the incredible preparation of Antonio, our guide, not only able to explain fully the path in the catacombs but also to respond comprehensively and accurately to the most diverse questions. Such guides are not always competent and passionate people. The ticket must be purchased at the Church of good counsel, costs 9 euros and also applies to the catacombs of San Gaudioso, easily reached at the end of the visit to the catacombs of San Gennaro. Experience to do.
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  • What a wonderful tour. The guides are excellent and very enthusiastic. I definitely recommend it. This is also a social project, they try to involve the local people so they can improve the district. Ask your guide for more information.
  • 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.
  • An excellent guided tour (included in the ticket) by volunteers striving to revive this underexplored neighbourhood of Naples. It was a wonderful experience, a historic tour of Naples underground. A must visit!
  • Guided tour about 1 hour long, very large the biggest in southern italy very friendly staff.naples tour busses take you right to the door,only it would be nice id guided tours wern't manatory and you could walk yourself
  • Beautiful catacombs dating from before Christ. Worth the visit. Get on the tourist bus & jump off there

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