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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  • The catacombs are beautiful and interesting. The complex, entrusted to a cooperative, served as interesting social recovery project. To visit, but in the top ten list of things to see put it at the bottom.
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  • Guided tour inside the catacombs of San Gennaro accompanied by a guide prepared part of the Whitebait, a binding that points to the redevelopment of the Sanità district. And they are really doing a great job. Go and visit them both for the place itself is really impressive that a visit to the ward and breathe the atmosphere of the real Naples
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  • I went here with my family, which includes two children aged 4 and 7 years. Wonderful experience made so by the contribution of a great guide that has been able to explain and involve everyone in this journey through history. I highly recommend visiting this place and honor and merit to the associations that make this possible
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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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