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Catacombs of San Gennaro: Guided Tour

Journey into some of Italy's most historic subterranean tombs

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Società Cooperativa La Paranza Onlus
Registered address: Via Sanità, 124, 80136, Napoli, IT
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Duration: 50mins
Max group size: 30
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Live guide: English, Italian
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Guided visit of the Catacombs & Basilica of San Gennaro
Entrance to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso & Basilica di Santa Maria della Sanità (valid for 12 months)

Important information

* This ticket includes free access to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso and the Basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità, anddiscounted admission at the Jago Museum (within 12 months)
  • Discover a hidden world of Italian history, buried below the streets of Naples
  • See the final resting place of Saint Januarius - the patron saint of Naples - and countless other religious figures and nobility
  • Marvel at a beautifully designed tribute to the dead, with intricate stone carvings and stunningly restored frescoes

Delve into Italian history and discover the final resting place of its most revered saints and nobility. The San Gennaro Catacombs hold the remains of the patron saint of Naples, and offer a fascinating glimpse into Italian life through the ages. Travel through thousands of years of history lying just a few meters below the everyday life of Naples!

Italian society has always paid great respect to its dead, and you can feel this honor for yourself as you descend into these sacred tombs. The oldest sections date way back to the second century AD and were originally built by a local noble family before they were expanded for the growing Christian community.

Many major figures from Christianity are buried here, including Saint Agrippinus and Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples. With its high vaulted ceilings and expertly restored frescoes, it's an awe-inspiring (and only slightly eerie) adventure into the past!

  • Swap your smartphone voucher at the ticket office for a paper ticket
  • Please make sure to be on time for your selected timeslot so you don't miss your tour

Getting There

  • Metro: Line 1 to Museo + 20-minute walk
  • Bus: lines 168, 178, C63, R4 to Basilica dell'Incoronata - Catacombs of San Gennaro
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Catacombs of San Gennaro
Via Capodimonte, 13, 80100, Naples
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  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Adam,  Italy Italy
10 Jan 2024
Excellent
The Catacombs were amazing to see and experience. It was one of the highlights form our trip and something that my family will remember for a lifetime. The checking in process was easy with the...
The Catacombs were amazing to see and experience. It was one of the highlights form our trip and something that my family will remember for a lifetime. The checking in process was easy with the prepayment tickets. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Catacombs of San Gennaro: Guided Visit
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Ryan,  United States United States
02 Dec 2023
Excellent
My tour guide was very smart and entertaining. You could tell she cared about the site. The tire felt like it went quickly but I suppose it was because it was the last tour of the evening.
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Penny,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
02 Nov 2023
Excellent
This is definitely one of Naples' must-see attractions. It's absolutely fascinating, and worth every penny of the ticket price.
If you have mobility issues, it'd be pretty difficult: lots of...
This is definitely one of Naples' must-see attractions. It's absolutely fascinating, and worth every penny of the ticket price.
If you have mobility issues, it'd be pretty difficult: lots of steps, and very uneven floors.
Catacombs of San Gennaro: Guided Visit

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