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Tickets for Catacombs of San Gennaro: Guided Visit

Journey into some of Italy's most historic subterranean tombs

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Duration: 1h
Live guide: English, Italian
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • 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

Description

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!

Ticket

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)
Discounted entrance to the Cloister of Santa Chiara
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Line 1 to Museo + 20-minute walk
  • Bus: lines 168, 178, C63, R4 to Basilica dell'Incoronata - Catacombs of San Gennaro

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • 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

Venue

Opening hours

Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Catacombs of San Gennaro
Via Capodimonte, 13, 80100, Naples
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Ratings & reviews

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A
Oct 3, 2020
Excellent
Great, the guide was lovely and answered every question before we could ask them.
M
Dec 12, 2019
Excellent
Excelent guide, awsome experience, special place. We loved it.
D
Sep 20, 2019
Excellent
Very good , my guide was very informative ,interesting and knowledgeable of the Catacombs. I knew very little of the history of this area and I enjoyed this tour.

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