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Catacombs of San Gennaro: Guided Tour

Journey into some of Italy's most historic subterranean tombs

Duration: 50mins
Max group size: 30
Live guide: English, Italian
Provider: Società Cooperativa La Paranza Onlus
Registered address: Via Sanità, 124, 80136, Napoli, IT
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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)
  • 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
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
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
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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CHRYSA ,  Greece Greece
08 Jul 2024
Excellent
Excellent experience! Our guide was really kind and informative. We learner a lot of interesting things.
Catacombs of San Gennaro: Guided Visit
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Cyril,  United States United States
23 May 2024
Excellent
Very professional guides and timing. I enjoyed the tour and I even received assistance in getting a taxi back to the center of Naples when the tour was over. Our guide was respectful of the...
Very professional guides and timing. I enjoyed the tour and I even received assistance in getting a taxi back to the center of Naples when the tour was over. Our guide was respectful of the early Christian history, tradition and faith expressed in such a sacred site.
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Adela,  Poland Poland
08 Apr 2024
Excellent
Great tour guides! Very informative but also super fun! Catacombs wear the highlight of my stay in Naples! I recommend it so very much!
Catacombs of San Gennaro: Guided Visit

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