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Tickets for Catacombs of San Gennaro: Guided Visit

Journey into some of Italy's most historic subterranean tombs

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
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Opening hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
1 hour
  • 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!

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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)
  • Discounted entrance to the Cloister of Santa Chiara
  • Redeem 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!

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

Catacombs of San Gennaro
13,Via Capodimonte, 80100, Naples
Key info
Live guide
English and Italian speaking
Wheelchair accessible
Fully accessible. Street level access. Entrance for visitors in a wheelchair on Vicoletto S. Gennaro dei Poveri, 22 (open by appointment)
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
Oct 17, 2018
Même pour les clostros
Oct 15, 2018
Wonderful tour- so interesting, amazing and beautiful. Adds so much to the story of beautiful napoli and its people
Oct 9, 2018
A wonderful surprise to find a treasure like these catacombs. Informative and lovely guide. A plus for Naples
Sep 28, 2018
Excellent tour was in English and very good English.
The history is incredible.
Thank you
Sep 17, 2018
A fascinating trip with well-informed staff.
Jun 18, 2018
Really interesting and lead by a knowledgeable and friendly guide - definitely recommend when in Naples
Mar 27, 2018
A very worthwhile visit/tour. The guide was really knowledgeable and helpful. Makes a lot of sense to visit the Capodimonte Museum too, given that it’s quite near.
Aug 15, 2018
Bellissima, guida preparatissima, fantastico
Aug 9, 2018
Visita muy amena e instructiva. Los chicos aman su trabajo, eso se nota. Muy recomendable.
Aug 3, 2018
Todo perfecto, visita guiada muy exclusiva. La verdad que está visita ha superado mis expectativas, puedes elegir el idioma inglés o italiano y el guía muy profesional.
Sin duda una de las mejores visitas de Napoli.

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