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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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Overview
Duration
1 hour
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!

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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
Instructions
  • 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!
Cancellation

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

Venue
Address
Catacombs of San Gennaro
Via Tondo di Capodimonte 13, 80136, 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)
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Getting There

  • Metro: Line 1 to Museo + 20 minute walk
  • Bus: lines 168, 178, C63, R4 to Basilica dell'Incoronata - Catacombs of San Gennaro
Reviews
Feb 5, 2018
Ragazzi siete fantastici! Detto questo, le catacombe ci sono piaciute tantissimo
Jan 8, 2018
Emozionante
Jan 7, 2018
Tutto eccellente. Prenotazione e riception senza nessun intoppo. Soldi spesi veramente bene. La guida era preparata ed appassionata al suo lavoro ma soprattutto alla città di Napoli, cosa che ha fatto la differenza.
Jan 5, 2018
Sito bellissimo e di enorme fascino guida preparata e propositiva buon lavoro
Dec 31, 2017
Davvero da visitare
Dec 30, 2017
J'aurais du prévoir un guide parlant français pour notre groupe de 18 personnes.
Manque de chance la guide débitait son baratin dans un anglais très rapide et ne s'intéressait qu'à ceux qui arrivaient à suivre ce qui n'était pas le cas de mes 7 petits enfants.
Le site est pourtant exceptionnel par son ancienneté et son iconographie
cordialement
Dec 28, 2017
Una ciudad subterránea muy bien adaptada para las visitas. Extraordinaria, muy interesante y muy bien explicada por el guía
Dec 28, 2017
molto bella
ennesimo angolo della mia città che non conoscevo e che non finisce mai di lasciarmi a bocca aperta
Dec 28, 2017
Le catacombe sono conservate molto bene. La guida preparata e disponibile. Vale la pena visitare.

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