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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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  • 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
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.
May 25, 2018
Guida esperta e appassionata!
May 22, 2018
Alles super!
May 20, 2018
perfetta ! guida preparata,disponibile e professionale lo consiglio vivamente
May 11, 2018
La guia encantadora, las catacumbas impresionantes. Hicimos la visita en italiano porque en español no la tienen, y aún así mereció totalmente la pena. Un 10 !
Apr 25, 2018
Interessante visita e guida molto preparata. Un’esperienza da fare!🤗
Apr 17, 2018
Una visita recomendada, de gran interés cultural. Los guías hacen un gran trabajo.
Apr 7, 2018
Toda una experiencia. Muy recomendable. Si visitan Napoles, deben de ver las catacumbas de San Gennaro.
Apr 5, 2018
Il luogo suggestivo è accompagnato dalla professionalità e competenza della guida.

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