Catacombe di San Gennaro, Naples

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With the tombs of saints and commoners dating from the second century, Catacombe di San Gennaro is one of Naples' most important Christian site. As you walk the hallways of the catacombs, you'll view the resting places of famous Neapolitan figures, including St. Januarius (San Gennaro), who was interred in the fifth century. Explore the rooms and niches carved out of the solid stone. Admire frescoes, mosaics, and portraits--some nearly 2,000 years old. Notice the differences between the tombs of the different social classes, ranging from simple stone shelves to dedicated areas within the grand basilica. You can book a guided tour online. Plan your Catacombe di San Gennaro visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naples using our Naples online travel route planner.
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  • Interesting but not mind blowing. Was a fair walk out of town. Booked on the internet first given the walk. Interesting tour around a couple of levels of catacombs. 
    Interesting but not mind blowing. Was a fair walk out of town. Booked on the internet first given the walk. Interesting tour around a couple of levels of catacombs.  more »
  • This tour really surprised us, it was great! Really cheap about €7 and the tour guide was amazing. Lots of detail to the history. The tour guide also explained that they also help social projects... 
    This tour really surprised us, it was great! Really cheap about €7 and the tour guide was amazing. Lots of detail to the history. The tour guide also explained that they also help social projects...  more »
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  • It was a really interesting tour. The catacombs have a mystical atmosphere and at least I felt the historical significance of this place. Our tour guide was extremely helpful. Unfortunately her English accent was pretty strong and when asking her some more complexe feedback questions we got a bit lost in translation. But she did her very best, was helpful, always smiling and so passionate about it that everything less then five stars would not be fair.
  • What a pleasant experience we had visiting the Catacombs. A gorgeous site, cheap, guided tours in different languages, friendly and knowledgeable staff, free parking, spotless clean bathrooms, excellent cafeteria and waiting area.. Highly recommended!!👏👏👏👍👍❤❤

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