Guided tour

Naples: Catacombs of San Gennaro

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli

Naples: Catacombs of San Gennaro

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli
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From US$ 11.23 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 29 times yesterday

Discover what lies below Naples with a tour of the Catacombs of San Gennaro. Learn about the bond of faith between the city and its patron saint.

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Duration 45 minutes
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English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time and explore the most important catacombs of southern Italy
  • See grand underground basilicas and valuable frescos more than 1,000 years old
  • Journey through more than 2,000 years of art and faith
  • Support a project for the redevelopment of the beautiful Rione Sanità district
Full description

Travel back in time and explore the Catacombs of San Gennaro to learn more about the patron saint of Naples. Discover what lies beneath street level as you see stunning frescoes and Byzantine paintings from the 9th to the 10th century AD.

Explore the history of the paleo-Christian burial site with an English or Italian-speaking guide. Get explanations about the 4th-century expansion following the transfer of the remains of St. Agrippinus to the underground basilica dedicated to him.

See the large baptismal font commissioned by Bishop Paul II, who took refuge in the catacombs in the 8th century during iconoclastic struggles.

Get a closer look at the details of the upper catacomb, decorated at the beginning of the 3rd century in the so-called Pompeian style, and now home to some of the earliest Christian paintings in southern Italy.

Be amazed by the precious Crypt of the Bishops and its 5th-century mosaics, including one depicting the Bishop of Carthage, St. Quodvultdeus.

Includes
  • Guided tour of the Catacombs and Basilica of San Gennaro
  • Entrance to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Sanità, valid for 12 months
  • Discounted entrance to the Cloister of Santa Chiara
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meet at reception at the Catacombs of San Gennaro, Via Capodimonte, 13, 80136 Naples.

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    • The ticket office opens at 9:30 AM
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 1476 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    A very unique and interesting glimpse into the local history of the area. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. They give you enough time to soak it all in before moving to the next section. You are able to get a good look at the surviving frescos, church and burial areas and also get a sense of how deep the catacombs go. The gift shop had a really good selection of snacks and coffee as well before we went down. It is interesting to know that all of the preservation and infrastructure is funded by monies raised through the tours and fundraising by the local church. They also use the money to try to improve the local neighborhoods and bring tourist money to the locals. An admirable cause and one well worth supporting by visiting these catacombs.

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    June 27, 2022

    We both loved the tour and found it so interesting. Its amazing value for money! The only thing we didn't like was that the instructions told us to wait at reception but it wasn't clear where the guide was until just after our time slot so we were worried we had missed the tour. Also, we werent told that you had to actually go pick up a ticket instead of just using your voucher so thankfully we asked before the tour started. Otherwise, very good tour.

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    May 28, 2022

    I love seeing the different underground worlds as they are never the same. After experiencing catacombs in Paris I expected to see bones but was disappointed to find the graves were empty. The key to this tour was more about the different graves and about San Gennaro and how else the space was used. The English guide was very informative and willing to answer questions I would say worth going if you have an hour and doesn’t cost much but wouldn’t be top of a recommendation list

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    May 23, 2022

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