Guided tour

Catacombs of San Gennaro Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

Catacombs of San Gennaro Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

From $10.56 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 50 minutes - 1 hour
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Italian, English
Small group
Limited to 4 participants

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
  • 1-hour English or Italian-speaking 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
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

    Select participants and date

    Participants

    Date

    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

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

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The ticket office opens at 9:30 AM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 667 reviews

    Review summary

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

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    I had a really nice time at the Catacombs, the place is amazing and the story behind it and the reason way they are doing this it great! I would totally recommend to do this. The only downside was that this was a Skip-the-line tickets, and I didn't skip any line everyone still had to queue with everyone else who were buying tickets or bought online and "checked in".

    Read more

    August 12, 2021

    I took my children (16, 14, 11) to San Gennaro and we all enjoyed the visit. Our guide spoke excellent English and the group size wasn't too large so we were all able to hear clearly. There were a number of groups in the Catacombs at the same time but the progress through was managed well and safely in terms of Covid-19. It is a fascinating site but the Catacombs' story as part of the regeneration of this part of Naples was also incredibly interesting. Very glad to have visited and to have made a small donation to the restoration work of the mosaics.

    Read more

    August 10, 2021

    Great history lesson! Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered everyone’s questions. The only downside was that another tour came in shortly after we started and because we were only 1 section away from them, it was hard to hear our guide over their guide. A great afternoon break from the baking sun ☀️!

    August 20, 2019

    Organized by

    Product ID: 113923