Guided Tour of the Catacombs of San Gennaro in Naples

Guided Tour of the Catacombs of San Gennaro in Naples

Embark on an exciting journey into some of Italy's most historic underground tombs.

Embark on an exciting journey into some of Italy's most historic underground tombs.

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  • Language: English, Italian
  • Participants: 1 - 250
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Discover a hidden world of Italian history, buried under the streets of Naples
  • See the final resting place of Saint Januarius - the patron saint of Naples - and countless other religious figures and nobles
  • Marvel at a beautifully designed homage to the dead with elaborate stone carvings and breathtakingly restored frescoes

Description

Immerse yourself in Italian history and discover the final resting place of the most revered saints and nobles of Naples. The catacombs of San Gennaro house the remains of the patron saint of Naples and offer a fascinating insight into Italian life over time. Travel through a thousand years of history, hidden only a few meters under the everyday life of Naples!

Italian society has always shown great respect for their dead and you can feel this honour for yourself when you descend into these sacred tombs. The oldest sections date from the second century AD and were originally built by a local noble family before they were extended for the growing Christian community.

Many important personalities of Christianity are buried here, including Saint Agrippinus and Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples. The high vaulted ceilings and expertly restored frescoes take you on a breathtaking (and somewhat eerie) adventure into the past!

Please note

Additional information

Please make sure you arrive on time for your chosen time window so that you don't miss your tour!

Our guides speak English and Italian.

Children under 6 years and people with disabilities have free entry!
The catacombs are fully wheelchair accessible. Street level access at Vicoletto S. Gennaro dei Poveri, 22 (open by appointment).

With this ticket you also get free entry to the catacombs of San Gaudioso and the Basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità and reduced entry to the monastery of Santa Chiara within 12 months.

Included in the price

  • Guided tour of the Catacombs & Basilica of San Gennaro
  • Admission to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso & Basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità (valid for 12 months) and reduced admission to the Santa Chiara Monastery

Meeting point

Catacombs of San Gennaro, Via Tondo di Capodimonte 13, 80136, Naples.

Cancellation Conditions

A cancellation or modification of the product is no longer possible after the booking has been made.

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