Guided tour

Naples: San Gaudioso Catacombs

Naples: San Gaudioso Catacombs

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli
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From US$ 9.53 per person

Discover what lies below the ground in Naples with an entry ticket to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso and learn about the mysterious burial rites and macabre rituals with an speaking guide

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Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover what lies beneath the streets of Naples
  • Explore the 2nd most important early Christian cemetery in Naples
  • See stunning frescoes and macabre tombs decorated with skulls
Full description
Travel back in time and explore the Catacombs of San Gaudioso to learn more about the burial rites of early Christians and discover a mysterious world beneath the streets of Naples. Explore the history of the site and its expansion following the burial of the North African bishop, St. Gaudiosus between 451 and 453 AD. Gaze in wonder at the intensity of early Christian elements, such as the tomb of the saint and the 5th and 6th-century frescoes and mosaics with typical early Christian motifs. Explore the graves reserved for the nobles, dating back to the 17th century, when the catacombs resumed their function as a burial site. Get a closer look at the finer details, and learn how skulls were placed on display in the walls of the ambulatory in the 17th century. See stunning frescoes by Giovanni Balducci, who refused payment in order to be buried among the city's aristocrats.
Includes
  • 1-hour guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso in English or Italian
  • Visit to the Catacombs and Basilica of San Gaudioso
  • Discounted entry 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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    • The ticket office opens at 9:30 AM
    • The guided tour of the catacombs is available in English and Italian
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 135 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5

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    I recommend trying this experience! It immerses you in the Sanità district and in the history of ancient Naples, with truly prepared, kind and helpful guides, who transmit passion! It is not specified, but by purchasing the ticket, a ticket is also given for free to visit the Catacombs of San Gennaro, always with a guide (and vice versa). Being two very different catacombs, I recommend seeing them both! These guys really deserve all the support they can get! Well done !!

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    March 5, 2022

    Absolutely great experience. The ticket counter where you can redeem the voucher was easy to find, as it is located exactly in the church. The tour itself was offered by a friendly guide who explained many exciting details with wit and expertise. With the ticket received on site, there was also the opportunity to view the other catacombs in the city for free - 9 € is an excellent price-performance ratio.

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    August 27, 2019

    Tour not in German, otherwise quite interesting.

    Unfortunately the tour was not in German, only Italian and English possible! The division at the beginning of the tour was a bit chaotic, but the young woman who accompanied us was very personable! The tour of the catacombs was very quick, interesting and well explained! The whole thing is coordinated by a non-profit organization and thus you help a good cause, I can recommend it.

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    November 4, 2018

    Product ID: 114025