Guided tour

Naples: San Gaudioso Catacombs

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli

Naples: San Gaudioso Catacombs

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 11.47 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

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
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today. Learn more
Valid 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
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

    Select participants and date

    Participants

    Date

    Meeting point

    Meet at the ticket office of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    Know before you go

    • 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 149 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Not necessarily to buy tickets online. You can get them at the ticket office in the church (which is also the meeting point and not the altar). The experience was interesting and worth seeing when in Naples. You also get an entry to the second Catacombs di San Gennaro as part of this ticket, which can be used within a year I was told by the tour guide, although this is not confirmed.

    Read more

    June 13, 2022

    excellent experience never done roman catacombs tour before was really good and intresting guild tells u about the history what happened there and the graves there.the only down side u cant do videos inside but other than that really happy with the tour and if go to naples again will do it again for sure.

    May 26, 2022

    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 !!

    Read more

    March 5, 2022

    Product ID: 114025