Guided tour

Naples: Catacombs of San Gennaro Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli
Guided tour

Naples: Catacombs of San Gennaro Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli
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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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  • 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
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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.

  • 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

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    Meeting point

    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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    based on 2067 reviews

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    We did a 45/60 minute tour of the Catacombs. There are no exposed bones in these catacombs as they have been taken away in the 17th or 18th century. The tour was very interesting. We saw the San Gennaro Catacombs. They are being managed by a group of young people from the local area as a non-profit group. The area was/is in what was/is considered a bad part of town where the youth unemployment rate is 60%. By managing the catacombs they are addressing a number of issues - preserving an important historical place, providing a way for the youth of the area to do something, attracting visitors to the area, and improving the reputation of the area. The guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job of leading the tour.

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    March 25, 2023

    A nice and interesting experience in the underground’s of Naples. The guided tour is recommended to learn more about the catacombs. The site is administered by an association that is investing in young people and trying to give a new life to this area of Naples, this is a plus.

    March 25, 2023

    Very quick tour through the catacombs of San Gennero. I only had one day in Naples, so it fit in perfectly. The location is right next to a bus stop (that, like, 5 or 6 buses stop at) so it’s very easy to get to. The tour guide was great - he provided a lot of history of the catacombs and of San Gennaro. It was a nice peak into the history of Naples. Great value.

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    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 113923