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San Gaudioso Catacombs Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

1. San Gaudioso Catacombs Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

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.


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What people are saying about Catacombs of San Gaudioso

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 90 reviews

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.

A very informative and interesting attraction. A real insight into the history of Neopolitan life. our guide was fantastic. Extremely enjoyable. We also received an entrance ticket for the St Gennaro Catacoombs valid for 12 months which was a nice gesture. Excellent.

Great experience and great tour!

It was very interesting and the guides are great! I loved the idea that it´s an social institution from the neighborhood of Sanita and you support the local people by visiting the catacombes! Would highly recommend the tour!

our guide antonio was amazing! he gave us so much information, with attention, patience and was very passionate about it! was really a pleasure to be in this tour!

awesome tour!!! plus we got a free ticket to the other catacombs