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Catacombs of Naples

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Naples: Catacombs of San Gennaro

1. Naples: Catacombs of San Gennaro

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.

Naples: The Holy Mile 3-Hour Guided Tour

2. Naples: The Holy Mile 3-Hour Guided Tour

Explore the Rione Sanità on this 3-hour Holy Mile tour and discover a fascinating area influenced by many cultures over the centuries. Walk through the neighborhood and take in the mix of sounds, colors and faces that confirm diversity is still alive and well. The streets preserve memories of popes, kings and cardinals, from more prosperous times. To experience the Holy Mile means to support the revival of Rione Sanità, a special project for Naples. Stops on the tour 1. Catacombs of San Gennaro 2. San Gennaro extra Moenia Basilica 3. S. Maria della Sanità Basilica 4. S. Severo Basilica - Jago Sculpture 5. The Sanità district 6. Palazzo San Felice 7. Palazzo dello Spagnuol Tour ends at "Piazza Cavour" (near the Archaeological Museum)

Naples: San Gaudioso Catacombs

3. Naples: San Gaudioso Catacombs

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.

Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

4. Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

Discover the city of Naples, eat in typical restaurants, find the best craft shops, or shops and find hotels, apartments or B&B recommendations, with discounts of up to 35%. Take advantage of discounts in the most important and historical activities of the city with a 'Naples Pass', such as Scaturchio, Tandem, La Locanda del Grifo. Get an official magnet from the owner of pizzeria da Michele. Explore the excavations of Pompeii and explore the Catacombs of Naples at San Gennaro. Visit Bourbon Gallery, Neapolis Underground of San Lorenzo Maggiore, Museodivino, Filangieri Museum and Treasure of San Gennaro Museum. See the Royal Palace of Naples, Capodimonte Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Get a real key to the city with many advantages to be consulted by downloading the app or link. Try Snav (the major sea transport company), which guarantees a 20% discount on every route to the island of Procida and Ischia or the collaboration with Taxi Partenope service, which gives you a free fee when calling and booking your cab.

Naples: 3-Day Naples Light Pass

5. Naples: 3-Day Naples Light Pass

Experience Naples’ top attractions and tours and get up to 35% off admission with the Naples Light Pass. You have up-to-date opening times, information sheets, price lists, and live directions right at your fingertips. Decide what you feel like doing on the day, so you don't even need to plan in advance. Visit the world-famous Catacombs of San Gennaro or the San Lorenzo Maggiore church. This product include a 3 days pubblic transport of Naples City. Your pass is fully digital and no physical card is required. Simply download your pass directly to your smartphone. Show your pass at each attraction for quick and easy entrance. Tours & Attractions Included with the Naples Light Pass: Top Attractions & Museums:•Naples Underground 1 and 2•Catacombs of San Gennaro•San Lorenzo Maggiore Church•Filangeri Museum•Treasure of San Gennaro Museum•Museodivino Museum• Tours and Activities:•Guided Tour of the Bourbon Gallery•1-hour E-Bike Rental• Boat Trip around the Gulf of Naples•Vespa Rental•Scaturchio Bakery•Tandem Restaurant•La Locanda del Grifo Restaurant•

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What people are saying about Catacombs of Naples

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,966 reviews

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.

I recently watched Nostalgia (the movie) and remembered the wonderful tour we had discovering the Rione Sanita, it was like living the movie :-) . Great initiative and a very nice way to explore such a lively part of the city, that otherwise would be out of the map.

The catacombs were really impressive and the tour was very informative. I really liked that we also learned something about a less wealthy area of Naples and that the volunteers guiding the tours are directly working in improving the local area.

We would do this again! This was time and money well spent.

Amazing how large the catacombs are. Had an excellent time.