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Catacombs of San Gennaro Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

1. Catacombs of San Gennaro Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

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.

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Naples: 3-Day City Attractions and Public Transport Pass

2. Naples: 3-Day City Attractions and Public Transport Pass

Take advantage of single city pass that includes access to over 20 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including the Catacombs of Saint Gennaro and Saint Gaudioso, National Archaeological Museum, MADRE, Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, The Bourbon Tunnel, Castel Sant'Elmo, Certosa of San Martino. Enjoy free admission to 3 museums or sites and discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. Explore the city as you travel for free on Naples public transportation network (UnicoCampania). Use the underground Line 1 “Metro dell’Arte”, Line 2, Line 6, funicular, tram, trains Circumflegrea, and Cumana e Circumvesuviana Urban Route. 

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San Gaudioso Catacombs Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

3. 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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Pompeii, Herculaneum & Naples: 3-Day City Pass

4. Pompeii, Herculaneum & Naples: 3-Day City Pass

Purchase the Naples & Campania Artecard for access to over 40 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including Ruins of Pompei, Herculaneum, the Catacombs of Saint Gennaro and Saint Gaudioso, National Archaeological Museum, MADRE, Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, The Bourbon Tunnel, Castel Sant'Elmo, Certosa of San Martino, Royal Palace of Caserta, Paestum, and the Archaeological Museum of Capua. Enjoy free admission to 2 museums or sites and discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. Explore the city as you travel for free on the Naples & Campania regional public transportation network (UnicoCampania public transport system).

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Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

5. Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

Visit the Capodimonte Museum, one of the most prestigious museums in Naples, and discover its rich collection of Italian and European art. Located in the grand Bourbon Palace of Capodimonte used by the kings of the Two Sicilies as a summer residence and hunting lodge, the museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art. Your guide will take you to the main sections to see the legendary Farnese and Borbone Collection, the largest and most important collection of art in Southern Italy. Admire works by Tiziano, Botticelli, Bellini, and Brueghel, as well as Parmigianino and Correggio. See a depiction of the “Crucifixion” by Masaccio, and “The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine” by Carracci. Discover drawings by Michelangelo, as well as art by El Greco, Titian, and many more. Wander into the old apartments to see the 18th-century furniture and a collection of royal porcelain and majolica. On the 3rd floor, you will find more contemporary art in the museum’s growing collection of significant artists of the international scene.

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Naples: National Gallery of Capodimonte Tour

6. Naples: National Gallery of Capodimonte Tour

Nestled in a park, the National Museum of Capodimonte hosts one of the largest and richest art collections of Italy. Born as the Royal Palace, its rooms were always intended to accommodate all the legacies of the Kings of Naples throughout the centuries. Walking up the monumental stairs, you will encounter the wonderful Farnese Collection, consisting of Tiziano, Masolino, Masaccio, as well as drawings by Raffaello and Michelangelo. The greatest art history is long the first floor, which ends with the Royal Apartments. The second floor is dedicated to Neapolitan art, from the Medieval Ages to Renaissance and Mannerism, right to the light at the end of the corridor: the "Falgellation" by Caravaggio. The third and last floor hosts the contemporary collection, where one of the main works is "Vesvuvius" by Andy Warhol.

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What people are saying about Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,250 reviews

I liked everything very much. An unforgettable experience. An excellent audio guide. Convenient to get there by bus and train. In the beginning, the construction crane, which hangs over Pompeii, interfered with the atmosphere, but at the end of the excursion, it was he who suggested that even after 2000 years , life on the slopes of Vesuvius continues.

Serena is a fantastic guide. So knowledgable. The catacombs are staggering. Beautiful. Mystical. Profound. Going on the last tour of the day at 1700 was really special, it was getting dark out and really added to the mysticism of the place.

It is a very good saving option and it makes it easier for you not to have to buy tickets or tickets, POMPEII and HERCULANO for free and all the transport of metro, bus, discount in museums etc ...

Pompei was very interesting, the catacombs of San Gennaro were also impressive! With the ARTEcard we could use the metro and all trains, that was very practical!

Pass very suitable for means of transport (train, bus, metro) plus entry to museums or sites. economical and practical