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Catacombs of San Gennaro Entry Tickets & Guided Tour

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On this guided tour, explore the second-largest ancient burial chamber complex in Naples along with discounted entry to the Cloister of Santa Chiara.

Highlights

  • Explore the 17th-century Catacombs of San Gaudioso and Basilica of San Gennaro with an English or Italian-speaking guide.

  • Discover the legend behind the patron saint of Naples and more as you visit these underground treasures – entry is included with your ticket.

  • Walk through the Basilica di Santa Maria della Sanita and admire ornate and well-preserved frescoes, depicting early Christian art and culture.

  • At a discounted rate, discover the Cloister of Santa Chiara and admire majolica tiled benches and octagonal pillars.

  • Upgrade your ticket to include the Artecard Campania and avail discounts, 5 free entries and so much more!

  • Fun fact: The tuff from which the catacombs have been carved out dates back to the 2nd century AD.

Inclusions

  • 1-hr guided tour of Catacombs of San Gaudioso and Basilica of San Gennaro

  • Entrance to Catacombs and Basilica di Santa Maria della Sanita

  • Expert English and Italian-speaking guide

  • Discounted entry to the Cloister of Santa Chiara

  • Artecard Campania (optional)

  • Artecard Napoli (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from France, United Kingdom, Portugal and over 21 countries have loved this experience
Sperotto Roberto

Sperotto

5/5

May, 2024

La guida è stata molto brava ed esaustiva, inoltre ci ha spiegato la storia della comunità e dell'impegno di questi ragazzi del rione sanità👍 complimenti
Concetta Galvagna

Concetta

5/5

Apr, 2024

Very interesting from a cultural point of view. Outstanding guide who explained the history to us. I don't remember the name but she was a girl who was in group 2 on April 27 at 2:30 pm. Really good and knowledgeable. We had 2kids who were not bored at all. Congratulations. Very good organization. CG of Catania
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Alessandra Rositani

Alessandra

5/5

Apr, 2024

Net of the catacombs themselves, which I found beautiful, huge and fascinating, the narration that Daniele offered us, so rich in history, passionate, timely, ironic and exciting, made the experience truly unique and unrepeatable! I am very glad that I spent an hour in his company and then walked through the ward as he recommended.
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Francisco Máñez Máñez

Francisco

5/5

Apr, 2024

Although there was no guide in Spanish we took it in Italian and we understood almost everything. The guides were very friendly and the explanations were very clear. A very recommendable experience.
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Ivan Gimenes Romero Fernandes

Ivan

5/5

Mar, 2024

The speaking English guide (I think his name was Ciro) was awesome, very passionate about the catacombs and his work, kind and polite.

Delve into the Catacombs of San Gennaro

Learn about the history of the underground paleo-Christian burial place and the patron saint of Naples from your guide in Italian or English. Be amazed by the baptismal font ordered by Bishop Paul II. Visit the upper catacomb, which is styled after Pompeii and contains some of the earliest Christian paintings. Admire breathtaking frescoes that date back to the 9th to 10th centuries AD. Take in the rare murals from the Crypt of the Bishops, one of which features Saint Quodvultdeus, the Bishop of Carthage.

Discover the Catacombs of San Gaudioso

On your visit to the catacombs, see the burial place of Gaudiosos of Naples. Admire frescoes dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries. Witness the unique graves reserved for nobles that date back to the 17th century, when the catacombs once again served as a reburial place.

Visit the Cloister of Santa Chiara at a Discount

Marvel at the majolica tiled benches and the octagonal pillars that make up the paths in the Cloister of Santa Chiara. See tiles that depict scenes of the surrounding countryside and mount Vesuvius and pillars that have fruits and vegetable shapes carved on them.

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • Bring along a sweater, even in hot weather, as the temperature in the catacombs varies between 15 and 22°.

Accessibility

  • Facilities: Free Parking

  • This tour is unsuitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments.

  • Relief plaques along the route make it possible for guests with visual impairment to participate.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the reception of Catacombs of San Gennaro.

  • Address: Via Capodimonte, 13, 80100 Napoli NA, Italy.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Capodimonte - Basilica dell'Incoronata e Catacombe di S. Gennaro. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 3M,168,178 or 204 to get you there.

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