Catacombs of San Gennaro

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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 Gennaro Experience With Filangieri Museum Option

3. Naples: San Gennaro Experience With Filangieri Museum Option

Start the tour by visiting the Treasure Museum, adjacent to the Cathedral of Naples, which preserves and protects a unique collection in the world formed in over seven hundred years of history, thanks to the numerous donations of devotees and the work of protecting the Deputation.  Continue with the entrance to the Cappella del Tesoro, a symbolic place of art and popular devotion, a real jewel of Baroque art and architecture inside the Cathedral of Naples, which contains the most important expressions of art between the 16th and 17th centuries. End with a visit to the Filangieri Museum, in the setting of the reborn Palazzo Como. Admire collections of the greatest masters who worked in the Neapolitan kingdom, from coins and medals to the precious fabrics of eighteenth-century clothes to which the beautiful library with 30,000 volumes.  This reservation also includes the audio guide for the Chapel and the Museum of the Treasury, available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish (for the Filangieri Museum, the audio guide will be available shortly).

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. Explore more of Naples with a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour, zoom around the city like a local on a Vespa or join a boat trip around the Gulf of Naples. The possibilities are endless. 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•Excursion on Mount Vesuvius•Vespa Rental•Scaturchio Bakery•Tandem Restaurant•La Locanda del Grifo Restaurant•

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What people are saying about Catacombs of San Gennaro

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,111 reviews

The catacombs are amazing! And given the fact that they started to work on arranging them back in 2008 with only 4 people is even more admirable. The English tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered a lot of questions. It shows he is very passionate about his work. You have to take this tour!

Loved it. Knowledgeable guide. Definitely take advantage of the opportunity to see the other catacombs around the corner. Well worth it!

Brilliant tour by a very professional tour guide. I’ve really enjoyed it. Great start to my return to Naples after the pandemic

Our guide made this trip he was so informative about the catacombs and the local area

Interesting, the guide was professional, personable, thorough