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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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Pompeii, Herculaneum & Naples: 3-Day City Pass

3. 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: The Holy Mile 3-Hour Guided Tour

4. 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 8. Tour ends outside the Archaeological Museum, Cavour Square

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Naples: San Gennaro Experience With Filangieri Museum Option

5. 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).

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What people are saying about Catacombs of San Gennaro

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,180 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.

This visit was very pleasant because in addition to seeing the catacombs we saw the Sanitá neighborhood, which we did not like very much because I did not know it.

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