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Naples: San Gaudioso Catacombs

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli

Naples: San Gaudioso Catacombs

Activity provider: Catacombe di Napoli

From US$ 11.89 per person

Discover what lies below the ground in Naples with an entry ticket to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso and learn about the mysterious burial rites and macabre rituals with an speaking guide

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  • Discover what lies beneath the streets of Naples
  • Explore the 2nd most important early Christian cemetery in Naples
  • See stunning frescoes and macabre tombs decorated with skulls
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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.
  • 45 minutes guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso in English or Italian
  • Visit to the Catacombs and Basilica of San Gaudioso

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    • The ticket office opens at 9:30 AM
    • The guided tour of the catacombs is available in English and Italian
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    The catacombs are a very special thing that only exists here in this format. In particular, the project of the Dominicans for the exhibition of the dead is unique. The explanations are very well given (in English or Italian only though - not so bad if you come with children, it avoids understanding the really gory parts of the treatment of the bodies). Moreover, as this visit is part of a project from civil society to raise this neighborhood, really, very nice

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    August 14, 2022

    Not necessarily to buy tickets online. You can get them at the ticket office in the church (which is also the meeting point and not the altar). The experience was interesting and worth seeing when in Naples. You also get an entry to the second Catacombs di San Gennaro as part of this ticket, which can be used within a year I was told by the tour guide, although this is not confirmed.

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    June 13, 2022

    excellent experience never done roman catacombs tour before was really good and intresting guild tells u about the history what happened there and the graves there.the only down side u cant do videos inside but other than that really happy with the tour and if go to naples again will do it again for sure.

    May 26, 2022

    Product ID: 114025