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Catacombe di San Gennaro

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Address: Via di Capodimonte 13, 80100, Naples, Italy
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Around the origin of our Catacombs much has been discussed, they were...

Around the origin of our Catacombs much has been discussed, they were simpleburial and never were quarries or underground ways; the first note of the monumentis repeated since the death of St. Agrippino our bishop in the II century, when hisbody was buried there in a noble tomb. Many miracles the saint operated by thetomb, so it became a place of reverence and neapolitan wished to be buried in thatplace.

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Pretty Cool/No Bones

Very interesting crypts only recently dug out (last decade). Don't expect any bones; that's the cemetery 15 minutes away. Still very interesting guided, historical tour for a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting crypts only recently dug out (last decade). Don't expect any bones; that's the cemetery 15 minutes away. Still very interesting guided, historical tour for a few Euros, and worth the visit, if you're here for a few days. If time is of the essence, probably not worth it, unless you really dig the dark stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never been to a catacombs before but had seen pictures. This was truly amazing. Make sure you ask your guide about the organization that is currently managing this wonderful place. It's a great success story about what a small group of teenagers can do. This is a must see in Naples

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good tour of catacombs, guide included in the entrance fee. Had to wait half hour for tour so was able to check out cathedral next door. Got hop on bus to catacombs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This awesome cave is a cementery plenty of bones and skull from the cholera epidemic in XIX century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want spent a couple of hours discovering not very well known place in Napoli. go to visit Catacombe di San Gennaro, a paleochristian church on the slope of Capodimonte hill. No problem to park the car, but you can reach the place by bus too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour take approx 1.5h together and is really interesting. Guide spoke on english and answered all the questions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is said that the blood of saint Genaro was liquified only twice ... once during world war 2 when Italy was under threat. The blood of the saint is kept in an underground crypt. It is taken out in procession in September and December The church is beautiful and I had gone to the underground crypt. But the containers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was superb, the history and significance of the place was brilliant. A must do in Napoli.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Really informative tour and got some great photos. All questions were answered with ease, by the tour guide. Some other sites within proximity, such as, national archeological museum, cemetry (which you will be told about on the tour), beautiful architecture and all the typical Naples charm. Via Toledo (high street) is a 10 minute walk away and there's metro points... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

From the center of Naples, it is pretty far on foot, but you can take a bus (direction Capodimonte), which stops in front of the Catacombe (check in advance their site for the openinghours) The catacombe itself is worth seeing. You will have a very good idea about Naples underground.

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