Catacombs of San Gennaro Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration options: 50 minutes - 1 hour
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 ...
Great tour guide…but it was a little too much factual info and I would’ve wanted to see more of the cstacombs. Tour guide made it great, though.
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.
We found this a great saving. Free travel on metro and bus and free and discounted sites. The only hassle was having to go to the central station to get our vouchers exchanged at a small obscure newsagents. Should be more places to get it from or better directions.
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).
Apart from saving a bit of money having the 3 day pass makes travel and entry into sights so easy and safe. Just one card to keep in your pocket and not having to keep getting a wallet out to pay a few euros for a Metro or train. We also bypassed queues for entry to Pompeii. Well worth it.
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.
our guide antonio was amazing! he gave us so much information, with attention, patience and was very passionate about it! was really a pleasure to be in this tour!
Visit the Capodimonte Museum, one of the most prestigious museums in Naples, and discover its rich collection of Italian and European art. Located in the grand Bourbon Palace of Capodimonte used by the kings of the Two Sicilies as a summer residence and hunting lodge, the museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art. Your guide will take you to the main sections to see the legendary Farnese and Borbone Collection, the largest and most important collection of art in Southern Italy. Admire works by Tiziano, Botticelli, Bellini, and Brueghel, as well as Parmigianino and Correggio. See a depiction of the “Crucifixion” by Masaccio, and “The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine” by Carracci. Discover drawings by Michelangelo, as well as art by El Greco, Titian, and many more. Wander into the old apartments to see the 18th-century furniture and a collection of royal p...
Thanks to our guide Lorenzo we really enjoyed our visit to magnificent Capodimonte Museum. Lorenzo did a great job. He gave us an overview of history of Napoli, museum and Bourbon family. In two hours he showed us all most important arts. He gave very detail answers to all our questions. Thank you Lorenzo!
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 ev...
Nestled in a park, the National Museum of Capodimonte hosts one of the largest and richest art collections of Italy. Born as the Royal Palace, its rooms were always intended to accommodate all the legacies of the Kings of Naples throughout the centuries. Walking up the monumental stairs, you will encounter the wonderful Farnese Collection, consisting of Tiziano, Masolino, Masaccio, as well as drawings by Raffaello and Michelangelo. The greatest art history is long the first floor, which ends with the Royal Apartments. The second floor is dedicated to Neapolitan art, from the Medieval Ages to Renaissance and Mannerism, right to the light at the end of the corridor: the "Falgellation" by Caravaggio. The third and last floor hosts the contemporary collection, where one of the main works is "Vesvuvius" by Andy Warhol.
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Very cool, our guide was clearly very passionate about her work. Happy to hear that this project is helping the surrounding neighbourhood as well :-) The tickets and discounts to surrounding attractions planned out our day wonderfully. Great value!
If you intend to use the ticket extensively (for example, I was in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum - including the train - and in the Archaeological Museum of Naples) it is definitely worth it, so I can only recommend it.
Well organized and informative. Evidently this tour is an initiative of a new and growing community organization so the staff and guides all seems quite motivated and informed.
Lack of information on how to collect the 3-day pass Which should preferably be collected the day before
Amazing tour of the catacombs! I genuinely suggest to anyone visiting Napoli