Fodor's Expert Review Catacombe di San Gennaro

Museo Archeologico Nazionale, La Sanità, and Capodimonte Ruins

These catacombs—designed for Christian burial—date back at least as far as the 2nd century AD. This was where St. Gennaro's body was brought from Pozzuoli in the 5th century, after which the catacombs became a key pilgrimage center. The 45-minute guided tour of the two-level site takes you down a series of vestibules with frescoed niche tombs. Looming over the site is the imposing bulk of the early-20th-century Madre del Buon Consiglio church, whose form was apparently inspired by St. Peter's in Rome. Under the general site name of Catacombe di Napoli, these catacombs are now linked ticketwise with the Catacombe di San Gaudioso, in the Sanità district.

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Via Capodimonte 13
Naples, Campania  80136, Italy

081-7443714

www.catacombedinapoli.it

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €9, includes visit to Catacombe di San Gaudioso, Closed Sun. afternoon

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