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Catacombs

  • Ticket prices may vary according to special exhibitions.
  • Entry is free in State museums for European citizens under 18 or over 65 years of age. European citizens between the ages if 18 and 25 years pay half price.
  • Visitors may enter until one hour before closing time.

 

The Catacombs of St. Gennaro

The entrance to the catacombs is on via di Capodimonte down a small road which runs alongside the grand Madre del Buon Consiglio Church recently built on the model of St. Peter’s in the Vatican. The Catacombs date as far back as the 2nd century and are important not only from a historic point of view, but also because of the early Christian paintings which decorate the walls. Acco rding to scholars, the Catacombs, which have an upper and lower level, were originally the tomb of a noble family. After being donated to the Christian community, the Catacombs became an official cemetery and reli gious center. Guided tours at 9.30, 10.15, 11 and 11.45am. Tel. 081 7 41.10.71

The Catacombs of San Gaudioso - Piazza Sanità

The cata combs developed under the church of Santa Maria della Sanità (also known as the church of San Vincenzo), built in the early 1600s. Their origin is connected to the veneration of Saint Gaudioso, who died between 451 and 452 A.D.. According to ancient tradition, Saint Gaudioso, bishop of Abitina, in Africa, arrived in Naples after King Genserico had stripped him of everyting and made him board an old ship which was then set adrift. Guided tours in the mornings, and by appointment only in the afternoons. € 3. tel. 081 544.13.05.

The San Severo Catacombs - Piazzetta San Severo at Capodimonte

Date back to the 4th century. They can be visited by appointment. tel. 081 454.684

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