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Catacombe di San Gennaro

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Address: Via di Capodimonte 13, 80100 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0817443714
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Description: 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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We had a guided tour of the large catacombs adjacent to the Church of St Regina. The tour guide did a dual language tour of Italian and English. He then explained that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had a guided tour of the large catacombs adjacent to the Church of St Regina. The tour guide did a dual language tour of Italian and English. He then explained that restoration was not funded by the Italian government or the Vatican. Rather a group of young locals that want to help Naples become more attractive to tourist by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Association of students and young workers who accompany tourists to visit Catacombe are good guides and expert of ancient Naples history, so much that after your visit you will have discovered many unknown aspects of Mediterranean civilization.

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

must see just amazing probably not for claustrophobic or very young or elderly people , good value for money

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a must see for Naples ... even more so that the Blue Grotto. These catacombs are run by a local non-profit attempting to raise awareness of local unemployment, Napoli tourism, and community development. These catacombs are huge!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It is very good to combine this tour with a visit to Capodimonte. And the association in charge of the tour is really professionnal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This scores on two counts, the fascinating history of the catacombs and the brilliant guide with an inspirational story of the restoration programme and its value to the less fortunate of Naples. Go and be inspired too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We took the catacombs tour on a gloomy day to get out of the rain and it was quite good. Enjoyed walking through the old chapels and admiring the old passageways. The tour itself was sufficient but at times was a bit hard to understand. All in all a good way to kill some time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice to go in to cool down, tour was interesting however when we came out of the catacombes we were given a map to help us get back into town (not with any help from the tour guide). We ended up getting lost (not good for girl guides) and the map turned out to be no help whatsoever. We ended... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

These are two levels of burial-chambers carved out of the volcanic rock under Naples; probably best visited on the way back to the city centre after going to the Capodimonte museum. You get a guided tour, in verbose Italian and rather shorter English, from one of the locals who's set up the museum. There are a couple of frescos to... More 

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Nice place with interesting athmosphere. Cold and dark place, the guide talked very good english. The place is under the whole town, you can see very unusual view.

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