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 catacombe san gennaro

City: Napoli
Address: Via Tondo di Capodimonte 13, Basilica del Buon Consiglio
Telephone: +39 081 744 37 14
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Website: www.catacombedinapoli.it
Visitalia Discount: With Visitalia Napoli City Pass you can get a 20% discount on ticket entrance.    

Tickets: (valid for both) full: 8 Eur / Reduced: 5 Eur  Under 18, Over 65,  Students.  Free:  disabled,  under 6 St. Gennaro’s Catacomb / Guided Visits every day, every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.     

Description: Originally, there were three separate cemeteries, dedicated, respectively, to Saint Gaudiosus (San Gaudioso), Saint Severus (San Severo) and St. Januarius (San Gennaro). These catacombs in Naples are different from their Roman counterparts in that they have more spacious passageways along two levels. The lower level is the oldest, going back to the 3rd-4th century and may actually be the site of an earlier pre-Christian cemetery later ceded to the new sect. It apparently became an important religious burial site only after the entombment there of Bishop Agrippinus. The second level was the one expanded so as to encompass the other two adjacent cemeteries.                                        

 

 

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