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Catacombe di San Gennaro

Via Capodimonte, 13, 80100 Napoli NA, Italy

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About Catacombe di San Gennaro

The Catacombs of San Gennaro are ancient underground cemetery areas dating back to the II-III century and represent the most important monument of Christianity in Naples.  The catacombs lie under the Rione Sanità neighborhood of Naples, sometimes called the "Valley of the Dead".The site is now easily identified by the large church of Madre del Buon Consiglio.



Attractions near Catacombe di San Gennaro

Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte0.34km from Catacombe di San Gennaro

The National Museum of Capodimonte is a museum in Naples, located inside the palace of the same name, in the locality of Capodimonte: it houses galleries of ancient art, one of contemporary art, and a historic apartment. The museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art, with several important works from other Italian schools of painting, and some important ancient Roman sculptures.

Cimitero Delle Fontanelle1.02km from Catacombe di San Gennaro

The Fontanelle cemetery is an ancient cemetery in the city of Naples, located in via Fontanelle. Named in this way due to the presence of water sources in ancient times, the cemetery houses about 40,000 remains of people, victims of the great plague of 1656 and cholera of 1836.  The cemetery is also known because a particular rite took place there, called the rite of the "pezzentelle souls", which involved the adoption and arrangement in exchange for protection of a skull, to which it correspond

Naples National Archaeological Museum1.3km from Catacombe di San Gennaro

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is an Italian state museum. By virtue of its rich and valuable heritage of works of art and artifacts, arranged over an exhibition area of ​​12,650 m², it is considered one of the most important archaeological museums in the world, if not the most important in terms of art Roman.  The museum is made up of private collections acquired or donated to the city over the centuries, such as the Borgia, Santangelo, Stevens, Spinelli collections.

Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum - Madre Museum1.44km from Catacombe di San Gennaro

The Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum is located in the historic Palazzo Donnaregina, in via Luigi Settembrini in Naples.  The museum has a total area of ​​7,200 m 2 of which 2660 m 2 are intended for the exhibition areas, is equipped with a dedicated bookshop, a library, educational workshops, an auditorium, a restaurant, and a cafeteria.

Via dei Tribunali1.79km from Catacombe di San Gennaro

The major decumanus , currently called Via dei Tribunali, is a street in the historic center of Naples, Italy. It is, together with the lower decumanus and the upper decumanus , one of the three most important streets of ancient Greek urbanism. The street, the most important urbanist of the three, constitutes the nerve center of the decumanos of Naples.

Piazza Dante1.81km from Catacombe di San Gennaro

A huge pubic square which was located in Naples, Italy, named after the poet Dante Alighieri. The square assumed its current structure in the second half of the eighteenth century, with the intervention of the architect Luigi Vanvitelli; the "Foro Carolino" commissioned by him was to constitute a monument celebrating the sovereign Carlo III di Borbone.

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Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.