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  • Address: Via Duomo, Naples, 80138, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily, 9am-noon, 4:30pm-7:30pm. On Sundays and public holidays the chapel is open only in the morning and the archaeological site is closed.
  • Admission: free

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Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro) Tours

One of the most important churches in southern Italy, the impressive Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro) was commissioned in the 13th century by King Charles I of Anjou and completed in the 14th century under Robert of Anjou. The Gothic cathedral was built on and around the paleo-Christian Basilica di Santa Restituta and is dedicated to the city's patron saint, St. Januarius. The duomo sits above fascinating catacombs containing archaeological remains of ancient Greek, Roman, and early Christian civilizations.

The Basics
In addition to a precious reliquary ampule said to contain blood of the saint, the site holds important works of art, including frescoes by Domenichino and Giovanni Lanfranco in the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, paintings by Perugino and Luca Giordano in the main church, and fourth-century mosaics decorating the baptistry. To fully grasp the historic and artistic importance of the Duomo di Napoli, visiting with an expert guide is recommended. Underground archaeology walking tours are an excellent way to explore the catacombs, and a combined tour of the most important churches in Naples—Gesu Nuovo, the Sansevero Chapel, and the duomo—covers the highlights of the city in one day.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The underground archaeological area is open on weekdays all day, and on Sundays until 2pm.
  • Consider a day trip to Naples from the Amalfi Coast or Sorrento if you would rather stay somewhere quieter than the center of this bustling capital city.
  • The catacombs are completely accessible to visitors with limited mobility.
  • San Gennaro is a Catholic church, so modest attire and appropriate decorum are required to enter.

How to Get to There
The cathedral is located in the center of historic Naples on Via Duomo, and can be reached by taking the underground metro to Piazza Cavour.

When to Get There
The region of Campania, especially along the coastline, is very crowded during the summer vacation season. If visiting between June and September, expect large numbers of fellow travelers in Naples.

The Miracle of San Gennaro
The cathedral is dedicated to Naples' patron saint, San Gennaro, whose ampule of blood is shown publicly three times a year—the first Saturday in May, September 19, and December 16—for the Miracle of San Gennaro. If the blood liquefies, good fortune will reign in the city. If not, Naples is said to face tough times. (Luckily, it nearly always liquefies.)

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A day in Naples: How to Discover and Love our city!, Sorrento, null
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A day in Naples: How to Discover and Love our city!

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Location: Sorrento, Italy
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Napoli Art and Food Tour: Gesù Nuovo, San Severo Chapel Museum and Duomo, Naples, Day Trips
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Napoli Art and Food Tour: Gesù Nuovo, San Severo Chapel Museum and Duomo

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Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Walking Tour of Historic Naples, Naples, City Tours
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Walking Tour of Historic Naples

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Pompeii ruins and the city of Naples with private transportation, Naples, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Naples Above and Underground Archaeology Walking Tour, Naples, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Naples Above and Underground Archaeology Walking Tour

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Location: Naples, Italy
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Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Naples City and Pompeii Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Sorrento, Sorrento, Half-day Tours
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Naples City and Pompeii Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Sorrento

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See southern Italy's highlights in one day on a combined Naples city tour and visit to the world-famous site of Pompeii. This guided tour is the best way to ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
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Caravaggio and the Baroque Walking Tour, Naples, Day Trips
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Caravaggio and the Baroque Walking Tour

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Location: Naples, Italy
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Best of Naples Full Day Tour from Rome, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Best of Naples Full Day Tour from Rome

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Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Pompeii and Naples Full Day Tour from Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Pompeii and Naples Full Day Tour from Rome

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