Catacombs of San Gennaro

The Catacombs of San Gennaro are underground paleo-Christian burial and worship sites in Naples, Italy, carved out of tuff, a porous stone. They are situated in the northern part of the city, on the slope leading up to Capodimonte [it], consisting of two levels, San Gennaro Superiore, and San Gennaro Inferiore.[1] The catacombs lie under the Rione Sanità neighborhood of Naples, sometimes called the "Valley of the Dead".[1][2] The site is now easily identified by the large church of Madre del Buon Consiglio.

Catacombs of San Gennaro
Fresco with the portrait of San Gennaro
Details
Established1985
Location
Naples
CountryItaly
Fresco in the catacombs of San Gennaro
Entrance to Catacombs of San Gennaro