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The Capodimonte mountain welcomes you with a spectacular basilica, and some very long underground passages.

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Saint Januarius' Basilica and Catacombs

An underground experience.

Between the 2nd and 3rd centuries in the outskirts of the city, and at the top of the Capodimonte mountain, these very long underground passages were built with the aim of having space for the mortal remains of the city's population. Although it's true that it became the city's main cemetery, a large part of the passages were reserved for more distinguished and well-known people such as San Agripina who was bishop and patron saint of Naples, or Januarius, the bishop of Benavento. In fact, all these tombs are carefully decorated with all kinds of works and make up the most interesting part of this visit. To start the route, you must enter through the Basilica del Buon Consiglio. Make the most of observing this place too, as it preserves a spectacular collection of art. From here, there's an underground tour of approximately 1 kilometre waiting for you.



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