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Santa Maria della Sanità - Catacombs of San Gaudioso
Piazza Sanità, 14, Naples Route Planner
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guided tour 10am-1pm

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The 17C basilica, depicted by a rich baroque interior, stands on the burial place of Saint Gaudioso, a bishop martyr from Bethany, who sought sanctuary in Naples in 439. The catacombs house the saint's tomb, of which only the funerary inscription remains, as well as Paleo-Christian mosaics and frescoes. The 16C Galleria dei Nobili dates from the time when the catacombs were used by the Dominican brothers and the local aristocracy.

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