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10 January 2013

Catacombs of Naples - San Gennaro Catacombs

Naples is very famous for it's catacombs. I heard about them many times and that is why I went to visit some of them when I knew they are opened for the tourists.

There are guided visits Saturday and Sunday but I can't go in Naples on weekends so I decided to explore them myself even if I was not very convinced about the safety of such a walk. They say, the district of Naples where catacombs are situating are not recommended for the visits. I had nothing valuable with me, and I had only a little photo camera even if I wanted to take my Nikon to have good shorts.

In any case, there was nothing "terrible" even if the district made bad impression for insanitary conditions of the streets.

The first I visited were San Gennaro Catacombs. These are like cathedrals or basilicas.

 Very interesting are not so numerous but antique frescos. They present different art styles. And they are the oldest Christian fresco of Campania while they come from the II century. These Adam and Eva I liked very much.Real Roman time art.

The other frescos are from IV century and later.

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