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Underground Naples

Piazza San Gaetano 68, 80138, Naples, Italy
+39 081 296944
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Guided Naples Underground Tour with Optional Transport
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Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins
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In the underground of Naples lies a labyrinth of tunnels, tanks and cavities that form a real city which is the negative of the city on surface. The underground city spreads below the entire old town, its myths and legends are still alive in the imagination of all the Neapolitans. We are open every day The visit is composed of 3 different parts:1) greek and roman aqueductby taking 136 low and cozy steps, we will go 40 metres (120 feet) underground to visit some of the tufo caves excavated by the greeks (v sec. b.c.), also used as cisterns as water supply for our city for more than 23 centuries. the caves we are going to see are all very big and lit, but just one narrow yet optional part, which turns out to be the most suggestive section of the tour since it is only be lit by the candle light, moreover the floor is completely even. the visit lasts 1h30. of the overlaid of the roman theatre2) roman theatrevisit of a part of roman theatre in naples, overlaid in the xv century , by the modern buildings wich are now in via anticaglia, vico cinquesanti e via san paolo. you are going to enter a traditional neapolitan house, commonly called "basso" (low), because it is at the street level, already part of the roman theatre. by setting back a bed and opening a trapdoor you will be able to see the places where the emperor nero had his own private backstage, every time he came to perform in naples. the visit lasts 20 minutes.3) summa cavea (upper part of the roman theatre)the tour has been recently made bigger and complete with a new discovery. thus, in an ancient neapolitan carpentry workshop a new section of the theatre came out and right here a permanent nativity cribs exhibition was installed with more than thirty ancient "scarabattoli" (wooden shrines used for the nativity scenes to be shown) which show nativity scens and popular daily life. opus reticulatum and latericium construction all around the theatre walls. in the latest section brought to life of the roman theatre another discovery was made, thus, in the floor small channels of the aqueduct were used for the water to rush through, though they had been obstructed for a very long tme by the sawdust from the carpentry workshop. channels used as sewers during the bourbon period., released with bluish tiles, these very channels are now protected with grates to be seen by visitors.
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Piazza San Gaetano 68, 80138, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool experience. We learned a lot about Naples' history while walking through tunnels under the bustling city. Only suggestion is to wear proper walking shoes and to note while air is cool it's very humid.

2  Thank RUINEUROPE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great tour we did today but if you don't like confined spaces like me it can be daunting. Most of it was ok but there was one part I just could not do. Seventy to eighty meters of dark very narrow tunnel....More

Thank Lynnybinny53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cost 10Euro and no pre-booking required. The tour runs several times a day in different languages. Honestly, there was not a LOT to see. It was more an experience to go deep underground, see the well holes up above. The guide's narratives made it more...More

1  Thank pixieSG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't really know what to expect from this excursion as the entrance way is pretty simply and doesn't really sell itself but we're really pleased we did it. You get to go through some of the old aqueducts under Naples and learn about their...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first entered the space and saw the neon paint and blacklight, we were worried that we had entered a tourist trap. However, we felt better once we entered the space itself. The highlight of the tour was the portion where you get to...More

1  Thank Camellia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most interesting to find this in the heart of Naples. Very interesting and well worth the price. You can see the various levels of civilization in the patterns of the bricks. The guides are very knowledgeable..

2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have often done cathedrals and walked old towns in so many cities that I wanted to try a different experience and this didn't disappoint. From walking tunnels under candlelight to seeing the water aqueducts I found this experience really interesting, fun and a relief...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's dark down there- well in some places it is. The story of the underground chambers, their various uses, and enormity is surprising. With the tour of the nearby Roman Theatre well worth the €10. Line up and wait til they are running a tour...More

Thank NathalieAndAndrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and fun. Lots of walking involved in small spaces so try to wear comfortable shoes and don't carry large bags and backpacks. A must see

1  Thank Anemari O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing time exploring the underground tunnel of Naples. The Guide was very insightful and funny. A must do for everyone visiting.

1  Thank CoolTraveller88
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Henrik L
DId you book this ahead of time? What company did you go through?
27 June 2017|
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Response from zbsanke | Reviewed this property |
No we did not book ahead. Just rocked up to the main doorway for the opening and tour (English speaking guide) at 10.00am. The main doors did not open until just on 10.00 so it was a bit confusing. Probably no need to... More
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Megan S
I was looking through trip advisor and the website and cannot seem to find the price for an adult ticket. Could you let me know the cost? Thank you!! 😀
21 April 2017|
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Response from AriannaLudovica | Property representative |
Hi the price for adults is 10 euros. regards
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kanteli
Hi. We are there for a single day on the 22nd of April. 2 adults 2 children. Should I book a tour now or can I just arrive there for an English tour? I read the reviews but I wanted to be sure-please let me know. Thank you.
20 April 2017|
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Response from arianna a | Property representative |
Good morning just show up here 10 min before It's enough Kind regards
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