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Underground Naples

Piazza San Gaetano 68, 80138, Naples, Italy
+39 081 296944
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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
+39 081 296944
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are tours in English and Italian, just check before you book a ticket and you pay an extra euro to the 9€s. You should wait for the tour because there are lots to be known.

Thank AsmaZaher
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the underground site with LAES assozione Culturale Napoli, the tour costs 10€/person for 90minutes includes the tour guide who explained the history in details, very interactive and funny. This site was used as shelter during the WW 2. I am so grateful to...More

Thank Annyrosyani
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't miss this! It's just astounding to visit places others have worked so hard at creating, so very long ago. The guide was well versed on the entire tour, answering all questions. He had to ask one lady to quiet her child. I'm sure most...More

Thank maureen s
Reviewed 5 days ago

Naples underground is fascinating! Over 2500 years in the making, there's much is three below the streets of Naples. Greek wells & tunnels, Roman architecture/ruins etc. It's worth the trip and squeezing through narrow alley ways, hearing stories about thieves climbing up the artesian wells...More

Thank Tom I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is well spent cash from the city's exploration budget! A very unusual visit that combines centuries, cultures and historical events beneath Naples. We took the tour in Italian and even though i usually manage well, i struggled to understand everything here due to echoing...More

2  Thank Ren_D361
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really great tour. 90 minutes and 10 euros well spent. Particularly amazing the greco-roman theatre at the end of the visit

1  Thank mtomas71
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience after a shaky start of herding the customers into their language groups! Loved seeing greenery trialled in underground conditions. Hesitant to join the narrow 80m journey in to sight the water holes, I decided to join the back of the...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this tour advertised in one of our guidebooks so thought we'd give it a go. English speaking tours run every two hours and we found it really easy to book - we booked there and went for a drink at the cafe opposite...More

1  Thank mgriffiths2519
Reviewed 1 week ago

Napoli Sotterranea or Underground Naples, is a truly amazing place to visit. We actually found it by chance, just by walking the streets of the city. We wasted no time in lining up and joining the English language group to go on the tour. There...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You go 150 ft down under Naples to the caverns where they used to store the water. These extensive tunnels and caverns were used as air raid shelters in WW2. Not disabled accessible

Thank TheUBoatcommander
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13 August 2017|
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Response from arianna a | Property representative |
Hi You don't need to book in advance just show up 10 min before in Piazza San Gaetano 68
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7 July 2017|
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Response from zbsanke | Reviewed this property |
No, thee is no lift. You go in at street level and head down underground, down paths and sets of stairs. Yes I would say okay for people who are scared of heights as there is no big drops to look down or out really. Its... More