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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This sounded like a really cool tour and probably could be a really cool tour. But as it is, we didn't get much out of it. You don't need to sign up in advance to take the tour. I applaud the owners for trying to...More

Thank letsgocamping
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extremely interesting with knowledgeable tour guide. Tour in English is every two hours for €10 (cash) per person. Be warned- some areas you walk through are very dark and very narrow so keep that in mind if you don’t like closed dark spaces! Totally worth...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the history of Rome and Pompeii nearby, Naples' own history gets overshadowed. However a tour in these haunting subterranean tunnels and caverns is one way to ensure you don't skip over some of the more important aspects of the city's history. There are two...More

Thank Brogan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this underground tour. The guide was informative and entertaining and it was good value.

Thank Danny W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing! Loved the history of this place. If you are claustrophobic it might be challenging. It is an experience!

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The underground tour and ruins is just OK. We did not plan for a 3 hour visit; the lines were long and the tour itself was couple of hours. It is educational though and might be something to see if you are in Naples for...More

Thank hal_sk
AriannaLudovica, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Underground Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, what you've just said can NOT be true as the long and inevitable lines (if you travel in high season what else do you expect?) were mostly for italians, thus people waiting for english tours have never waited for more than few mins as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic. You need to visit the Napoli Sotterranea. You could understand the really story about the ancient Napoli and the new Napoli city. You will walk about 30mt deep. Really fantastic!

Thank giuseppeNocerino1986
Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially went for the Italian tour, but soon realized it was going to be a lot of talking. Luckily one of the guides spoke English and gave us a private tour in English.

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unexpected and amazing underground wonders in Naples. We just had the chance to visit one of the underground sites (the remains of the Roman Theater), much more to discover, this is not what Naples is famous for but we were positively impressed, don't miss it.

1  Thank Antonio S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have got to be reasonably trim and fit to cope with the stairs and sometimes very narrow passageways. It was interesting.

Thank CarolandRobin D
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14 January 2018|
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Response from Francesco B | Reviewed this property |
It takes roughly 1h30m I have seen families queuing with children . There is one part that is quite long and very narrow that I wouldn’t recommend for kid.
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Response from AriannaLudovica | Property representative |
yes it is!!!
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