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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 8 May 2013

I really liked this site, I've just heard about underground Naples, but I did not expect even: - a botanic experiment there, - an anti-air shelter/ refuge or not to mention, - the candle passage ;). This could be a bit scary for those suffering...More

Thank Iulia-Maria R
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We found this great tour, availble in English and thought it might be fun. Our fabulous guide, Alessandro was really interesting and loads of fun. If you like history and are not afraid of small dark spaces then this is a great way to spend...More

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 27 April 2013

I did this on a rainy day in Naples, and it's fairly interesting. They take you down to these underground cellar things where people used to hide in the war and illegally dump rubbish, and then you go to the aquaducts which look quite boring....More

1  Thank ILoveAntigua
Reviewed 8 April 2013

great way to get out of the heat when the summer is getting to you! The underground passageways are fascinating and my favourite part was when you were given a candle and you walked through a very tight passageway!

Thank newzealandgirl122
Reviewed 30 March 2013

I didn't know anything about this until the owner of my hostel recommended I go! This was incredible! I did both parts of the tour - the aqueducts and the Roman theatre. It was really interesting to me to see that the foundations of a...More

Thank CrazyCarrie06
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This attraction is different from churches and Pompeii, gives new angle to city. Tour lasted about 1:40 and English speaking guide Alex was quite good, trying to be bit to funny. His English was very good. Tour is divided basically into four parts, first two...More

2  Thank mWrite
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Found this underground tour pretty interesting, especially how families and people lived there in ww2. Not necessarily a must-see, but definitely worth it if you have a couple of spare hours, plus in a great area for pizza. Be aware that the ground is quite...More

1  Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 10 March 2013

This was a great tour! After a slightly disorganised start, we headed off down the stairs into the ancient channels and cisterns under Naples, originally created to get stone for building, then used for water supplies, a rubbish dump and shelter during the war. At...More

Thank agentwhim
Reviewed 5 March 2013

This is the tour of the underground aquaducts in Naples which were converted to shelter bunkers during WWII. The tour costs little less than 10 EUR and lasts for about 2 hours. The guide, Alex, is knowledgeable and funny. One part of the tour requires...More

1  Thank yashgupta25
Reviewed 27 February 2013

I read about this on trip advisor and it did not disappoint! Such a wonderful find-great guide, different from anything else you Will do! A must must see!!

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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|
Response from AriannaLudovica | Property representative |
Hi the price for adults is 10 euros. regards
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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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yanna r
I have a 5 Kilo dog if I carry him all if the time is he allowed in?
12 April 2017|
Response from arianna a | Property representative |
Yes, we are pet friendly
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