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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 yesterday

Really enjoyed this Underground tour. Respite from the beating, relentless heat. A well informed English speaking guide with a crazy Italian/Glasgow accent. The additional; exhibits of the uniforms were good, needed more time to look at them. Won't spoil things for any prospective visitors, but...More

Thank helen l
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful attraction. Must see in Naples. We learned an original historical aspect of Naples. I highly recommend this visit.

Thank Carotenoids
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was very interesting and the guide we had was very knowledgeable and informative. It was definitely worth the 10 euros. The best part was the very narrow walkway where you had to hold a candle to see.

Thank 88Annes88
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much history in one place. Amazing architecture and amazing scenery. Well worth the trip and our guide was great. Beware it is underground and some parts are a squeeze.

Thank Flyte1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Super cheap at 10 euro for 1.5 hour tour. You get to go underground (great for when it's hot outside!). Best part was the candle light in the dark tunnels. Really good use of time and hidden treasures of Naples.

Thank William T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An hour and a half in the depths of Napoli's underground. Experienced guides lead you through wells, caves, tunnels, and pools of what use to be Neaple's water supply system (for two millennia).

Thank Free-uh-lee
Reviewed 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided to through the underground tunnels. The tour lasted around 1.5hrs. The tunnels used to act as the water source for Naples with Roman Aqueducts, air raid shelters during WW2 and they currently are being used for scientific experiment. Plants and...More

1  Thank RebeccaAyris
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a free afternoon and decided to take a look. This was interesting and informative looking at everything from the Greeks and Romans to WW2 and local history of Naples. It's also a cool 16* so nice to get out of the heat!

Thank Purplebob6954
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you spend the whole day sightseeing it is very refreshing in the middle of the day to join this tour. Yours are available in various languages, including Spanish, French and German, but we joined the English ones. I didmy expect it to be as...More

Thank 803rekas
Reviewed 1 week ago

When it is hot in Napoli, try to go underground and discover the wonders of the past. You won't believe what our foregoers could do with other means (not mechanical in these times). It is a journey into the past under the street level.

Thank 433c_cileg
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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
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Response from AlinetteFrance | Reviewed this property |
No, I did not, but it was not summertime. Anyway, I think it is always possible to get visits on the place for the same day - if by bad luck you don't get it immediately.
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