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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 5 days ago via mobile

Really goood visit. Great tour..and tour guide spoke excellent impeccable english! Also very cooling undergrnd and very interesting to see the Roman heritage under what was otherwise a pretty underwhelming street. Best part...the aqueducts walk with candles. Second to none.

Thank Delta87us
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It costs 8€ for one hour and a half including the underground and the Roman theatre. Our guide (in Italian) was really good and fun. It is really interesting to see the huge underground structures and the theatre. It is cold, approx 18 degrees so...More

Thank ljouf
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great tour. A brief but interesting look at Roman history, WWII events and how the modern world incorporates the old work for modern living.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Underground was much bigger than I was expecting. Check the timetable before you go as they only run English speaking tours every couple of hours as the tour itself goes for 1.5hours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this 75-minute tour to be well worth the time. Brisk, informative and amusing. Although I admit that my love of the tour may have to do with the fact that it was wonderfully 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler underground on an oppressively hot day....More

1  Thank AmyM993
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I are history geeks. We had the best time on this tour. In Italy, its best to book all tours with the official agencies/organizations that run the places. Go to the website in advance and book. It's crazy busy in the summer...More

Thank Sunit G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour lasts 90 minutes and includes a walk through the underground caverns originally a quarry, then a water supply system and finally air raid shelter. This a really good value your. The guide was both illuminating and entertaining. The space below sous become quite...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice break from the heat above the ground. The guard spoke good English, he gave interesting information. He made it adventurous taking us through narrow corridors just with a candle in our hands. He told us stories and superstitions from Naples. The...More

Thank Andrea Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see when you're visiting naples. Tour is fun and informative. Only downside is that there is no real ticket office and many tours in different languagea leave at the same time, which causes quite a fuss when entering and waiting on other guides finishing...More

2  Thank Yoeri E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so different from about anything else you might do that you should absolutely put it on your list of Naples activities. Warning: I am a little claustrophobic, and this sort of freaked me out at one point, more so than I ever had...More

Thank Wolverine73
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14 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