Underground Naples

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Underground Naples
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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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Oya O
71 contributions
Waste of time
Nov. 2021 • Couples
The tour seemed rushed. I could hardly understand what the guide was saying most of the time. Severely overpriced and not worth the time or the effort.
Written 28 November 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy377 contributions
Like in a novel by Verne
Apr. 2021
If you have read the novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne, Napoli Sotterranea is the perfect place to experience it in *real life*. As a claustrophobic person, I didn’t enter the darkest part of it. But after all I enjoyed the visit.
Written 27 November 2021
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Chuckles960
Seat 33E344 contributions
OK, not great
Oct. 2021
This is the 'official' Sotteranea in Centro, just past the north end of "Christmas Street", not the other one with the same name.

Their advance booking system is poor, no indication of the tour language. When I contacted them by e-mail, they replied three days later that they weren't sure when the English tours would be so I should write to them again a day in advance. This made sense, so I wrote to them again a day in advance. Three days later I got exactly the same reply, they weren't sure when the English tours would be so I should write to them a day in advance!

Anyway, things were clearer in person and advance booking was not needed. We booked and took an English tour. Our guide was perfectly good, we did not have the bored and detached guide described in earlier posts. However, her accent was sometimes hard to follow given her high speed.

The tour itself is only of moderate interest. It did illuminate some of the water supply issues of the city and how Romans tried to address them before they had pumps. The fake German(?) tank was not interesting. Our guide was frank about the fact that the water in the pools had been added for our benefit. The supposedly claustrophobic passages were fun to walk/run through, and not very claustrophobic.
Written 1 November 2021
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irishayesha
London, UK32 contributions
Awful communication, do NOT book. I am a respectable Dr from the UK with two teenage kids, disappointed
Oct. 2021 • Family
Terrible terrible company. I booked this trip and looked everywhere for an address. I even sent a message before the trip giving my mobile number and telling them where I would be (I googled the trip and found the address and asked them to confirm this was the correct address). I even rang Tripadvisor and they put me through to a call centre person who had no clue and the call cost me ££. I turned up at the address I guessed the tour would start and the tour operators told me it was the wrong one and I had the wrong company. The address I needed was 30 min across town.

When I booked a tour in Pompei the tour people rang me to make sure I knew where to meet. I heard absolutely nothing from these people, neither email or call. I have never ever left a negative review. Appalling they didn’t offer a refund. Do not book. We ended up in such a seedy unsafe feeling area too trying to find the tour.
Written 26 October 2021
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186466Jane
Swansea, UK37 contributions
Interesting and worth visiting.
Oct. 2021 • Couples
I found the tour very interesting, some of the items found there have been left in place, which adds to the history of the place. The guide Fabio was very knowledgeable.
Written 24 October 2021
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Karen C
2 contributions
Awful experience! Very bad!
Oct. 2021
Awful experience! Very bad! Do not waste your time with this company. We arrived at the meeting point 15 minutes early. Nobody showed up. We attempted to call to no avail. We waited 30 minutes. We even asked another tour guide. He assured us we were at the right location. Nothing! Nobody ever arrived. They took our money and no tour. No response from the company regarding not showing up, or.been late or even cancelling. Nothing. See the attached pic of my paid confirmation. Do not book this tour.
Written 18 October 2021
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Frans V
Uithoorn, The Netherlands20 contributions
Double check language of your guided tour!
Oct. 2021 • Friends
We booked an tour in the Napels underground with English speaking guide. Arriving at the entrance we were confronted that the English spoken tour would only start 2 hours later. We were included in the Italian tour. The 2 hour delay was not an option for our group.
Had we known that the English tour was not available at 10:00 on Sunday morning - we would not have booked.
Written 17 October 2021
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Anitra L
Riga, Latvia28 contributions
10€ well spent
Oct. 2021 • Solo
If you cannot decide that to do, definitely do this tour. Narrow tunnels, large caves, good history lesson. And as a bonus - part of the theater above the ground.
Written 13 October 2021
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William K
1 contribution
Interesting tour with excellent guide
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Very interesting tour. Really good guide. We can definitely recommend it (especially on a rainy day).
Written 10 October 2021
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Tinazzina
Port Douglas, Australia3 contributions
A little dissapointing
Sep. 2021
our guide wasnt very engaged, it sounded like a very mechanized talk, we were told the tour would take 1,5 hour, in the end we finished in less than an hour. I am not saying this in order for guide to get minus points, but in order for the sotterranea or the agency to train them better. There was no option for us to ask questions, no one told us we would need to use our phone during the tour and that if you're "claustrophobic" half of the tour is not for you. 
Also, in covid times, I think the groups should be limited to less than 10 people.  The structure and organization of tours wasn't that good either, we had to constantly wait for other groups to finish their talk at certain location so we could enter. All in all, too many tours and with too many people. which, at least in my personal opinion would mean: very money  driven, which partly ofcourse makes sense, but it should also be value for money. However, the concept of the tour is pretty unique, but its presentation could be improved. 

iI want to add that it could be that we simply had bad luck or that the guide had a bad day, so I wouldnt like to generalize my experience. See it for yourself :)
Written 5 September 2021
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Underground Naples is open:
  • Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Underground Naples admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$16.13, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$68.02 per person. See all 12 Underground Naples tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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