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Underground Naples

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Address: Piazza San Gaetano 68, 80138, Naples, Italy
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+39 081 296944
10:00 - 20:00
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In the underground of Naples lies a labyrinth of tunnels, tanks and...

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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An essential part of a visit to Naples!

A well organised and extensive tour of the Napoli underground and theatre. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand (English tours take place at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and... read more

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Matt A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A well organised and extensive tour of the Napoli underground and theatre. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand (English tours take place at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm). The section through the narrow tunnels is optional and not for the faint of heart! It's worth it though if you can pluck up the courage, as some of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A glimpse to the ancient Roman city and to the more recent Borbonic underground pathways which also grouped thousands of Neapolitans who escaped the heavy and savage bombing of the city during WWII

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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under the city you will find another one, initially filled with water and then used as shelter during the WWII. The guided visit (the will divide you into groups according to your language) will start with the descent, a lot of stairs that you will have to climb on the way back! Very humid, more than 90%, so no suitable... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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What a fantastic experience, great tour guide Alex, really kept us entertained. Loved the candlelit walk. Great exploring the old theatre as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Alex our guide was very good and kept us all entertained throughout. I didn't do the candlelit part of the tour as I suffer a bit with claustrophobia but my wife did and she said it was well worth it. Good value for 10 euro a head.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant tour guide, super interesting and definitely a memory to take home and share with others! We came away feeling like we truly experienced Naples and we don't often do the museums and historical trips! It was a real 'experience' and not just a 'talk and tour' activity. The queue was a little slow moving and we got there at... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There seem to be a number of different tours including one in the opposite piazza but I can thoroughly recommend this . Seems to be the busiest but tours in different languages and then also groups arriving at different times as well. Our guide was Ukranian (didnt get his name ) and had a good knowledge and guided us around... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic views of centuries old tunnels and caves. Some of them more than 2,500 years old, dug out by the Greeks (original founders of Naples).

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time felt safe and managed the candlelit section, amazing to be able to see part of the ancient city.

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Pasig, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to learn, one visit is no enough. A great discovery of antiquity, culture, society, history, humanity 👍

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