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Underground Naples

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Address: Piazza San Gaetano 68, 80138, Naples, Italy
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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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A "must" for old Naples

A unique experience... a Must See in Naples. However, be warned, if you are overweight you risk to get stucked between the walls.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A unique experience... a Must See in Naples. However, be warned, if you are overweight you risk to get stucked between the walls.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here on an evening after arriving from Rome. The tour was cheap, only 10 euros, and showed you the old underground originally built as an aqueduct and then used as a shelter for WW2. Our favourite bit is the (optional) walk through a narrow point of the underground where the gap is 50cm wide and you walk through to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These caves started for need of building material as our guide told us, but then later were used for different kinds of needs as well as bomb shelter. The tour for us was a very interesting indeed. There were long and narrow, about 50 cm, gaps for water shafts and large cisterns, still with clean water in them. We needed... More 

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Like every time I go away, there is always one place I end up near after being hopelessly lost, this was it in Naples. Went in on our first day, just missed a tour in English so hung around for the next one, was pleased with our guide trying to crack jokes in our language, but I think think because... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a cool aspect to the city and is a very memorable experience. It was good value for money. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to see a different side to Naples. This tour was fantastic and our tour guide was great; very funny and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this (thought I was on the wrong tour initially - was expecting to see the Roman theatre at the start!) Guide was very good, spoke very good English. Lots of interesting information. And we did get to see the Roman theatre right at the end, fascinating history.

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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 3 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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Reviewed 3 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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