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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
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

We LOVED this tour! It was by far the best part of Naples for us. The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. It was cool to see a different side of a historic city and to hear about the things that people did to...More

1  Thank Caitlin D
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

I had heard about this from friends. It was a little bit of a walk from the hotel but totally worth it. Chris did our tour in English and he was a great guide. Don't skip out before the theatre after the underground. It is...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Great tour and history lesson. Also, a real deal at 10 euros per person. The tour covers the underground and some nearby recently found Roman ruins. There are some tight spaces involved and some stair climbing. Unless you're really out of shape or claustrophobic you...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Very much enjoyed the tour. Slight discount for children. Runs a couple times each day. Cash only, which was a bit of a surprise. The tour guide was very good, and it was a really neat environment. Did a great job of answering questions (particularly...More

Thank Tim_Cinci
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I never heard about this attraction before we arrived in Naples. This is an amazing exhibition of the underground passage ways built by the Romans thousand of years ago thar were used as bomb shelters during WWII. Naples was actually the most bombed city in...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We rocked up to this place at about 11.30 not realising that its a guided tour. We were advised by the very friendly staff that the next English tour would be at mid day. We came back at mid day and waited for the Italian...More

Thank Gemma E
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Sara was very entertaining. This is definitely a hidden gem to step back into time. It was our favorite part of Naples.

1  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We took an unusual tour of the underground water cisterns originally built by the Romans beneath Naples. It was a fascinating and educational view of the city which used these caverns and niches as bomb shelters during WWII. Would highly recommend this excursion.

Thank 6Aimee1
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I'm a history buff and this was the perfect activity to do on a hot August day in Naples. I didn't even pay for the tour, they have downloadable guides and free internet for those who visit. I basically showed my self around and loved...More

Thank Mio0111
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Very recommended Alex the Tourists Guide has a lot of knowledge and a grate houmer, we visited an amazing places under Napoly

Thank tsofiac
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Hi You don't need to book in advance just show up 10 min before in Piazza San Gaetano 68
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