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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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Be sure to go and stick close to your tour guide. The tour lasted 1.5hrs. It’s worth the €10 admission. You’ll discover the history of Napoli.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Look for Napoli Sotterranea on the maps, but be careful as at least one has it in the wrong place. Head for the Piazza Gaetano and you'll find it next to the church. This was one of the very best 10€ I spent all week....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide was great. He did it with a lot of passion and had so much knowledge. It was wonderful to see what is running beneath naples. This is a must see and absolutely worth 10 euros. Especially the Roman theater inside someone house.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When you go to Naples you immediately feel like multiple layers of history seem to be fighting each other for a space at the top. At the Naples underground, you get a glimpse of that. Genuinely enjoyable!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was suggested by a friend and he was right. We enjoyed the experience of going below Naples to see where people lived during the air raids upon the City during world war II. Toward the end of the underground visit you get to move...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Caves and tunnel system never experienced like this. The small tunnels at the end with the water system require you to be couragous and without fear - a no go for anyone having clautrophobia! The story how and why it was build is making you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit would be nice and interesting as such. But I would give some suggestions for improvement: 1) the schedule of groups is too packed so the guide has a too little time and must be too quick to follow 2) you must warn people...More

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AriannaLudovica, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Underground Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We have guided tour in Spanish Italian English French and Deutsch so the guide supposes to talk to English native speakers Second place we always warn people about the trip. Of course it’s underground as the name suggests and you should have thought that could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to experiencing what was down below. Before the tour starts first check in to see what language will be spoken during that tour. We were fortunate to have Alex as our tour guide.He was informative,funny and answered any questions you might...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Naples, we happened upon the Underground Naples tour while meandering the streets and decided to take part. The tour is basically a little over an hour touring the ancient underground Aqueducts of Naples. The tour is absolutely fascinating and we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't know this tour existed when we made our first visit to Naples, so after several friends raved about it, we made the effort! So glad we did, best value tour in Naples. We had a great guide, who was funny as well as...More

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Response from Hugo M | Reviewed this property |
I did not use a company, the tour was with the local guides or the ones who are working at the place, you can get the tour with out booking outside, they are grand! Local price, local tour
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29 May 2018|
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Yes 6 pm is the last tour
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Response from lenatraveller2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like you went to Sotterrata (underground market next to/underneath the big church San Lorenzo Maggiore) rather than Sotterranea! Go back quick, English tours at 10/12/2/4. Tripadvisor getting a bit confused with their... More
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