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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 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with my partner in August 2018. We just showed up at the address on a Sunday afternoon and had an English tour. The guide was passionate and informative and I learnt so much during this tour. 10€ per person and well worth it. Not...More

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tour, lots of fun and in two amazing parts. Welcome relief from the heat and a great Italian guide who spoke excellent English with a strong Scottish accent made it fun. Good for all the family with good mobility and health (obviously as it...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s was a fantastic visit, even with young children. The guide was very knowledgeable, the underground tunnels were superb. Can’t recommend it enough, a must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing, the tour kept giving and we were there for nearly two hours. Highlights were the "Big Reveal" of the Roman theatre, and our highly enthusiastic guide, Eva.

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed by accidentally and decided to go in (it was raining, not kidding !). The tour is interesting but not really more than that. Do this if you have some time to spare

Thank Wim S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting excursion. The underground tunnels and their history is fascinating. Some passage ways are very narrow, not much wider than 30 to 50 cm! I recommend going to the ticket office the day before your visit to find out the details...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I realize that what we saw was only a minimum part of the underground tunnels of Naples but it was worth doing to get at least an idea.

Thank Cocciolino2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good walk out of the city centre, but buses are available. It’s a great tour, even though only one catacomb was open on the day we visited but it was still a great visit. This is a community project and our guide...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the price of € 10 per person in my opinion was too high, but the volunteers explained that they invest everything in the business. they explained and showed us many things never seen before, absolutely to visit. Incantevole

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative and different experience showing you some of the underground caverns under the busy streets and how they have been used in the past centuries.Tour starts with 136 steep steps down (and back up) so be aware if your not so good on...More

Thank Gordon S
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sljackson162
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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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kittycatem
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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