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Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore

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Address: Via Tribunali, 316 | Piazza San Gaetano, 80138 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 211 0860
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Mesmerizing view into the past

This underground place is a quick stop; less than an hour but so it is a well preserved snapshot of the long lost past. You walk down the steps and back through time. My wife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This underground place is a quick stop; less than an hour but so it is a well preserved snapshot of the long lost past. You walk down the steps and back through time. My wife could see the what life was like walking through the long forgotten past. We also have a great imagination.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

In real terms paying 30E for a family of 4 doesn't sound unreasonable for what we got however compared to the great value you get elsewhere in the region, both at Pompeii etc and across the road in the subterranean aquaduct tour this was twice as much. Very little signage, no clear maps where to go, the receptionist was unhelpful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

First of all, don't go by the opening times given in any guide books. The church was supposed to be closed in the afternoon, according to the books, but, luckily, wasn't. It has been restored to its Gothic glory. Outside and around the corner past the cloister, you can visit the refectory, a beautiful room. Then down, under the church,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A subterranean stroll under the foundations takes you back several hundred years in Napoli's history with interesting things to see underground. Some interesting artifacts also in the museum with good descriptions for the untrained eye.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you ever wondered how it looked to walk down the Roman streets, you have the opportunity right here. Similar thing exists, and most tourists don't know about it, in Rome, just below the jewish quarter, but unfortunately it is impervious due to the later building on same site. Here, it was recovered and gives wonderful insight of what the... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was intrigued by the idea of walking through the Greek and Roman layers of Napoli. But the whole experience was a little disappointing. First of all: the guided tour was only in italian, and we didn't get any written information. So we decided to leave the tour and explore the excavation by ourselves. Although it was cool to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Without a guide the underground tour is interesting, but you will not get all the information. Also take the time to visit the huge museum - I´ve started at the 4th floor and walked down - very interesting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I enjoyed going underground in Naples to explore what it might have been like long ago. The 11 euro entry fee is on a par with other entry fees in the area. We wandered around on our own and were glad to find boards with an explanation about each area written in English. Unfortunately this didn't carry through to the... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A must when visiting Naples. Beneath this beautiful church is an extensive layout of Roman streets, complete with shops and houses. Really impressive and so incredible to know a little of what lies just a few feet beneath the modern streets of Naples.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I thought this was fairly expensive, the price also includes a museum but there isn't much in it and if you were short on time then you might want to give the museum a miss and go and enjoy another bit of Naples instead like the nativity scenes sold in the street just outside. The ruins are interesting and impressive... More 

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