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Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore

Via Tribunali, 316 - Piazza San Gaetano, Naples, Italy (Pendino)
+39 081 211 0860
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Ranked #36 of 226 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My guide book didn't say much about San Lorenzo Maggiore, which was a massive omission on the compilers' part. However, the posters adverstising a Roman street and excavations was guaranteed to attract my attention. It was well worth the admission fee, which covered the underground street and market, the Friars refectory and the museum. There is no admission fee for... More

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albuquerque, NM, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We booked this small group tour through City Discovery and were extremely pleased. There are several underground places to visit in Naples and this one is under the San Lorenzo Maggiore church where you will find the ruins of a Roman marketplace and older Greek baths. We were the only two on the tour and our tour guide held a... More

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Having read the description in my travel guide it hadn't made it onto my list of places to visit. However, I decided to pop in since it's one of the few attractions I actually managed to easily find. I'm pleased I did. For the €9 admission price you get to visit the underground excavations and the museum. Both were an... More

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The church itself is nice to see. Lighter than most churches, on a large footprint with frescoes and minor art. There are some very pretty sculptures, and the ceiling of the friars refectory is stunning. Back in the 1400's, this hall was once the seat of the Napolitan government, so you can imagine how beautiful it is. While the church... More

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Melbourne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A fully excavated Roman Marketplace and road as well as further down remains of Greek baths was a surprise. A self guided tour and few people about on a Saturday afternoon made this a very welcome stop off en route to Via dei Tribunali.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This was our only exposure to underground Naples and it was impressive. In particular, I was fascinated to understand how the ancient workshops and markets were laid out!

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

The church is impressive but the highlight for me was visiting the ruins underneath and seeing a bit of life from a long way back.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The church of San Lorenzo Maggiore is also located in the historic center of the city, just few steps away from the famous district of San Gregorio Armeno, this is one of my favorite churches here in Naples. The main feature is the simplicity once you get in you'll see right away. Inside, the spaces are huge and what struck... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This building is a multifaceted treat. Above ground you are delighted by frescoed artworks, a 13 century church with accompanying bell tower and one of Naples most famous cloisters. Under all this splendor lurks an under ground wonder land. An under ground Greco-Roman city that predates Naples. An under ground labyrinth consisting of exavations of an ancient Roman road, bakery,... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I had no idea that a shopping street from the original Neapolis lay beneath this church. A bit pricy, but interesting in the context of all the other ancient things we saw on the trip.

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