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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 3 days ago via mobile

If youbare intetested in History and like adventures then this is for you. Choose one of the guided tours (available in many languages) and explore the underground of Naples in the historic center. It is very interesting and you will learn a lot how Naples...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The best tour and a must visit for everyone to Naples! This tour takes you down underground the city and shows you its past through the ancient aqueducts and re-use during World War II. There is a very narrow and darkly lit section which might...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Terrific look at history from archeological to WW2...this tour is amazing with lots of interesting things to learn.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Take this tour! Not only do you get the ancient history of Naples, but WWII history as well! It takes you under the city into wells, bomb shelters, and an old woman's basement that was actually a dressing room in the Roman theater. It's long,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the Tunnel Borbonica last week. Entrance a little hard to find at first (not that well sign posted) and entrance looked like an entrance to a car park. Once inside, all revealed and we had an excellent 75 min tour. The girls on the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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