We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta

#28 of 509 things to do in Naples Features Animals
Discesa Gaiola, 80123, Naples, Italy
+39 081 240 3235
Review Highlights
Fun outing on a hot day

Our family of 4 went snorkeling while in Naples. We had a great time. If you go expecting scenes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brenda w
Ottawa, Canada
History and snorkeling: a very rare conjunction

One of the most fascinating and mysteries places in Naples. Of a dazzling beauty. Snorkeling to... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2017
Naples, Italy
Read all 514 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
The Gaiola Underwater Park is a Marine Protected Area established in 2002 along the Posillipo coast, in the northwestern Gulf of Naples. The Park owes its singularity to the fusion of volcanological, biological and archaeological aspects inserted in one of the most attractive coastal landscape in the Gulf. Many ancient roman remains (I Century b.C.) lie underwater because of a geological phenomenon (bradyseism). It’s possible to visit it by glass-bottom boat, snorkeling and diving tours.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“marine life” (5 reviews)
“roman ruins” (4 reviews)
Discesa Gaiola, 80123, Naples, Italy
+39 081 240 3235
Write a Review
Reviews (514)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 went snorkeling while in Naples. We had a great time. If you go expecting scenes for "Atlantis" where everything is crisp and clean you will be disappointed. Much is covered with plants and soil. The tour was informative and fun. My...More

Thank brenda w
Reviewed June 16, 2017

One of the most fascinating and mysteries places in Naples. Of a dazzling beauty. Snorkeling to admire the underwater beauty of the villa of a rich Roman patrician: Pollione. An intricate mechanism of fish tanks, incredible for its modernity

1  Thank marinella7777
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful place: crystal clear water and a view of Naples and Vesuvius as you swim. I would advise to go during the week to avoid crowds. If you want to drive there, be warned that it isn't an easy drive (is anything in...More

1  Thank Sophie L
Reviewed February 22, 2017

The best time is april, may and june. You have to walk for about 20 minutes, descendin from about 80 m to the sea level. Not good in hot summer . Interesting place about animal and plants of Mediterranean Sea and with a boat with...More

2  Thank cagtripodi
Reviewed November 8, 2016

A very pleasant visit about, History, Sea and volcanic Rocks. Spring and Summer are the best season to be there. You will be embarked on glass bottom boat to obserbe submerged roman ruins and sealife.

Thank cagtripodi
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We were supposted to take metro line 2 then bus from napoli then walk 1 km to get there but first thing line 2 was closed that day so we had to take line 1 then cable care then the bus and walk and its...More

1  Thank Mira K
Reviewed September 5, 2016

This place is a spot locals go to the beach. It is hard to get to and gets very crowded. Also, it is a protected marine and archeology area, so there are strict rules. That being said, I really wanted it. I found this place...More

3  Thank UWDad
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Got to Gaiola the day after a storm for a pre booked snorkelling tour. Our guide, Oscar, directed us past the queue for entry to the protected area of the park. There are only 100 people at a time allowed into the area in order...More

Thank Vicky W
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We saw it was closed Monday. I emailed over the weekend to inquire about booking a snorkel tour -which was advertised on their website. Didn't get return email. Tuesday morning early we headed out. Our cab driver thought we were crazy. Turns out he was...More

1  Thank deneen_coleashbury
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were really excited to go find this place. We didn't mind taking 2 buses, walking 30 minutes and dodging the cars in the narrow two-way street. But, we should have realized, when we got off the second bus, that it was not going to...More

3  Thank upsidein
Nearby Restaurants
'A Fenestella
593 reviews
.33 miles away
Villa Del Vecchio Pozzo
66 reviews
.63 miles away
Da Cicciotto
916 reviews
.35 miles away
Six Pub and Grill
513 reviews
.50 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
655 reviews
.18 miles away
Parco Virgiliano
720 reviews
.68 miles away
Grotta di Seiano
178 reviews
.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines