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Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore - La Neapolis Sotterrata

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Address: Via Tribunali 316 | Piazza San Gaetano, 83018, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 211 0860
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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FASCINATING LOOK INTO ANCIENT NAPLES

This beautiful 13th century basilica stands above some amazing treasures which took 25 years to unearth. Underneath the basilica are ruins dating back to 4th century BC. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful 13th century basilica stands above some amazing treasures which took 25 years to unearth. Underneath the basilica are ruins dating back to 4th century BC. The Roman Market/Macellum which was in use until 5th century AD includes - remnants of a Roman street, bakery, laundry, workshop for dyeing textiles, treasury and criptoportico with connected spaces which were used... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's worth the 9 Euros to tour the underground Roman ruins. The ticket also gets you into two rooms with beautiful frescoes. After your tour, if you walk inside the church, there are two places where a glass floor enables you to see mosaic floors from the a Roman era.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pleasant surprise made even better by the animated tour(all volunteers). Great job...great message!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended we stop here to view the excavations underneath this large church and we were glad we did. The underground market dates back to Roman times but apparently this was built on a previous Greek settlement. We paid the entrance fee which allowed us to see not just the market ruins but other attractions on site although on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The eruption of Vesuvius that brought an end to the Roman period in and around Naples also served to preserve much of what was left behind. The tour of the excavation under this church is an excellent example. Very memorable and well worth the admission fee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The excavations below ground are excellent, though more explanations could enhance further. Aboveground the old cloister is a disappointment. The direction of route is unmarked, forcing visitors to poke about, and two major places were blocked off or locked. The other was poorly lit. The folk Christmas display and little nutshell bible stories were cute, but not explained or relevant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is a fascinating tour of an excavated underground city dating back to the Greek occupation of this area with foundations of Greek buildings sometimes visible underneath the remnants of a Roman street scene. This is well worth an hour or so when in Naples, we found it fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Premiere gothic architectural history with digs gong back thousands or years. Tunneling hundreds of meters underground. With this and some of the other sites in the area, how can you not believe in evolution? With a Cameo appearance ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Underneath this church there's an amazing Roman and medieval streetscape. Who knew?! Absolutely incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The museum seems quite ordinary, and you may feel it is slighty pricey then you go underground and you find a whole city. It seems that the old ruins have been built on and as they go back they find more and more.

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