Ancient Ruins in Naples

Ancient Ruins in Naples, Italy

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  • Chris318i
    Regensburg, Germany274 contributions
    My wife, little sons (2 months and 4 years old) and I joined the guided tour in the "Catacombe di San Gennaro". Our guide Eduardo did really an amazing job. His tour was both entertaining and informative. In total the tour takes about 1,5 hours and you'll get a lot of information on the catacombs and the history of Naples. Furthermore, the ticket allows you to participate in a guided tour in the "Catacombe di San Gaudioso", too.
    For us the tour was really fabulous and also one of the highlights of our Naples trip. Therefore we could definitely recommend the "Catacombe di San Gennaro" to everybody who visits Naples.
    Written December 23, 2022
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  • Chris_Farthing
    London, UK134 contributions
    I really enjoyed my recent visit here. It is a bit out of town, nearly an hour by metro or bus, but still well worth doing. We were ushered by our fantastic guide Ilaria into an imposing tunnel through a mountain, to emerge in an open area with ancient theatres, roman remains, plentiful Larus michahellis and Phoenicarus ochruros, and a very friendly cat. Well worth the 6 euro entry.
    Written November 20, 2021
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  • TheRelfster
    Manchester, UK1,473 contributions
    We went on this tour mainly because there was torrential rain that day and it was included in our Artecard. The guide was great and it was quite interesting.
    Written January 22, 2023
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  • parismuse
    San Francisco, CA191 contributions
    I read on cnn.com about the Ancient Greek tombs recently uncovered in Naples and knew we had to visit during our Italy trip - indeed, we planned to stop in Naples precisely because of this amazing find. I contacted Carlo Leggieri, whose 20-year passion project has been to bring this site back to life, after centuries of neglect. Although Carlo doesn't speak (much) English, he put me in touch with his partner, Alex, and from there the process was absolutely seamless. Alex and I planned the date and time for our tour, he picked us up at our hotel and brought us to the site (which you would never know is there), and from there, we had a two-hour odyssey back a few thousand years. Carlo is enthusiastic and encyclopedic in his knowledge. Alex is a delightful co-guide and translator, and together, the two made this experience very special. For anyone who is interested in the ancient world, this tour is a treat. It is a great accompaniment to the newly-opened Ipogeo dei Cristallini. To get in touch with Carlo for a tour, write to carlo.celanapoli@gmail.com
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia42,211 contributions
    Teatro Greco-Romano is, or rather, was a theatre a very long time ago! It is completely underground and spread over several streets. Over time, houses and other buildings have been constructed over the theatre site. Above ground you wouldn't know it even existed, but of course it's a totally different story under the road surface. We took the theatre tour as part of the Napoli Sotterranea (Napoli Underground) Tour. The whole thing cost 10 euros and it was worth it, and we hardly ever go on tours, as we prefer to travel on our own. This one is a must. You see the theatre walls and other bits of it as you walk around, under the ground surface, and as you go up and down a number of steps. It is simply amazing. We entered through a door of what looked like a normal house in a normal Napoli street, and then the surprises started as we began to descend! Eventually we resurfaced and exited through a pizza shop! Quite an experience!
    Written September 21, 2017
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  • Francesco P
    Caserta, Italy677 contributions
    behind the via Duomo in Naples, a few meters from the Duomo of San Gennaro in Napoli, settle these excavations of an ancient building of Napoli from the Roman period, where it was practiced in ancient times the violent cult of the god Mithras. The religion practiced by the Thracian Gladiators worshiped one God that required human sacrifices. The only exhibit depicting the deity is very deteriorated but fascinating because it represents God in the Act of killing a white Bull, flanked by the symbols of the Sun and Moon, the dog, the Scorpion and the snake that assail the bull sacrifice. The symbolism is deep and probably archaic, forerunner of the cult of the blood of San Gennaro and the symbolism of the Archangel Michael. The site is open only on few occasions.
    Written June 1, 2014
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  • Leszek K
    Warsaw, Poland78 contributions
    This place we found by accident. After hours when we're looking for some kind of beach, we found a small, quiet place next to Palazzo degli Spiriti. You can take blanket with you, sit on the rocks and forgot about whole world
    Written September 28, 2018
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  • iamwenzong
    Singapore, Singapore473 contributions
    There was an English guided tour which was pretty interesting as she explained some of the history of Naples. We got to see some of the ancient ruins as well
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Renate V
    Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
    I love discovering ancient buildings/architecture etc. This was something very special. you can see the remains of the original Greek wall from 4th century BC. It was built with the typical big blocks of stone that the Greeks used. How absolutely amazing is that.
    Written May 16, 2018
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