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“A new perspective on Naples”

LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea
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$19.17*
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Guided Naples Underground Tour with Optional Transport
Ranked #9 of 811 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Naples Underground - The tour in the ancient neapolitan aqueduct. A city below the city.
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Neopolis - the new city that became Naples - was built on the porous tufa rock spewed from the heart of Vesuvius, and going underground to see its origins certainly helped to provide a context for the modern city. Having recently read Robert Harris' novel 'Pompeii', I was aware of the importance of the aqueducts and drainage systems in Roman society, and it was fascinating to see them at first hand. The highlight of the tour was, of course, the trip through a 50cm wide passage clutching a candle - definitely not for the nervous as you couldn't see where to put your feet! Afterwards we were taken above ground before going underground once more to be shown the remains of a Roman theatre where the emperor Nero once performed - this is in the cellar of a Neapolitan house! We had to go above ground once again and led down a street to the third entrance underground, this time to view another part of the theatre which now - bizarrely - houses a display of Eighteenth Century presepi (Christmas cribs). I felt that all this entering and exiting made the tour a little disjointed, and I would have appreciated a bit more time to look at some of the elements in more detail. All in all, however, this was a fascinating, sometimes exhilarating, experience. By the way, there is a great little limoncello factory and shop just outside the entrance to the sotterranea.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

The tour was guided in English and lasted a full 90 minutes so was good value. It took in a good section of the underground tunnels and the candle lit walk to the cisterns was a highlight. Our two teenage boys enjoyed it (I think). Always a plus. As with other sites in the area quite a lot is left to the imagination, what you see is what you get without any "Disneyfication" which in balance is probably a positive.

1  Thank MFWilson59
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The guided tour which lasts for about an 1,5h gives you some important facts about the city. Guide speaks fluent, proper English, though my feeling was as she was a little tired. It did not matter much since the place is fantastic and you can learn a lot. The price is reasonable and I would definitely recommend visiting it.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

An amazing tour. Really professionally done,and extremely interesting. The guide was very thorough. Not suitable for the claustraphobic,though.

Thank Marina S
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Been to Naples Italy many times, but never realized what lay below. Worth the look see...! Reminds us that in Europe time must be spoken of in millennium, not decades or centuries as in the States.

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