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Review of Underground Naples

Underground Naples
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Guided Naples Underground Tour with Optional Transport
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Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins
Ranked #8 of 763 things to do in Naples
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Very interesting time spent under the streets of Naples. We went on a very rainy Saturday and hit the 12pm English speaking tour. It was quite busy, but they were very organized with the confusions. We all enjoyed this tour, my husband and my 4 children. Lots of stairs leads you down to the old aqueduct system and then turned into WWII bomb shelters. Our tour guide did a great job in giving us an understanding of what we were seeing. It was a great way to spend a rainy day. It was 10 euro for adults and 6 euro for my two older children. After the tour underground, they take you to a local apartment where they found an ancient theater. It was neat to know they only found this 11 years ago. The whole experience, with wait time was about 2 hours, a little less.

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Its amazing that after enjoying the many sights of Naples above ground, that there is so much to see beneath its surface. We took the English speaking tour with a young girl who was very good at explaining the amazing history. From the Greeks who first carved their way into the Naples subterranean. And the ingenious Romans and their knack for moving, storing and retrieving water from underground with the many via ducts and cisterns. We visited one of these cisterns by candle light. Having to make our way along amazing narrow passageways. The tour concluded with a visit to another site. An underground ancient Roman theater, accessed through a secret entrance of an old house.

Thank Ernesto M
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

I really recommend this attraction, if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.
The English speaking guide was so passionate about it and his passion was contagious. The attraction combines the uniqueness of the place with historical facts and anecdotes.

Thank Jo K
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

It started out as a decline into the belly of Naples where you could see the remnants of Roman Emperor Nero's massive theatre under the centre of Naples which is located under someone's house. It also takes you through extremely narrow and short tunnels that you have to crawl through with candles... really cool and this explores the old catacombs of Naples from the Greek and Roman times that were also used during the war.
Surprising great and very interesting... I'd seen it on the history channel on Naples Underworld and when I found out I was going I was excited, it didn't disappoint.

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We were slightly reluctant to do this underground visit of Naples but at the end it was definitely worth it.
Great for kids as there is also a part where you need a candle to visit some spectacular underground pools filled with crystal clear water.
The guide Ilaria, was very efficient and prepared. Great to see young archeologists that promote the history of their land.
Would highly reccomend !

Thank Danny M
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