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Underground Naples, Naples

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See the other side (literally) of the city with Underground Naples, offering a chance to tour a place some 40 m (130 ft) below the historic center of Naples. This secret, underground city remains a world apart from what you see above ground--a network of tunnels, Greco-Roman aqueducts, and air raid shelters from World War II. The tour takes you on a journey through history and provides a look at the city's turbulent past, from the ancient until the modern times. Most of the passages you'll see during the evocative tour were originally cut by ancient Greeks, who extracted tufa stone from this site. Part of your excursion will take place by candlelight and will lead through some very narrow passages--keep that in mind if you don't like tight, dark spaces. To visit Underground Naples and get the most from your holiday in Naples, create itinerary details personal to you using our Naples trip itinerary planner.
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  • Surprising tour of the Roman cistern system under Naples. We weren't expecting much, but the tour turned out to be very good. It showed the water storage and sharing system, what the tunnels were... 
    Surprising tour of the Roman cistern system under Naples. We weren't expecting much, but the tour turned out to be very good. It showed the water storage and sharing system, what the tunnels were...  more »
  • We reserved tickets in advance but it doesn’t really matter. When we arrived, the people organizing the line were rude and actually were physically threatening to me and other members of my family... 
    We reserved tickets in advance but it doesn’t really matter. When we arrived, the people organizing the line were rude and actually were physically threatening to me and other members of my family...  more »
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  • Great tour and very informative. The guide was very friendly and taught us things we never even knew about Naples. There is some steep steps at the end, but you can take your time if you struggle with steps. Remember to buy tickets in advance as they do sell out - you can buy at the entrance or via an app like Get Your Guide. The tickets are very good value for money!
  • Wonderful experience. I did not see it coming, quite challenging if you are claustrophobic but you can skip some parts. Bring a charged phone to go through some areas which are very dark. Appreciated the guide who was enthusiastic and well prepared!

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