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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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  • Interesting tour of the underground aqueduct system, nicely delivered by our guide in English, with the added bonus of the excavations of a Graeco-Roman theatre nearby. Would definitely recommend... 
    Interesting tour of the underground aqueduct system, nicely delivered by our guide in English, with the added bonus of the excavations of a Graeco-Roman theatre nearby. Would definitely recommend...  more »
  • Fascinating excursion into the extensive and historic underground of Naples. The tour starts about 180 steps above the underground. The underground history reflects a history of Naples itself from....  more
    Fascinating excursion into the extensive and historic underground of Naples. The tour starts about 180 steps above the underground. The underground history reflects a history of Naples itself from....  more »
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  • One of the best things we did on our trip to Italy and of course Naples. Loved the tour. Loved the guide. Was so interesting. Went over 2 hours and was great value. Most people didn't leave the excellent guide a tip and just walked away at the end of the tour but a few euros from many people would go a long way. Buy your tickets in advance online. Don't worry about the line when you get there. Everyone with a ticket gets in and once youre in everyone gets shuffled around in large areas.
  • We reserved tickets online and paid in-person. Important note: the starting location is not here but down closer to the coast so take that into account when making your journey over to the tour entrance. A one hour tour underground which ends near the starting point. There’s not much walking as the tour guides stop in notable rooms to talk for 10ish minutes each time but still a ton of fun. It’s also about 17 degrees Celsius down there (like a well air-conditioned room) which was refreshing.

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