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Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) Tours

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Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea)
You can hardly turn over a spade of soil in any Italian city without uncovering centuries of history, and Naples is no exception. Beneath the teeming modern center, Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) takes you through the remains of the ancient city’s infrastructure covering almost two millennia.

The Basics
Descend more than 130 feet (40 meters) below the lively streets of Naples to explore the city’s history, from the aqueducts dug by the ancient Greeks who lived in this area 2,400 years ago and later used by the Romans to the caverns excavated from the soft tufo stone and used as air raid shelters during World War II. A Naples Underground tour also includes visits to a fourth-century water cistern and the ruins of a Roman theater where Emperor Nero once performed.

Naples Underground is open to the public only as part of a guided tour, so booking in advance is imperative, especially during the busy summer months. You can also visit this underground city on a general Neapolitan walking tour or in combination with the nearby archaeological ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum with an expert tour guide.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The walking path through the underground city isn’t challenging, but comfortable shoes and a light jacket are recommended even in summer, as it can be cool underground.
  • Photography is allowed, so be sure to bring your camera.
  • The route is well lit, though there is a short stretch during which visitors walk by candlelight. For this reason, children under 3 years old are not allowed.
  • There are more than 100 steps down to access the tour route, so the tour is not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.

How to Get There
The street-level entrance to Naples Underground is at Piazza San Gaetano 68, along Via dei Tribunali in the historic center of the city. From the train station, you can take the metro line 1 to the Dante stop, or bus R2. Otherwise, opt for a tour that includes transportation to the piazza. 

When to Get There
Naples Underground tours operate year-round. It is one of the most popular sights in Naples, so be sure to book well ahead of time if visiting in summer. The best time to visit is during the afternoon heat, as the cool underground caverns and tunnels offer a welcome respite.

The Summa Cavea
Naples Underground also includes the recently discovered Summa Cavea, the highest section of spectator seating from an ancient Greco-Roman theater under Vico Cinquesanti just behind Piazza San Gaetano.
Address: Piazza San Gaetano, 68, Naples, Campania 80132, Italy
Admission: Adults: €9
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12 Tours and Activities to Experience Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea)

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Naples Underground Entrance Ticket

Naples Underground Entrance Ticket

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Naples can throw the most careful plans out of whack with anarchic traffic, heat, and crowds. With this tour, take a break from the drama by going underground some 130 feet (40 meters) below the city’s historic center. Tour subterranean air-raid shelters, Greek-Roman aqueducts, caves, a garden, and a Roman theater—all part of Naples’ unconventional history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$15.10
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Guided Naples Underground Tour with Optional Transport

Guided Naples Underground Tour with Optional Transport

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See the hidden world that lies underneath Naples' city streets with this half-day tour of Naples Underground. Follow an expert guide through underground tunnels in the heart of Naples, some dating back 2,400 years. Take an unforgettable journey back in time on this tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Esoteric Naples: Hidden History&Real Mysteries

Esoteric Naples: Hidden History&Real Mysteries

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Naples is wrapped... while its food and scenery command devotion, the city’s skulls and castles offer a glimpse into its violent past. Napoli, is an occult city, full of magic. A city where the mystery is hidden behind the art. A city where legends of ghosts still survive among seventeenth-century palaces.Naples is a city founded by a myth coming from far East. A city where the cult of Isis was the center of esoteric life. Walking through narrow streets, we will visit the historic sites of mysterious Naples.Sacred and profane, this is the Naples city with two faces, like Janus (juanuario - Gennaro). And before you even visit the cathedral where the remains of the saint patron (Saint Gennaro) are kept, you will stop to visit other souls, those "restless". The souls in purgatory, the skulls'c church. A must is the majestic Veiled Christ guarded in the most powerful temple of Neapolitan Masonry: chapel San Severo.Naples. Naples is also the place of Dracula and the company of The Dragon...
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.98
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Varchetella Street Food Experience and Underground Naples

Varchetella Street Food Experience and Underground Naples

Discover with this tour the hidden beauty of Naples! An amazing city with over 2000 years of history and endless things to do and to visit! Everybody knows about the city aboveground with its castles, the museums and the sun-drenched streets, but the real essence of Naples, lies in the shadow. Naples Underground is full of mysterious and gloomy labyrinths where history meets with legend, magic and spirituality. After you’ve had these experience, you’re in for a break and to try something new in the midst of Neapolitan tradition in the heart of Naples , in via dei Tribunali! New delicious enogastronomic product named the “Varchetella” , a genuine delicacy sourdough filling with traditional stuffing!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Naples Walking Tour & Underground Ruins

Naples Walking Tour & Underground Ruins

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Meet your tour guide in front of the fountain of Neptune in Municipio Square and enjoy the tour of the historical center with its ancient Greek streets, the Roman underground ruins and the countless churches. You will see not only the Greek and Roman area but also the medieval and Baroque areas. At the same time, you will perceive the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society, as well: a mixture of Pagan and Christian icons can be seen in San Gregorio Armeno market, where you can also explore several artisan shops. Besides, the "Neapolitan" culture is expressed in the typical local food as well as in the narrow streets full of players and dancers that will color your walk with unbelievable effects. After the free time, the tour guide will reach the monumental area of Naples , here enjoy the view of medieval Anjou's castle and the Theater of San Carlo. Opposite to the theater you will find "Galleria Umberto I" and than you will stroll in Via Toledo and Piazza Plebiscito.
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  • 5 hours
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 Napoli Sight Eating Walk: Private Food and Sight Tour

Napoli Sight Eating Walk: Private Food and Sight Tour

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My SightEatingWalk is a PRIVATE walk for travelers who wish to know Napoli: its mood, lifestyle and the authentic food....far from the tourist traps and like a local. It's a 3 hours and half tour (more if you like to walk) and it is not a touristic group. During our walk in the heart of the historical centre, I will show you the most interesting sites that you cannot miss and I'll tell you about myths, legends, lifestyle, traditional recipes and local food. In Napoli food (and also songs) are so much connected to the Neapolitan culture. Food is not included, so that you can decide to taste what you prefer among the various food I will show you (Neapolitan cakes, artisanal ice cream, chocolate, coffee, authentic pizza, mozzarella 100% buffalo milk, traditional fried street food, taralli, very fresh fish, cheeses, calzone, limoncello factory, etc. etc).We will have a walk through Culture, History, Beauty and Taste. Ask for more details and enjoy my Sight Eating Walk.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$50.95
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Motour Italy: Motorcycle tour on the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Campi Flegrei

Motour Italy: Motorcycle tour on the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Campi Flegrei

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The characteristic that distinguishes our Tour is to show the beauties of our land in a different and better perspective. What makes it unique is the possibility of visiting places that would be impossible to enjoy by car; then rely on our experienced two-wheeled rider riders, who will take you safely on an unforgettable day. The tour is customizable, so with the possibility of changing the duration and / or the route.
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  • 11 hours
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Motour Italy: Motorcycle tour on the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Campi Flegrei

Motour Italy: Motorcycle tour on the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Campi Flegrei

The characteristic that distinguishes our Tour is to show the beauties of our land in a different and better perspective. What makes it unique is the possibility of visiting places that would be impossible to enjoy by car; then rely on our experienced two-wheeled rider riders, who will take you safely on an unforgettable day. The tour is customizable, so with the possibility of changing the duration and / or the route.
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  • 11 hours
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Dark Legends, Myths, Gothic Art - Dare YOU to take this Tour of Naples, Italy

Dark Legends, Myths, Gothic Art - Dare YOU to take this Tour of Naples, Italy

In the historical district of Napoli, this 2 day experience is the perfect blend of local flavor, unique sightseeing, and historical phenomenons. DiVita Tours takes you on a deep and dark spiritual adventure of the underground of Naples that leads to some of your own soul searching. From the ancient cemeteries, to the Gothic Churches, and authentic flavors; you experience the real and raw Napoli and come to understand why it is referred to the HEART.
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  • 2 days
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Visit of the city of Naples

Visit of the city of Naples

Visit one of the most enchanting cities in the Mediterranean, a land of legends and traditions, history and modernity. You will discover Naples in all its guises, through its panoramic views, historic buildings, museums, picturesque neighborhoods and its extraordinary culinary art. The Neapolitan queen is undoubtedly an inevitable destination when it comes to travel in Italy.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided tour of Naples Underground with pick up

Guided tour of Naples Underground with pick up

A guided tour underneath the ancient city of Naples.. Join a guide and see parts of Naples few get to see, explore beneath the streets of Naples, a city over 2,400 years old. Learn the history, visit an ancient theater, and see the aqueduct that supplied the city with water for 23 centuries! What are you waiting for? Book now!
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  • 3 hours
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$40.00
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Christmas Markets Lyfestyile and Shopping Tour

Christmas Markets Lyfestyile and Shopping Tour

it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...This is a perfect tour to discover Naples Christmas markets,lifestyle and culture.During our four hours together we will pass by the main shopping streets of Naples with beautiful Christmas decorations.
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  • 4 hours
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Private 4-Hour Walking Tour of Naples with official tour guide

Private 4-Hour Walking Tour of Naples with official tour guide

Experience the history and culture of Southern Italy’s largest city on this guided excursion. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide, enjoy skip the line access to San Severo Museum Chapel and explore landmarks like Teatro di San Carlo, Naples Cathedral, Santa Chiara, and the Royal Palace of Naples.
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  • 4 hours
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Should I book Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) costs USD 15.10. Guided Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) tours start around USD 15.10 per person. See all 12 Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) tickets and tours on Viator.
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