Guided tour

Naples: City and Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

4.3 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Grand Tour Experience

Naples: City and Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

Activity provider: Grand Tour Experience

From US$ 44.17 per person

Explore the city above ground and then the world's largest underground path on a walking tour that takes you between Greek cisterns, Roman aqueducts, and WWII air shelters of Naples.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the hidden layers of Naples
  • Learn about the history of Naples
  • Move through time as you explore ancient cisterns and World War II-era bunkers
Full description

Naples is one of the oldest cities in Italy and preserves the world's largest underground path: between Greek cisterns, Roman aqueducts, and WWII air shelters, 45% of the city's underground is practically empty! There are different was to access underground Naples, some are very famous and also quite touristy, while others are real hidden gems. On this journey you'll embark on a real archaeological underground journey (the tour is the LAPIS Museum path). The tour starts from piazza San Gaetano, the ancient Greek Roman square, where you'll walk through streets and local culture to understand the "underground cults of Naples." Admire a gothic church and peer through its glass floor at the remains of a previous ancient mosaic. Next, go 40 meters below the crowds of Naples through a doorbell in one of the oldest churches of the city: Santa Maria Maggiore. The church, built on a Pagan Roman temple dedicated to Diana, still features Roman structures. Keep journeying downwards to see the Greek cisterns carved into the tough stone.

Once you arrive at the lowest point of the route, walk through the tunnels to reach the tanks used for the collection of water in Roman times.This trail was also used in medieval times as a secret passage by the Templar Knights and in 1943 as an airplane retreat. Many of the bathrooms, kitchens, and memorabilia are still preserved to this day.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Professional archaeologist
  • Admission tickets to Roman Cistern Museum - LAPIS Museum
  • Admission tickets to WWII Shelters Museum
  • The ticket to the underground
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet the group at Piazza San Gaetano at the foot of the statue. Look for the guide with a "Grand Tour Experience" sign.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Credit card
  • Packed lunch
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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Nice tour of a local church and the underground bunker area. Not a fan of the bombing video they show at the end of the tour while you are at the bottom of the caverns. I’m guessing it’s to make you feel like you’re underground during a bombing…didn’t need the video. Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

March 21, 2022

Very interesting tour filled with many highlights. Well explained, authentic guide. Small group Thank you We recommend.

June 26, 2022

Très intéressant. L’archéologue expliquait bien!

September 19, 2022

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