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Naples: Underground Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

1. Naples: Underground Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

Immerse yourself into a world beneath Naples and witness the city's history unfold on a guided tour. See relics of ancient times, including the Hypogeum Gardens and Emperor Nero's dressing room. Descend 40 meters into the honeycombed underground of Naples and discover its haunting history. See several cavities excavated in the 4th century and used as cisterns for the city's water supply for nearly 23 centuries. Step into the past as you explore air-raid shelters from World War II, the War Museum, and the Hypogeum Gardens, as well as the Greek-Roman aqueduct. Hear the history behind each turn from your guide. Witness the remains of the ancient Roman Theater of Neapolis and see where Nero kept a private dressing room for when he performed shows in Naples.

Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

2. Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Come and see enchanting scenery unfold before your eyes in a secret place full of history and atmosphere. This emotional journey conducts visitors through the new section of the underground of Naples. The Bourbon Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of the rebellion, asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was not completed and, during the Second World War, was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit. The war left its mark even in the subsoil where we find handwritten messages of wish and desolation of those who lived there. In the tunnels you will also find statues dating back to the fascist period and a unique exhibition of many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years and then freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated ad hoc along the route.

Naples: Walking Tour of Decumans and Spaccanapoli

3. Naples: Walking Tour of Decumans and Spaccanapoli

Meet your guide on Piazza Del Gesù Nuovo and start your tour of the historical part of Naples with its ancient Greek streets and countless churches. Observe the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society and a mixture of Pagan and Christian icons that can be seen in the San Gregorio Armeno market. Here, you can also explore several artisan shops. Discover why Naples boasts varying architectural styles. In this city, see not only the Greek and Roman area but also the medieval and Baroque areas. Moreover, you will have the possibility to see how 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.

Napoli: Half-Day City Sightseeing Group Tour

4. Napoli: Half-Day City Sightseeing Group Tour

See the highlights in Naples with this convenient group tour through the historic center. Travel to the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Capodimonte, the public square at Piazza Plebiscito, Teatro san Carlo opera house, and get panoramic views of Naples and Vesuvius from Posillipo hill. Be picked up from your hotel in Naples. Sit back and relax as you are taken to the historic center which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Capodimonte, Piazza Plebiscito, and Teatro san Carlo in this area. Listen as the driver provides context for what you see. Continue to the top of Posillipo hill to see panoramic views of the city with Vesuvius looming in the background. Take some time to snap some pictures of the view.

From Rome: Taste of Naples Tour with Underground Caverns

5. From Rome: Taste of Naples Tour with Underground Caverns

Take your taste buds on an adventure on a tour of Naples from Rome. Ride the train from Rome. Enjoy the city sights and eat your fill with a traditional breakfast, street food, Neapolitan pizza, and a sweet Babà (syrup-soaked sponge cake). Relax in the comfort of your business class train seat as you travel to Naples. Get to Naples quickly on a high-speed train. Meet your guide at the station. Have a delicious breakfast once you arrive. After breakfast, head underground to see the old parts of the city that were created by the ancient Greeks. Continue to Via dei Tribunali street to try some traditional street food. Sit down with a classic Neapolitan pizza and a beer for lunch. Gaze out at stunning views of Vesuvius and the picturesque waterfront as you eat. Walk along the wide boulevards of Royal Naples for views of the palace and the church of San Francesco di Paola. Complete your day in Naples with a delectable Babà cake before boarding your high-speed train back to Rome.

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What people are saying about Underground Naples

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,871 reviews

This was so much better than expected. The guide was so informative and presented the tour with enthusiasm. The trip underground was fascinating, the history of the burial site equally so. It was amazing to see how a whole community was carved out of lava rock. Question were answered well and there was plenty to see. Price reasonable to. At the end of the tour we found out we could have a free tour of the catacombes of san Gaudisio below a nearby church as well with the ticket. Unfortunately we had no time as it seems to be an even longer tour. Maybe next time. It was interesting to see a different area of naples anyway which was about half an hour from the main tourist route of via toledo. I wish I had time to explore around there longer. From what we were told this really was a community project bringing money and jobs into a poor area of Naples.

Pretty incredible experience. The catacombs were fascinating and the tour itself was very informative. You get to learn about the catacombs themselves but also some local history. The tour my friends and I took was around 45 minutes. You get time to look around along with the planned tour stops. Pictures were allowed as long as the flash was off. Would highly reccomend the tour!

Exciting tour, with alot of «funfact» guided by Sabrina, who did the tour a bit fun but in a informative way. This is an important part of Naples history, and it is perfect for people who dont like the typical touristtraps.

Amazing experience great guides totally recommend going here when you are around!

very good tour. great experience and very good information