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  • Naples Underground Tour Entrance Ticket

    1. Naples Underground Tour Entrance Ticket

    Traveling back in time, you'll descend 40 meters below street level and emerge into the honeycombed underground of Naples and its haunting and mysterious history. On this 90-minute tour you'll see a few of the cavities excavated in the 4th century, and used as cisterns for the water supply of the city for nearly 23 centuries. The environment is spacious and illuminated, except for a short segment where there is an optional visit (each person is given a candle to light their own path). The walking surface is smooth and straight. See the air raid shelters from World War II, the War Museum, and the Hypogeum Gardens, as well as the Greek Roman aqueduct. You'll also visit the remains of the ancient Roman Theater of Neapolis, entering from the ground floor of a typical Neapolitan house. Emperor Nero kept a private dressing room here for the times he performed his shows in Naples. After thi...

    Meet up directions were perfect. English was very good. The tour was supposed to start at 6pm, but started at 6:15pm. Nice tour to see what others cannot from the outside of Napoli, but it was rushed so as not to enjoy it as much. Lots of walking & stairs, so wear comfortable shoes. Very tight spaces to get through, about 1 foot at times. Nice little excursion to go on.

  • Catacombs of San Gennaro Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

    2. Catacombs of San Gennaro Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

    Travel back in time and explore the Catacombs of San Gennaro to learn more about the patron saint of Naples. Discover what lies beneath street level as you see stunning frescoes and Byzantine paintings from the 9th to the 10th century AD. Explore the history of the paleo-Christian burial site with an English or Italian-speaking guide. Get explanations about the 4th-century expansion following the transfer of the remains of St. Agrippinus to the underground basilica dedicated to him. See the large baptismal font commissioned by Bishop Paul II, who took refuge in the catacombs in the 8th century during iconoclastic struggles. Get a closer look at the details of the upper catacomb, decorated at the beginning of the 3rd century in the so-called Pompeian style, and now home to some of the earliest Christian paintings in southern Italy. Be amazed by the precious Crypt of the Bishops and its ...

    Great tour guide…but it was a little too much factual info and I would’ve wanted to see more of the cstacombs. Tour guide made it great, though.

  • The Bourbon Tunnel Entrance Ticket

    3. The Bourbon Tunnel 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...

    Suggestions: Wear closed shoes and comfy clothes. Have water with you. Carry teardrops if you have eye problem. Visit the toilet before the tour.

  • San Gaudioso Catacombs Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

    4. San Gaudioso Catacombs Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket

    Travel back in time and explore the Catacombs of San Gaudioso to learn more about the burial rites of early Christians and discover a mysterious world beneath the streets of Naples. Explore the history of the site and its expansion following the burial of the North African bishop, St. Gaudiosus between 451 and 453 AD. Gaze in wonder at the intensity of early Christian elements, such as the tomb of the saint and the 5th and 6th-century frescoes and mosaics with typical early Christian motifs. Explore the graves reserved for the nobles, dating back to the 17th century, when the catacombs resumed their function as a burial site. Get a closer look at the finer details, and learn how skulls were placed on display in the walls of the ambulatory in the 17th century. See stunning frescoes by Giovanni Balducci, who refused payment in order to be buried among the city's aristocrats.

    our guide antonio was amazing! he gave us so much information, with attention, patience and was very passionate about it! was really a pleasure to be in this tour!

  • Naples: The Holy Mile 3-Hour Guided Tour

    5. Naples: The Holy Mile 3-Hour Guided Tour

    Explore the Rione Sanità on this 3-hour Holy Mile tour and discover a fascinating area influenced by many cultures over the centuries. Walk through the neighborhood and take in the mix of sounds, colors and faces that confirm diversity is still alive and well. The streets preserve memories of popes, kings and cardinals, from more prosperous times. To experience the Holy Mile means to support the revival of Rione Sanità, a special project for Naples. Stops on the tour 1. Catacombs of San Gennaro 2. San Gennaro extra Moenia Basilica 3. S. Maria della Sanità Basilica 4. S. Severo Basilica - Jago Sculpture 5. The Sanità district 6. Palazzo San Felice 7. Palazzo dello Spagnuol 8. Tour ends outside the Archaeological Museum, Cavour Square

    Fabrizio guida eccellente! Giro spiegato col cuore e con molti dettaglio fategli pure qualsiasi domanda e avrà un'ottima ed esaustiva risposta

  • Naples: Walking Tour of Decumans

    6. Naples: Walking Tour of Decumans

    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. Complete your experience with a guided visit to the Majolica Closter of Basilica of Santa Chiara.

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What people are saying about Underground Naples

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,608 reviews

Very cool, our guide was clearly very passionate about her work. Happy to hear that this project is helping the surrounding neighbourhood as well :-) The tickets and discounts to surrounding attractions planned out our day wonderfully. Great value!

Well organized and informative. Evidently this tour is an initiative of a new and growing community organization so the staff and guides all seems quite motivated and informed.

Super interesting. Amazing guide! Definitely worth doing and helping there cause to maintain and promote there history!

Amazing tour of the catacombs! I genuinely suggest to anyone visiting Napoli

Great tour, knowledgeable group leader. Worth my money.