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Guided Tour of Naples Underground from Quartieri Spagnoli

€12
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  • Step into a world of labyrinthine tunnels under the bustling streets of Naples with an expert English or Italian-speaking guide.
  • Uncover fascinating histories and mysteries as you explore the underground path full of tanks and cavities.
  • Discover the ancient cisterns through which water was provided to the city above.
  • This tour takes you through tunnels and chambers that were used as a water supply system during ancient times and later became a shelter during World War II.
  • Find out how the underground provided shelter to the city's population during the second world war.

Inclusions

  • English/Italian speaking guide
  • 1-hour tour
  • Entrance ticket
  • For those suffering from claustrophobia, an alternative route is provided in order to avoid the narrowest passages (tunnels).
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tour of Naples Underground from Piazza San Gaetano

€13
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  • Uncover Naples' hidden history on a guided tour of the underground, exploring beneath the bustling streets.
  • Gain a unique perspective with an expert guide, fluent in English and Italian.
  • Descend 40 meters below the city and discover the remarkably preserved tunnels, revealing the origins of Napoli.
  • Journey through 2,400 years of history, exploring yellow tufa stone passages that defined the city's architectural landscape.
  • Witness the Underground's transformation into an air raid shelter during WWII, with remnants still visible on the walls.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour guided tour of the Underground
  • English & Italian-speaking guide
  • Entry ticket to the Underground
  • Tip: It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Please note: This is not a skip-the-line ticket. Please present yourself in advance and queue the line.
  • The English guided tour is not guaranteed every day. Please check directly at the entrance time and availability.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tour of Bourbon Tunnel with Entry Ticket

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  • Join a guided tour of the Bourbon Tunnel with an entry ticket that takes you on a fascinating expedition through the rich history of Naples' subterranean landscape.
  • Along the route, learn about the technical solutions adopted by the designer, Errico Alvino, as well as the geological problems encountered through the excavation.
  • See the bomb bunker astutely utilized during World War II and admire the 3 bridges and the walls built to cross the cisterns while preserving their functionality.
  • View the remains from the World War era such as fragments of vintage cars, motorcycles, and statues. Select either an English or Italian guided tour.

Inclusions

  • English or Italian guided tour
  • Admission ticket to Bourbon Tunnel

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Personal expenses

This ticket has the following options for you to choose from.

  • English-Guided Tour of Bourbon Tunnel
  • Italian-Guided Tour of Bourbon Tunnel
  • Tip: Don’t forget to raft through a small water tank in the tunnel connected to one of the old subway tunnels.
  • This tour involves some walking, so make sure you put on comfortable shoes and clothes during your visit.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Walking Tour of Naples with Underground Ruins

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  • Immerse yourself in Naples' City Centre as you walk through its historic streets and explore hidden Underground Ruins that date back to the 4th century.
  • Marvel at the famous S. Gregorio Armeno, renowned for its intricate nativity scenes, and discover the city's captivating squares, votive spires, churches, and monasteries.
  • Customize your experience by choosing between two exciting options: explore the underground ruins of San Gaetano or the ruins of San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Catacombs of the Cathedral of San Gennaro.

Inclusions

  • English guided tour (optional)
  • Italian guided tour (optional)
  • Licensed tour guide
  • City center walking tour
  • San Gaetano Underground Ruins entrance ticket (optional)
  • San Lorenzo Maggiore Underground Ruins entrance ticket (optional)
  • Tip: It is recommended that you carry a jacket or a sweater as it can get quite chilly in the Underground Ruins due to the site's location.
  • The duration of the tour is 2 hours and 30 mins.
  • This tour is available in English and Italian.
  • It's recommended to wear comfortable clothing along with walking shoes as there is a fair amount of walking involved in this tour.
  • Bring along your pets as they are allowed on this tour.
  • The experience is not recommended for wheelchair users, and people with mobility issues.
  • Ruins of San Gaetano
  • San Lorenzo Maggiore
  • Catacombs of San Gennaro
  • Cathedral of San Gennaro
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Artecard Napoli

€26
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  • Visit the sights of Naples without worrying about buying tickets. With this 1 card, gain access to its attractions and transport for 3 days.
  • Enjoy free entry to any 3 attractions of your choice from the list, and get up to 50% discount for entry to the 4th attraction onwards.
  • Benefit from free rides on public transportation for the duration of your pass's validity.
  • Get access to over 40 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites such as the Catacombs, Museum of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, and many more!

Inclusions

  • Free entry to the first 3 sites
  • Up to 50% discount from the 4th site onwards
  • 3 days of unlimited public transport use
  • Discounts and concessions
  • Tourist assistance while using the card
  • Tip: In order to make the best use of this card, plan your itinerary in advance to cover the top attractions.
  • Click here to find the list of attractions, public transport, and discounts available with this card.
  • In order to activate the Card, you must contact the service provider as per the instructions in the voucher you will receive after booking.
  • The digital pass is available in English and Italian.
  • Downloading the pass may take up to 10 minutes.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid for 3 days from the date of purchase.

Naples Underground | Labyrinth of Tunnels and Caves

The Naples Underground, or Napoli Sotterranea, as locals call it, is a fascinating ancient landmark that offers a different view of the city from 40m below. The series of tunnels were dug underneath the city of Naples around the 4th century BC. Today, it stands as a testament to the exemplary craftsmanship and ingenuity of the ancient Greeks to create a ‘Neapolis’ or new city under the ground. 

Why Visit Naples Underground?

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  • Historical Significance: The Napoli Sotterranea is a perfect embodiment of the ingenuity of the ancient Greeks to create a city under the ground. The later Greeks and Romans turned the tunnels into aqueducts that were used to safeguard citizens during the Second World War. 
  • Architectural Marvel: The Naples Underground is a collection of tunnels and pathways that are reminiscent of the city’s ancient heritage. Some remaining bunker beds and foliage indicate its past history. The pathways expand and narrow in certain portions.
  • Life Underneath: The Hypogeum Gardens is nothing short of a miracle; a vegetable garden growing in the depths of the Earth, in a seemingly less-than-ideal plant environment. Environmentalists presume it is the lack of pollution and smog that has enabled it to prosper.
  • Escape the Crowds: Exploring the Naples Underground provides a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Plus, its cool, underground atmosphere provides a welcome respite from the hot Italian sun.

Your Naples Underground Tour Options Explained

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Guided Tours

  • Enjoy access to the labyrinth of tunnels underneath the bustling city. 
  • With expert guides, you can get a deeper insight into the city’s past. 
  • Choose a tour in the language of your choosing: English or Italian.
  • Depending on the ticket you choose, you can explore the underground ruins of San Lorenzo Maggiore or explore the Catacombs of the Cathedral of San Gennaro.

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

  • Enjoy a Super Flexible Cancellation Policy with your Naples Underground tour by booking your tickets online. You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund. For more information, make sure to check your details before purchasing.

Why Book Naples Underground Tours Online?

The winding tunnels that once housed entire cities are an unmissable experience. Since Napoli Sotterranea is an important historical site, it is crawling with tourists all year round. Make sure to book your tickets well in advance to avoid missing out on trudging through tunnels underneath the city. There are several benefits to booking tickets online:

  • Convenience: With online booking systems in place, you can book a ticket easily and enjoy your tour without queuing up in long lines outside the tunnels.
  • Secure Bookings: Since online reservations are taken early, you do not have to worry about missing the chance to explore the attraction. Your spot will be secured.
  • Great Deals: Online bookings offer great discounts on a variety of experiences. You will also find added features like guided tours and audio guides in different languages to make your experience personal and memorable. 

Explore the Naples Undeground

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Greco-Roman Aqueduct

Dug more than 2,500 years ago, these were used to store and supply water in the past. Sewer tunnels, rainwater harvesting cisterns, and water caverns are common sightings inside the tunnels.

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Greek Roman Theater

The Graeco-Roman theater, also known as the Theater of Nerone, connects visitors to a typical Neapolitan apartment. From here, one can view the rooms once used by Emperor Nero as his private dressing room.

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War Museum

The underground tunnel networks were used as a bomb shelter by close to 40,000 people, during the Second World War. The Underground Naples War Museum collects and preserves documents and objects relating to the war, including bunk beds, forgotten weapons, and war machinery.

Looking at artworks

Co.R.E. Gallery

At the entrance of the Naples Underground, you will find the Co.R.E. Gallery, a contemporary art gallery. Visiting the museum offers the opportunity to discover the most talented and innovative artists in contemporary art research.

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Hypogeum Gardens

The warm temperatures and humidity inside the tunnels coupled with accumulated water from those cisterns have grown some interesting foliage 35 meters below the ground. It was established during Expo Milano, 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, with the sole motive of checking if plants can grow in such inhospitable conditions.

Tufello Wine

Tufello Wine

A unique wine produced in the tuffaceous cavities of Underground Naples, the Tufello Wine is a must-try while you are in Naples. The tuffaceous rock acts as a natural insulator, creating a temperature and humidity that is ideal for aging wine. This process results in a wine with a distinct flavor and aroma.

Plan Your Visit to Naples Underground

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Daily, 10 AM to 6 PM

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Naples underground would be during the cooler months of the year, from October to March, when temperatures are milder and crowds are thinner. This is also a good time to avoid the summer heat and humidity, which can make the underground uncomfortable to explore. Additionally, visiting during weekdays rather than weekends can help avoid the busiest times.

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Address: Piazza San Gaetano, 68 [Find on Maps]

  • By Bus: Take a bus from either of these routes- 02-NA, 151, 168 to reach Naples Underground. 
    Nearest Stop: Nicotera or Piazza Carolina
  • By Train: Take a train from the Naples Garibaldi station (Line 1) to Toledo and walk to Naples Underground.
    Nearest Stop: Toledo
  • By Metro: Line 1 and Line 2 metro lines reach Naples Underground.
    Nearest Stop: Dante on Line 1. 
  • By Car: You can grab a car or taxi to reach Napoli Sotterranea. It will be a 10-minute walk from the parking spots. 
    Nearest Stop: Duomo, Piazza Cavour, or Corso Umberto parking spaces
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  • Toilets
  • Handrails
  • Benches
Dine
  • Il Pizzaiolo del Presidente: A cozy pizzeria with rustic decor and a warm atmosphere, located 180 m, serving delicious Neapolitan pizza made with high-quality ingredients.
  • Pizzeria Starita: A legendary pizzeria, located 1.5 km away, serves classic Neapolitan pizza. Try their classic Margherita pizza or the deep-fried Montanara pizza.
  • Osteria da Carmela: This cozy restaurant, located 2.9 km away, serves traditional Neapolitan cuisine in a warm and welcoming ambiance.
  • Trattoria da Nennella: A casual and rustic trattoria with a homey feel, located 1.6 km away, serving traditional Neapolitan dishes.
Stay
  • Budget:

B&B Hotel Napoli (1.2 km), Hotel Ideal (1.7 km)

  • Mid-Range:

Hotel Piazza Bellini (600 m), UNAHOTELS (1.1 km)

  • Luxury:

Romeo Hotel (2.5 km), Grand Hotel Vesuvio (5 km)

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  • What To Wear: Make sure to wear comfortable clothes that would not mind a tear as you have to squeeze through some really thin pathways. The Naples Underground tour involves a lot of walking and some places may have accumulated water, so wear comfortable, closed shoes. 
  • Temperature: The temperatures inside the tunnels sometimes get quite cold, so carry a light jacket or cardigan. 
  • Health Issues: This trip is not suitable for pregnant women or people with heart problems or other serious medical conditions. 
  • Know Before You Go: If you are claustrophobic, you may find the Naples Underground tunnels really uncomfortable.
  • Tips For Babies: It is advised that you carry your baby in a stroller. 
  • Service Animal: Service animals are allowed to be a part of this tour. 
  • Wheelchair: The tunnels are not suitable for travelers in wheelchairs. 
  • Your Experience: You will be given modern-day, battery-powered candles for ease of exploration. 
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  • The Royal Palace of Naples: Commonly known as Palazzo Reale, the Palace has several intricate objects, tapestries, frescoes, and rooms in Baroque and Rococo styles. The Royal Chapel and Throne Room are two unmissable attractions of this palace. 
  • Pompeii Ruins: The Mount Vesuvius eruption around 79 AD blanketed a town, Pompeii in a thick coat of volcanic ash. Villa dei Misteri, The House of the Tragic Poet, The Temple of Isis, and The Temple of Apollo are the highlights of this attraction. 
  • Herculaneum: Another victim of the Mount Vesuvius eruption, the Herculaneum is much smaller than Pompeii but no less grand. Several excavation projects over the years have granted it the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Royal Palace of Caserta: Largest palace in the world, the Royal Palace of Caserta is home to intricate porcelain sculptures, art galleries, a grand staircase, and a Palatine Chapel, reminiscent of the Bourbon kingdom, the palace is grander than the grandest. 

All Your Questions About Naples Underground Tours Answered

How do I buy Naples Underground tours?

You can buy Naples Underground tours at the venue or online, from authorized vendors. We recommend purchasing tickets online as this will prevent the odds of tickets selling out.

Can I book Naples Underground tours online?

Yes, the Naples Underground tours are available online.

What is the best way to buy Naples Underground tickets?

The best way to purchase Naples Underground tours would be to book them online.

How much does Naples Underground tours cost?

The cost of Naples Underground tours varies depending on the type of tour and the package. The prices start from €12 and can go up to €55 or more.

What is the cancelation policy for Naples Underground tours?

Most Naples Underground tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the experience begins to get a full refund. However, the cancellation policy tends to vary depending on the type of tour and the package. It is recommended to check the policy before booking.

Do I need to book tickets in advance to enter the Naples Underground?

It is highly recommended to book tickets in advance to enter the Naples Underground, especially during peak season.

How long is the Naples Underground tour?

The Naples Underground tour duration can vary depending on the tour. A typical tour, however, lasts for about one and a half to two hours.

Where is Naples Underground located?

The Napoli Sotterranea is located on Piazza San Gaetano, 68.

What are the timings to visit Naples Underground?

The Naples Underground tunnels are open from 10 AM to 6 PM every day. 

What is the best time to visit the Naples Underground?

The months of October to March would be the best time to visit Naples Underground. Temperatures are milder and crowds are thinner, making it a great time to visit the tunnels.

What is the best way to reach Naples Underground?

The best way to travel to Napoli Sotterranea is to take the metro or train from Line 1 and get down at the nearest spot- Dante (metro) or Toledo (train).

What is there to see in the Naples Underground?

The Naples Underground is a collection of tunnels that are the remains of an ancient Greek city called ‘Neapolis’, that later became safety chambers during World War II bombings.

Is photography allowed inside the Naples Underground?

Yes, photography is allowed inside Napoli Sotterranea. 

Is the Naples Underground wheelchair accessible?

No, the tunnels inside Naples Underground are not wheelchair accessible.

Will I have breathing problems inside the tunnels?

The tunnels are quite congested in some areas, but you can always come up mid-way if you feel uncomfortable. 

What are some attractions near Napoli Sotterranea?

The Royal Palace of Naples is only a few minutes from the tunnels. The Royal Palace of Caserta, Herculaneum, and Pompeii is an hour or so away.