Naples Underground Tour
1) The Greek-Roman Aqueduct.
Going down a comfortable 136 steps, we will reach a depth of about 130 ft below ground, where we will visit some of the tuffaceous cavities excavated in the Greek era (IV centuries BC.), and exploited as cisterns for the water supply of the city for approximately 23 centuries.
The setting is full of space and light, except for an optional, but short and charming passage where each person is given a candle to light their own path. All surfaces and very safe and smooth for walking. The visits lasts about one hour.
Other attractions will be the air raid shelters from World War II, the War Museum and the Hypogeum Gardens, a new project brought to the underground of Naples offering lush vegetation to its visitors and multiple educational and scientific organizations.
Inside the darkness of the underground of Naples, in the 35 meter depth, miraculously life is found! The idea was born during the international event – Expo Milano 2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. This event is dedicated to Earth’s power. The Hypogeum Gardens is a vegetable garden growing in the bowels of the earth, a seemingly hostile environment. Yet it is protected from acid rain, pollutants, smog, harmful microorganisms, and even human life.
It is a place that engages university researchers and botanists who use the Hypogeum Gardens for the scientific research in a national and global scale.
Two more stops to complete our tour:
1) We’ll take a stroll through a Neapolitan house, commonly called “low” because of its street-level location. Inside, you’ll find a hidden entrance through a bedroom to find the ancient theater of Neapolis. Emperor Nero had a dressing room here when he performed his shows in Naples.
2) Summa Cavea
In an old carpentry appears another fraction of the Roman Theater. You’ll also see an exhibition of “Scarabattoli” religious artifacts. See ancient Roman and Greek architecture and the Greek theater located in Cinquesanti alley behind San Gaetano square. Inside the theater, newly discovered channels revealed to be drain sewers from the Bourbon period, made out of “riggiole” (tiles) with blue color designs. Those channels were protected by grilles and are visible.
DeparturePiazza San Gaetano, 68. Blue and white flags highlight the entrance.
Departure Time10 am - 12 am - 2 pm - 4 pm - 6 pm
Return TimeDuration 2 h
IncludeEntry FeesPersonal Guide
Not IncludedLunchHotel PickupBreakfast