Guided walking tour of the Roman underground tunnels
Subterranean journey through the underworld of Naples
Hidden Greco-Roman theater accessible by a trapdoor
Expert guide to bring captivating history to light
Classic lunch of real Neapolitan pizza following the tour
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the underground network of Naples
Commentary in English
What you can expect
Hidden under the heart of bustling Naples lies a 50-mile (80-km) network of caves and tunnels. Originally built as mines for the stone used to construct the buildings above, they have since been used as cult sites, catacombs, secret meeting places, and even shelter during World War II.
Venture below the city to see the underground world that sits 131 feet (40 m) below the soil. With your expert guide at hand to provide fascinating anecdotes and history, walk this system of 2,700-year-old Greek tanks connected by 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct channels. Learn all about the history of the structures, including how the tanks were used as a bomb refuge during the war.
Next, step through a secret trapdoor inside a seemingly normal Neapolitan home to visit the Greco-Roman theater where the emperor Nero once held song exhibitions. With your feet back on land, indulge in a traditional lunch of pizza with drinks, then celebrate your afternoon's adventures with cake and coffee at the Napoli Sotterranea bar.