Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore
Despite dating to the 8th century, this glorious basilica was almost entirely rebuilt at the end of the 16th century. Its huge,...
Complesso Museale di Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco
Consecrated in 1638, the engrossing chiesa delle cape di morte (the church of the skulls) sits on two levels. While the upper church...
Complesso Monumentale di San Lorenzo Maggiore
Architecture and history buffs shouldn't miss this richly layered religious complex, its breathtaking basilica deemed one of Naples'...
A change of ownership has breathed new life into this old stalwart. Spruced up with local art and friendly, young waitstaff, its...
Piazza San Gaetano 68 · interesting places nearby
Napoli Sotterranea information
This evocative guided tour leads you 40m below street level to explore Naples' ancient labyrinth of aqueducts, passages and cisterns.
The passages were originally hewn by the Greeks to extract tufa stone used in construction and to channel water from Mt Vesuvius. Extended by the Romans, the network of conduits and cisterns was more recently used as an air-raid shelter in WWII. Part of the tour takes place by candlelight via extremely narrow passages – not suitable for expanded girths!