Guided Naples Underground Tour with Optional Transport

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy
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Tour description

Forty meters below the characteristic and lively streets of the historic center of Naples, you find a different world. Isolated by time, unexplored until recently, but deeply connected with the current world above. It’s the heart of Naples, and the place from which the city was born. To visit it is to travel 2,400 years in the past. Every historic epic, from the foundation of Neopolis, to the bombs of WWII, has left it’s mark on the walls of the yellow tufa stone, the soul of Naples, the stone with which the city was built. Come, join this magical 1.5 hour journey back in time.

You will be collected in Naples at a prearranged time and location and transferred to the Naples Underground (if the option with transfer is selected). Traveling back in time, you'll descend flights of stairs in and emerge into the honeycombed underground, with its haunting and mysterious history. Descending approximately 40 meters below ground, you'll witness a few of the tuffaceous cavities, excavated in the 4th century, and used as cisterns for the water supply of the city for approximately 23 centuries. The environment is spacious and illuminated, except for a short segment where the tour is optional, but full of charm as each person is given a candle to light their own path. The walking surface is smooth and straight. You will visit the air raid shelters from the Second World War too, the War Museum and the Hypogeum Gardens, as well as the Greek-Roman Aqueduct. This part of the tour will last approximately 1-hour.You'll also visit in the remains of the ancient Roman Theater of Neapolis by entering through a typical Neapolitan house at ground floor. The emperor Nero kept a private dressing room here, for when he performed his shows in Naples. This part of the tour will last approximately 20-minutes. After the tour of Naples Underground, pizza with soft drink will be served at a typical pizzaria nearby, if this option is selected.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (if the option is selected)
  • Transport by private vehicle (if the option is selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Underground Naples
  • Entry/Admission - Hypogeum Babuk and Garden

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Transport (if the option with transport is not selected)


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Hotel pickup included