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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daily, 10 AM to 6 PM
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.
Address: Piazza San Gaetano, 68 [Find on Maps]
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.
Yes, the Naples Underground tours are available online.
The best way to purchase Naples Underground tours would be to book them online.
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.
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.
It is highly recommended to book tickets in advance to enter the Naples Underground, especially during peak season.
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.
The Napoli Sotterranea is located on Piazza San Gaetano, 68.
The Naples Underground tunnels are open from 10 AM to 6 PM every day.
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.
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).
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.
Yes, photography is allowed inside Napoli Sotterranea.
No, the tunnels inside Naples Underground are not wheelchair accessible.
The tunnels are quite congested in some areas, but you can always come up mid-way if you feel uncomfortable.
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.