Underground Naples
Underground Naples
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Check out a different side of Naples—think: an extensive labyrinth of tunnels that snake underneath the entire old town. Underground Naples offers a fascinating combination of caves, galleries, and passages 131 feet below the ground. Follow the official Napoli Sottrerranea route, which will bring you to the Roman Theater and the Greek-Roman aqueduct, or join a separate tour to visit the Galleria Borbonica which used to be a tunnel intended for the then King of Naples to flee if intended. It's highly recommended to pre-book skip-the-line tickets online to avoid long lines at the entrance. – Tripadvisor
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  • Michie
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best underground experience ever!
    We went for an English speaking tour and our tour guide Maja was INCREDIBLE! We enjoyed nearly 1:30 hrs underground and were simply amazed by the stories Maja told us about the place. She did an amazing job guiding us through the tunnels and managed to grip the audience whenever she spoke. We‘d definitely come here again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • JES28
    Westport, Connecticut67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating tour through the aqueducts
    Fascinating history of the underground aqueducts and their use during WWII. Alex, our guide made the tour -he was so funny, knowledgeable and all around excellent. Narrow passageways were both fun and spooky to walk through and if you have claustrophobia you can sit out in a cave for those parts.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Lisaj730
    New York City, New York487 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the claustrophobic part!
    Carve out the hour to cool down underground and do this tour. It was nice to break up the day out of heat/sun underground. There is a part of the tour that is very claustrophobic if that bothers you! It was my favorite part lol Crazy to think people stayed down here and lived like that for time on end! My only complaint is there are alot of photos online that make this place look "cooler" than it actually was. I think they try to upsell the marketing so I was a little disappointed but overall it was interesting hear about the underground world!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Simon W
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little pricey, but a very memorable and interesting tour.
    Wonderful walking tour of the Sebtarranean Naples. We found the tour really informative, engaging and fun! Don't want to give away spoilers, but would highly recommend, unless you're claustrophobic (though some bits can be skipped)! We felt it was a little bit pricey, compared to the value of other Naples attractions, but that aside would thoroughly recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Robb G
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool tour, well worth the effort.
    This was an enjoyable tour. Our guide spoke good English, although sometimes it was hard to hear him. We explored the ancient Greek quarries under the city, and then saw parts of the Roman amphitheater. This amphitheater is now inside of an ordinary looking apartment building - - astonishing. It is 40 m underground, about 140 steps. Our guide was cognizant of the effort required for this. Also, at some point we were going through some very tight spaces, which some people opted out of. We opted for the pizza add-on, which was at a restaurant nearby, afterward. It was fine.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Emma R
    Beeston, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour guide & fun experience
    I wasn’t overly looking forward to this experience but it was brilliant! Our tour guide (I think he was called Mikhael, I know he was from Helsinki) was very funny and interesting and had so much energy. I am a little claustrophobic and found it ok, but you can skip most of the narrow tunnels except for one at the beginning that only takes 8 seconds to get through. I did find it a little scary taking the 100+ steps down (fear of heights trumps fear of enclosed spaces for me) but it was fine going back up so the scary bit is over at the beginning if you are scared of heights. Didn’t see any spiders either! My favourite part of the tour was at the end when we went to see the old theatre or what remains of it. This was a lovely surprise as initially I thought the tour was over by this point.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Ben T
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting tour with a fantastic guide
    We had a fantastic tour by Finnish guide Michel, he was full of energy and very engaging and entertaining. The full tour took around 2 hours and it was 15 Euros each, which we thought was great value. It's also a nice break from the heat outside! Very interesting place to look around, all well explained. If you're into your history it covers all sorts of stuff ranging from Ancient Greek, through Roman to World War II. Highly recommend. Tour times seem fairly changeable, probably easiest just to go and ask when the next tour is for your language and they will tell you when to come back. We didn't have to wait long.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • NadineCr
    Babylon, New York60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it!
    My boyfriend and I were torn between which underground Naples tour to do and we were so happy that we chose this one! I know there were some negative reviews but… We understood our guide the entire time- she was from Naples but spoke perfect English- and we didn’t have any issues with hearing her. She made sure other tours were quiet when they passed and we we weren’t rushed along. We definitely recommend if you’re in town! Awesome place to see and great history lesson!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • W JAM
    Cambridge, United Kingdom118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun underground experience
    A really interesting attraction with a guide that really brought it to life. we really enjoyed it as a nice ending to a day exploring. A couple of things to be aware of, be warned there are a lot of stairs involved! also if you are of a rounder shape it might be a bit tight to get through the main bit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
  • jcoco1
    59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-do experience
    A must-do in Naples. Such a cool and unique experience. Our guide was an excellent storyteller and it was amazing to walk through both the aqueduct and the theatre. We thought we wouldn't get it because the tour was fully booked but there was plenty of space. Definitely worth the time and money
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 October 2023
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Aroundtheworld3003
London, UK4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Hearing about Naples' history was fascinating and seeing the underground passages - there is also a little extra as you visit some hidden houses and learn about the structure of the city, and how the poorest of the population live. In the catacombs itself, it is a good tour, but if you are claustrophobic, or worry about the coronavirus in closed spaces, you won't get too see - and hear- about the key thing in the catacombs, which is about the aqueduct. It's a shame as no one tells you beforehand, so missing out on the actual thing you want to see and pay 10 Euros for it is a great shame.
Written 4 October 2020
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Wayne L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Step back in deep time and allow yourself to ponder ancient history. Walking down the 5,000 year-old steps into the past brings you to a time 3,000 years before Pompeii was buried in ash by Mt Vesuvius. The hike through sometimes-narrow tunnels in candlelight was a thrilling education. The tunnels, caverns, water cisterns, walls and ceilings were so much more compelling to my eyes than the equally fascinating eye candy of Pompei and Ercolano - also not to be missed. The Tour guides were superb, knowledgeable, patiently ensuring all participants felt abd secure in a sometimes overwhelming environment! Kinduv amazing that this underground city was first used 5,000 years ago, all the way through WWII as a bomb shelter! ENJOY! WTL.USA 2/4/2020
Written 4 February 2020
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Michael U
Las Vegas, NV46,371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Running beneath the Italian city of Naples and the surrounding area is an underground geothermal zone and several tunnels dug during the ages. Mostly aqueducts, but then used as bomb shelters during WWII, suffice it to say much was learned on this often-narrow 60 minute tour. Conducted by enthusiastic guides, fluent in English, do be sure not to wear shoes you value and claustrophobic guests should probably take a pass.
Written 11 February 2020
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davide s
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Visiting the underground was not in the original plans due to our schedule in Naples: in a week a tons of things to do and see! But see the underground, really worths the time spend and the cost of the tickets. Massimiliano the guide lead us in the secret story , explaining the ancient origins of Naples from the first Greek plant in Partenope to Neapolis. Massimiliano was able to make it a fun experience to my young girls aged 12 and 14 years old and to my wife. So perfect guide for a young family. They adore to walk trough the dark corridors and stairs handling a candle 😄. Go here and ask for Massimiliano. Good efficiency on ticket selling, better book them online. Even the covid restrictions make struggling any visits worldwide, the organization of the underground make it easy and affordable by anybody. Go to the Napoli Sotterranea!👊
Written 27 August 2020
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G.B.
822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Highly recommended experience as the environments are evocative and the guide was very knowledgeable but never boring. You will take a journey underground but also through history. It also supports the association that takes care of these places (even buying parts of houses built practically INSIDE the caves)!
Beware of imitations! Near the entrance to this one is the entrance to other experiences with a similar name, but very different (and which I do not recommend, compared to this one).
Written 15 December 2020
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annamde
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our tour guide was extremely kind and knowledgeable, teaching us about the history of the underground and how it is used today by students of the university. The tour lasted a little over an hour, and included a walk through the very narrow tunnels, a secret Roman theater and lots of stairs.
Great value at 10€ / person.
I definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in the history of Naples, or simply interested in doing something different!
Written 19 January 2020
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Dženita Dž
Zagreb, Croatia17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The English tour was around 30 people which was too much, took a long time to move around. The tour guide was very short and provided no new info (read the same one in the description of the tour). I advise you to go earlier in the day while the tour guides have more energy and if you are claustrophobic it makes little sense to go for the tour since you have around 15-20min of just sitting while the rest of the group goes to the water tanks that might even be the best thing to see in the tunnels. In summer they say it's a good place since the tunnels are cool but now in December it was even colder then outside.
Written 3 January 2020
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Audrey S
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Booked our tickets ahead of time thinking it would make a difference in the wait time but it didn’t. A complete mess with with zero organisation. When we arrived there was already a queue for the 16h tour, I approached a staff to let them know that I have already booked my ticket in advance and he said to join the queue along with the rest of visitors who have no prior reservation. Confused, I approached another staff and she said to join another queue on the side. There were multiple queues and none of their staff seemed to be clear on what exactly was going on. The experience only went downhill from there….the guide (whom didn’t even introduce herself) started the tour with an attitude…she started by shushing everyone rudely like they were school kids. She had zero charisma and seemed like she didn’t want to be there. Even when she tried to make a joke, it seemed like she literally read if off a script she memorised…completely cold and monotonous. She tried to get the public to respond to a question she asked but when we didn’t get the answer right she just replied “No” with an attitude. She gave like 5 mins of commentary and sprinted to the next room, I could have honestly googled and have gotten more information. What a waste of 10 euros. The place has so much history and potential but due to the unprofessionalism of the staff, it completely ruined our experience there. Save your money, visit the catacombs instead or just Google the history/pictures.
Written 14 February 2023
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James C
Basingstoke, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The tour takes you 40 metres below Naples into the old aqueducts and impromptu Second World War bunkers, with a really informative (if not occasionally forgetful) guide. Highlights include seeing the old water channels and the showers/toilets used in WW2 - as well as a very tight walk through some of the original walkways from thousands of years ago - it’s a very tight squeeze but don’t worry if you are claustrophobic, as you can miss that section and it’s only 15 minutes of a full 2 hour tour. After the underground section, the guide walks you across town to the ruins of the old amphitheatre telling stories of the emperors that once performed there. Really great tour and really unique way to see Napoli, but it only gets 4 stars because it’s got barely any information outside about tour times, tour languages or even tour length. We turned up and winged it but you are able to pre-book which would probably remove my only complaint! At about €15 per person on the door for two hours and lots of sights it’s well worth it!
Written 23 June 2023
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Travel529
New York City, NY287 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are two Naples underground attractions (both 10-11 Euro each and per person including Guide). One of which is Archaeological and other an old bunker experience. If you have been to Pompeii ruins then no need to visit Archaeological underground, its waste of money and even official guides don't know much about their Archaeological attraction, might not be able to answer many of your questions and even for very small ruins at attraction. Visiting Bunker is subjective and depending on your interest people visit it.
Written 3 February 2020
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