Napoli Sotterranea refers to the many cavities that are burrowed beneath the city – Naples Underground – and to two (unrelated) organised tours of Naples underground that go by the same name, the Napoli Sotterranea L.A.E.S tour that meets at Piazza Trieste e Trento and the Napoli Sotterranea tour at Piazza San Gaetano. They are just two of several underground sites open to the public in Naples.
The Napoli Sotterranea tour at Piazza San Gaetano is the most well known and definitely a tour worth taking. Knowledgeable guides will lead you through the aqueduct system built by the Greeks and expanded by the Romans and take you by candlelight to a water filled cistern. You’ll visit the Roman theater where Nero performed and see the chilling reminders of the underground’s use as an air raid shelter during WWII.
Visit Napoli Sotterranea
Piazza San Gaetano, 68
+39 081 296944
Tours run daily from 1000 – 1800, every hour in Italian and every 2 hours in English. Other languages and a Thursday evening tour at 2100 by reservation.
Tours last approximately 2 hours
Wear sensible shoes and bring a jacket or sweater as it can get quite cool underground.