Naples: City and Lapis Museum Tour with an Archaeologist

26 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Good for groups Walking tours Entry tickets Art Sightseeing Tours Theme Tours Art & Museums Archaeology Cruises & boat tours Underground & Catacombs History & heritage Museums & exhibitions Second World War Churches & cathedrals Small group Brooklyn Walking Tours

Explore the city above ground and then the world's largest underground path on a walking tour that takes you between Greek cisterns, Roman aqueducts, and WWII air shelters of Naples.

Highlights

  • Discover the hidden layers of Naples
  • Learn about the history of Naples
  • Move through time as you explore ancient cisterns and World War II-era bunkers

Description

Naples is one of the oldest cities in Italy and preserves the world's largest underground path: between Greek cisterns, Roman aqueducts, and WWII air shelters, 45% of the city's underground is practically empty. There are different ways to access the underground of Naples, and the experience will take you through a real hidden gem. Embark on a real archaeological journey in the undergrounds (the tour is the LAPIS Museum path). The tour starts from piazza San Gaetano, the ancient Greek-Roman square, where you'll walk through streets and local culture to understand the 'underground cults of Naples.' Admire a gothic church and peer through its glass floor at the remains of a previous ancient mosaic. Next, go 40 meters below the crowds of Naples through a doorbell in one of the oldest churches of the city: Santa Maria Maggiore. The church, built on a Pagan Roman temple dedicated to Diana, still features Roman structures. Keep journeying downwards to see the Greek cisterns carved into the tough stone. Once you arrive at the lowest point of the route, walk through the tunnels to reach the tanks used for the collection of water in Roman times. This trail was also used in medieval times as a secret passage by the Templar Knights and in 1943 as an airplane retreat. Many of the bathrooms, kitchens, and memorabilia are still preserved to this day.

Includes

Local guide Professional archaeologist Admission tickets to Roman Cistern Museum - LAPIS Museum Admission tickets to WWII Shelters Museum

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Gallery

My Guide Book Now! Naples: City and Lapis Museum Tour with an Archaeologist

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Milan.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Recommended Experiences in Milan

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Milan with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Milan is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Milan

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Milan