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LAPIS Museum Guided Tour in Italian

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Unearth 2000 years of Naples' history with a guided tour of the LAPIS Museum, featuring a thrilling archaeological elevator ride into the ancient cisterns.


  • Immerse yourself in a unique 1-hour guided tour in Italian of Naples' LAPIS Museum, delving deep into the city's Greco-Roman past.

  • The experience includes a visually arresting tour of the ancient cisterns, skillfully illuminated to underscore their grandeur.

  • Be captivated by the enigmatic Submerged Decumanus, a network of underground aqueducts oozing architectural splendor.

  • Don't miss the archaeological lift journey, a quick 20-second descent that takes you 35 meters underground and 2,000 years back in time.

  • Did you know? The LAPIS Museum is built on the remnants of the Ancient Temple of the goddess Diana, adding an extra layer of historical intrigue.


  • Entry to LAPIS Museum

  • Expert Italian-speaking guide

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

The Naples LAPIS Museum experience

Start your adventure at the Basilica of Pietrasanta, now the LAPIS Museum, an architectural gem designed by Cosimo Fanzago, the epitome of the Neapolitan Baroque. You will be given an insight into the historical significance of this location, which was once the Ancient Temple of the goddess Diana, before embarking on a tour of the Submerged Decumanus. This underground network houses the Greco-Roman cisterns, brought back to life through an impressive feat of hydraulic engineering. The surreal atmosphere is enhanced by a cutting-edge lighting system that reflects off the water and runoffs, casting breathtaking lights and colors onto the grand vaults and volumes.

Elevator ride into the past

The highlight of the tour is a 20-second elevator ride. But this is no ordinary lift – it is an archaeological marvel, the first of its kind in Naples' historic center. In mere seconds, you'll descend 35 meters and travel 2,000 years back into history. Your knowledgeable guide, well-versed in the museum's rich history, will provide intriguing tidbits of information throughout the journey. Get ready to plunge into a historical and architectural journey unlike any other!

What’s not allowed

  • Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: tripod, and flash photography.


  • This experience is accessible for pram/stroller users.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at LAPIS Museum - Museo dell'Acqua Napoli.

  • Address: Piazzetta Pietrasanta, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy.

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