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Historic Naples Walking Tour: Downtown Highlights & Underground Ruins Access

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Walk through the street of Spaccanapoli and discover the underground world that lies beneath the city of Naples with a guide.

Highlights

  • Explore the Historical City Center of Naples and the Underground Ruins of the ancient city of Neapolis.

  • Stroll through the street of SpaccaNapoli in the historic City Center, visit S. Gregorio Armeno, and spot churches and monasteries.

  • You may travel to the Underground Ruins of San Gaetano and discover an ancient network of tunnels 800 years old.

  • Or, explore the Underground Ruins of San Lorenzo Maggiore which house ancient Greek and Roman ruins, and discover the Catacombs of San Gennaro.

  • Fun Fact: The Underground Ruins of San Lorenzo Maggiore were rediscovered in the 1970s during the construction of a bank.

Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of city-center and underground ruins

  • English or Italian-speaking licensed tour guide (as per option selected)

  • San Gaetano Underground Ruins entrance ticket (optional)

  • San Lorenzo Maggiore Underground Ruins entrance ticket (optional)

Cancellation policy

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

Ancient streets and cobbled roads

Get fully immersed in the Neapolitan city where every step you take is an encounter with knowledge, revealing an extraordinary multicultural city. This walking tour of the historic City Centre of Naples is an 'above and below' representation of what the city has to offer. This area is not only made up of historic places but also enchanting squares, votive spires, churches with surprising monasteries, several artisan workshops, and also the famous S. Gregorio Armeno with its nativity scenes.

Underground ruins of San Gaetano

As you walk through the well-preserved ruins, you are transported back in time and given a unique glimpse into the history and architecture of Naples. The tour is educational and fascinating, with the guide providing insights into the various ways the site was used throughout history, including as a refuge during times of war.

Underground ruins of San Lorenzo Maggiore & Catacombs of San Gennaro

Explore the well-preserved ruins dating back to the 4th century BC. The ruins include a marketplace, residential buildings, and a temple, offering a fascinating glimpse into daily life and architecture of the past. The experience is educational and awe-inspiring, providing a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Naples' rich cultural heritage.

Finally, visit the Cathedral of San Gennaro, which is the patron saint and protector of Naples. Every year, the cathedral hosts the miracle of the liquefaction of blood, which is witnessed by thousands of faithful devotees and curious onlookers.

What to bring

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable clothing along with walking shoes as there is a fair amount of walking involved in this tour.

  • Bring along your pets as they are allowed on this tour.

Accessibility

  • The experience is not recommended for wheelchair users, and people with reduced mobility.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

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

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