Naples has been inhabited for almost 3,000 years and much of the city’s past is hidden beneath the modern streets. Secure your spot on an official Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) tour, the only way to venture below ground and explore the city’s buried history. Admire the ancient Neapolitan aqueduct and WWII air raid shelters, all with an official site guide.
Book your Naples Underground tour in advance to avoid disappointment
An official Napoli Sotterranea guide to help interpret the complex ruins
A choice of tour times to suit your sightseeing schedule
A small-group experience for more personal attention
Meeting And Pickup
Vico S. Anna di Palazzo, 52
Vico S. Anna di Palazzo, 52, 08132 Napoli NA, Italy
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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The guide was great and...
Revant_S, Mar 2023
The guide was great and kept everyone feel at ease throughout the tour, while also highlighting the significance the place holds for the locals.
A must visit, short and sweet
CecileDong, Mar 2023
Simone is a wonderful English tour guide. He has everyone taken care of and great stories to share. It’s amazing to get to know Naples from underground. It helps a lot to understand today’s local culture, people based on what this area has gone through along the years
One hour is the ideal time for a tour in the city. Fun walking through the tunnels. Great experience at reasonable price
gabrielle_g, Mar 2023
It was a wonderful experience filled with history and legends. A lot of steps and VERY narrow passages... like turned sideways with your feet facing front. Worth it!
Deep under the city
Konstantin_D, Mar 2023
Waiting outside for the tour!
Talking with others about all unexpected
Alex was a perfect man fir his job!
Susan_W, Mar 2023
Amazing to hear and see the history of these underground chasms. It was a little scary going through the tunnels but glad I did it!
Must do and fun
Eamonn_B, Jan 2023
Simone was a great guide. Fun, energetic and knowledgeable. Fascinating place and well worth visiting.
Vinda_T, Jan 2023
We enjoyed the tour led by Alex. He explained to us the history and many interesting story during the tour in the underground. We’re glad that we took this tour!
Amazing history beneath your feet!
Ian_h, Nov 2022
Amazing to learn the aqueducts we’re started by the Greeks and that they were used to store rubble from bombings of WW2 and housed thousands during bombing raids. Simone the English speaking guide was funny and engaging.
A highlight of our trip!
Jennifer_O, Nov 2022
Tour guide was informative, engaging, funny and kind (sensitive and thoughtful about people who didn't want to go in the small spaces). Pointed out extraordinary things (graffiti, etc.) and the whole experience was fascinating and lovely.
Gemma_W, Nov 2022
This was a fantastic experience to see what went on back in time . Our tour guide was fantastic and had a great sense of humour and got everyone involved ☺️loads of information was given and had fun along the way
Highly recommended when visiting Naples
Joy_B, Nov 2022
This is a fascinating tour and Alex is a wonderful guide! We highly recommend this experience when visiting Naples.
Alex is Great
Robert_W, Nov 2022
Stories and history. Hands on knowledgeable guide. Safe and comfortable. Good physical workout. Worth the time. A real find.
Catherine_F, Oct 2022
The guide was extremely entertaining and informative.
Most of the history was new to me.
Would highly recommend
Our guide was informative, interesting, amusing and had very understandable English.
Peggy_S, Oct 2022
The tunnels! We were assured of the length and height of the tunnels which made them very non threatening. Loved the history of the tunnels from the origin to present day clearing. Enjoyed hearing of the little monks and, of course, the “chillies” good luck symbols. The staircase down was wonderful.
Rebecca_R, Oct 2022
This tour was the best experience and I will highly recommend it to everyone. Our guides were very knowledgeable and funny, they made the tour worth the money.
Great value for money
Terence_P, Oct 2022
Great guide in Alex. Funny and knowledgeable. You have to be reasonably fit as it’s quite tight getting through the tunnels at certain points.
Alex was an excellent...
James_D, Oct 2022
Alex was an excellent guide and brought the stories of Naples to life. Would highly recommend this tour.
Vikki_L, Oct 2022
Absolutely loved this tour. Simona speaks great English and is both highly informative and very entertaining.
Definitely great value for the money and is one of my favourite tours in all of Italy.
Excellent - a real experience
Owen_D, Oct 2022
Brilliant 90 minute tour of underground Naples. Our guide was superb amd very knowledgeable. It was not what we expected but we definitely a highlight of our trip to wonderful Naples - in the top 3 things to do for sure. Book it and do it you won't be disappointed
Greg_M, Oct 2022
It was interesting Learning about the ancient aqueduct, as well as, how it was used for a bomb shelter during the war.