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Overview

Literally get beneath Naples’ skin on this intriguing 3-hour small-group tour, indulging in the city’s ancient underground sites. With an art historian by your side at all times, explore the the treasures that are hidden underneath the surface of Naples, from old Roman roads to to early Greek artifacts and relics. Learn about the city’s Greek foundations and see some evidence of early Christian practice. Go beneath Naples Cathedral and the Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore to see some seriously off-the-beaten path historical sites. Admission fees are not included.
  • 3-hour tour of Naples’ fascinating archaeological sites
  • Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Naples’ buzzing streets
  • See excavated ruins beneath Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro) and the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore
  • Learn about the city during Greek, Roman and early Christian times
  • Gain insight into Naples’ hidden archaeological treasures from your specialist guide
  • Small-group tour limited to six participants, ensuring you receive personalized attention
After meeting your guide in the morning at the Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of this pulsating, dynamic city, traverse the narrow streets on a quest to discover what lies beneath the city of Naples. 

First founded by the Greeks, Naples comes from the word ‘New Polis, or ‘New City.’ So there is a lot of history to be uncovered. Once at the the Duomo di San Gennaro, the city’s gorgeous cathedral, head inside and descend below the city. 

Get wowed by the ancient sites that exist below the cathedral, including a a paved road that was built during the Greek era. Learn from your art historian guide about the history of it and also learn about the Baroque church you’re standing in. 

Once on the surface again, stroll the streets taking in the bustling ambience of one of Europe’s most unique urban environments. Walk down the famed Via dei Tribunali, originally a Greek and Roman road many centuries ago. 

When you arrive at the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore, descend below the gothic church where you’ll find an ancient Greek and Roman agora, or public square, that goes back about 2,300 years. Take some time to explore the place and the existing ancient structures, learning all in the intriguing details from your guide. 

When the time comes, head back to the church of Gesù Nuovo where the tour finishes.
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