(GMT)16 JUN 2017 PUPLT:
Napoli Sottoranea (Naples Underground)
Naples is a city of exceptional beauty, a city of art, tourism and backpackers but few know the underground reality of the city. Underneath modern Naples is an 80-kilometer-long labyrinth of caves hidden, which lies up to 40 meters underground. It’s the heart of Naples, and the place from which the city was born. To visit it is to travel to the past, a world 2400 years old.Every historic epic, from the foundation of Neopolis, to the bombs of WWII, has left it’s mark on the walls of the yellow tufa stone, the soul of Naples, and the stone with which the city was built.
Since 400 B.C., the caves have been used for all kinds of different purposes. History in the tunnels ranges from use as a water source in ancient times to being used as a shelter during World War II, and even includes the remains of a Roman theater that is concealed by the many homes and apartments it borders....