An underground stroll to discover the history of Naples. A journey in time, through traces of the noble Neapolitan origins.
The Museum of Underground (not to be confused with Napoli Sotterranea Museum nor with Tunnel Borbonico, both underground) is located on Piazza Cavour square. One may access the museum through the entrance in the centre of the square, situated in a red building in the middle of the gardens.
The funicular lines of Naples enable a daily transport of hundreds of Neapolitans.
We present you a brief history of the Neapolitan public transport from the hill of Vomero to the city centre and vice versa, enabled by four funicular lines. They consist in a fundamental link between the hilly quarters and the rest of the city and the factor that facilitates the urban mobility in the city. The Central Funicular, the Funicular of Chiaia and of Montesanto link Vomero quarter and the city centre, while the Funicular of Mergellina connects Posillipo hill with the seaside. The complex of four lines has an overall length of 3.200 meters of railroad, partially in galleries and partially outside, and 16 stations. The entire system is put into service of over 55 thousands of passengers daily (13 millions annually), enabling a fast and direct mobility.
A stroll from the hill of Vomero to Riviera di Chiaia district, by stairs and alleys hidden from urban traffic.
It is not a joke, but a pure, simple truth: one moves faster and in a more convenient manner thanks to some antique routes that connect apparently distant areas of the city. Long passages uphill or downhill. That was supposed to be an urban idea of a port city of Naples, in expansion from the sea towards the hills, tending to urbanisation and development of infrastructure. The passage that we suggest you today conducts from Vomero to Riviera di Chiaia in 20 minutes, avoiding metropolitan, bus and car. Once these streets were passed by noble, wealthy families living in magnificent mansions of the quarter of Chiaia, Corso Vittorio Emanuele and on the hill of Vomero.
The cemetery of Fontanelle is an enormous tuff cave in the quarter called Sanità, that houses the antique bone remains of the least fortunate classes of the society.
Magic, esoteric and traditional place that represents mysteries and peculiarities of Naples through pagan cults forbidden by the Church. The tuff grottoes hide the remnants and secrets of the Naples of the past. The entrance is possible through a small gate that brings to once unexplored site, familiar only to the population of the quarter. The winding alleys have been excavated along the centuries to facilitate the escape or transport of the royal family in office.
The Etruscan Archeological Museum in Naples is the new museum site in the capital city of the Campania region.
It is entirely dedicated to the Etruscan civilization, which presence in the area left a trace also in the region of Campania. “The Etruscan Archeological Museum De Feis” derives its name from the father Barnabite Leopoldo De Feis.