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Naples - Naples: Underground Crypt and the Skull with Ears

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Naples: Underground Crypt and the Skull with Ears

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(93 reviews)
Historical Center, Naples, Italy
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Have ever seen a 400 years old skull with still ears on? In Naples, exactly to the underground of my city, this can happen! I will take you through this amazing esoteric, historical, mysterious travel to this truly gem: In the heart of San Gregorio armeno street, Historical Center, famous worldwide for the Neapolitan nativity scenes, there is an incredible underground hidden and mysterious place: the Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai. It was founded in 1327 and it became later a place of worship for the Corporation of Stone Masons, Rock Cutters and Construction Workers, who asked Santa Luciella protection since they often risked their eyesight because of their job, because rock and stone chips would fly into them as they worked. Beneath the Church the famous Skull with Ears is enshrined; since the 17th century Neapolitans came to pray to it hoping that the skull, listening, would take their prayers to the afterworld; as if it were a messenger between the world of the living and the world of the dead. If you love local cults, archaeology, architecture and legends, this is your tour. Ciao!


Meet Raffaele- Archaeologist

Raffaele- Archaeologist

Raffaele is a Neapolitan Archaeologist with 13 years of field experience and he's an Official Tour Guide of the Region Campania. He has a BA in Archaeology, a master in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D in Archeological Heritage. Also he works on archeological excavations in Naples and in March 2021 he discovered a roman villa built outside the ancient Pompeii. Since he was a child, he has always loved the ancient history of Greece and Rome as well as art from the Middle Ages to the 20th (1900s). His company Grand Tour Experience (www.grandtourexperience.com) runs tours and experiences through all Italy and organizes incentive travels or private events at uncommon and prestigious locations.- The municipality of City of Pompeii has awarded us the Prize for great and honorable guide and we are proud of it! (Oct 2019)- In September 2019 the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011 Dr. B. Beutler was with us for a tour of Pompeii. He loves to meet new people!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Naples with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Naples. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Emma 🇦🇺🦘🇳🇴 V.

28 May 2021

You know your stuff, and you present it in such a down-to-earth and accessible way. Will be joining more of your tours :)

Angela B.

24 May 2021

Another brilliant tour with Raffaele. Once again, so much information and the whole tour handled so sympathetically and respectfully. I was most impressed and so pleased to learn that the crypt is being so well cared for now. So wonderful to see such a beautiful chapel and crypt hidden away in the streets of old Naples. Another triumph, Raffaele! Thank you.

David and Wendy h.

22 May 2021

Really fascinating tour, Raffaele. You are a fantastic storyteller and really create an interesting atmosphere in your tours.

Liz K.

22 May 2021

Not your usual type of tour but a visit to a crypt. As usual Raffaele knows his subject and is just as enthusiastic underground as he is overground ! Nothing frightening about the skulls, just an historic place full of atmosphere even at a distance

Lori G.

22 May 2021

I took this tour on May 21. Raffaele gave an excellent tour. It was so interesting and it was a privilege to be able to visit this church. Raffaele’s tours are always fantastic and his passion and knowledge are a joy to see.


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