Underneath Naples, Italy: Bourbon Tunnels, Catacombs, and More with Danielle Oteri

Underneath Naples, Italy: Bourbon Tunnels, Catacombs, and More with Danielle Oteri


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Below the hustle and bustle of modern-day Naples, are the ruins and catacombs of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations that once occupied the area. Together with a local expert, we will examine some of the highlights of the city's remarkable underground treasures. 

We begin with the Greek cisterns that are at the foundation of the city. We then explore the Roman boats that were recently discovered during the construction of a new subway stop. Our journey then takes us to the early Christian catacombs of San Gennaro and the newly opened catacombs in the Sanità district. And we conclude with the Bourbon tunnels – which were designed as an escape route for the royal family in the Medieval period. 

Danielle Oteri is an expert on Roman, medieval and Renaissance art. She was a Lecturer at the Met Cloisters for fifteen years and has been Program Director of the International Center of Medieval Art since 2008. Danielle has written about art, history, food and travel for Conde Nast Traveler, Gothamist, NPR and Roads & Kingdoms. She is the founder of Feast on History and Arthur Avenue Food Tours.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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