The existence of Naples basement is characterized to the morphologic and geologic conformation of the territory, composed from “tufacea” rock that has particular characteristics of lightness, friableness and stabilities.
The first morphology transformations of the territory, brought about people Greeks from the 470 a.C., originated the wonderful world that it is Naples underground. These transformations have been originated from requirements of water, that created basement cisterns used to pick up the rain and used to have material to build in Naples. Only in 1885, after a terrible epidemic of colera, the use of the old system of distribution water was left in order to adopt the new waterworks than still it is in function.
The last participation of underground was during the second world war, when it offered refuge to the population adapting the structures of waterworks to the requirements of the citizens. In Naples was prepared 369 refuges in cave and 247 refuges for no landslade.
When the war ended, lacked the means of transport and all the rubble were unloaded in the underground, buring the memories of that sad period.Until the end of years ’60 has not been spoken about the underground, and many citizens continued to use the wells like rubbish dumps.
From 1968, happened geological instability caused of the breaking of the sewer system or leaks of the new waterworks: in all the cities of the world these cases are evidenced with floodings or with regurgitations of sewage in surface. In Naples, instead, because there is a big underground, there are important abysses.
After 20 years of diggings out and reclamation, and with engagement and sacrifice of volunteers which, after the job, descended in the underground of Naples in order to bring back an historical medical report, today it is possible to know one unknown page of the history of Naples.
Underground Naples 63 Km from Maiori
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