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Galleria Borbonica

Vico del Grottone 4 | Zone Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
+39 081 764 5808
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Enchanting scenery that unfolds to the eyes of visitors, a secret place full of history and magic atmosphere.An emotional journey that conducts visitors in the new section of the underground of Naples. It is situated in Vico del Grottone 4, from to 150 mt. to Plebiscito Square. Until a few years ago it wasa veterinary laboratory, now is the entrance of the Bourbon Tunnel. A staircase with 8 ramps, 33 yards deep descending into the belly of Chiaia. The second entry is in Via Domenico Morelli,40, through the crosswalk of “Quick parking”.The Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of rebellion, he asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was uncompleted and, during the second World War, was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit.The war left its mark even in the subsoil. That’s way there are handwrite, folding beds, messages of wish and desolation of those who lived it and still maintains its memory. Along the tunnel thereare also the evidences, 530 meters, where visitors can discover the history of real life. Through the spacious streets, it’s easy reachable the network of tunnels and cisterns of seventeenth-century,large buildings, where worked the "pozzari", the only connoisseur of Naples underground.The show is stunning, but that's not finished. On Via Morelli appear statues dating back to fascist period and many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years, freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated ad hoc for the route.Nothing is left to chance, even lighting, perfectly integrated with the path of the visitors.Since today everything is possible to visit. Five years ago the scenery was completely different.Rubbish, degradation, wastes of all kinds covered the reliquaries.
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Vico del Grottone 4 | Zone Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting visit. Too expensive for what it is. But the worst was our guide Asunta, we could understand only half of what she said (her English was terrible) which by itself would be excusable, however she was very rude answering questions: "I've already explained this...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We highly recommend this guided tour. Our guide, Erminia, was fabulous in explaining what we saw as well as what we did not see. She would recount scenes that helped us better understand and place her descriptions in the right historical context. Excellent!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience! Our guide Virginia? described us history of tunnels and caves which are located under Naples. This tour is a real alternative for tourists who wants to know the history of Naples in a different way than in museums.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most mesmerising experiences not to be missed in Naples. Hidden places rising from the past which you would never imagine lying underneath the ground, rich in history and moving stories. Special thanks to Federica who made this trip unforgettable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if ever in Naples - cavernous underground world. Fascinating stuff! Wear flat shoes and take a jumper as it can get chilly

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting experience. Virginia our guide, made it special and fun at the same time. She was thorough even answering our questions. Recommend !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating window on history both ancient and modern, these chambers were originally subterranean water storage cisterns, but fell into disuse after they were found to be the source of the Black Death, and then used a dumping ground for all manner of rubbish...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No visit of Napoli is complete without a visit of Galleria Borbonica. The guided tour lasts an hour and in that time you get thru the whole gallery and get known of all the important facts about it. We took the English tour an our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked up to one of the entrances we had to descend down 90 steps that wound Down sorta spiral. This is so Wonderful and so much history. The tour we took was not for people who have trouble walking. It can be narrow...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great visit, we learned a lot about Naples, its history in different periods, along with the vivid and enthusiastic guide Federica. One of the highlights of this trip, according to my 20something kids.

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Very strange..we will try to solve...however on 8 of june we are opened...have a look to our web site for news.. see you soon
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I've checked my review and I didn't write about a hotel but about the subterranean Naples at Galleria Borbonica. You maybe visit my page that refers to a hotel. :-)
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