Galleria Borbonica

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Galleria Borbonica
5
Military Museums • Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Rheava
Italy1 contribution
Learned something new!
Sabrina was a great and knowledgeable tour guide. Loved the experience, thank you for your time and teaching me something new!
Written 12 June 2021
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Lindsay S
Green Bay, WI56 contributions
A Must See!
May 2021
Such a fun tour! The standard tour is about an hour long, costs around 10 euro, and takes you through the WWII shelters, the now-emptied water collection area (with the pozzaro), and the cars and motorbikes. It's worth every penny! I did the tour with a friend, and we had the great fortune of having Assunta as the guide of our English-language tour. She was funny, informative, and highly professional. If anything, I wish that I had gone on the longer tour to see the blue water!

The Galleria Borbonica is a great addition to other Napoli Sotteranea tours, whether official or not--from the catacombs of San Gaudioso and San Gennaro to the Fontanelle cemetery. Don't miss it!
Written 30 May 2021
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Jsarki
Paris, France3 contributions
Great guide / great visit - A must do in Napoli !
Oct 2020 • Couples
Amazing place to go to, thanks to Daniella who made it very interesting. We’re happy we discovered it
Written 24 October 2020
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bruesen
Zurich, Switzerland72 contributions
Very interesting tour with great guide!
Oct 2020
My wife and I booked the standard tour starting from Vico del Grottone on a Friday and happened to get a private tour as they didn't have any other visitors on the English tour. The guide spoke English very well and shared many interesting and emotional stories about the tunnels. She was also very open to answer any additional questions. The stories included details from the time when it was built, from when it was used to protect people during world war II as well as after the war when it was used by homeless people and as a parking lot. We can highly recommend this tour.
Written 2 October 2020
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Furbieheather
York, UK66 contributions
Good value tour
Sep 2020 • Couples
Reasonable price for the amount of information you get. An hour long your underground Naples. We started off the piazza plebistco which involved a lot of steps down but then we existed at ground level. A unique attraction that I've never seen anywhere else, a must for a trip to Naples
Written 25 September 2020
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Jinma T
14 contributions
Highlight of the trip!
Sep 2020
This is one of the best tours I've had during the trip to Napoli this year, the official website is very well done and all the instructions for ticket booking online were very clear and English friendly, and I especially appreciated the fact that they encourage people to use digital ticket on mobile phone instead of printing it out.
We took the English standard tour (enter from vico del Grottone, 4), our guide Rossella speaks perfect English plus she's an amazing story teller! I'd recommend everyone who has the change to visit Napoli to take this tour.
p.s. it's also a great choice if you'd like to take a short break from the summer heat outside!
Written 14 September 2020
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Steven P
5 contributions
Awesome
Sep 2020
Never expected to see something like this. Stefano was an excellent guide and told us so much about the history of this place.
Written 14 September 2020
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Keith T
Limerick, Ireland12 contributions
Into the Abyss.
What an amazing adventure. This is a must do when you visit Naples. It costs €10 very reasonable and the basic tour lasts for about 1hr. You and your guide descend into the Abyss on a trip back in time from world War 2 to the renaissance. It's literally a city under a city. If you want to feel like Indiana Jones for an hour then this is the tour for you.
Written 13 September 2020
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Jon
1 contribution
Great experience and great staff
Sep 2020 • Couples
Beautiful experience, an awe-inspiring atmosphere in the tunnels (used as bomb shelters during WWII) made even better by the excellent tour guide Rossella. I would highly recommend because the tour is worth it and because the whole thing originally started as a volounteer project years ago, this kind of quality and commitment should be praised and rewarded.
Written 12 September 2020
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Neringa S
Edgware, UK49 contributions
Omg!
Aug 2020
Full of history and more. Had a great guide, which told many stories and explained the importance of this place. Its honestly a must go in Naples, would go again and again.
Written 29 August 2020
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  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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