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Galleria Borbonica

Vico del Grottone 4 | Zone Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
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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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“bourbon tunnel” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vico del Grottone 4 | Zone Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
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"standard tour"
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"bourbon tunnel"
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"air raid shelter"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short visit to Naples so we knew we only had time for 1 underground visit. So glad we chose to do this one, really lovely guide (Sabrina I think her name) and a fascinating tour. Quite a few steps and uneven surfaces so...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the tour really interesting and worth the entrance fee. The guide spoke really good English and had a great sense of humour. Would highly recommend this tour, which lasts just over 1 hour

Thank jkdafty
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

40 metres under the City of Naples and you find a whole new world. Who would have thought. Next time I visit I will definitely go on one of the more adventurous tours. The remains of a history through time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best attraction in the city! An amazing journey discovering different ages and historical periods!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have got to visit this place! It tells you an inevitable story of the city and its people. The place is run by young enthusiastic people, guiding and telling the story that everyone should know. Go for the story but go also to help...More

Thank Glam B
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

I learned so much while I was here! There is so much history packed into this underground maze of human-built tunnels and natural beauty. Our guide was absolutely amazing and super knowledgeable. Early on in the tour, she advised us not to wander off, as...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Definitely worth a visit. Our guide was Federica, who was very good, friendly and informative. She gave us the history of the tunnels from start to finish in excellent English and was very entertaining.

Thank Clairerenwick
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Amazing Tunnel, great guided tour, we loved it and highly recommend. The atmosphere is magic, don't be scared, visit it!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This ancient tunnel wouldn't be so interesting unless it revived during the bombing of WWII. Facsinating walk and good English guided tour. A perfect escape from the weather. Do not confuse this place with comletely other tunnel from the Roman times up north from here....More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I recommend it! Great for family! The tour is about 1 h. It has three types of tours, we choose the standard one.

Thank Perederic E
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Isabelesto
7 September 2017|
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Response from Gianluca M | Property representative |
Hello, coming from Morelli parking you can visit over 50% of the Gallery without architectural barriers; beyond there are stairs with up to 15 steps to go to the other rooms.. Hope to see you soon
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Dritan
3 July 2017|
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Response from LizA2018 | Reviewed this property |
We went 10 days ago & did the 1hr 15min tour which you don't have to book. We did the first tour in the morning & it was not busy.
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bdskillman
15 April 2017|
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Response from Gianluca M | Property representative |
hi, depends on the day becouse we are opened from friday to sunday..others day just for groups after a reservation
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