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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
Vico del Grottone 4 | Zone Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
+39 081 764 5808
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank john342018
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely interesting visit to the underground structures of Naples from 1500 to 1990 years. Very passionate guide that explains his own experience in the discovery of these amazing galleries and caverns. You shall not miss this part of Naples!

Thank 971micheleb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful trip, so exciting and intriguing that we totally lost our sense of time. A travel unveiling mysteries of ancient and modern Naples, as well a tribute to human greatness. Absolutely worthy of, especially the adventure mode.

Thank Mattia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have relations who lived through bombings during the Second World War Galleria Borbonico will put you a little closer to how life was like for them. Or else, if you're from a country that has never been shelled by strategic bombers then go...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good guides to show how things used to get done on the old Naples city. Very nice tour and museum

Thank Greice A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and unespected view of the world under Neaples. The visit last around 90 minutes and a guide is bringing you in the history of this "building",

Thank Emanuele G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice tour with an excellent guide Assunta.... she explained with care and love everything concerning Galleria. It was amazing how she well explained the very heart of Naples. Highly recommend!!

Thank mcamarta
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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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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.
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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