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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
+39 081 764 5808
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our trip to Galleria Bourbonica was so interesting and impressive. It's like time travelling back in to the 16th century AND to the 19th century AND to world war two AND to the fifties. What a astounding world lies underneath the city centre of naples....More

Thank kelly z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went down into the 'Galleria Borbonica' after reading some positive reviews. We went on the 'Standard Tour', in English. It was excellent and well worth the time. This is not just for History fans, the sheer scale of the engineering works are breathtaking. Our...More

Thank SeanClark1974
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a place to visit. Seeing is believing. We had an amazing guide who explained the history both ancient and modern. The collection of motor vehicles dumped by the police in the 1950's and 60's as they were deemed illegal is a sight to see....More

Thank drag0n1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of six (age span from 17-73) visited the tunnels not really knowing what to expect. Wow! We were fascinated from the start. Our guide - a young woman (sorry, I did not note her name) - was wonderful. So passionate, thoughtful and informed....More

1  Thank redsandyboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a good trip. Unsure on all of the tour times however when we went the ticket office opened again at 3 and the tour started at half past. It was €10 each for a ticket and we over heard there is no discounts available...More

1  Thank NatalieJ991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience. A walk in the underground of Napoles with fantastic views from different times, something really out of the expected. We were lucky to have a very good english speaker guide, Roberta :)

Thank joelCaracas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good experence through the underground of the city Very good and savvy guide Price is cheap for what you get. This is the

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Number two in Napoli? It should be number one. Even the simple tour was very informative and worth every penny. The tour guide, Sabrina, was friendly and seemed very well informed. The tour took us through the tunnels and thereby through the recent history of...More

Thank caspardoing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Via delle Memorie part of the Galleria Borbonica, and it was absolutely amazing. Especially recomended for those interested in WWII and history in general. This experience really brings history back to life in many amazing ways! Our tour guide Enza was very...More

Thank KiiraFinland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Galleria Borbonica are a series of tunnels and cisterns dating back to the 16th century. They were used for several purposes over the centuries including water storage, bomb shelters, an escape tunnel and even a police car pound. Lately there has been a huge...More

Thank MattCrocker
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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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27 September 2016|
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Response from zesty365 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, For my understanding it doesn't matter what entrance you are coming from and the English tour should be available for all indicated times. If you google Galleria Borbonica you will find their website with more... More