Galleria Borbonica

Galleria Borbonica, Naples: Hours, Address, Galleria Borbonica Reviews: 5/5

Galleria Borbonica
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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.
Suggested duration
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The area
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Neighbourhood: San Ferdinando
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Christine
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands5 contributions
I would highly recommend this tour. It is surprising how much you learn about history while wandering below. If you are lucky enough, you will be accompanied by Sabrina, a guide who’s been with this privately owned organisation since forever, judging by the stories. It’s fresh and authentic, and just as raw and rough as the city above. We loved it!
Written 4 January 2022
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LoveTravel795826
Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad to know you had and enjoyable experience with us. Kind regards, Galleria Borbonica team
Written 6 January 2022
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ellavie
athens44 contributions
Dec. 2021
Adults and kids in our group all loved this tour thanks to the unusual and evocative setting, the stories from many different periods in history and the fact that it lasted just an hour - a perfect length especially for kids. Sabrina, our guide, was enthusiastic and engaging. Her English was excellent. We almost didn't do this tour because we had understood from the website that it only happened Fri-Sun. We're really glad we called to check as it was the best part of our stay in Naples.
Written 2 January 2022
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enikov783
Cluj-Napoca, Romania12 contributions
Dario was a great guide. I would recommend it. The experience is really worth it. If you are in Naples you’ll learn lots and lots of interesting history about the city from Dario, who was a volunteer in the restauration process.
Written 31 December 2021
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Erin Duncan
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Couples
This was a great spur of the moment decision for us! My wife and I are living in Naples and decided to do some exploring yesterday. This tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide, Sabrina, was detailed in her descriptions. Couldn’t have asked for someone better!
Written 29 December 2021
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Carmen194
Bucharest, Romania70 contributions
Nov. 2021
This tour is an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of the city of Napoli and its residents. Our guide, Dario, shared very interesting facts and stories about the tunnels. He speaks good English and he is knowledgeable and friendly. If you are interested in history or simply want to discover the city in a different way, this tour is for you. Comfortable shoes are needed to climb down the stairs to the tunnels. Overall this tour was an hour well spent. Recommended!
Written 27 December 2021
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Alicja R
3 contributions
Definitely recommend going to this place, our guide, Sabrina was excellent, very knowledgeable and answered all questions with easy and enthusiasm. The tunnels themselves are very interesting and provide a background to the city, definitely worth the €10.
Written 12 December 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Dear Alicja, thank you for your lovely review. Kind regards, Galleria Borbonica team
Written 22 December 2021
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Claudiu A
Cluj-Napoca, Romania317 contributions
We take a tour and is very nice. The undergrounds of Napoli is superb. Sabrina is was our guide and she was very nice and spoke very well English.
Written 3 December 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Kind regards, Galleria Borbonica team
Written 5 December 2021
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Giacomo V
1 contribution
Our tour guide was Sabrina, and she was excellent. She told endless entertaining stories about the fascinating history of the Galleria. I had no idea about this place, and she helped me better understand how it went from a rock quarry to a water storage to a bomb shelter.
Written 2 December 2021
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Dear Giacomo, thank you for your lovely review. Kind regards, Galleria Borbonica team
Written 5 December 2021
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Gabriela L
Rome, Italy4 contributions
Nov. 2021
Great activity. Its a tour that takes you through different times in history. Very interesting, very well done. Guaranteed you won;t get bored. Also our guide Sabrina was the best! She explains everything in detail, with fun stories and with such a lovely attitude. Wish I could go to all the different tours offered. Perfect English
Written 28 November 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Dear Gabriela, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating. Kind regards, Galleria Borbonica team
Written 5 December 2021
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jesmon86
9 contributions
Nice little tour, was easy to find and great guide. Steps are a little tricky but not too much walking involved. Very interesting history,
Unique place. Was a nice event to do near our hotel at Via Toledo, not too much effort required so it was just right amount of exploration for being very tried from traveling
Written 28 November 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Dear guest, We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review. Kind regards, Galleria Borbonica team.
Written 5 December 2021
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  • Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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