Galleria Borbonica

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Galleria Borbonica
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Military Museums • Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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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GarikSan
Riga, Latvia14 contributions
Adequate, very well organized, informative and interesting tour
Sep 2021
Excellent tour, thanks to our guide Sabrina, who was just excellent. Cacacombs ar magnificent, and tour was very adequate. Could be longer of course, but you can always book a private tour for EUR 110 , right? :) So yes, it was very nice experience, thank you
Written 5 September 2021
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LoveTravel795826
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review. Kind regards Galleria Borbonica team
Written 7 September 2021
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Maurane VdN
1 contribution
Interesting and interactive tour with great guide
Aug 2021 • Friends
We loved our guide Dario. We took the standard tour and in our opinion it was worth the €10. Dario gave us interesting and eye-opening facts about the Bourbon tunnel. At the same time he kept it interactive with a game in which groups would get points if they gave a correct answer to his questions. We also appreciated his sense of humor. At the end of the tour, he mentioned it was his first week working there. We didn’t notice that at all. Very happy about our visit and special thanks to Dario.
Dario, supermario, thank you for the tour.
Written 29 August 2021
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Patrick Pepe
Bristol, UK107 contributions
When the job is done by professional people!!! Highly recommended
I didn't know what to expect from such visit and the surprise was fantastic! Despite we are Italian we decided to go for the English tour because attended for few people compared with the Italian one. Green pass requested on arrival and brief explanation about the procedure... Then a full immersion in the fantastic underneath world plenty of different eras starting with the Bourbon kingdom and finishing with the II world war stories... The special mention is for Sabrina our guide, the passion and the professionalism put on the storytelling helps you to have the real view of the historical events... This tour should be attended as part of school program! Super highly recommend!!! Un ora e un quarto di magia, fantasia, realtà, tristezza, aver vissuto questa esperienza da una luce diversa alla percezione che avevo prima di alcuni eventi storici. I ragazzi che sposano questo progetto sono meravigliosi e super preparati ed andrebbero ricompensati in maniera più efficace per il lavoro svolto!!!
Written 24 August 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Dera Patrick, thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your experience. Grazie! Best wishes Galleria Borbonica team
Written 25 August 2021
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gavinRome
Rome, Italy130 contributions
Fasinating
Jul 2021 • Couples
Fascinating visit to this tunnel which has seen so many uses over hundreds of years, from an escape route for bourbon kings to air raid shelter during WW2. Very moving, and beautifully explained by our guide. Visits also available in English
Written 23 August 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Dear Gavin, We truly value your feedback and the time you took to evaluate our tour. Best wishes Galleria Borbonica team
Written 24 August 2021
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Oancea Eduard
12 contributions
Great experience
The tunnels were cold which was a great escape from the 35C outside, many interesting things to see. Fabio, our tour guide, spoke english very well, was funny, and covered a lot of things in the tour, such that we didn’t even need to ask anything. A must see in Napoli.
Written 13 August 2021
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LoveTravel795826
We can’t thank you enough for the kind words about the tour. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track!
Written 13 August 2021
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mdbrot
Toulouse, France4 contributions
Sabrina top guide
Aug 2021 • Friends
we had Sabrina as an excellent guide ( good script, english proficiency and tone). It is a pity that the adventure path proposed by the museum is never available in English or French language.
Written 1 August 2021
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Modesto Martinez
Chesapeake, VA3 contributions
Amazing tour
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing tour and we learn a lot. We learn how tough Naples citizens had it during war. Tour guide Sabrina was great.
Written 27 July 2021
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Libby B
1 contribution
Great tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was a wonderful experience. A great history tour that went through multiple eras. Our guide, Sabrina, was charming, funny, and knowledgeable.
Written 24 July 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Dear guest, We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community.
Written 25 July 2021
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U.V. K
Preding, Austria7 contributions
Great cool tour in hot Neapels
We had a lovely standard tour and our host Sabrina did a great job and we enjoyed the tour a lot especially due to her lovely anecdotes!
Written 16 July 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Thank you very much for having taken the time to share this lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent visit. I am delighted to see that the tour provided by the team contributed to an enjoyable experience. Best regards Galleria Borbonica team
Written 17 July 2021
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Martin H
2 contributions
Era un esperienza meravigliosa
Jun 2021 • Couples
We have had a few guide tuors... But this must be the great est one of em all👍 our guide Sabrina is by far the best. Commited and in possession of sutch teller skills that we where blown back backwards.
Thank you Sabrina for a abnorm great experience.
IT is by far My great est memory of our trip to naples...
Grazie mille
Heidi e Martin dalla Danimarca d. 26/6-2021
Written 30 June 2021
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LoveTravel795826
Dear Martin, Thank you for your review.We are glad that you enjoyed the tour. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Best regards Galleria Borbonica team
Written 2 July 2021
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