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Galleria Borbonica

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Address: Vico del Grottone 4 | Zona Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 081 764 5808
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Enchanting scenery that unfolds to the eyes of visitors, a secret place...

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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Visiting Napoli don'miss to visit Galleria Borbonica a place full of history and you will dive under the town without any risk! You will descend about 80 meter with a walk of... read more

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting Napoli don'miss to visit Galleria Borbonica a place full of history and you will dive under the town without any risk! You will descend about 80 meter with a walk of about 1 km. will exit in viua Morelli, where you can choose to go shopping or walking along Via Caracciolo, to visit Castell'dell'Ovo.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting place to go in Naples. As we were the only 2 non Italians in the group, ew had a "private" tour in English. Impressive construction of Neapolitan kings, which was never used on its initial purpose. Cleaning up was done by the volunteers team, tours are also done by volunteers - great job, guys!

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited today on a wet and very windy afternoon. Sara was our guide, she was passionate and informative. Spoke a little quickly for our Aussie ears but we really enjoyed learning about the original purpose of the tunnels and subsequent use as bomb shelters for thousands of people both during and after WWII.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been recommended this visit and I am glad we did it. The Galleria Borbonica played a very important role in the history of Naples, especially during the bombings the population had to endure. There are three different tours. We chose the standard tour which was quite extensive and very interesting. The guide, Sabrina, was very clear and friendly.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Learn all the facts about this great excavations and constructions under the city from this amazing guides that are very passionate and obviously love what they do! Our guide Sabrina did an excellent job explaining and answering all of our questions! I recommend this very interesting place to anyone visiting Naples!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing and definitely it is worth a visit. Sabrina, our tour guide, was very clear and friendly. Galleria Borbonica is a must seen of Napoli!

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Bonassola, Liguria, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really worth taking your time see offering an array of emotions! AnnaLisa was our guide and I must say that she was fantastic! She really made you live the emotions of that period! I highly recommend visting this special plac3

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our recent tour of the Bourbon Tunnels. Our tour guide, Sara, was very knowledgeable and excited to share her stories with us. She made the Tunnels come alive with history. The Tunnels date back to the mid 19th century and play an important role through WWII. I highly recommend a visit. There are stairs and uneven ground... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful walk in a lesser known underground gem of Naples. The tunnel hides many wonders! A definite must see, and the tour guide enhanced the experience (thanks Febe!).

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a must see in Napoli. I was waiting for something like a vintage car exposition, judging by the photos. It was so much more than this. Sabrina, our guide, did a wonderful job in bringing to life all the events and true stories this galleries have witnessed. We were lucky to have her touring with us. If the management... More 

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