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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
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 12:00
15:30 - 17:30
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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An absolute must in Naples

Probably one of the best things to do in Naples. The guides English was excellent. The entire tour is full of history and gives you much information about what Naples has been... read more

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably one of the best things to do in Naples. The guides English was excellent. The entire tour is full of history and gives you much information about what Naples has been through over the years. If you are in a group of 5 or 8 I would strongly recommend the adventure trip. Make sure you arrive early though as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Luckily enough, my gf and I were able to catch this tour on the Friday night we stayed in Naples (after Pompei). This was highly rated on TA and was worth the visit. We had an English guide, Sabrina, included with admission fee. Having not researched this, having her was definitely a positive. A definite to do if in Naples

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Napoli you did not know. Very fascinating history of Napoli the do 3 different levels of tours, we did the standard one which is only done Friday Saturday and Sunday. The tour is about 75mins and I'd you have issues with closed spaces you should be okay as the ceiling is high and the tunnels are wide in most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A long walk through centuries of history from the Bourbons to WW II. The staff is very helpful and competent and will lead you to discover the stories related to the site. They also organize special tours for geology and speleology amateurs and music or theatral performances during the weekend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highly recommendable visit. I want to give thanks to our guide Sabrina that was so kind and explain us everything in Spanish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Different tours are available. We went for the one from Via Monte di Dio (Serra di Cassano Palace). Thanks to Erminia for showing us this amazing underground part of the city and the passion volunteers like her (yes, volunteers) have to keep this city alive and this places accessible!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First things first...This tour is currently open Fri, Sat, Sunday and goes throughout the day at certain times, so go if you can make it! The tour starts in small nice looking room/shop where you buy a ticket, helpful guides create groups and an explanation is given. THEN you immediately enter a dark narrow stairwell filled with half turn steps... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was interesting if not quite short ,one hour , and not that much to see , I much preferred the Napoli Sotterranea,far more exciting and a better tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place!!! Full of history, can make you travel between the ages, 1800 with the Bourbon court, the Second World War, when it became a bunker, the 90s with the world and the failed project of the LTR. Marco, our guide, was very good, and has enriched our visit with interesting anecdotes, absolutely recommended !!! If you are in Naples,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend advised us to go to the Galleria Borbonica and me and my girlfriend loved it. Great experience. They offer four different types of guided tours, and we took the standard one. "Assunta" was our guide and she was really good. The whole tour takes about 70 min. You can purchase the tickets before taking the tour (at least... More 

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