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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 4 days ago via mobile

This is great way to discover more of Naples history with the children!! My son was amazed by the old cars

Thank arli76
Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting excursion into pieces of Naples history for all - old cisterns, bourbonic tunel, WWII bomb-shelter remnants and emotional stories of the lives of the citizens in them, plus funny stories about the historical plumbers:). This all presented by devoted guides.. definitely worth seeing!

Thank Kristýna T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place itself is great and by visiting different sections you can experience different time periods - from kings to vehicles impounded in the 70s. The tour however seemed rushed and the tour guide's English was very difficult to understand, as she spoke both very...More

Thank scubadrive
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not expect this tour to be so much fun. It was a great learning experience for my and my family. Learned much about history of Napels.

Thank Said M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely tour of the caverns with an English speaking guide. They kindly allowed us onto the tour even though we were a few minutes late! The steps leading down are quite long and many of the surfaces uneven so keep this in...More

Thank Brea H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind staff at the reception. Very interesting tour with the nice guide Ilaria. Available in english and italian. Totally worth it.

Thank Tr0kin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tunnel was conceived by a Bourbon king as an escape passage but it's use was mainly highlighted as a bomb shelter during WW II. Sabrina, our tour guide, was terrific. She explained in great detail about the tunnel's construction and the moving stories of...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great, and out of sun on a hot summer's day. There were about 30 people signed up to the 12 o'clock tour so the guides split us into two smaller groups, which were both of a better size. The tour took about...More

Thank Dwhits125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have rented an Airbnb just a few steps from the entrance to this museum or we may have overlooked it. It was a really great adventure to go underground in Napoli and learn the history of the region and all the...More

1  Thank Rideap8nt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is run by volunteers who care so their attitude just adds to the experience. No Roman ruins, more WW2 history than anything else. If you have parents who lived through bombings during the Second World War this will put you a little closer...More

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2 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.
14 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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26 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