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“A patchwork quilt sown together by centuries -- a must see in Napoli”
Review of Galleria Borbonica

Galleria Borbonica
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Private Walking Tour: Lights and Shadows of Naples
Ranked #2 of 502 things to do in Naples
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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“A patchwork quilt sown together by centuries -- a must see in Napoli”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Words can hardly describe the amazing history that unfolds as you walk through these hidden tunnels running beneath the city. Parables from modern times, and the ancient world lie within. There's no way you'll ever see Naples in the same light having had this experience.

Our tour guide was fluent in English and Italian, and it was clear that everyone working on the restoration was in love with what they were doing.

You should go before everyone finds out this is here.

Visited March 2012
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“Underground Naples worth a view”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

There are tunnels all over Naples that capture a different history. We went with a tour group but finding the entrance on our own (through a parking garage ) would have been near impossible without knowing some Italian. The Tunnel Borbonico tour is constantly changing as they open new areas. The history lesson is incredible. The guides (especially Mario) speak English fairly well. Your admission allows returns for an entire year. An adventure tour with access to difficult areas is supposed to be opening soon.

Visited February 2012
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