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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
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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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Great tour and excellent value for money. Very interesting tour and guide spoke perfect English. The stories of the underground world during WW2 were a fascinating insite on life... read more

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

Great tour and excellent value for money. Very interesting tour and guide spoke perfect English. The stories of the underground world during WW2 were a fascinating insite on life at that time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wouldn't classify this as one of the "must see" things in Naples but, it was interesting nevertheless. I did the basic trip and it was 10 Euros and lasted about 30/45 minutes.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic experience this was, and amazing to think that you are tens of metres underneath the hustle and bustle of the historical city of Naples, with thousands of busy people going about their business above your head. The old cars, motorcycles and bicycles from bygone days around World War 2 were curious, and the sheer scale of some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best tour we had in the city. The underground network is amazing and is definitely worth the time!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating entry to the Napoli cult of the dead. It's quite a walk, but old ladies show you the way without even asking. The stuff of nightmares.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the almost insistence of our B&b host. We hadn't any plans to sight see on our arrival day to Naples, but I am very glad we did. Learned much of historical and war time Naples. It was literally a whole other world under the modern city. Reasonably priced tour with our lovely guide Assunta. We went on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Galleria Bornonica is located in the underground of Naples. Its history started centuries ago, when it was used the flow water to/from the city. Later, it was used during the WW II, as an air-raid shelter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 22 February 2017 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 19 February 2017 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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