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    Visit: Galleria Borbonica, Vico del Grottone 4 Zona Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples Italy

    Galleria Borbonica is situated in Vico del Grottone 4, 100 meters from Plebiscito Square. Until a few years ago it was a veterinary laboratory, now this is the entrance of the Bourbon Tunnel. A staircase with 8 ramps, 33 yards deep descending into the belly of the Chiaia district in Naples. The second entry is in Via Domenico Morelli 40, through the crosswalk of 'Quick parking'.

    The Bourbon Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of a rebellion, asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was however not completed and, during the second World War, the Tunnel 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. 

    Along the tunnel there are evidences that will allow you to discover history of real life. You will have the chance to visit a World War II air bomb shelter, built in these underground spaces, where a lot of authentic objects of the time have been found. The Tunnel had hand writings, folding beds, messages of wish and desolation left by those who lived it, and maintain its memory. You can see the network of tunnels and cisterns of the seventeenth-century, large buildings where the 'Pozzari' worked, the only connoisseurs of the Naples underground. The sight is stunning, but that's not all. In Via Morelli, there are statues dating back to the Fascist period and many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years, freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated especially for the route.

    Nothing in the Tunnel is left to chance, even lighting, perfectly integrated with the visitor's path. Today everything is possible to visit in this Tunnel with its precious evidence uncovered five years ago after years of rubbish, degradation and waste of all kinds that covered the reliquaries.
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    Departure Point
    Naples
    Duration
    1h
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    Naples
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide in either English or Italian
    • Entry/Admission - Galleria Borbonica
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    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Wear comfortable shoes and wear a sweater. For people who are claustrophobic and for people with walking issues, entry #2 is recommended
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • For children aged 12, 12 and 13 years old: ticket can only be purchased locally, at a cost of 5 Euros.
    • In August entrance is only from Vico del Grottone, 4
    • Maximum 4 people per booking
    • Kids from 0 to 10 years old enter for Free.
    • There cannot be more than 8 people booked for the same entrance time
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Amazing Catacomb Experience! Chiro ( sorry if I am wrong ) was the best tour guide we could have ! Definitely recommended

    Thank anestidimo
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our guide was Daniela who was excellent. Really interesting insight into underground Naples. Highly recommended

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Julie D
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We did this amazing tour with Virginia. We did the evening tour. My parents, ages 72 and 75 were with my sister and I (in our 50’s). The tour was so fantastic and I highly recommend it. There are 2 tours -basically the same tour...More

    Thank Freddy4
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Our favorite visit in Naples. Great history lesson, very interesting, touching and also fun tour. Our guide was Virginia, very kind, answered all our questions and had a great sense of humor!!! Strongly recommend it!!!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Artemiszou
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Really enjoyed this attraction. Excellent English speaking guide - Rosa - who really made it come to life - thank you!

    Thank rolfesorchardview
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    Yes I'm 70 years old and I had'nt problem to walk
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