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Review of Galleria Borbonica

Galleria Borbonica
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Private Walking Tour: Lights and Shadows of Naples
Ranked #2 of 489 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.
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“Everything is excellent!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

I love the place, the tour guide "Fabiana" the staffs are very friendly and very accommodating. Very educational and interesting place my kids loved it and wanted to go back. Go and visit it!! you will not regret it!!!

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“A must visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

We only had a few hours in naples. So we decided to visit The Bourbon Tunnel Museum. Getting there was a little difficult as english is not widely spoken in Naples. But when we got there and enrolled ourselves for the group tour, we were the only non italian visitors. So an english speaking guide specially joined us for the tour. She explained everything so well. This place has such exciting history and is maintained very well. Would highly recommend this place. Will definitely go there again.

Visited December 2012
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“Unique - suggested to suggest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

Being born in this city I was expecting to discover something simply inexplicable .... And that's it. Walking around this maze while actors a guides lead you in the history of this hidden and forgotten part of the city underground.... Smelling and dreaming about the histories told by the elders .... Absolutely false that claustrophobia catches you..... Visit it, you will not regret it!

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Victoria, Canada
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“Really enjoyed it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a fascinating place to visit and we were so glad to have found it. The staff is excellent and we had a wonderful tour in English with Allissa (spelling) as our guide. She a great job of showing us the museum. The work done to excavate this site is very impressive and if you are visiting Naples, you should definitely add this museum to your itinerary as you won't be disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“Fascinating Tunnel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

There are two tunnels in Naples that are definitely worth visiting. What makes this tunnel especially worth visiting are the amount of fascinating 20th century buried artifacts that have been recently uncovered during tunnel excavation as well as the more ancient tunnels. It took quite a long time for me to find the Bourbon Tunnel as the Tunnel has only been opened for couple of years and many locals don't seem to know where it is. Definitely map the location before you leave!

Visited August 2012
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