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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 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide made a story of this tour and really give a life to this galleries. I felt that the story of the gallery is more impressive than the gallery itself. Our guide was really passionate of her work and I appreciate the visit even...More

Thank Cristina C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did this tour as well as Napoli Sotteranea and we enjoyed this one more. We had Claudia for our guide and my husband and I were the only people for the English speaking tour. There is a lot of emphasis on World War Two...More

Thank gmadvm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must if you are in Naples. This series of caverns and underground labyrinths is not very well advertised when you are in Naples but is a definite must do. There are two main entrances. One with lots of steps (accessed by the road Via...More

Thank WesNeal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive shelters from World War II, and a collection of cars and motocycles confiscated by the police.

Thank Rik M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did this tour on our last day in Naples (be careful to check when they run the tours, as they're only at certain times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Sept 2017)). We both loved it. The lady who gave the tour...More

3  Thank Vicky O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant at TheFork, gor a discount, food and wine were delicious, for very good price. Definitely recommend

Thank toni g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Galleria Borbonica is just fantastic. Full of history, sentiment and passion. Assunta was just terrific. Full of knowledge and very good sense of humour. Very Well done!!

Thank Leila B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience!!!!. We have learnt the different uses of the tunnels trough the history. The Guide was excellent, you could feel she loved her job and she transmitted her enthusiasmto us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating and suprising underground tour. Travelling through different periods in Naples history, the tour guide was enthusiatic and informative. It did seem a bit hurried in places and you were asked not to hang back to take photos but you cannot resist. I could...More

Thank 101anirak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had time to visit this or go up to the castle but we chose this attraction because of all the amazing reviews. However, we were quickly disappointed as although you visit some unusual places, the guide rushes you through it. You can only take pictures...More

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7 September 2017|
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Response from Gianluca M | Property representative |
Hello, coming from Morelli parking you can visit over 50% of the Gallery without architectural barriers; beyond there are stairs with up to 15 steps to go to the other rooms.. Hope to see you soon
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3 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.
15 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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