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Galleria Borbonica

Vico del Grottone 4 | Zone Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
+39 081 764 5808
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Private Walking Tour: Lights and Shadows of Naples
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vico del Grottone 4 | Zone Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide was super, but there were not so many sights. I was thinking of a better experience on the basis of the ratings.

Thank Agnes H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great guided tour underground. You learn a lot about the various periods of history and what happened in Naples at the time.

Thank Thorbjorn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good English speaking guide ( they identify language and split groups to make sure you get the best out of the tour). An interesting tour , took about an hour , No crawling or claustrophobic areas. Good value . Quite cool so take a jumper....More

Thank Holidayplanner51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk into the past to view this tunnel that also used for events and exhibitions. Excellent lighting to feel the enormity of the tunnel that was used by the resistance during WWII.

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were at Borbonica Gallery in October while in Naples for just few days. It was my husband's wish and before to get in I was a little bit skeptical about what I thought it was just a big basement used for...More

1  Thank Gianina74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bourbon Gallery is a surrounding underground environments represent a description of the last 500 years of Naples’ history. It is a magnific underground world.

Thank PeterMoulton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were on a cruise and had already been to the Amalfi coast so we decided to give Napoli a chance, as it is typically just a transit city. We are so glad we went! This is such a cool spot to...More

Thank tarrah011
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Recently undertook the tour below the streets of Naples. Interesting story of why the construction and use of the site since 1853.Many steps and dark places in the tour so not for everyone. Guide was informative and standard tour lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes....More

Thank Len P
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

You need to get a tour..i went for standard and i liked it.Price is 10euro and its worth couse you would miss so much.Our guide spoke good english and was passionate.It was a bit cold tho.

Thank Hans Z
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Learning history while you are (literally) immersed into it helps a lot to imagine the amazing works performed during the several historical periods.

Thank Sokol K
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Isabelesto
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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Dritan
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.
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bdskillman
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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