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Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Come and see enchanting scenery unfold before your eyes in a secret place full of history and atmosphere. This emotional journey conducts visitors through the new section of the underground of Naples. The Bourbon Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of the rebellion, asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was not completed 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 where we find handwritten messages of wish and desolation of those who lived there. In the tunnels you will also find statues dating back to the fascist period and a unique exhibition of many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years and then freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated ad hoc along the route.

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Naples: City Sights Walking Tour with the Bourbon Gallery

2. Naples: City Sights Walking Tour with the Bourbon Gallery

Discover the beauty of the ancient city of Naples on this guided walking tour. Take in views of the monuments in Piazza del Plebiscito square and learn about the history of pizza. Enter the mysterious tunnels under the city at the Bourbon Gallery. Meet your guide in the elegant Piazza Municipio square. Admire the marble Neptune Fountain and the medieval Castel Nuovo. Continue the Piazza Trieste e Trento junction to the grandiose Piazza del Plebiscito square. Marvel at the mix of neoclassical, medieval, and Baroque architecture in this monument-filled square. Stand in the square and let you guide show you the San Carlo Theater, the Umberto I Gallery, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola and the stately Royal Palace. Walk along Via Chiaia street and listen as your guide tells you the history of the Antica Pizzeria Brandi, where the famous pizza margherita was born. Stroll past the historic Gran Caffè Gambrinus which serves Neapolitan-style coffee. Descend into the tunnels under Naples on a guided tour of the ancient Bourbon Gallery. Uncover the secrets below the city as you explore tunnel which reaches from the Royal Palace to military barracks. See cisterns of the Bolla aqueduct, fragments of statues, vintage cars and motorcycles.

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What people are saying about Galleria Borbonica

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 253 reviews

Great tour through the Burbon tunnel system under the Chiaia district. The guides tell very vividly, also because they can pass on many experiences from contemporary witnesses. We found it very exciting and would recommend the tour to anyone who can walk and climb stairs! Our guide was called Sabrina and spoke English that was very easy to understand for us Germans!

This tour was so worth it, would always recommend! It gets a bit chilly 45 m below ;) and the first set of steps is quite narrow. Once you’re down below though, it’s a huge space. Sabrina was the best tour guide, great English skills, very knowledgable and fun!

Dario, our guide, was fabulous - fun, friendly and knowledgeable. We were taken on a journey into another world…..an absorbing insight into the history of an incredible city. I highly recommend this tour.

The tour was very informative and Dario was a great tour guide. He always answered every question from the group and was an entertaining tour guide. We recommend!!!

It was really interesting to know all history about these tunels. The guide was really friendly and funny, so Time passed really fast. Recomend this activity.