The Bourbon Tunnel Entrance Ticket

The Bourbon Tunnel Entrance Ticket

From £8.56 per person

Enjoy a guided tour in the Bourbon Tunnel, built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon. The tunnel represents an emotional journey through the history of the Underground of Naples.

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  • Travel beneath Naples on a fascinating underground tour
  • Experience a historical journey to retrace 4 centuries of the history of Naples
  • Admire the remains of statues dating back to the fascist period as well as cars and motorcycles
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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.
  • Entrance ticket
  • Guided tour in English or Italian
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    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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      Vico del Grottone, 4

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      • There is a staircase at the entrance with 90 steps.
      • Children under the age of 10 enter for free.
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      4.7 / 5

      based on 254 reviews

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      From the discovery of the Naples of Ferdinando II the Bourbons and its underground project, to 'save' the skin from possible revolts of the Neapolitans, remained unfinished, to the use of the Neapolitans themselves to escape from the terror of the war and survive the bombings ... finds historians of all kinds, even smuggled .. the gallery told thanks to the skill of our guide Lorena. Interesting, to come back for the adventure path ... pages of history in the Neapolitan subsoil, which have so much to tell the world.

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      31 December 2019

      Very Educational

      Virginia was a terrific guide, answered all of everyone's question and she had a great sense of humor!! You shouldn't miss this tour, I would have never known this side of Naples, or the history that came with it! Take a light jacket, it's damp and a bit on the cool side. Oh, if you don't have a good GPS, make sure and ask directions on how to return where you began, as the end of the tour is not where you started. If you are elder and have a difficult time with stairs, this tour is not for you, as there are abut 100 steps and much higher than a normal step, easy to lose your balance. Very enjoyable tour, I can't imagine so many people fitting there during the war, or living there.

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      13 October 2019

      La visita è stata bellissima, Gianluca ha saputo trasmettere una grande passione, oltre a narrarci la storia della galleria e dell'associazione che l'ha recuperata. Mio figlio di 9 anni era rapito. Visto il clima incandescente di questi giorni è stato molto piacevole avere un po' di refrigerio, consiglio una maglia soprattutto per i bambini.

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      26 June 2021

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