Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) Tours
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Travelers looking to venture back in time can explore the eight ramps that delve some 33 yards deep into the depths of Chiaia on an incredible tour of the Bourbon Tunnel, or Galleria Borbonica. What was once a veterinary laboratory, and even earlier an escape route from the Royale Palace to a barrack in Via della Pace, is today one of Naples' top attractions for history lovers wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the city's culture and heritage.
Visitors can choose from a number of tours designed to highlight this unique attraction that operated as a military hospital during World War II and even as the Hall Judicial Outpost. Guides share in-depth details and stories while visitors navigate the tunnel's depths. Travelers say that while it can be difficult to find, the experience of stepping back in time and far below the Naples' surface is not to be missed!
Galleria Borbonica is located at Vico del Grottone, 4 in Naples. It is accessible by bus or tram to Piazza Vittoria and walking to Domenico Morelli car park, where the entrance to the Bourbon Tunnel is located. Tours take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Address: Vico del Grottone, 4, Naples, Italy
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2 Tours and Activities to Experience Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica)
Explore the underground tunnels beneath Naples with this entrance ticket to Galleria Borbonica. Learn about the history of the tunnels including their origins in the 1850s and how they were used as a military hospital during World War 2. Descend 33 yards beneath the surface to see an air bomb shelter, statues from the Fascist period, and historic cars.
Naples has been, over the centuries, a land of conquest for the great European dynasties but the rulers who allowed it to reach its maximum glory were, without any doubt, the Bourbons. It’s not a casuality, in Plebiscite’s Square, while the statues of the other monarchs are situated on the facade of the royal palace, Ferdinando IV and his father Carlo are proud, on horseback, in the middle of the square. In little more than a century of Kingdom, the Bourbons have made Naples the second most populous city in Europe and have made it worthy to boast for the many records obtained: Naples was the first city to have running water in the houses, the first to do the separate collection, the first to introduce free vaccination against smallpox for its inhabitants, and much more that you can discover only by tracing the footprints that the Kings have left in the city.
Naples is a sprawling city, with highlights spread out and hard to see in a single day via public transportation or on foot. With this driving tour of the city, you’ll take in the most important landmarks and monuments without getting frustrated and footsore. Relax in an air-conditioned minivan while you visit top attractions like Castel Nuovo, the San Carlo Opera House, and Piazza del Gesù Nuovo.
Taking safety measures
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) costs USD 12.61. Guided Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) tours start around USD 12.61 per person. See all 2 Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica)?
The best ways to experience Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) are:
- Galleria Borbonica Entrance Ticket in Standard Route
- Walking Tour with Small Group in The Royals Bourbon Tunnel in Naples
- Panoramic city tour of Naples - Open bus
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