Guided tour

Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Galleria Borbonica

Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Galleria Borbonica
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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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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

See enchanting scenery unfold before your eyes in a secret place full of history and atmosphere on a guided tour of Bourbon Tunnel in Naples. Choose the Via delle Memorie tour option to enrich your trip by walking the historic underground route.

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, the tunnel 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: find handwritten messages of wishes 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.

Add the option to walk the Via delle Memorie, an extraordinary underground route that takes you on a special path carved out of the tuff rich in history and curiosities. See a filled cistern from the 600s and places transformed to house thousands of Neapolitans during World War II.

Includes
  • Entry ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Via delle Memorie route (if option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • There is a staircase at the entrance of the Bourbon Tunnel that has 90 steps. If choosing the option that starts from the Via delle Memorie route, there are 115 steps at the entrance
    • Children under the age of 10 can enter for free
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 758 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    We stayed in Naples for 4 days. Before leaving, I had accidentally booked the guided tour of the Galleria Borbonica. Had I not done this I would have missed out on a unique experience. Our guide explained to us in an engaging and impeccable way the history of the Gallery. We didn't expect it to be so interesting.

    October 23, 2022

    Guided in an excellent way we visited the Bourbon Gallery. You go down into one of the many tunnels that served as the Naples aqueduct which during the Second World War was an anti-bombing refuge for the Neapolitans. From here you also go down to the Bourbon Gallery where seized cars and motorcycles are kept. This is the standard route, then there is the adventure route on rafts that I recommend to the most daring (it is allowed for over 10s)

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    September 3, 2022

    The tour was great! Our guide, unfortunately I don't remember her name anymore, went to a lot of trouble, explained a lot and answered all questions. It seemed that leadership meant a lot to her and she cared about it. A very different side of Naples that greatly enriched my stay there. Thanks so much .

    June 28, 2022

    Product ID: 165701