Galleria Borbonica, Naples

Walk the underground tunnels at Galleria Borbonica, which that once connected a royal palace to army barracks and served as a bomb shelter during World War II. In the 16th century, 300 years before Bourbon king Ferdinand II decided to build a military underground passage, the tunnel housed water tanks for the city. You can still see the tanks, along with vintage cars, motorcycles, and fascist statues that were thrown away. One of the three available tours includes a raft ride in an abandoned subway tunnel filled with water. Put Galleria Borbonica into our Naples travel route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful experience, besides the wonderful gyrus, but our guide who can't remember his name, he revived in full that time sad, which I appreciated in full! I recommend it to everyone!
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  • We went down into the 'Galleria Borbonica' after reading some positive reviews. We went on the 'Standard Tour', in English. It was excellent and well worth the time. This is not just for History fans,...  more »
  • Very interesting and exciting excursion, one of the most beautiful in Naples Council "adventure" the Guide named Joseph very good and clear in explaining the map and site history
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  • Interesting but lacking in both detail and history, made more of a "show" about the cars from the 60's than the war time shelters or the 1800's creation of the chambers/quarry. Fascinating place to visit though.
  • An amazing site to see! I had no idea what to expect even after reading Trip Advisor and I'm glad I was able to experience this tour! Currently open on the weekends only, if you can make it, try, we arrived Sunday and purchased a ticket a few minutes prior to the open time slot. Check the website for times. *The first 45 seconds is a dark narrow stairwell straight down but it OPENS up right after so if you fear small spaces with no sign of exit stay at the back of the group OR front so you can be first out. I wish I'd known that before the fear kicked in :). It's a must see first when arriving in Naples!
  • I would ask for the different options as it's possible to do different tours which wasn't clear when purchasing tickets. However, the staff are all volunteers, they were very knowledgeable and provided us with a great tour
  • Spectacular place, I've been there at least five times because it's so amazing. I've done both the historic and the adventure route. I suggest you this last one as you go on a raft for a bit and get to really cool places that you would never imagine. Also when I did the adventure route they gave me a free ticket for the historic / standard one. Definitely a must-do in Naples.
  • We did the speleo tour and it was amazing! We all felt like Indiana Jones exploring the tunnels. It was informative and fun. Thank you to Anne for organizing this awesome tour, and to our tour guides Marco, Mauro and Mario. Such a wonderful experience and staff!

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