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Galleria Borbonica, Naples

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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. To visit Galleria Borbonica on your trip to Naples, use our Naples vacation planner.
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  • We visited the Bourbon Gallery led by Lea, really good, knowledgeable and engaging. The visit was the standard one but you can choose other types of Route 3. They really deserve it. Naples never ceases to surprise
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  • Another dip into the belly of Tuff of Naples that reveals so much history mixed with so many aspects of geological interest. It is the same type that complements other visit to Naples, giving extra value without disappointing. Not to be missed.
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  • Excellent experience. A walk in the underground of Napoles with fantastic views from different times, something really out of the expected. We were lucky to have a very good english speaker guide, Rob...  more »
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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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