Galleria Borbonica, Naples

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Galleria Borbonica, Naples - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Vico del Grottone, 4, 80132 Napoli, Italy

Phone: +39-0817645808

Ticket Price: 10 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Galleria Borbonica, Naples

This is probably the city’s most intriguing historical structure. In the 19th century, Ferdinand II of Bourbon, fearing his revolution-prone population, had these tunnels built, linking the the Royal Palace of Naples to the barracks at Via Morelli, and to the sea. The tunnels made used of the already existing 17th-century Carmignano Aqueduct system, which had 16th century cisterns. Which basically means that these tunnels deliver 500 years worth of history in one swoop! After WWII, when it was used as a barracks and military hospital, the tunnel became the dumping grounds for civic odds and ends. You’ll see discarded vehicles, an old fascist monument and so on.

The tunnels can only be explored by guided tours:

  • Standard: old cisterns of the Bolla and Carmignano aqueducts
  • Adventure: Bolla and Carmignano aqueducts tunnels, 90s-LTR metro gallery (you can take a raft out into the water), WWII air-raid shelter.
  • Speleo: a tour to the most beautiful water cistern, shelter of Italian President, Napolitano, and an underground zip-line!

Galleria Borbonica Information

  • The complex can also be entered from Domenico Morelli 40 – Parcheggio Morelli, next to Piazza Vittoria.
  • Check attraction website for physical requirements for the tour.
  • Tours last between 75 minutes to 150 minutes.
  • Adventure and Speleo tours need to reserved.
  • Group tours of 20+ need to be reserved.

Galleria Borbonica Ticket Prices

  • Prices given here are only a guideline. Full prices are provided only while booking.

Galleria Borbonica Opening and Closing Hours

  • Standard Tour: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on holiday: 10am, 12pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
  • Adventure: Saturday and Sunday- 10am, 12pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
  • Speleo: Saturday and Sunday: 11am and 4pm
  • Closed Monday - Thursday

How To reach Galleria Borbonica by Public Transport

  • Bus E6 stop Piazza Carolina
  • Funicular F3 stop Augusteo
  • Subway L1 stop Municipio
  • Subway L2 stop Stazione Napoli Piazza Amedeo.

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Galleria Borbonica, Naples Reviews - Write a Review

  • The place is extraordinary but I didn't like the guided tour. We couldn't see the abandoned cars because other groups were visiting the place at the same time. The guide improvised the route and the explanations. More organization would be appreciated, the ticket costs 10 euros.

  • Looking official photos I was expecting a bit more. I enjoyed 'underground Naples' more than this one. Anway worth visiting.

  • This is an amazing underground tour! The guides speak brilliant English and were able to give lots of information about how the tunnels were used during different periods of time (when they were used as water tanks, air raid shelters and a police car impound). This is the best thing to do in Naples-especially if you want to get out of the sunshine! The tours are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each tour lasts about an hour. You can also get a combo ticket with the Naples underground tour in the centro storico.

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  • Excellent and original place to visit. It's digged tunnel where people took shelter during the war and that were used as water tanks. Visit in English are available and were nicely done, thanks to our guide.

  • 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.

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