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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From US$ 11.53 per person

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

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

Come and see enchanting scenery unfold before your eyes in a secret place full of history and atmosphere. This emotional journey conducts visitors through the new section of the underground of Naples. 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 where we 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.

Includes
  • Entrance ticket
  • Guided tour in English or Italian
    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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    Meeting point

    • Meet at Vico del Grottone, 4. • Please note that this is not your ticket. You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins. • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • There is a staircase at the entrance with 90 steps.
    • Children under the age of 10 enter for free.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 606 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    I love seeing the different underground worlds as they are never the same and the uniqueness of this one made it interesting for the different uses throughout time. The English guide was very informative and willing to answer questions and even letting us know how many steps down we would have to go (90) I would not recommend if you don’t like tight spaces as the stairs down are very close, and also unless children interested in history don’t take them as they will be bored. The old cars at the end are great but I felt there was to much time on cars (but them I am not a car fan) I would say worth going if you have an hour and doesn’t cost much but wouldn’t be top of a recommendation list

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    May 23, 2022

    The tunnels are a unique experience and present four stories through remnants of past uses. Our guide gave a good English-language tour with only minimal concerns over her accent and our old ears. Once couple in our group had difficulty in descending the many flights of stairs at the start but was generally able to navigate the spaces well.

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    May 15, 2022

    Thanks to the explanation of the guide I was able to identify with the historical reference period. I was moved by the topics touched on the war, the bombings and what these people have had to face by making strength with each other. I recommend everyone to try this experience

    March 26, 2022

    Product ID: 165701