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Galleria Borbonica, Naples

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#2 of 105 in Museums in Province of Naples
Must see · History Museum · Museum
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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. PutGalleria 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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  • What a cool place, chock full of history and artifacts. Our favorite stop while visiting Naples, would highly recommend this place. 
    What a cool place, chock full of history and artifacts. Our favorite stop while visiting Naples, would highly recommend this place.  more »
  • Did the regular tour and it didn't deliever as much as i expected. Good explanation, a little bit too fast and not helping to take some pictures. 
    Did the regular tour and it didn't deliever as much as i expected. Good explanation, a little bit too fast and not helping to take some pictures.  more »
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  • Amazing place, out guide was very good with big knowledge about this place. In Naples there are few "undergrounds" but this one is the best one. There are few entrance (3) 10-15 minutes walk from each other and it's depend if you need English tour /Italian or maybe you are with a kids and would like to enter with stroller.
  • Really excellent tour of the Bourbon Tunnels and the history behind them. We were only able to book this tour with a guide, which is just as well - there is no way we would have know any of the history. Its fascinating how the use has changeover time, but I'm sure the people of Napoli were really grateful during WWII to have a place to shelter - also sounds like the army done a very good job of modifying the tunnels and caves to make them more useful to the people. The recent history of storing confiscated cars, motorbikes & scooters give some good photo opportunities, and add to the development of the use of the tunnel, but the early stuff is the more interesting (in my opinion) Highly recommended visit - takes about an hour & will grab your attention right from the start.

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