Bourbon Tunnel

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Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

See enchanting scenery unfold before your eyes in a secret place full of history and atmosphere on a guided tour of Bourbon Tunnel in Naples. Choose the Via delle Memorie tour option to enrich your trip by walking the historic underground route. 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: 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. Add the option to walk the Via delle Memorie, an extraordinary underground route that takes you on a special path carved out of the tuff rich in history and curiosities. See a filled cistern from the 600s and places transformed to house thousands of Neapolitans during World War II.

Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

2. Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

Discover the city of Naples, eat in typical restaurants, find the best craft shops, or shops and find hotels, apartments or B&B recommendations, with discounts of up to 35%. Take advantage of discounts in the most important and historical activities of the city with a 'Naples Pass', such as Scaturchio, Tandem, La Locanda del Grifo. Get an official magnet from the owner of pizzeria da Michele. Explore the excavations of Pompeii and explore the Catacombs of Naples at San Gennaro. Visit Bourbon Gallery, Neapolis Underground of San Lorenzo Maggiore, Museodivino, Filangieri Museum and Treasure of San Gennaro Museum. See the Royal Palace of Naples, Capodimonte Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Get a real key to the city with many advantages to be consulted by downloading the app or link. Try Snav (the major sea transport company), which guarantees a 20% discount on every route to the island of Procida and Ischia or the collaboration with Taxi Partenope service, which gives you a free fee when calling and booking your cab.

Naples: 3-Day Naples Light Pass

3. Naples: 3-Day Naples Light Pass

Experience Naples’ top attractions and tours and get up to 35% off admission with the Naples Light Pass. You have up-to-date opening times, information sheets, price lists, and live directions right at your fingertips. Decide what you feel like doing on the day, so you don't even need to plan in advance. Visit the world-famous Catacombs of San Gennaro or the San Lorenzo Maggiore church. This product include a 3 days pubblic transport of Naples City. Your pass is fully digital and no physical card is required. Simply download your pass directly to your smartphone. Show your pass at each attraction for quick and easy entrance. Tours & Attractions Included with the Naples Light Pass: Top Attractions & Museums:•Naples Underground 1 and 2•Catacombs of San Gennaro•San Lorenzo Maggiore Church•Filangeri Museum•Treasure of San Gennaro Museum•Museodivino Museum• Tours and Activities:•Guided Tour of the Bourbon Gallery•1-hour E-Bike Rental• Boat Trip around the Gulf of Naples•Vespa Rental•Scaturchio Bakery•Tandem Restaurant•La Locanda del Grifo Restaurant•

Naples: Guided Walking Tour with Bourbon Tunnel

4. Naples: Guided Walking Tour with Bourbon Tunnel

Accompanied by an expert and professional guide you will discover the majesty of the monumental area of Naples: Starting from the central Piazza Municipio you can admire the Neptune Fountain overlooking the majestic Castel Nuovo, better known among the Neapolitans as Maschio Angioino. You will continue towards Piazza Trieste e Trento and the adjacent Piazza del Plebiscito to enjoy the most important monuments of the city, from the San Carlo Theater to the Umberto I Gallery, from the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola to the Royal Palace, in an excursus of medieval, baroque art. and neoclassical. We will continue along Via Chiaia to discover the history of the Antica Pizzeria Brandi, where the famous pizza Margherita was born, and of the Gran Caffè Gambrinus. At the end of the walking tour you will begin your tour in the subsoil of Naples, you will discover the secrets that are hidden in the ancient Bourbon Gallery wanted by Ferdinand II of Bourbon in order to create a military path that would allow the troops to reach the Royal Palace in a short time time. The Bourbon Gallery is a long underground tunnel built in the mid-19th century by Ferdinand II of Bourbon and is considered the pride of underground Bourbon civil engineering. Rediscovered in 2005, the gallery offers the public a surprising itinerary in the subsoil and in the history of the Neapolitan city. Through the Standard route it will be possible to appreciate the war refuge, ancient cisterns of the Bolla Aqueduct, fragments of statues, vintage cars and motorcycles found during the safety measures.

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What people are saying about Bourbon Tunnel

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based on 673 reviews

Every moment lived fully projected into another space-time dimension .... an almost intimate experience in contact with history, even the darkest of the war, the children's games and the sign of the beds on the ground touched me, the fantastic guide Thank you

Very enthusiastic guide who mastered his English perfectly and certainly gave enough information! If we had any questions, they were happy to answer them. For me this is an absolute must to pass on, the cars and mopeds at the end are really magnificent!

Excellent tour! Special thanks to our guide Sabrina, she made it very interesting. Even if you are claustrophobic like me, still worth doing it, only first steps down are challenging, later may be even more spacious then some metro station

A must see! The guide, Rosa, very good! The visit is very impressive! I recommend it!

Great tour, great guide. Very interesting and interestingly done. Really recommended!