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Why Visit Galleria Borbonica?

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  • The Hidden Side of Naples: Built for military purposes, the tunnel lies about 100 ft below the streets of Naples, allowing you to explore a side of the city you have never seen.
  • Rich History: The Bourbon Tunnel represents four centuries of rich history, changing from an escape route for the royal family to a military hospital and shelter during the Second World War.
  • View Interesting Memorabilia: Tunnel Borbonica comprises a lot of debris, a discarded fascist monument, and several vintage cars and motorcycles. Visitors get a chance to see the air bomb shelter that was used during the war.

Your Galleria Borbonica Tickets Explained

Galleria Borbonica Tickets

Entry Ticket with Guided Tour

Duration: 1 hour

  • Gain access to the intricately designed tunnels.
  • You will be accompanied by an expert tour guide who will divulge interesting trivia and anecdotes about the Bourbon Tunnel.
  • The tour is available in English and Italian.

Cancelation Policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Why Should You Book Your Bourbon Tunnel Tickets Online?

Booking your Galleria Borbonica tickets online has several benefits, such as: 

Advanced Reservation: Plan your trip ahead of time and make an advanced reservation and avoid the disappointment of tickets selling out.

Convenience: You can book the Galleria Borbonica tickets directly from your phone without waiting in line. You’ll also get 24/7 customer service by phone, email, or chat. 

Offers and Discounts: Booking online allows you the chance to take advantage of the various discounts and offers available.

Explore the Bourbon Tunnel

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Standard Path

Admire the incredible techniques adopted by Errico Alvino to carefully construct the tunnels. Walk through the Renaissance sections of Bolla aqueduct, the bridges and walls that the Bourbon rulers built to cross the cistern without harming its functionality. You can also view the old war shelter, fragments of statues, and vintage cars and motorcycles buried under a huge pile of debris.

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Street of Memories

Discover what has been done beneath the city of Naples over the last five centuries. Marvel at the octagonal courtyard, the staircase of Palazzo Serra di Cassano, and the spaces that were once home to Palazzo’s carpentry shop. Visitors also get to see a war museum comprising artifacts found during the excavation as well as the quarries from which tuff was extracted to construct the Royal Palace.

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Adventure Path

Explore the cistern built in the 1400s consisting of amazing hydraulic work and engravings. Make your way through the Pizzofalcone tunnel before heading to the Bourbon Gallery. Admire the 18th-century arches and 19th-century walls that are engraved with the names and thoughts of the Neapolitans who took shelter here during the war.

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Speleo Light

Become a speleologist for a day as you explore the tunnels of this age-old aqueduct wearing a helmet with a front light. Make your way to the cisterns that are still partially filled with water and have mysterious symbols carved on them. Visitors also get to marvel at the religious engravings made by pozzari on the walls of the rooms inside the narrow tunnels.

Plan Your Visit to Galleria Borbonica

Getting There
Tips & Guidelines
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Friday to Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. The tours operate at fixed timings – 10 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM.

Closed: Monday to Thursday.

Best Time to Visit: During the early hours when the attraction opens or just before it closes.

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

Find on Maps

How Do I Get to the Borbonica Tunnel in Naples?

The tunnel is easily accessible by bus and metro.

By Bus: Take bus E6 to G.Serra. The attraction is just a one-minute walk to the meeting point.

By Metro: Board metro L1 and alight at Municipio station, which is a 10-minute walk away from the attraction. 

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There are three entrances to Tunnel Borbonica: 

  • Via Vico del Grottone (entrance located behind Plebiscito Square)
  • Via Domenico Morelli (Morelli car parking’s pedestrian entry)
  • Monte di Dio (located in Palazzo Serra di Cassano – Interno A14).
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  • Disabled people or those with reduced mobility can access 60 percent of the underground circuit on the Standard tour. 
  • The street level entrance through the Morelli parking allows easy access to the tunnel.
  • Galleria Borbonica also organizes multisensory tours and tours for people with visual impairments. 
  • They also have dedicated paths for people with hearing and mobility impairments.
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  • Audio Guide: Visitors opting for a self-guided tour can use audio guides available in multiple languages. 
  • Toilets: There are toilet facilities available near the car parking area.
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There are several dining options available near Galleria Borbonica where you can enjoy a delicious meal after your tour: 

  • Gambrinus Café: Enjoy a cup of coffee and pastries at this café
  • Il Gobbetto: Head to this Neapolitan restaurant for delicious appetizers made using fresh ingredients.
  • Pizzeria Napoli in Bocca: Devour some traditional Neapolitan dishes and wood fired pizzas.
  • Trattoria Da Ettore: This is the restaurant to go to for delicious seafood and Italian, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, and Campania cuisine.
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  • Budget: B&B Napoli Tree – Lungomare (190m), B&B Piazza Plebiscito (370m)
  • Mid-Range: Apart Hotel Plebiscito (380m), Mareluna Suite de Charme (170m)
  • Luxury: Grand Hotel Oriente (1.9 km), Delco Naples (160m)
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  1. Royal Palace of Naples: Located in central Naples, the Royal Palace is a museum that was once used as one of the four residences of the House of Bourbon during their reign in the Kingdom of Naples.
  2. Ovo Castle: A seafront castle in Naples, Castel dell’Ovo offers jaw-dropping views of the Gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background.
  3. Naples National Archaeological Museum: This museum is known for its ancient Roman remains with several artifacts, mosaics, and frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum on display.
  4. San Carlo Theatre: Located next to Plebiscito Square in Naples, Teatro di San Carlo is the oldest opera house in Europe and one of the most famous ones in the world.
  5. Galleria Umberto I: Built between 1887-1890, Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery located directly across from the San Carlo Theatre.
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  • Book your Galleria Borbonica tickets online and well in advance.
  • Wear comfortable footwear and clothing because you’ll have to make your way through narrow tunnels and uneven surfaces.
  • Try guided spelunking or rafting through the age-old cisterns and aqueducts.
  • Visitors with reduced mobility can take a standard tour of the tunnel, of which 60 percent is accessible.
  • Photography is allowed but avoid taking videos.
  • Try to attend a candlelight classical music concert that Galleria Borbonica hosts on some evenings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Galleria Borbonica Tickets

Q. Are Galleria Borbonica tickets available online?

A. Yes, Galleria Borbonica tickets are available online. 

Q. What do Galleria Borbonica tickets include?

A. The Galleria Borbonica tickets include entry to all sections of the Bourbon Tunnel that are accessible to the public.

Q. Are discounts available on Galleria Borbonica tickets?

A. No, there are no discounts available on Galleria Borbonica tickets.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Galleria Borbonica tickets?

A. You can cancel your Galleria Borbonica tickets up to 24 hours before the scheduled time and get a full refund.

Q. What is the Bourbon Tunnel?

A. The Bourbon Tunnel is a series of carefully constructed underground passages initially built for military purposes; to serve as an escape route for the royal family in the event of a rebellion. During the Second World War, it served as a shelter during bombardments. Today, it is a tourist attraction that acts as a gateway to the rich history of Naples.

Q. What parts of the Bourbon Tunnel can I access with the Galleria Borbonica tickets?

A. Galleria Borbonica tickets include access to the cisterns and aqueducts, the bridges and walls built to cross them without affecting their functionality, a discarded fascist monument, and galleries comprising artifacts and vintage cars.

Q. Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Galleria Borbonica?

A. There are no separate skip-the-line tickets for Galleria Borbonica available.

Q. Are guided tours of Galleria Borbonica available?

A. Yes, guided tours of the Bourbon Gallery are available. You can purchase tickets to Galleria Borbonica tours online. 

Q. What is the maximum group size for guided Galleria Borbonica tours?

A. The maximum group size for Galleria Borbonica guided tours can go up to 20 people.

Q. How long does it take to complete a Galleria Borbonica tour?

A. It takes at least an hour for a complete tour of Galleria Borbonica.

Q. What are Galleria Borbonica’s opening hours?

A. The Bourbon Gallery is open from Friday to Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Q. Where is the Bourbon Tunnel located?

A. The tunnel is located at Vico del Grottone in Napoli, Italy.