Guided tour

Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Galleria Borbonica
Guided tour

Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Galleria Borbonica
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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
Small group available


  • 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

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 World War II, the tunnel was used 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, find statues dating back to the fascist period and an exhibition of cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years and then freed from the rubbish. Add the option to walk the Via delle Memorie, an underground route carved out of the tuff.

This tour starts from the Palazzo Serra di Cassano basement. See historical finds from WWII, 16th century caves, and a water tank from the 17th century, later used as a bomb shelter. End your tour with a walk through the last section of the tunnel.

  • Entry ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Via delle Memorie route (if option selected)

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • There is a staircase at the entrance of the Bourbon Tunnel that has 90 steps. If choosing the option that starts from the Via delle Memorie route, there are 115 steps at the entrance
    • Children under the age of 10 can enter for free
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    based on 888 reviews

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    Amazing underground passage of tunnels under the city. Guide wsa excellent and gave us an excellent account of the use of the tunnels as a shelter in the war, a dump for the police forconfisgated scooters and cars, an escape route for the Bourbon and an underground reservoir

    March 28, 2023

    Very informative and enjoyable tour. Claudio was really helpful, gave a really good insight into the history of the tunnels and answered any questions he was asked. I had been really looking forward to this and was not dissapointed. I can thoroughly recommend.

    March 28, 2023

    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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    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 165701