Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket
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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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.