A tour of this subterranean system will guide you through over 500 years of the city’s history. As a matter of fact, the Bourbon Tunnel (Galleria Borbonica) was built by Ferdinand II over an aqueduct that dates back to the 16th century. It served as an escape route from the Royal Palace to the sea.
Highlights at the Galleria Borbonica
Concerts in the dark. Undeniably, the Galleria Borbonica is quite a scenic setting. What’s more, it also has great acoustics! The tunnel hosts weekly concerts of classical music, as well as fashion and art shows. When the sun goes down, the night crawlers can hop on a raft ride of the underground channels. It is a rather unique way to discover the most secretive side of the Bourbon Tunnel.
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Time to Explore: 1-2 hours.
Top Tips: There are three different entrances to the Tunnel. Different tours start in Vico del Grottone, Via Morelli or Via Monte di Dio.