The Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of rebellion, he asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was uncompleted and, during the second World War, was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit.
Standard tour: you can start the visit every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.00 12.00 15.30 17.30 starting from one of both entrances:
Entrance 1) : Vico del Grottone, n°4- Napoli (100 m far from Piazza Plebiscito),
Entrance 2) : Via Morelli, n°40 – Napoli (inside Morelli car parking).
Speleo tour: the reservation is required (firstname.lastname@example.org). Departure only to Morelli on Saturdays and Sundays.
Adventure tour: the reservation is required (email@example.com). Departure only to Morelli on Saturdays and Sundays. Bus R2
Galleria Umberto I:
It is a public shopping gallery. The Galleria is a high and spacious cross-shaped affair surmounted by a glass dome braced by 16 metal ribs. Of the four glass-vaulted wings, one fronts on via Toledo (via Roma), still the main downtown thoroughfare, and another opens onto the San Carlo Theater. Bus R2
Teatro san Carlo:
It is the oldest opera house in Europe still active, having been founded in 1737 and one of the most spacious Italian-style theaters of the peninsula, it can accommodate more than two thousand spectators. Bus R2
It is one of the four residences used by the royal house of Bourbon of Naples during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
In 1888, King Umberto I di Savoia made changes to the western facade side of the building (fronting on piazza del Plebiscito) displaying in niches a series of statues of prominent rulers of dynasties to rule from this city since the foundation of the Kingdom of Naples in the 12th century. The statues are displayed in chronological order with respect to the dynasty. Bus R2