Inside The Secret 19th-Century Tunnel Under Naples, Italy That Used To Be An Escape Route For The King
If you enjoy secrets and history, you’ll love this article. It tells how a secret 19th-century royal escape tunnel in Naples ended up full of vintage cars and motorbikes.
Naples is a fascinating city with a rich history. But most people are only aware of what lies above the ground. 100 feet below this ancient city lies a 1,740-foot set of tunnels that were carved into 16th-century aqueducts by King Ferdinand II of Bourbon. The king build the tunnels in 1853 as a secret escape route for himself. During the Second World War, the tunnels were used as a bomb shelter and a military hospital. The tunnels were used to store impounded vehicles from the 1940’s until the 1960’s. and then they were forgotten.
But in 2000, locals discovered the tunnels and turned them into a tourist attraction. Now adventurous visitors can tour the tunnels and see all the amazing vintage vehicles.