The most unusual car pound in the world
• The most unusual car pound in the world
Shtrafstoyanku - not the most attractive place to visit. But this car pound - a veritable museum of vehicles - many would visit with pleasure. It is located in the heart of Naples, in underground tunnels at a depth of 45 meters. This place was closed after World War II and forgotten for more than 60 years.
It is full of vintage cars, motorcycles and scooters produced in the 40s and 50s, but the walls and tunnels in which are buried the car, look very ancient.
They really are quite old. These tunnels were built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, King of the Two Sicilies.
Multi-level network of underground tunnels was conceived as a way for the evacuation necessary unpopular monarch who was terrified of the revolution.
The wide underground tunnels were to provide rapid retreat of his troops and horses from the palace to the location of military barracks
the revolution did not happen in his lifetime. Ferdinand died in 1859, and a network of tunnels and went unfinished.