Immerse yourself in the history, tradition, art, food and architecture of unique Naples
duration 5,5 hours
Our itinerary to discover this fascinating city begins in the ancient city centre, where more than 25 centuries of art and history come together in the shadow of looming Mount Vesuvius. Narrow streets studded with opulent churches and palaces are the order of the day, as we stroll through colourful piazzas and along the ancient Greek street of Spaccanapoli that has divided the city centre in two for thousands of years. In the Duomo we'll admire the Baroque masterpieces of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, whilst in nearby Pio Monte della Misericordia, we’ll get the chance to admire one of Caravaggio’s greatest masterpieces. In Via San Gregorio Armeno, we’ll stroll amongst the shops where craftsmen sell their nativity scenes, then explore the incredible majolica cloister of the monastery of Santa Chiara, After lunch we will travel to Vomero by the famous Naples funicular, where the impenetrable medieval fortress of Castel Sant'Elmo dominates the landscape all around from its lofty perch.
Immerse yourself in the history, tradition, art, food and architecture of Naples
"See Naples and die," wrote Johan Wolfgang Goethe in his Italian Journey. Still today, the spectacular geographic position of the city dominated by the looming Vesuvius, the profound sense of history that lingers in the air, and the opulence of the churches and the palaces that are crowded together in its thick urban fabric are just some of the reasons Naples is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. Our itinerary to discover this fascinating city begins in the ancient city center, where more than 25 centuries of art and history come together, and ends on the hill of Vomero, dominated by Castel Sant'Elmo.
Following the bustling street of Spaccanapoli, which divides the city in two, we will stroll through shadowy alleys and colorful piazzas to visit the principal attractions of the city center. In the Duomo we will admire the Baroque masterpieces of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, stage to the famous miracle of the liquefaction of San Gennaro's blood. In the nearby Pio Monte della Misericordia we will witness the beauty of one of the most famous paintings of Caravaggio, the Seven Works of Mercy. In Via San Gregorio Armeno, we will stroll amongst the shops where craftsmen sell their nativity scenes, an old Neapolitan tradition still alive today. Extraordinary masterpieces of Baroque sculpture wait for us in the Sansevero Chapel with its famous Veiled Christ. From the elegant Piazza San Domenico with its noble palaces we will reach the monastery of Santa Chiara, where we will visit the famous cloister made of majolica. After a lunch break in one of the many historical pizzerias of Naples, we will travel to Vomero by funicular. At the top of the hill stands Castel Sant'Elmo, impenetrable medieval fortress transformed in the Renaissance.
meeting pointYour guide will meet you at your hotel as long as it is located within Naples city centre