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Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola

Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola

Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Royal Palace and Spanish Quarters Small Group Tour

1. Naples: Royal Palace and Spanish Quarters Small Group Tour

Immerse yourself in the historical allure of Naples with a guided tour in a small group tour, and discover the city's most iconic treasures. Marvel at the majestic Maschio Angioino, a medieval fortress steeped in history. Bask in the artistic grandeur of Teatro San Carlo, one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious opera houses. Stand in awe at the monumental Piazza del Plebiscito, the beating heart of Naples. Continue to the highlight of the tour, exclusive access to the Royal Palace. Explore the opulent rooms and historical treasures of the architectural jewel that once hosted royalty. Then, venture into the vibrant Spanish Quarter, traversing Via Toledo until you reach the Maradona murals. Experience the dynamic energy of this historic neighborhood before concluding the tour.

Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

2. Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

After your scheduled pick-up at 08:15, begin a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Naples with stops at the city's cathedral to visit the Treasure Chapel and San Restituta Basilica. Then drive to Plebiscite Square to see the front of the Royal Palace and the majestic Neoclassical church of San Francesco di Paola. From there head to the Town Hall Square; home to the New Castle built by the French family of Anjou. Your tour of Naples ends on a terrace at Posillipo, giving use some of the best views over the entire city. From there drive to Pompeii, one of the world's most famous historic sites. Once at Pompeii, your tour guide will take you to this ancient city's most fascinating places like the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house and the Lupanare, burnt, covered, and preserved by volcanic ashes during the massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. After taking in the history of Pompeii, return to Naples, and get dropped off at your choice of destination at around 13:30.

Naples: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour

3. Naples: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour

See the main highlights and wonderful hidden gems of the city of Naples on a guided walking tour. Stroll through the Piazza del Plebiscito, admire the Royal Palace, and explore the lively neighborhood of Quartieri Spagnoli. Meet near the neoclassical Piazza del Plebiscito. Stroll through this lively square which acts as a meeting point for local people. Admire the exterior of the Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola, the stunning Royal Palace of Naples, and the facade of San Carlo Opera House. As you explore the city on foot and take plenty of photos, your local guide will share local stories and the history behind these iconic Neapolitan monuments. Admire the Castel Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo) and its imposing Arch of Triumph. Walk through the Umberto I shopping gallery with its iconic domes and the glass-vaulted arcades. Stroll through the narrow and busy streets of the Quartieri Spagnoli area. Take in the sights and sounds of the laneways as you get a sense of local life. Discover various examples of street art, including those of legendary Argentinan footballer Diego Maradona, who is still worshipped by the locals. Next, head to Toledo Street, one of the main streets of the city center. See the Bank of Napoli, and the famous Toledo Metro Art Station, where your tour will end.

Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

4. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Palace of Naples and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola. Pass by the historical shopping gallery, Galleria Umberto I, and the iconic opera house, Teatro di San Carlo. Drive to Pompeii to learn about fascinating places like the Forum, the thermal baths and the House of the Vettii. Discover the Lupanar, burnt by volcanic ash and stones during the volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Take a break to relax over lunch, including pizza and a drink. Continue to Torre del Greco, passing through Vesuvius National Park. Walk to the top of the only still active volcano in continental Europe. Stroll around the crater at an elevation of nearly 1200 meters to see a panoramic view of the charming bay of Naples. Return to Naples where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Naples: Guided Walking Tour

5. Naples: Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting and informative 2.hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an expert tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, and explore the spectacular Real Teatro di San Carlo, Naples' beautiful opera house. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. the oldest opera house in Italy. You will also see Santa Chiara and the Church of Jesus.  Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naples was founded, to visit some of the most important churches in the city.

Naples: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

6. Naples: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

”You see Naples,” said the German poet Wolfgang Goethe, “then you die.” But this isn’t supposed to sound ominous. Goethe was paraphrasing a local saying that suggests you can learn everything you need to live well by visiting this most Italian of cities, with its proud traditions, delicious food and seaside beauty under the timeless watch of Mount Vesuvius. And what about history? There’s been a lot of it here, from Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Byzantium to Goths, Saracen Pirates, Angevines, Aragonese, Bourbons and Napoleonic generals. I’ve spent time studying these episodes for my podcast, A History of Italy, and I’ll guide you through them today, while we walk. The tour starts in one of Italy's largest squares near the impressive Castel Nuovo. From there, we’ll make our way through the theatre district and the main shopping street where you can taste some Neapolitan delicacies. That’ll take us to the grand Piazza del Plebiscito where you’ll find the imposing Royal Palace of Naples and Naples Cathedral. We’ll end the tour with a stroll along the seaside, where there are views of the city stretching out towards Vesuvius. The tour ends at the ancient and oddly named “egg castle”, Castel dell'Ovo. Join me on this walk to some of the most important historical landmarks of old Naples. Along the way, you’ll discover why “That's Amore” as you fall in love with the city like so many others have before you.

Naples: Half-Day Guided City Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

7. Naples: Half-Day Guided City Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

Embark on a city highlights tour of Naples and discover the most iconic landmarks on a guided half-day tour. After meeting your guide at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Italy's biggest square, start with admiring the Royal Palace and the oldest city bar — the Gran Cafè Gambrinus. Then, reach the historical center via Toledo, one of Naples's main thoroughfares. Visit the area of the Centro Storico that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover its beautiful churches and stroll through its endless iconic streets. Explore the bustling Spanish Quarter and stop by the Pignasecca market. Get a taste of the local cuisine and sample some specialties accompanied by a typical Neapolitan caffè. Make your way to the Piazza del Gesù, one of the most beautiful squares in town, and marvel at the magnificent Baroque church. Next, reach Piazza Bellini from where you can see the Greek walls of Neapolis. Stroll along the ancient streets of Via del Tribunali with the old tower of Pietrasanta and Via San Gregorio Armeno, famous for its crib shops. Finally walk through the narrow aisles of Spaccanapoli, the heart of Naples, before finishing the tour at the Duomo of San Gennaro.

Naples 2-Hour Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

8. Naples 2-Hour Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

Discover the charm of Naples on a guided walking and sightseeing tour with a local guide. Explore its streets, rich in history and traditions, and through its highlights. Pass by one of the most Ancient castles in Naples, Maschio Angioino. The symbol of the city was first built during the French domination and then enlarged during the Spanish one. Continue through Piazza Plebiscito, enter the square and admire the architecture of the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola - which recalls the style of the Pantheon - and the Royal palace. Next, journey around the historic center through Spaccanapoli, the road that split Naples into two parts.  Admire the Gesù Nuovo Church overlooking the square before reaching Via San Gregorio Armeno, where the craft shops famous for their cribs are open all year. Pick up a snack at one of the local pastry shops along the way.

Naples Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

9. Naples Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

Bourbon Naples: Exclusive guide and Royal Palace pass

10. Bourbon Naples: Exclusive guide and Royal Palace pass

We will explore Naples with an exciting guided tour through its historical and political heart, tracing back from medieval times to the splendors of the Bourbon era. We will meet at the charming Municipio Square, next to the Neptune Fountain, the starting point for an unforgettable experience. Our journey begins at the majestic Municipio Square, the political core of Naples with its spacious square and the opulent San Giacomo Palace. Then, we'll have the opportunity to admire the exteriors of Maschio Angioino, an iconic medieval fortress in the heart of the city, rich in history linked to the Angevin and Aragonese dynasties. We'll continue our exploratory stroll with an external view of Teatro San Carlo, one of the oldest and most prestigious theaters in Europe, renowned for its extraordinary acoustics and the luxury of its halls. Next, we'll immerse ourselves in the elegance of Galleria Umberto, a commercial gallery with neoclassical architecture offering luxury shops and historic cafes under a splendid glass dome. Our adventure will lead us to Piazza Plebiscito, one of the largest squares in Europe, surrounded by significant buildings such as the Basilica of San Francesco da Paola and the Royal Palace. This square is a symbolic venue for events and gatherings, a witness to Naples' glorious past. Finally, we'll delve into the magnificence of the Royal Palace, exploring sumptuous rooms, including the palace chapel and the court theater. The Royal Palace Museum, filled with artworks and period furnishings, will take us on a journey through time. You will discover the captivating charm of Bourbon Naples, the pulsating heart of European history at that time! An experience to live and cherish.

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The tour was the best solution for those who have never been to the city and for those who don't have that long stay. The guide was excellent company and answered all our doubts, his name is Edoardo and I congratulate him again. The palace is visited in every detail and also the city itself. Super super recommended.

We were lucky enough to have Nicoletta our guide completely to ourselves for the tour, she was a wonderful guide & very knowledgeable into all of the historical dates & events of the attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour & would highly recommend accordingly!!

Well organized tour, punctual, precise and very helpful guide, the hours flew by also because the descriptions of the monuments were intertwined with local fables and customs. She will be a young, witty and very helpful guide

The tour was very interesting and touched on many points of Naples... not only cultural but also typical of modern Neapolitan culture. The guide Eduardo was excellent…prepared and kind. I recommend it to everyone

Our guide Gennaro was really good, he dedicated more time to us than was indicated in the tour, engaging and very pleasant