Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples

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Naples: San Lorenzo Maggiore and Neapolis Sotterrata Ticket

Naples: San Lorenzo Maggiore and Neapolis Sotterrata Ticket

Explore the complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore, at the geographic center of ancient Naples, and the subterranean treasures that lie beneath it. See colorful frescoes in the Sisto V Hall, the Gothic charm of the Chamber Hall, and excavated relics in the museum. Marvel at the beauty of the San Lorenzo Maggiore Church and its Franciscan frescoes before gazing at the stunning ceiling frescoes in the Sisto V Hall. Pass through the Cloister and visit Chapter Hall, decorated with a Gothic portal from the late fourteenth century. Then, descend 10 meters underground and discover the ancient ruins of the Neapolis, the old Greek-Roman city which was founded in 470 B.C. Discover the ancient commercial heart of the city, the Macellum (market). End your visit with some time in the museum, which presents a cross-section of the history of Naples from the classical age until the nineteenth century.

Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Explore one of the oldest cities in Europe with your guide and cross the heart of the historic center of Naples from Piazza Bellini, where you still find visible portions of Greek walls. Skirt the Conservatory of Naples, with the chance to hear the rehearsals of young Neapolitan musicians. Continue to Via dei Tribunali, the Decumano Maggiore of ancient Neapolis, but also one of the liveliest and richest streets in Naples.  See the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta, with its ancient Romanesque bell tower, and the mysterious church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, an Angevin jewel, and the Duomo, which preserves the miraculous holy blood di San Gennar, beloved patron Saint of the city, will be waiting for you a few steps away. Back to Spaccanapoli, the lower decumanus, you will stroll through the teeming and characteristic Neapolitan shops. Discover the wonderful Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, with its square of the same name that makes the scenery unique. The last stop will be the precious Sansevero Chapel: the vision of the Veiled Christ, together with the story of your guide, will be a unique and unforgettable experience. Important informations: - the guided tour is available only for Italian speakers; - the admission tickets are included in the guided tour: you can't decide to split the walking tour from the Veiled Christ admission; - if you miss the guided tour, we can't assure your entrance to Veiled Christ Chapel.

Naples: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Naples: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the captivating city of Naples, where history, culture, and vibrant energy converge to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Embark on a journey through the heart of this ancient Italian gem with our Naples Self-Guided Audio Tour. This immersive tour is designed to be your personal companion as you explore the city at your own pace, allowing you to delve into its rich past, discover hidden gems, and savor the flavors of its renowned cuisine. Naples, with its storied history dating back to ancient times, has left an indelible mark on the world. From the remnants of Greco-Roman civilization to the medieval charm of its narrow streets, the city is a treasure trove of cultural and architectural wonders. Our self-guided audio tour is meticulously crafted to provide you with insightful narratives, interesting anecdotes, and expert commentary, ensuring that you gain a deeper understanding of Naples' heritage. As you stroll through the bustling streets, marvel at historic landmarks, and indulge in the local atmosphere, our audio tour will be your informative and engaging companion. Whether you're drawn to the grandeur of Naples' historic castles, the artistic masterpieces in its museums, or the authentic flavors of Neapolitan pizza, this self-guided tour will guide you through the highlights while allowing you the flexibility to linger in places that captivate your interest. Learn more about the top 19 tourist attractions in Naples. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Stazione Napoli Centrale 2. Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro 3. Napoli Sotterranea 4. Via San Gregorio Armeno 5. Archivio di Stato di Napoli 6. Museo Cappella Sansevero 7. The Naples National Archaeological Museum 8. Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara 9. Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo 10. Castel Sant'Elmo 11. Certosa e Museo di San Martino 12. Via Toledo 13. San Carlo Theatre 14. Royal Palace of Naples 15. Piazza del Plebiscito 16. Galleria Borbonica 17. Castel dell'Ovo 18. Via Francesco Caracciolo 19. Catacombe di San Gaudioso So, put on your headphones, press play, and let the Naples Self-Guided Audio Tour be your key to unlocking the secrets and stories that make this city a true gem of the Mediterranean. Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Naples as you navigate its enchanting streets and discover the soul of this captivating destination.

Naples: Underground and City Private Walking Tour

Naples: Underground and City Private Walking Tour

Uncover the fascinating history of Naples, where facts and fiction live side by side Approximately three thousand years ago, Greek settlers coming from the island of Rhodes landed in the bay at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Here, on a hill directly overlooking the sea and nearby island, they established a trading post. The new settlement was given the name Parthenope, in honor of the siren who subjected sailors to her seductive song off that island's enchanted shores. After falling in love with one of those sailors, the same cunning Ulysses who knew how to resist her song, she took her own life, hopeless after his rejection. Her body was buried in the bay, which passes down the memory of her voluptuous figure with its sinuous outline. Historical fact and myth merge in the stories about the birth of one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in Italy. From history, we know that in the mid-fifth century BC, during the struggles for supremacy between the Greeks and Etruscans on the Tyrrhenian coast, the inhabitants of the Greek city Cuma founded a bigger and more solid city downstream of Parthenope and called it Nea Polis, or "new city". Never has a name been more appropriate for a city where ancient and modern live together daily in an eternal present. It was Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Norman, French, and Spanish before it was ever Italian, but also a bit Arabic, African and in recent times even American and Asian... the thousand faces of Naples show themselves in every corner of the city, which has preserved the urban layout adopted by its Cuman founders in its ancient center intact. Under the churches, the palaces and the streets that come together in its dense urban fabric, a parallel city unfolds, never completely abandoned, which is made up of archaeological remains, streets and tunnels dug over the centuries into the soft tufa rock which makes up this restless terrain with its volcanic origins. Our journey to discover the foundations of Naples starts off from Via dei Tribunali, which retraces the path of the Decumanus Major, the main road axis of the standard Greco-Roman city. We will then come to the Forum, whose monumental ruins survive in the underground sections of the basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore. After a stop at the underground cemetery of the church dedicated to the souls in Purgatory, the scene of a macabre cult of the dead, we will come to the lively Piazza Bellini, where a portion of Greek wall is still visible. At the end of Via San Sebastiano stands the monastery of Santa Chiara, built in the fourteenth century on the site of Roman baths.

Naples Christmas Walking - Small Group Tour

Naples Christmas Walking - Small Group Tour

Experience the enchantment of Christmas in Naples, a city that truly comes alive during this magical season. Picture yourself wandering through the historic streets of Naples, where every corner reveals a treasure trove of history and culture. Marvel at the grandeur of historic churches, stand in awe of iconic monuments, and let your heart be warmed by the captivating Christmas displays that adorn charming shops windows. But this is not just any tour. You will have the privilege of an English-speaking guide, a true storyteller who will immerse you in the rich tapestry of Naples' past. The guide will share with you the captivating stories of churches like Gesù Nuovo, Santa Chiara and the Duomo of Naples, and making the stones and walls come alive with history. As you saunter through Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, you will encounter the irresistible aroma of classic Neapolitan sweets, inviting you to savor the delightful flavors of the season. It's a moment to indulge your senses and create memories to cherish. Do not miss the chance to uncover the hidden gem, the Church of San Lorenzo, where artistic treasures await your admiration, each brushstroke telling a unique story. As you continue your journey, meandering through the iconic Spaccanapoli and the charming Via San Biagio dei Librai—truly the beating heart of Naples' historic center—you will arrive at Via San Gregorio Armeno, a place where the spirit of Christmas seems to hang in the air. Here, you willfind the bustling Christmas Markets and the meticulously crafted nativity scenes, each figurine and setting a testament to the craftsmanship of local artisans. Your journey culminates at the enchanting Duomo of Naples, a place where magic truly comes alive each year with the extraordinary phenomenon of the "Sangue di San Gennaro" (the Blood of San Gennaro). So, join us in Naples during Christmas, where every cobblestone, every melody, and every sight will transport you to a world of wonder and holiday magic.

Naples: the Upside Down tour of the underground city

Naples: the Upside Down tour of the underground city

According to the local vulgate Naples is the city of Sun. Notwithstanding, Naples has a dense network of underground spaces with a millenary history. This perhaps helps to explain the locals bright and vital character, but at the same time their vicinity and fascination for death. Our tour will unfold following this contrasted line: on one side, the messy, noisy, chaotic streets of Naples. On the other side, the silence and dark atmospheres of its Upside Down. We will meet in sunny Piazza Dante, and we will access the ancient historic center's small alleys, passing next to iconic landmarks among street musicians and noisy sellers. Our first stop will be the Church of the Souls of Purgatorium, where we will learn about the odd cult of the poor souls and we will observe from close an underground church and its intimate cemetery. Few meters away, the busy San Gregorio Armeno street is repleted with the traditional shops of clay statues used for Presepe, the Christmas Crib scene. Just next to this open air artesanry exhibition lies the Church of San Lorenzo. This can be considered the heart of the ancient city, and in its womb we can still observe the ruins of the city as it was 2000 years ago. We will have the chance of seeing a small portion of the city with its shops, fisheries, cistern and school, all covered by the modern city. We will then proceed to the northern gate of the medieval city, to reach the animated Vergini neighbourhood, a chaotic open air market full of life. A couple of hundred meters away lies one of the most unique archaeological finds of the Greek civilization: underground chamber tombs with still traces of colour 2500 years old. We will sink once more into the undergrounds to visit this stunning little gem.

Discover Naples with the Exclusive Historic Center Tour.

Discover Naples with the Exclusive Historic Center Tour.

Discover the historical and artistic essence of Naples in our exclusive tour of the historic center, a journey through centuries of history and culture. We will begin with the ancient Greek walls that surround the city, silent witnesses of distant eras that have shaped the unique character of Naples. The picturesque Spaccanapoli, with its intricate alleys, will lead you through a labyrinth of history as you admire the grandeur of the Basilica of Santa Chiara. This architectural masterpiece encapsulates centuries of art and devotion, offering you an exciting experience in the heart of the city. San Gregorio Armeno, with its nativity scene workshops, is an open window into Neapolitan craftsmanship. Here, every figurine and every detail tells millennia-old stories of craftsmanship and passion. San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Cathedral are historical treasures, each with its own rich artistic history. The expert guide will lead you through the ages, revealing the secrets of these iconic monuments and immersing you completely in the cultural richness of Naples. Choose our tour with an exclusive guide to live these unique experiences and get lost in the streets steeped in history. Book now for a total immersion in the art, culture, and beauty of Naples!

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Excellent tour by Viviana, truly expert, kind and professional! I absolutely recommend! Visit to the Veiled Christ and a complete and interesting tour, we did it first thing as soon as we arrived in Naples and it immediately opened our doors and our hearts to this splendid city.

the guide Lucio is very prepared, friendly, engaging, he took us to the heart of the city trying to make us understand what it means to live there

Your very nice and instructive, guide Roberta prepared and friendly, excellent experience I recommend it

I haven't found any negative points; I appreciated the punctuality and competence of the guide.

Maura was a truly exceptional guide. Beautiful day!!!