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Naples: Downtown, Veiled Christ & Cloister of St Clare Entry

1. Naples: Downtown, Veiled Christ & Cloister of St Clare Entry

Your journey through downtown Naples begins in the iconic Piazza del Gesù, a bustling square that serves as a gateway to the city's historic center. From this vibrant starting point, your guide will lead you to the tranquil Chiostro di Santa Chiara. Here, amidst ornate majolica tiles and lush gardens, you'll experience a serene contrast to the city's lively streets. After soaking in the peaceful atmosphere of the cloister, the tour continues along the lively Spaccanapoli street. This narrow thoroughfare, which slices through old Naples, is lined with an array of shops, restaurants, and picturesque alleys, each offering a unique insight into Neapolitan life and culture. As you explore Spaccanapoli, marvel at the architectural splendor of San Domenico Maggiore church, a testament to Naples' rich and diverse historical influences. The highlight of your walk is the visit to the Chapel of San Severo, home to the stunning Veiled Christ sculpture. This marble masterpiece captivates with its detailed artistry, symbolizing the artistic heritage of Naples. The tour also leads you to Piazza Nilo, where you'll see the famous statue of the God of the Nile River, and Piazza San Gaetano, surrounded by significant churches like San Lorenzo and San Paolo Maggiore. Each site contributes to the story of Naples, weaving a tapestry of history, architecture, and spirituality. Concluding your exploration, you'll visit the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro, the epicenter of Neapolitan faith. The cathedral is not only an architectural marvel but also a spiritual beacon, housing the preserved blood of St. Gennaro, the city's patron saint. This guided walking tour of Naples offers a comprehensive experience, blending the tranquility of Chiostro di Santa Chiara with the vibrancy of Naples' streets and the rich tapestry of its historical and religious landmarks.

Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

2. 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: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

3. Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Admire the mix of Italian and Greek influences as you see the highlights in Naples on this bike tour. Ride through the historic center and experience the Greek influence as you ride down the streets Via dei Tribunali and Anticaglia. Start by riding down the Naples Promenade. Enjoy views of the sea with Vesuvius looming in the background. Pass by the seafront castle of Castel dell’ Ovo. Ride past seaside cafes and shops as you go through Borgo Marinari. Go east on Via Caracciolo street until you reach the stately Piazza del Plebiscito square where you can see the Royal Palace and the church of San Francesco di Paola. Turn onto the bustling commercial street Via Toledo where you can reach the squares Piazza Carità and Piazza del Gesù. Continue to the ancient Greek heart of Naples in the Decumani district. Experience the Greek layout as you ride down narrow streets in this historic center. Peddle down Via dei Tribunali and Anticaglia to see the dozens of ancient churches and some charming squares.

Naples: Walking Tour with Roman Ruins Entrance Ticket

4. Naples: Walking Tour with Roman Ruins Entrance Ticket

Immerse yourself in the intriguing charm of Naples. From the coastline, enjoy the enchanting beauty of the Bay of Naples and the views of the island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius. Visit the oldest part of the city and wander its narrow streets, filled with character and vivacity. See the church of Gesù Nuovo and its masterpieces, the monastery of Santa Chiara and walk through the most famous "Spaccanapoli" with its outstanding Baroque and Renaissance palaces, countless charming little shops, coffee bars and pizzeria. Explore the underground Roman ruins, buried beneath the city. See the monumental part of the city with its most famous landmark — Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle, the Royal Palace, the Teatro di San Carlo and the Galleria Umberto, an elegant 19th-century shopping mall.

Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

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

6. 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: Wine and Food Tasting in Local Winery

7. Naples: Wine and Food Tasting in Local Winery

Feast your eyes and your palate during this half-day trip as you explore Naples. Sample traditional Campanian delicacies and wines at a 60-year-old wine bar. Discover Italy’s third-largest city through the eyes of a local. Let yourself be welcomed by the typical warmth of the Neapolitans, and enjoy your experience in one of the most authentic piazzas of the historic centre. Enjoy the delicious dishes prepared by the owners, according to Neapolitan tradition. Taste the daily specials and be surprised by the simple and tasty flavours. Cater to your tastebuds with a visit to one of the city center’s oldest bars. Sip wines from the region and sample Campanian cheeses, cold cuts, and additional delicacies. Seize the opportunity to find out just how good the bruschetta is. It is the perfect end to a day exploring this historic city.

Naples: Monuments and Historic District Self-Guided Tour

8. Naples: Monuments and Historic District Self-Guided Tour

Come with us to get to know Naples. We take you by the hand from the places of history to those of the foundation, offering you stops in front of breathtaking views and then leading you into the heart of the city, the one populated by welcoming people, always on the move, and moreover with the certainty of having hand a great food. Designed for those who are lucky enough to stop in Naples for a little more than a couple of days, this guide will be an excellent travel companion and, once back, it will be the testimony of your stay, filled as it is with masterpieces, indications and suggestions that will accompany you even when you are long gone. The best memory to remember Naples. Naples for those who love it, in the company of those who want and know how to tell you about it. All the artistic and architectural styles from 1200 to 1800 are concentrated in the marvelous historical center of Naples: you can admire the Gothic of the basilica of San Lorenzo, the Renaissance in S. Anna dei Lombardi, and the Baroque of the Chiesa Gesu' Nuovo and the cathedral of Saint Gennaro. All the artistic and architectural styles from 1200 to 1800 are concentrated in the marvelous historical center of Naples: you can admire the Gothic of the basilica of San Lorenzo, the Renaissance in S. Anna dei Lombardi, and the Baroque of the Chiesa Gesu' Nuovo and the cathedral of Saint Gennaro. Find out all about the Cathedral of Naples, the miracle of San Gennar and its treasure. Admire the splendid panoramas of Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples as you cross Piazza del Plebiscito and reach Castel dell'Ovo.

Naples: The Path of the Immortals Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

9. Naples: The Path of the Immortals Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

This immersive experience takes players on a real-life adventure through the city to uncover a mystery from history. With custom-made props, treasure maps, and locked boxes, this is no ordinary treasure hunt – it’s a journey back in time. In this game, decipher clues and solve escape-room-like puzzles to discover the legendary empty graves of Napoli. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure through Naples' winding streets and majestic piazzas. In an hour and a half you will discover the best and most mysterious stories that this city has to offer.

Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

10. Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

Get picked up from your accommodation, cruise terminal, or Naples Central Station in the morning and begin your tour. Start with 2 hours of sightseeing in a minibus with a small-group tour led by a professional guide. Make your first stop at the cathedral to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and Santa Restituta.  Drive to the Town Hall square and see the New Castle, built by the French family of Anjou. Continue on to the Posillipo area and stop at Saint Antonio's Church, where you can see the best view of the city and the bay. Return into the city center and Piazza del Plebiscito. See the front of the Royal Palace, the beautiful church of St. Francesco di Paola in its neoclassic style, the Umberto I Gallery, and the San Carlo Theater. Next, drive to Pompeii where your tour guide will show the most fascinating places like The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house, and “Lupanare”, burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D. After the visit, make a brief stop for lunch and depart toward Sorrento's coast. Along the way, admire the medieval castle from which the name of the famous town Castellammare di Stabia comes, the small and enchanting beaches of Vico Equense and Seiano, and typical Mediterranean greenery such as lemon and orange trees. Stop at the panoramic viewpoint in Meta di Sorrento to look up to the wonderful sight of the bay overlooking the sea. Stop in Sorrento for a brief visit to the town for about 1 hour. Your guide will show you the most renowned places walking through the enchanting narrow streets full of stores and little workshops. Continue to one of the most scenic places in Sorrento: the Villa Comunale, where you can admire the gulf views and see as far as Punta Campanella and Capri Island. Return to Naples at around 5:15 PM.

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Tour done very well, our guide Carlo Zarone was really competent and entertained us for almost 3 hours making us discover the history and folklore of the historic center of Naples. Highly recommended, to understand and fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Naples

Interesting tour, without going into too much detail it allows you a general vision of different churches and all after a general illustration of the city. Particular credit goes to the guide Edoardo for his competence and interpersonal skills.

Optimal route for basic historical and cultural knowledge of the city of Naples. Edoardo was effective in his presentation as a guide and efficient in managing the time to dedicate to the individual places visited and crossed.

Our guide Francesco Longobardi was excellent, he made everything even more interesting with truly precious explanations and details

The guide, Francesco Longobardi was really good, thorough and passionate in explaining the activity. Thank you