Secrets and mysteries lie hidden in the stones of Naples. Will you ponder their meaning? Join us for a walking tour of churches and burial places where history, legend and the unknown intersect in mysterious ways.
What to Expect
Discover some of the mysteries and legends of Naples, hidden in ancient churches and cemeteries rich in myths, legends and art masterpieces.
The first stop on our walk is Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo, a beautiful baroque church renowned for mysteries hidden in its stones. The splendid facade with its "diamond point" masonry has strange esoteric symbols carved on the stone.
Even more mysterious, however, is Sansevero Chapel. This fascinating chapel contains the masterful Veiled Christ statue, a marble floor decorated as a labyrinth and two replicas of the human circulatory system.
After resting for a typical Napolitan lunch with pizza, we walk to one of the most charming and secret places of Naples, the Cimitero (Cemetery) delle Fontanelle. High piles of skulls, thighbones, shoulders and shinbones fill the caves of these historic underground burial chambers.
The final stop of our tour is the cathedral, and in particular the chapel dedicated to San Gennaro, patron saint of Naples. Here, twice a year, the coagulated blood of the saint reportedly liquefies.
The tour lasts approximately 8 hours.
- Private tour guide
- Typical Naples lunch
- Entrance tickets for stops along the way
What's Not Included
- Transportation, including pick-up/drop-off
Know Before You Go
Wearing comfortable walking shoes is strongly recommended.
The tour is subject to change due to exhibitions, strikes, or other events outside of the control of the tour operators.
Please dress respectfully for visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulders.
• Up to 31 days before begin of the activity: full refund
• 30-0 days before begin of the activity, or no-show: no refund