Discover the culture and rich history of Naples on a small group tour led by an expert art or social historian. Not only will you explore the city’s historic center but you will also learn about the social and political development of Naples.
What to Expect
Under the guidance of either an art or social historian, you will explore the chaotic beauty of Naples and learn all about Neopolitan life and culture in today’s society.
The tour begins at Castel Nuovo, the political center of the city during the Antiquity period (when there was an important port in the area), through to the high medieval period (when Petrarch and Boccaccio were guests). The tour will also venture to the Castle dell’Ovo (The Egg Castle), which has a history dating back to the Roman times and was even a prison under the Normans.
With a view of the bay of Naples as a backdrop, the tour continues on at Palazzo Reale. This beautiful building - designed by Domenico Fontana - served as the royal palace during the reign of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. Boasting an overwrought imperial style of interior decoration, the royal apartments attest to the wealth and power of the city during Bourbon rule.
The tour itinerary varies at this point. You might continue along the waterfront and take in some of the stunning scenery or visit the Spanish district and its artistic treasures, such as the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli or the Palazzo Serra di Cassano.
- Expert guide with a visit to Castel Nuovo, Castel dell'Ovo, and Palazzo Reale
What's Not Included
- Entrance tickets to Castel Nuovo, Palazzo Reale, and Castel dell'Ovo (€9) are not included in the price of the walk.
Know Before You Go
You will be visiting several churches during this visit. Shoulders should be covered and shorts and skirts should not be more than one inch above the knee. If you are taking this walk in the summer months, you may consider bringing a light shawl to cover your shoulders while entering churches.
The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.