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  • Naples: Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

    1. Naples: Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

    Immerse yourself in the intriguing charm of Naples. From the coastline, enjoy the enchanting beauty of the Bay of Naples and the views to 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.

    This five-hour walking tour covered the key sites in Naples. The tour guide was informative and interesting. I felt bad for her having to give the tour in both English and Italian, especially because it was so long. She tried hard to please everyone on the tour. She did a great job. I booked the VIP tour for 8 people or less in English. As not enough people signed up for that tour, World Tours moved me to the dual language group tour of 14 and refunded the difference in price. I booked the tour the night before and they notified me at 7:30 am about that change to my 8:30 am tour. The tour took longer because the guide had to translate everything. One person even left the tour for that reason. While I am glad I did the tour, next time I will book a private or small group with another company that does not have any minimum tour size and conducts the tour only in one language to ensure that I get the tour I booked.

  • Naples: 3-Day City Attractions and Public Transport Pass

    2. Naples: 3-Day City Attractions and Public Transport Pass

    Take advantage of single city pass that includes access to over 20 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including the Catacombs of Saint Gennaro and Saint Gaudioso, National Archaeological Museum, MADRE, Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, The Bourbon Tunnel, Castel Sant'Elmo, Certosa of San Martino. Enjoy free admission to 3 museums or sites and discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. Explore the city as you travel for free on Naples public transportation network (UnicoCampania). Use the underground Line 1 “Metro dell’Arte”, Line 2, Line 6, funicular, tram, trains Circumflegrea, and Cumana e Circumvesuviana Urban Route. 

    We found this a great saving. Free travel on metro and bus and free and discounted sites. The only hassle was having to go to the central station to get our vouchers exchanged at a small obscure newsagents. Should be more places to get it from or better directions.

  • Pompeii, Herculaneum & Naples: 3-Day City Pass

    3. Pompeii, Herculaneum & Naples: 3-Day City Pass

    Purchase the Naples & Campania Artecard for access to over 40 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including Ruins of Pompei, Herculaneum, the Catacombs of Saint Gennaro and Saint Gaudioso, National Archaeological Museum, MADRE, Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, The Bourbon Tunnel, Castel Sant'Elmo, Certosa of San Martino, Royal Palace of Caserta, Paestum, and the Archaeological Museum of Capua. Enjoy free admission to 2 museums or sites and discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. Explore the city as you travel for free on the Naples & Campania regional public transportation network (UnicoCampania public transport system).

    Apart from saving a bit of money having the 3 day pass makes travel and entry into sights so easy and safe. Just one card to keep in your pocket and not having to keep getting a wallet out to pay a few euros for a Metro or train. We also bypassed queues for entry to Pompeii. Well worth it.

  • Naples: Guided Urban Trekking Through the Pedamentina Stairs

    4. Naples: Guided Urban Trekking Through the Pedamentina Stairs

    Bask in the history and magnificent views of Naples through this guided urban trekking tour. Visit historical sites, climb the Pedamentina Stairs, and stop at the market of Pignasseca for a firsthand experience of Neapolitan culture and cuisine. Meet your guide at the Certosa of San Martino, a former monastery complex turned into a museum. Start your tour by learning about the history of the monastery and its transformation into a Neapolitan civic museum. Proceed to the terrace and be amazed by the panoramic view it offers. Continue your tour by urban trekking through the ancient path of the Pedamentina. The Pedamentina boasts 414 steps and dates back to the fourteenth century. Along this urban masterpiece, admire not only the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples but also the beautiful gardens of the monastery. To wrap up your tour, stop at the famous local market of Pignasecca whe...

  • Naples: San Martino Tour with an Art Historian Guide

    5. Naples: San Martino Tour with an Art Historian Guide

    On the top of one of the Neapolitan hills, the Church of the Certosa di San Martino is a casket to one of the city's greatest treasures. Built in 1325 at the behest of the Duke Charles of Angiò, it was the mother church of the Order of the Certosini. After gathering with your guide outside the front of the church, enter the structure for a 2-hour guided tour. Around the cloister of the Monastery, the small cells demonstrate the need for peace and prayer sought by all monks. The great renovation of 1590 led the church of the Certosa to be one of the largest artistic construction sites in Southern Italy. Workers from Rome and from all parts of the Viceregno were charged with renewing the great church. These works lasted for about a century, with several interruptions and modifications in between. Today it is obvious that these works paid off. From the vault to the wonderful floor, each s...

  • Panoramic Naples Private Tour by Vintage Vespa

    6. Panoramic Naples Private Tour by Vintage Vespa

    A poet once wrote, "See Naples and Die," in recognition of the fact that the magnificent southern Italian city is so beautiful it’s essential to visit at least once in your life. On this 4-hour panoramic tour you will see it from many angles, and all from the seat of a vintage Vespa moped. Some of the views are famous, while others are hidden gems known only to locals. Among the many highlights is the Parco Virgiliano, a picturesque oasis on the hill of Posillipo, where a series of terraces overlook the Gulf of Naples. Another, is the romantic fishing village of Marechiaro. Get views of the volcanic islet of Nisida, and drive along the promenade of Via Petrarca. Wind your way along Via Orazio for stunning views of Versuvius. Pass the serene sanctuary of Sant'Antonio a Posillipo. Heading back to port, you will see the imposing Castel dell'Ovo, and the rocky Borgo Marinari, where boats ...

    This is by far the best tour we have done! Highly recommend it. Danilo and Gabriel, our drivers, were excellent. Best way to see Naples! I would do this trip again in a heartbeat. In a word - Amazing - and I can’t thank our two drivers enough. Well worth it!

  • Naples Half-Day Private Tour by Vintage Fiat 500 or 600

    7. Naples Half-Day Private Tour by Vintage Fiat 500 or 600

    If you’ve heard the expression, "See Naples and Die", then this 5-hour panoramic tour will show you why, without the need for the last bit! You’ll be touring by vintage Fiat 500 or 600, some of the most iconic cars ever produced in Italy. Your driver will take you on a route that includes, but is not limited to, the Parco Virgiliano (entrance), the little fishing village of Marechiaro, and views of Nisida. You’ll nip down Via Petrarca and Via Orazio to see the sanctuary of Sant'Antonio a Posillipo, and the promenade of Largo Sermoneta. Other highlights include the Egg Castle (Castel dell'Ovo) and the harbor at Borgo Marinari. Admire handsome plazas, such as the squares of Trieste e Trento and Plebiscito and discover an unforgettable view on the Gulf of Naples from the terraces of the Certosa di San Martino (closed on Wednesdays - replaced on that day with fortress of Castel Sant'Elmo, ...

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What people are saying about Certosa di San Martino

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 300 reviews

If you intend to use the ticket extensively (for example, I was in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum - including the train - and in the Archaeological Museum of Naples) it is definitely worth it, so I can only recommend it.

the guide was the incarnation of Naples itself. I'd recommend this tour to anyone. although there was no lunch as promised. Still worth it though

Lack of information on how to collect the 3-day pass Which should preferably be collected the day before

Ideal for a three day stay. Free access to transport is very convenient. I recommend.

At all times they solved my problems and were suggesting options for using the card.