Piazza Municipio, Naples

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Naples: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

1. Naples: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

Get a better appreciation of the historic city of Naples and its impressive monuments on a guided e-bike tour. Start with a ride down Spaccanapoli in the historic heart of the city to arrive at Piazza del Municipio, where the 13th-century Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino) is located. Ride onwards to Piazza del Plebiscito and marvel at the colonnades of the Royal Palace and the oldest active opera house in the world at the Real Teatro di San Carlo. Next, cycle in safety along the bike paths of the promenade to Marinaro, home to the Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle in Naples. Learn about some of the legends associated with the fortress, such as the myth of the siren Queen Partenope. Look closer at the old settlement of Monte Echia, considered the first area of Neapolis settled by the Greeks. Travel along the magnificent coastline of the Gulf of Naples with impressive views of Vesuvius and the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida at almost every turn in the road.

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

2. 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: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

3. Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Start from the ancient street of Spaccanapoli located in the heart of the historic city of Naples to reach Piazza del Municipio where the castle Maschio Angioino is located and then head to Piazza Plebiscito with its royal palace and San Carlo theater. Proceed to the promenade along the cycle path where you will stop at the ancient village of Marinaro which houses Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle of Naples and source of ancient legends like that of the siren Parthenope. In front of the castle, you will see Monte Echia, considered the  first settlement area of Neapolis by the Greeks. Your tour will then continue crossing the magnificent coastline by the splendid gulf setting characterized by Vesuvius, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Your next stop will be at Virgilian Natural Park from where you can easily climb the hill of Posillipo. From here, you will leave to cross the former industrial area of Bagnoli and visit the North pier (a walk of 1000 meters over the sea and a work of industrial architecture that was the old pontoon of ILVA). Finally, return to the center through the west of the city.

Naples: City Sights Walking Tour with the Bourbon Gallery

4. Naples: City Sights Walking Tour with the Bourbon Gallery

Discover the beauty of the ancient city of Naples on this guided walking tour. Take in views of the monuments in Piazza del Plebiscito square and learn about the history of pizza. Enter the mysterious tunnels under the city at the Bourbon Gallery. Meet your guide in the elegant Piazza Municipio square. Admire the marble Neptune Fountain and the medieval Castel Nuovo. Continue the Piazza Trieste e Trento junction to the grandiose Piazza del Plebiscito square. Marvel at the mix of neoclassical, medieval, and Baroque architecture in this monument-filled square. Stand in the square and let you guide show you the San Carlo Theater, the Umberto I Gallery, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola and the stately Royal Palace. Walk along Via Chiaia street and listen as your guide tells you the history of the Antica Pizzeria Brandi, where the famous pizza margherita was born. Stroll past the historic Gran Caffè Gambrinus which serves Neapolitan-style coffee. Descend into the tunnels under Naples on a guided tour of the ancient Bourbon Gallery. Uncover the secrets below the city as you explore tunnel which reaches from the Royal Palace to military barracks. See cisterns of the Bolla aqueduct, fragments of statues, vintage cars and motorcycles.

Naples: Private Tour by Classic Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

5. Naples: Private Tour by Classic Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

Discover the historic buildings of Naples from the seat of a vintage Fiat 500 or 600, guided by a knowledgeable guide. The 5-hour tour explores the city’s historic center and Posillipo hill, source of inspiration for the paintings of the 19th-century school of Posillipo. Drive to the lively cobblestoned Spaccanapoli, the main promenade of the city leading to many of its most significant landmarks. Go to Gesù Square, site of the 15th-century Gesù Nuovo church, and enter the Santa Chiara Church. Continue to via San Gregorio Armeno, the "Christmas Alley". Your next stop will be Piazza Gaetano, named after one of the city’s 54 saints. Visit the famous Veiled Christ inside Sansevero Chapel (closed on Tuesdays) and the macabre Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (closed on Sundays), guarded by 3 bronze skulls (entry tickets for these sites are not included.) Admire the looming castle of Piazza del Municipio, and the entrance to the former public shooting gallery of the Galleria Umberto I. Continue to Piazza Municipio to marvel at the Castel Nuovo. See the facade of the oldest continuously active venue for public opera performances in Europe, at the Teatro di San Carlo in Piazza del Plebiscito. The east side of the piazza is home to the Royal Palace, while the west side hosts the Church of San Francesco di Paola (entrance), styled like the Pantheon in Rome. Visit Galleria Umberto I. Go to the port to see the Borgo Marinari and Norman fort of the Castel Dell'Ovo, before driving to the waterside Posillipo neighborhood. End at the entrance of the Parco Virgiliano, named after the Roman poet Virgil, thought to be entombed nearby.

Naples: Electric Bike Tour of Pausilypon Archaeological Park

6. Naples: Electric Bike Tour of Pausilypon Archaeological Park

Start from the ancient Spaccanapoli street located in the heart of the historic city of Naples to reach Piazza del Municipio, where the castle Maschio Angioino is located and then head to Piazza Plebiscito with the royal palace and the San Carlo theater. A guide will lead the tour and show you the panoramic points as well as the artistic and cultural sites along the way until Seiano cave via Coroglio. The tour will continue crossing the magnificent coastline into the splendid gulf setting characterized by Vesuvius, the Sorrento peninsula and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Once you leave the e-bikes at the entrance of Pausilypon park, your visit of the archaeological and environmental area of the first century B.C. will begin by crossing the cave of Seiano. Along the 770 meter of the route, your guide will explain the history, the excavation techniques and the various events that have seen the history of the cave over the centuries. At the other end of the cave, you will be able to admire the remains of the charming villa of Publio Vedio Pollione on the promontory overlooking the beautiful Trentaremi Bay. The tour will continue through the 'pars publica' of the ancient villa, where the remains of the theater and of the odeion area. The tour will proceed through a narrow path, surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation and will end at a viewpoint which overlooks the islands of Gaiola, from where you will be able to admire the Bay of Naples. After that, you will resume your e-bikes and return to via Capitelli 31 passing through an old disused industrial area and crossing the western area of the city of Naples.  

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What people are saying about Piazza Municipio, Naples

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 107 reviews

We really enjoyed our day. The tour in Naples allowed us to quickly discover the city, and the visit to the cathedral was very interesting. Our guide Elisa was really great, she then made us discover Pompeii, she was perfect, with history of the place and anecdotes. Pompeii is truly amazing. Then supported by another person to climb Vesuvius. The time provided for the ascent and descent is just right (less would be insufficient). You have to be in shape, it climbs. Everything was smooth and well organized. I recommend.

The tour is complete and allows you to visit some of the most interesting places in Naples (the Duomo with a guided tour or a fantastic view from Posillipo), important archaeological (Polpeii) and natural sites (Vesuvius and its crater). Great pizza (included in the price) in a restaurant on the way to Vesuvius. Added value to the tour is the excellent competence and friendliness of the guide Alex

The visit is essential, well organized and super interesting. Our guide in Spanish, Elisa, was very friendly, extremely entertaining and interesting, showing great culture and a lot of passion for her work. An unforgettable visit.

I am very satisfied as everything was well organized and followed step by step. Pickup done at convenient place at time, no delay. Well Done!

The guide was excellent and shared about the historical significance of some of the sights. He also gave us time to take photos.