San Domenico Maggiore Church

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Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples on a guided tour. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples into two halves with shops, restaurants, and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore church with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo, and San Paolo Maggiore. See the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved.

Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

2. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Start your tour at the entrance to the Cathedral of Naples. Discover a prime example of Neapolitan Gothic and Baroque architecture, which houses the relic of the Blood of San Gennaro, the patron saint of the city.  Explore some of the oldest streets of Naples and make your way to the archaeological area of Carminiello and Mannesi. Learn about the ancient ruins discovered in the area after a bombing raid in 1943. Continue to the basilica church of San Giorgio Maggiore, which has a history dating back to the 4th century AD. See evidence of its early-Christian origins, such as the ancient apse that later became the entrance of the current church.  Make your way along Via San Biagio Dei Librai, colloquially known as "Spaccanapoli." Take in the scents, colors, and sounds of the long narrow street that runs through the heart of the historic center of Naples. On Via San Gregorio Armeno, the historic site of the craft workshops of the city, enjoy a short coffee break in one of the most famous bars in the area. See a lock of hair of Diego Maradona, an icon of Napoli's football team. Next, see the Nile God Statue located in Piazza Nilo, which is dated from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. Arrive at the scenic Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, named after the Dominican Basilica that surrounds it. Discover one of the most beautiful and largest churches in Naples, which remains a reference point for the chronological, political, and artistic history of the city. Last stop will be at Sansevero Chapel, which houses one of the most remarkable sculptures in the world, the Veiled Christ. Admire the stunning intricate detail of this marble sculpture created by Giussepe Sanmartino in 1753 to finish your tour of Naples.

Naples: 2.5-Hour Private City Tour "Off the Beaten Track"

3. Naples: 2.5-Hour Private City Tour "Off the Beaten Track"

Dive into Materdei, Naples alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out San Domenico Maggiore, cemetery delle Fontanelle, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of Naples. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

Naples: Private Food Tasting Walking Tour

4. Naples: Private Food Tasting Walking Tour

The food tasting walking tour will take you to discover the city of Naples by trying its real local gastronomic excellence. Departing from the meeting point, you will walk in the old and lively street market of Pignasecca, full of flavors and calls from the hawkers and through the well-known Spaccanapoli, where you’ll reach the historic center. Guided by our city trainers, you will have access to the best pizza places, fry places, taverns, confectioneries and bars. You will fall in love with Naples before you know it. Get access to places where food is made and which are usually not accessible to the public. It will be a unique chance for you to walk on by churches and palaces of the historic center, taste genuine food and have a word with chefs and pizza makers, they may even tell you some of their secrets. “Cuoppo” di frittura (a “cone” of fried food), Buffalo mozzarella with Parma ham, Taralli (small bagles) with almonds and black pepper, Parmigiana eggplant, a good glass of typical red wine from Campania, Pizza Margherita, Babà, Sfogliatella and Neapolitan espresso will accompany the most culinary day of your vacation. You will walk along the Decumano Inferiore (lower decumanus), better known as "Spaccanapoli" because it's a long road that literally cuts the city into two parts. You will visit the Church of Gesù Nuovo and will discover fascinating legends and the magic of the mysterious alchemist symbols on its facade, before entering in the Church of St. Clare. You will reach the Square of San Domenico Maggiore and will walk through the Christmas Alley with entry in the most ancient workshop where they make the famous Neapolitan crib to discover an art old as modern, between the historical personages of the ancient Neapolitan crib and newer ones like Michael Jackson, Pope Francesco or Lady Gaga.  Through the pedestrian alley of Via d'Alba with its shops selling music instrument, books and restaurants, you will reach Piazza Bellini and will cross Port'Alba, the remnant of one of the city gates in Naples that leads to Piazza Dante, where the tour ends.

Naples: Guided City Highlights E-Scooter Tour

5. Naples: Guided City Highlights E-Scooter Tour

Get to more of the highlights of Naples in less time with an e-scooter tour. Have an instructor help you learn to ride the e-scooter before setting off on your adventure to area's like the historical center and the seaside. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel or selected squares in Naples and transferred by van to the tour supplier's office in Naples. Listen to a short briefing on how to operate your e-scooter. Learn some rules that will help you ride confidently. Make your way through the streets of Naples with ease on your e-scooter. Ride through the historical city center to see the squares of San Domenico Maggiore and Gesù Nuovo. Admire the neoclassical Royal Palace and Pantheon in Piazza del Plebiscito. Take in the sights as you travel along the seafront area. View historical buildings on one side and views of the Vesuvius and the bay on the other side. Stop for a break before heading to seaside Castel dell'Ovo which was built with Norman archetitectue. Hear the legend of the egg. Return to the starting point at the tour supplier's office and transfer back to your hotel or square where you were originally picked up.

Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

6. Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Naples at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Naples’ most important attractions on foot. You can start the tour at any time. Starting from the National Archaeological Museum, see the Museo Cappella Sansevero, San Domenico Maggiore, Santa Chiara, Gesù Nuovo, the church of St. Nicholas the Charitable, the Fountain of Neptune, Castel Nuovo, and Piazza del Plebiscito, where the tour ends. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Naples: Caravaggio Walking Tour

7. Naples: Caravaggio Walking Tour

Start by meeting your guide at Piazza del Gesù, where some of the most prominent Neopolitan artists worked and lived in the 17th century. Pass by the Church of San Domenico Maggiore, for which Caravaggio painted "The Flagellation of Christ." This work is now preserved at Capodimonte Museum. Discover the Pio the Monte Della Misericordia, where you will admire the "Seven Works of Mercy" that Caravaggio created for the foundation. The tour will proceed to the picture gallery for you to discover more notable local artworks.

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What people are saying about San Domenico Maggiore Church

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 178 reviews

The proposed tour is interesting. Short but intense. Very valid the guide that has proved to be prepared and sober in the exposure also satisfying the requests of the group.

This tour is worth taking especially if you have a knowledgeable guide like our guide. You get to see many of the intersting places in the historic centre.

Perfect tour both in terms of content and timing ending with the wonderful Veiled Christ not to be missed!

Very interesting visit. The guide Carlo, very pleasant full of anecdotes and good advice

Excellent organization and amazing tourist guide Carlo Z.