Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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 h...
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 h...
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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I hardly ever do reviews because I am often listless. This time, however, I cannot remain silent, the satisfaction for this tour but above all the appreciation for the competence and friendliness of our guide, Michele. Michele managed not only to describe art and history (without ever being heavy despite the many notions) but to make us understand and understand the Neapolitan culture and thought, the true soul of this beautiful city. Thanks Michele for your passion, your altruism and your love for Naples and all those who choose to visit it.
It was a beautiful and interesting experience from all points of view. Thanks to our friendly and very prepared guide Alessandra, we got to know the sacred, the profane, the traditions, and superstitions, the customs of Naples and the Neapolitans. Visited the main streets of the center and finally, San Gennaro and the Veiled Christ. Without this tour done at the beginning of our vacation, we would not have been able to appreciate and know Naples so well. A greeting and thanks from the province of Como
The tour allows you to have a view of the various historical eras from the Greek walls to the current murals. The entrance to the SanSevero Chapel is timed. The guide Alessandra entertained us very pleasantly by telling us about the habits, superstitions and traditions of the Neapolitans
The guide Michele was really very good and engaging. He has shown that he has a culture, interest and passion for his work and we thank him for this.
Very good guide, very clear in the explanations and in adding interesting details along the walk to reach places of interest