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Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples and explore the San Severo Chapel on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide through the lively Spaccanapoli street and admire highlights, including San Domenico Maggiore. 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 by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience Naples through its food and restaurant scene on a 4-hour evening walking tour of the historic city center. Sample traditional foods in tiny delis you’d never find on your own. Meet your guide at a pizzeria on Via Port’Alba, site of one of the city gates. Stroll off to sample the city’s rich cuisine at 7 different tasting stops, and enjoy delicious snacks of eggplant parmigiana, zucchini flowers, babà (Neapolitan rum cake) and sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastries). Pass the religious complex and monastery of Santa Chiara, along with beautiful squares like Piazza Bellini and Piazza del Gesù. Stop to try an original Pizza Margherita in the city where it originated. Sample a slice of Neapolitan pizza fritta, and sip on Aglianico wine. Come prepared to feast! Along the way, experience the hustle and bustle of Naples at night outside iconic monuments, such as the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella, Piazza San Gaetano, and the Basilicas of Saint Paul and Saint Lawrence. Stroll the colorful streets of San Gregorio Armeno, see the Royal Palace, and San Carlo Theatre, and much more.

Naples: Walking Tour with Roman Ruins Entrance Ticket

3. Naples: Walking Tour with Roman Ruins Entrance Ticket

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

Discover Naples: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4. Discover Naples: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting and informative 2.5-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an expert tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, and explore the spectacular Real Teatro di San Carlo, Naples' beautiful opera house. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. the oldest opera house in Italy. You will also see Santa Chiara and the Church of Jesus.  Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naples was founded, to visit some of the most important churches in the city.

Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

5. 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: Guided Fat e-Bike Tour

6. Naples: Guided Fat e-Bike Tour

You'll begin with a 15-minute briefing throughout which you will be taught how to use your e-bike in the best way possible. You will also be briefed on a few rules which will help you enjoy your safe and fun bike tour to the fullest. Following that, you will begin your panoramic tour through the best squares, castles, and monuments of the city. You will see Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace, before encountering Via Caracciolo where you will fall in love with the views over the Gulf of Napoli. From there, proceed through Via dei Mille which is complete with luxury shops, before traveling to Mergellina where you can discover its Fountain of Parthenope. You'll then travel to the panoramic terraces of S. Antonio a Posillipo, where you will be shown breathtaking views of the city and Virgiliano Park with views over the gulf, Pozzuoli, and the Islands of Ischia and Procida. You'll finally take a break to relax, before proceeding to your final stop at the Castel dell'Ovo where you will hear the legend of "the egg".

Naples Half-Day Sightseeing Tour: Bella Napoli

7. Naples Half-Day Sightseeing Tour: Bella Napoli

Explore the birthplace of the Pizza Margherita on a half-day tour of Naples and see many of the city’s most notable sights. Traveling by comfortable car or minivan, your driver will take you to the best shopping streets, such as Via Chiaia, Via Roma, Corso Umberto, and Via Caracciolo. Continue the shopping theme at the glass-roofed arcade of the Galleria Umberto. Visit the National Archaeological Museum to see classical artifacts from Ancient Greece and Rome, and marvel at masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque art in the National Museum of Capodimonte. Admire the ancient façade of San Gennaro Beyond the Walls and see the impressive churches of San Lorenzo and Gesù Nuovo. Go to the charterhouse of San Martino and the cloister of Santa Chiara. Near the San Carlo Theatre, you will find the Gambrinus bar, which took its name from all the artists that used to drink there after leaving the theater. Marvel at the castle of Maschio Angioino on Piazza del Municipio, and see the vacant Royal Palace of the former royal family on Piazza Plebiscito.

Naples: Private Walking Tour

8. Naples: Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Naples to get a full appreciation of its mix of architectural styles, from the elegant 18th-century palazzos to imposing castles and wonderful churches. Founded by ancient Greeks, the city was once the capital of southern Italy, and has been settled by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, and Spanish Bourbons. Your guide will provide a wealth of history as you explore the historic center, where Neapolitans have lived since the 6th century BC. The tour includes a fascinating walk through the Umberto Primo Gallery and Via Toledo, and a stroll in Piazza del Gesù to see the Church of Gesù Nuovo and the Immacolatella obelisk. Wander down the famous Spaccanapoli to the 14th-century monastery of Santa Chiara and the Piazza San Domenico. Along the way, experience one of Naples most famous inventions, and sample a slice of authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Naples: Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

9. Naples: Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

Your tour will begin with pick-up from any port or hotel of your choosing in Campania. From here you will embark to see both the historical and more recent parts of this stunning metropolis. You will fist arrive at the Piazza Garibaldi, where you will walk along Corso Umberto I to glimpse the Port of Naples and enjoy the luxurious Riviera di Chiaia. Following this, you will pass by the "Piazza del Gesù" square, where the church of Gesù Nuovo stands. The central street, called "Spaccanapoli", will lead you along the very path which used to be the central avenue (cardo) of the city in ancient times. This street will introduce you to the southern Italian spirit, and among other monuments, you will see the miraculous church and monastery of Saint Chiara, which dates back to the 14th century. Up next you will experience one of the highlights of your tour, the cathedral of Saint Gennaro. You will then stop for lunch in a classical pizzeria to try authentic pizza, which originated in Naples. If you like, you will have the option to be taken to a local restaurant where only the local people go to eat the best pizza in the city. Following lunch, you will go to Piazza Plebiscito, where you can view the historical Quartieri Spagnoli and the Gallery of King Umberto Primo. You will also visit the famous San Carlo theater (the first professional Opera theater in Europe), the Royal Palace, the beautiful Gambrinus cafe (where many famous artists and writers have been), and the formidable Maschio Angioino Castle. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin, or other place of convenience.

Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

10. Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

Step into the heart of Naples on this guided walking tour of the cozy and characteristic Spaccanapoli street. Visit iconic monuments, churches, and spot the highest spire of the city. End your experience with a pizza dinner. Depart from the meeting point in Piazza del Gesù, where you can admire the highest spire of the city, that also hides a singular curiosity. Then, visit the inside the church of Gesù Nuovo, known as the church of the doctor Giuseppe Moscati. Later, head to the Santa Chiara complex and visit inside the Church of Santa Chiara that’s in a majestic Gothic style. Follow with a walk up to San Domenico Maggiore, a square full of curiosities. Continue toward the Piazzetta Nilo and Largo Corpo di Napoli squares, where you can see the statue of the god Nile. The tour continues down the most famous street in the world known as the street of the shepherds (Via San Gregorio Armeno). Complete your experience with a stop for a dinner based on the most famous dish in the world: pizza.

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What people are saying about Santa Chiara Monumental Complex

I had the most wonderful tour in Naples during my vacation. As a student studying history myself, I was incredibly interested in the foundations of Naples. Our tour guide was extremely kind, funny, and informative. I am honored to have had such an incredible tour from someone who was born and raised in Naples and who truly loves their city’s rich and complex history. The five hours went by too fast, and was methodically planned to ensure efficiency in terms of time and historical walking sites “hit”. We had plenty of time to take pictures, and explore some of the sites on our own. He not only taught us about the historical sites in Naples, but spent a great deal of time talking to us about the culture of Naples and the people, even going so far as to talk about the individual restaurants we were walking by during the tour. He even bought my water at the cafe where we stopped when I had to get a drink! All in all, a very kind man, and a great tour guide with a great walking route and en

La nostra guida, il signor Carlo si è dimostrata persona fantastica, io non potevo usare l’apparecchio x l’ascolto lui si è attivato per tenermi vicina e raccontarmi tutto il percorso, grande sapere e grande narratore, fortemente empatico è per nulla stucchevole, come spesso succede. Io e la mia amica siamo rimaste entusiaste, raccomanderemo alle amiche questa splendida guida. Come direbbe mia nipote, tanta roba. Ancora grazie.

Carlo, prepared and nice, in my opinion, it would be better to see the "Veiled Christ" first and then go around the center of Naples. Too bad we can't have some souvenir photos from inside. A nice Tour to improve the route.

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.

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