A taste of Naples: History & Fun

Duration 4 hours
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About the place you will visit

Declared as part of the UNESCO’s world heritage site, Naples is the capital city of Campania with one of the richest cultural heritage made of great churches, palaces, chapels, statues and picturesque cobbled-stone streets. In ancient times Naples was called Parthenope, the name attributed to one of the sirens who preyed on hapless sailors in antiquity; it was then called Neapolis (New City) by the Greeks who settled down in the 6th century BC. The city decayed with the Roman Empire and collapsed into the abyss of the Middle Ages. Naples itself regained some importance under the rule of the Angevins in the mid 13th century when it became a maritime trading centre and continued its progress in the 1440s under Aragonese rule. The Spanish viceroys reigned over Naples in the 16th and 17th centuries and the city expanded even further. In 1734 the Bourbons began to rule the city and embellished it with monuments including the Royal Palace of Capodimonte and the San Carlo Opera House. Bourbons rule over Naples continued until 1860 when the whole Southern Italy became part of the Kingdom of Italy.

Tour Description

From the Cathedral of Naples, with its amazing San Gennaro’s Treasure Chapel, we will walk to the famous historic district, the church of San Lorenzo, San Gregorio Armeno alley, dotted with the small craftsmen’s shops famous for the Nativity cribs and Spaccanapoli, the real heart of Naples to end in the stunning Cappella Sansevero, a chapel-museum decorated with a great sculpture's collection in which the famous Veiled Christ is absolutely the masterpiece. To crown it all,a delicious Neapolitan pizza in one of the typical restaurants will make you really happy!

Useful Tips

It is advisable to carry only the useful belongings and to wear comfortable shoes

Tour Lenght

Approximately 4 hours

Rate

It depends on the number of people

Included

Private tour with a licensed guide

Not Included

Entrance tickets, tips, meals, extras

Tickets

Free admission to enter churches; tickets to be purchased to visit Cappella Sansevero

Notes

You might be interested in visiting other places not mentioned in this tour. In that case it is possible to change the itinerary according to your preferences. Here we can make some suggestions: - National Archaeoligal Museum (read about it in the sec

How to get there

By train: from Sorrento take the local Circumvesuviana train (approx. 1,20 hour), stop Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. By car: private transportation is provided upon request at an extra charge. (Read the section TRANSFER SERVICE) If you are staying in Sorrento another way to get there is by hydrofoil from Marina Piccola. I am at your disposal to help you to choose the best option!
Transfer Service
If you have enough time during your trip do not miss a visit to Naples...you will be definetely astonished by its ancient tresaures, its multiple coulors and its special bounties!

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