Naples’ historical centre is the largest in Europe, protected by UNESCO
Entrance fees: are not included
Tips: We suggest wearing comfortable shoes or sandals in summer.
Our itinerary starts from Piazza Duomo in front of the Cathedral. Charles I of Anjou commissioned the cathedral in the XIII century, incorporating two palaeo-Christian basilicas, whose remains can be clearly seen during our visit. The Duomo was dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but above all is famous for the Royal Chapel of the treasure of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, that was built as ex-voto by the Neapolitans. San Gennaro was one of the martyrs of the persecution of Christians in the IV century. The chapel hosts the two ampoules with the blood of San Gennaro; by miracle the blood liquefies twice a year, on the first Saturday of May and on the 19th September. The chapel is a masterpiece of the baroque style in Naples, decorated with artworks by famous artists like: Domenichino, Lanfranco, Ribera, Stanzione, Solimena and Vinaccia. You will also be shown the Minutolo Chapel, mentioned even by Boccaccio in his Decameron and the painting of the “Assumption” by Piero Perugino.
Walking we reach the San Lorenzo’s cathedral, one of the few examples in Naples of Gothic style introduced by the Angevins of France in the XIII century.
A pleasant stroll along “Spaccanapoli" , the old roman street (decumanus) and we approach San Gregorio Armeno, the famous Nativity alley. Continuing we arrive to the famous Romanesque church of Santa Chiara. You will not miss the visit to the baroque church of the Gesu’ Nuovo born from the transformation of one of the most beautiful palaces of the Renaissance Naples, those of Sanseverino, princes of Salerno, built in 1470.
From Piazza del Gesù by a pleasant 20 minutes stroll, passing the imposing Castle “Maschio Angioino”, the Opera House San Carlo and the Galleria Umberto I, we reach one of the most beautiful square’s in Italy: Piazza del Plebiscito. The square is surrounded by impressive buildings, such as the elegant Royal Palace and the neoclassical church of San Francesco di Paola. End of the tour.When and How
This tour runs on Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from May to October.
This tour runs with a min. of 4 people.
This tour runs rain or shine. Pricing
35,00 euro per person
Pricing includes: a licensed English speaking guide for 3hrs Entrance fees are not includedDress code
Inside the churches: no shorts, no sleeveless tops, no bare shoulders, bermuda pants, knee high skirts; a scarf to cover shoulder is ok. This is a walking tour. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes or sandals in summer.