EASY TOUR OF NAPLES
Sightseeing, Cultural, Shopping
A unique opportunity to visit the main points of interest in and around Naples, from Posillipo to Spaccanapoli, through the great architectural monuments and the most significant churches, as far as the famous "street of cribs".
What we will see
- Largo Castello, Maschio Angioino, San Carlo Theatre, Umberto I Gallery
- Piazza del Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale, Church of S. Francesco da Paola
- Piazza Matteotti
- Piazza del Gesù, Spaccanapoli, Church of Gesù Nuovo, Church of Santa Chiara, San Domenico Maggiore, Duomo of San Gennaro
- Via San Gregorio Armeno
What we will do
- The first stop of the tour is the village of Posillipo where we can enjoy a splendid view of the Gulf of Naples from a rooftop terrace.
- Then we visit Largo Castello, where we can admire the major attractions of Naples, such as the impressive*Maschio Angioino, the castle built 700 years ago by Charles of Anjou and later a sumptuous residence of kings and viceroys, the **San Carlo Theatre, one of the most beautiful in Europe, and **Galleria Umberto I* shopping gallery, built between 1887 and 1890 to redevelop the city.
- We then cross Piazza del Plebiscito, one of the most beautiful and famous squares in Naples. With its 25,000 square metres it is among the largest squares in Italy and so is often chosen to host major events.
- Here we can admire the fabulous Royal Palace, one of the four residences used by the Royal House of Bourbon during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and the Church of St. Francis of Paola, whose facade, preceded by a portico of six Ionic columns, affords us a spectacular sight.
- Arriving in Piazza Matteotti, we take a stroll up to Piazza del Gesù, from where we head to the world-famous Via Spaccanapoli, the throbbing heart of authentic working class Naples, the lower decumanus that today divides the heart of Naples.
- We come upon a succession of shops, bakeries and churches. These include the main Church of Gesù Nuovo, one of the city's most important churches, worked on by some of the most prominent artists of the Neapolitan school, the Church of Santa Chiara, with its magnificent majolica cloister, San Domenico Maggiore, a basilica built between 1283 and 1324 by order of Charles of Anjou, and the Duomo di San Gennaro, with its various chapels, including the Chapel of the Treasury, which houses the ampoules containing the coagulated blood of San Gennaro, the object of a very fervent and controversial popular cult.
- Finally we walk down Via San Gregorio Armeno, a street famous worldwide for its crib craft stores.
What you need to know
- The meeting points for pick up / drop off are subject to change according to municipal authorisations.