Naples: Tales & Tastes Tour + Under Ground Naples
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and beginning of a morning tour through the alleys of the Historic centre. During the tour, you will admire some of the most interesting monuments of the city: S. Chiara Church, Gesu Nuovo Church, San Severo Chapel (Veiled Christ), San Gregorio Armeno Church, Cathedral, S. Gennaro Chapel. You will visit some of the oldest handcraft shops of the historical quarters admiring Mandolin makers and nativity scene sculptures. You will taste a real Neapolitan coffee accompanied by a typical pastry and will end the tour with a glass of local wine and taralli.
Some free time for lunch and before evening enjoy a tour 40 metres under! You find a different world, unexplored, isolated by time, but deeply connected with the world above.
is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. In 2015, around 975,260 people lived within the city's administrative limits.
Chiesa di Santa Chiara
An unusual feature of the building is that the lateral chapels are absorbed into the body of the church, giving Santa Chiara its distinctive rectangular appearance. Another unusual feature of the building is the fact that the church does not have an apse, after the lateral chapels there is a section of the church with the high altar in the centre, flanked by the rectangular friar's choirs on either side.
Gesu Nuovo Church
A beautiful baroque church renowned for mysteries hidden in its stones and esoteric symbols carved on its stones. Even more mysterious is Sansevero Chapel and its work-of-arts: the Veiled Christ statue, a marble floor decorated as a labyrinth and two replicas of the human circulatory system.
San Gregorio Armeno Church
It's the world capital of the Nativity and home to the artisans and merchants who specialize in the art and the craft of the Neapolitan Presepe. Snap photos of the belltower of the church of San Gregorio Armeno, which dominates the skyline.
San Severo Chapel
It's built for Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of Sansevero. It hosts the exquisitely-carved 'Veiled Christ' statue by Giuseppe Sanmartino.
Underground Naples tour
You'll find a different world, unexplored, isolated by time, but deeply connected with the world above. It's the heart of Naples, and the place from which the city was born, a world 2400 years old. Every historic epic, from the foundation of Neopolis, to the bombs of WWII, has left it's mark on the walls of the yellow tufa stone, the soul of Naples, and the stone with which the city was built.
Standard Hotel: 4* boutique hotel
Campi Flegrei: Archeological Park of Baia (34 km)
After breakfast, we'll departure to Archeological Park of Baia to visit Castle of Baia. The castle host an important museum, where we can look at the findings dated more than two thousand years back, covered by mysteries and coming from arcane civilizations.
Possibility of Lunch in a typical fresh fish food restaurant on the port of Baia (not included).
Then visit the ancient Roman market called Temple of Serapide. Buy a cup of coffee and wander in the alleyway surrounding the port, where is famous for the suggestive atmosphere made of colors, sea breeze, and friendly peoples. The last spot is Flavian Amphitheatre, the Roman arena. Return to Naples and free time at disposal.
Baiae, in the Bay of Naples, was excavated in 1950-51, the hillside of Baiae revealed extensive remains of a thermal city, domed and vaulted structures, gardens, pools, fountains, colonnades, and arcades.
The Baia Castle & the Museum
The Baia castle has as many items of archaeological, historical, mythological and even geological interest packed into such a compact area and now houses the new Museum, where we will see finds dated more than two-thousand years ago, covered by mysteries and coming from arcane civilizations.
Pozzuoli was founded (6th cent. BC) by Greek exiles from Samos and was later a wealthy Roman seaport. Among the Roman remains are a large amphitheater and the ruins of the marketplace (now partly underwater). Nearby is the Solfatara, a crater emitting sulfuric waters and thermal mud.
The Flavian Amphitheater is the third largest Roman amphitheater in Italy. The interior of the amphitheatre, capable of holding 20,000 spectators, is especially well preserved (not so the exterior, stripped of marble in medieval times), even to the extent of being able to see remains of the gearing used to hoist cages (containing the wild beasts used in the bloody spectacles) up to the arena.
Temple of Serapide
The 2,000-year-old Roman temple was partially submerged after construction, and was subsequently uplifted. It's also named Macellum of Pozzuoli by locals. Coffee and stroll through the alleyway surrounding the port famous for the suggestive atmosphere made of colors, sea breeze and friendly peoples.
Standard Hotel: 4* boutique hotel
Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento - Naples (89 km)
Departure from Napoli Central station then meet your guide in central Naples and hop aboard a private coach (small group excursion up to 15 pax) for a short jaunt over to the world famous ruins of Pompeii -UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you step back into history. We'll then take a short break for coffee and a bit of shopping among local vendors before we continue on to Sorrento.
You'll have time to explore Sorrento on your own. Your local expert guide will provide you with suggestions on places to visit, things to see and the best shops and cafes to patron so you enjoy the most the seaside city has to offer. Amble down ancient alleys, relax in picturesque gardens, take a postcard-worthy panoramic of the bay, the choice is entirely up to you.
After your individual exploration you'll rejoin your guide and the group for a taste of Southern Italy's most delectable liqueur, Limoncello. You'll learn how it is produced in one of Sorrento?s oldest shops and see the local ingredients that make this lemony libation so unique.
After that head back to the Naples.
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy's Campania region. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E.
Ruins of Pompeii
Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and, like an open book, provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past.
This Italian town overlooking the Bay of Naples is a popular tourist destination. It has been settled since Roman times and been visited by many famous writers like Lord Byron, Henrik Ibsen, and John Keats.
Standard Hotel: 4* boutique hotel