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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: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

2. Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Come and see enchanting scenery unfold before your eyes in a secret place full of history and atmosphere. This emotional journey conducts visitors through the new section of the underground of Naples. The Bourbon Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of the rebellion, asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was not completed and, during the Second World War, the tunnel was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit. The war left its mark even in the subsoil where we find handwritten messages of wishes and desolation of those who lived there. In the tunnels, you will also find statues dating back to the fascist period and a unique exhibition of many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years and then freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated ad hoc along the route.

Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

3. Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

Discover the ruins of Herculaneum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities. Herculaneum was buried under volcanic material after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD but, unlike the nearby site of Pompeii, a lot of the town was preserved, such as roofs, beds, doors, food, and even skeletons. Walk the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert archaeologist and get a glimpse of what life was like before the devastating eruption. Explore intact buildings at your own pace, see well-preserved frescoes, and imagine the daily rituals of those using the shops, public gymnasium and public thermal baths that can still be seen today.

Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

4. Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

See the best of the Archeological Museum of Naples in the company of a guide on a walking tour. With skip-the-line entrance privileges, make the most of your time. Admire the art and artifacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and more up close. Start the tour at the museum's ticket office and be led by a professional guide and archaeologist. Cruise past the long waiting lines with your skip-the-line entry tickets. Discover the hidden treasures of one of the oldest and richest museums in the world. See the Farnese collection with ancient statues of Hercules, the 2 Tyrannicides (tyrant slayers), the majestic group of Toro Farnese, Greek gods, and Roman emperors. Get up close to some of the best-preserved frescoes and mosaics from nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum. Walk in the gallery's wings to admire the Roman collection with artifacts that survived the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. Be inspired by the finest masterpieces of classical art along with artifacts, coins, and wall paintings from throughout ancient history, learning about their origins from your guide.

Naples Archaeological Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

5. Naples Archaeological Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Naples National Archaeological Museum, located at the northwest corner of the city’s original Greek wall. The 2-hour tour will introduce you to one of the world’s greatest archaeology collections, including extraordinary masterworks of art discovered in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, and related villas. At its core is the Farnesian collection of sculptures and other objects, such as the mosaic of Alexander the Great from the House of the Fauno in Pompeii. See silvers from the House of Menandro in Pompeii, and a number of Roman frescoes excavated from the Vesuvian area. Wander the gallery containing the Farnese Collection to admire the legendary statues of Hercules at rest, as well as 2 Tyrannicide and the majestic group called “Toro Farnese.” Your guide will explain the use of everyday objects, most notably the beautiful silverware from the Villa of Menandro and the so called “Blue Vase” from a tomb in Pompeii.

Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

6. Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

Visit the Capodimonte Museum, one of the most prestigious museums in Naples, and discover its rich collection of Italian and European art. Located in the grand Bourbon Palace of Capodimonte used by the kings of the Two Sicilies as a summer residence and hunting lodge, the museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art. Your guide will take you to the main sections to see the legendary Farnese and Borbone Collection, the largest and most important collection of art in Southern Italy. Admire works by Tiziano, Botticelli, Bellini, and Brueghel, as well as Parmigianino and Correggio. See a depiction of the “Crucifixion” by Masaccio, and “The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine” by Carracci. Discover drawings by Michelangelo, as well as art by El Greco, Titian, and many more. Wander into the old apartments to see the 18th-century furniture and a collection of royal porcelain and majolica. On the 3rd floor, you will find more contemporary art in the museum’s growing collection of significant artists of the international scene.

Naples: Visit Pompeii with the archaeological guide 2 hrs

7. Naples: Visit Pompeii with the archaeological guide 2 hrs

You'll have 2.5 hours to explore the famous ancient ruins, with a professional private guide included. As you wander around the area you will feel the ancient drama of the historical eruption of Vesuvius of 79 A.D., an eruption that destroyed and killed the town, including its inhabitants. See the rest and casts of a more then 2,000-year-old Roman town, with many different ways to enjoy the ruins. According to your professional expert guide it's possible to organize the excursion according to your needs. You will be free to visit the Villa dei Misteri, the forum and public buildings, the markets, the casts, the basilica, the public thermal baths, the houses and characteristic shops, the pistrinum, and the termopolio.

Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

8. Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

Top attractions and activities included. One digital pass for seamless entry. Flexibility to decide on the day Skip the line Incredible savings. From Pompeii to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples: access to the top attractions with the official tourist pass of the city! For many pass attractions you don't need to book in advance. However, some may have limited capacity, so you'll need to book in advance. Full booking details can be found by clicking on the i in the My Naples Pass section of the individual attractions.

Naples: Guided Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

9. Naples: Guided Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

Embark on an archaeological journey through the vast underground 40 meters beneath the streets of Naples. Move through time past ancient cisterns, aqueducts, and World War II-era air raid shelters. Start your tour at Piazza San Gaetano. Go through Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the oldest churches in the city, to find the entrance to the underground. Go down to the ancient Greek cisterns carved into the hard stone. Arrive at the lowest point on the route and walk through the tunnels to the ancient Roman water collection tanks. Move along a trail used by the Knights Templar during the Middle Ages before entering air-raid shelters from the 1940s.

Naples: Treasure of St. Gennaro with audio guide

10. Naples: Treasure of St. Gennaro with audio guide

Visit Naples' Chapel and Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro independently. Take advantage of a convenient combination ticket and discover these treasures of Naples at your own pace. See the exquisite Baroque art and architecture inside the Cathedral of Naples at the Chapel of San Gennaro. Afterwards, go to the Museum of the Treasury of San Gennaro and take in the breathtaking display of artwork donated by devotees over the centuries. Learn about the places you're visiting with the included audio guide.

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What people are saying about Naples

We had a wonderful visit throughout the museum. Our guide Nicoletta met us outside the museum 10 minutes prior to our scheduled time. She ushered us in prioritizing our collection visits so that we had no almost no other people around us! She is a true archeologist that has been on many digs! Her explanations helped us understand our visits to Pompei and Herculaneum. She knew the elevator access helped us secure a lost bag successfully and explained every collection perfectly. Some of the best things are very small! It was a great day in a great museum!

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.

Francesco was amazing!! He walked us across Spaccanapoli and we really had the chance to see Naples from a local perspective. Thank you!

It was a great experience and was nice to see another side of Naples.

Really nice small museum. Worth visiting when seeing the cathedral.