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Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples on a guided tour. 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 Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

2. Naples Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, apartment, port, train station, or place of choice by your private guide, begin your tour of Italy’s third largest city. Walk through the historic center, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the San Severo Museum Chapel where you can enjoy skip-the-line entrance and check out the marvelous Cristo Velato or veiled Christ sculpture. Walk down the Spaccanapoli street and pass the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples Cathedral, Santa Chiara and the Royal Palace of Naples. Admire the city's most emblematic sights and its great architecture as you get to know the well-known monuments. The tour will last 4 hours, after which you will be dropped off at your location of choice. 

The Best of Naples Private Walking Tour

3. The Best of Naples Private Walking Tour

The tour includes a visit to the fascinating square called "Piazza del Gesù" where you will see the church of Gesù Nuovo and the obelisk of Immacolatella. Walk along the street, Spaccanapoli, which follows the same direction as the ancient Greek and Roman streets. Admire the Church of Saint Chiara dating back to the 14th-century, the square of Saint Domenico, and experience the traditional atmosphere of Naples with its sounds, smells, and tastes. Next, walk on the street called via dei Tribunali and see the church of Saint Lorenzo dating back to the 13th-century, San Gregorio Armeno (the street of nativities), and then the Cathedral of Saint Gennaro with its baroque style chapel where the blood of the Saint is preserved.

Naples Tour: "Among the Hidden Wonders"

4. Naples Tour: "Among the Hidden Wonders"

Naples offers a wealth of art scattered throughout its territory. Many are in the historic center of the city, hidden inside churches or small museums. In the company of a licensed tour guide, you will discover these treasures walking through the alleys of the city.   The Sansevero Chapel is one of the most sought-after places by tourists, who flock to see the famous Veiled Christ. During one of his stays in Naples, Caravaggio left one of his masterpieces: The Seven Works of Mercy. The painting is a collection of characters and scenes that are intertwined. The guide will help you better understand the work of the well-known painter. The last stop on the tour will be the Cathedral of Naples in which the Neapolitan people created a chapel in honor of the patron saint of the city for having survived various catastrophes: the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, where the relics are kept and, also, the treasure of the saint.

Naples: Private Walking Tour

5. Naples: Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Naples to get a full appreciation of its mix of architectural styles, from the elegant 18th-century palazzos to imposing castles and wonderful churches. Founded by ancient Greeks, the city was once the capital of southern Italy, and has been settled by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, and Spanish Bourbons. Your guide will provide a wealth of history as you explore the historic center, where Neapolitans have lived since the 6th century BC. The tour includes a fascinating walk through the Umberto Primo Gallery and Via Toledo, and a stroll in Piazza del Gesù to see the Church of Gesù Nuovo and the Immacolatella obelisk. Wander down the famous Spaccanapoli to the 14th-century monastery of Santa Chiara and the Piazza San Domenico. Along the way, experience one of Naples most famous inventions, and sample a slice of authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Naples: Spaccanapoli, Veiled Christ, & Sansevero Chapel Tour

6. Naples: Spaccanapoli, Veiled Christ, & Sansevero Chapel Tour

Discover all the stories and curiosities of Neapolitan tradition and folklore on a guided walk through the old center of Naples along historic streets and squares, including Spaccanapoi, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, and Via San Gregorio Armeno. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Sansevero Chapel. The tour starts in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, one of the most famous squares in the city’s historic center. See the Gesù Nuovo Baroque church full of history and legends, then look to the middle of the square to admire the towering obelisk dedicated to the Immacolata Concezione. Along Via San Biagio, best known as Spaccanapoli, you’ll be guided to discover the most fascinating and relevant sites like the Chiesa di Santa Chiara and the square of San Domenico Maggiore. Next on the itinerary is the Cappella Sansevero (Sansevero Chapel) that hosts the statue of the Veiled Christ, one of the most admired sculptures in the world. Enter inside to see works of Rococo art by leading Italian artists of the 18th century and the anatomical machines. Back on Via San Biagio dei Librai, stop in Piazzetta Nilo where the Statue of the Nile God sits. Nearby, reach Via San Gregorio Armeno, a historic street with artisan shops, particularly known for the production of presepe (static nativity scenes). See the usual nativity characters along with figures representing famous personalities from cinema, TV, soccer, and politics. The tour continues to Piazza San Gaetano before heading to the final stop of the trip, the Napoli Dome. The Napoli Dome was dedicated to San Gennaro and Santa Maria Assunta and features Neapolitan Gothic and Baroque art. The main attraction of the interior is the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro. The church also houses a vial of the blood of San Gennaro, which is brought out three times a year, when the dried blood usually liquefies. According to legend, if the blood fails to liquefy, a disaster will befall Naples.

Naples: Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

7. Naples: Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

Your tour will begin with pick-up from any port or hotel of your choosing in Campania. From here you will embark to see both the historical and more recent parts of this stunning metropolis. You will fist arrive at the Piazza Garibaldi, where you will walk along Corso Umberto I to glimpse the Port of Naples and enjoy the luxurious Riviera di Chiaia. Following this, you will pass by the "Piazza del Gesù" square, where the church of Gesù Nuovo stands. The central street, called "Spaccanapoli", will lead you along the very path which used to be the central avenue (cardo) of the city in ancient times. This street will introduce you to the southern Italian spirit, and among other monuments, you will see the miraculous church and monastery of Saint Chiara, which dates back to the 14th century. Up next you will experience one of the highlights of your tour, the cathedral of Saint Gennaro. You will then stop for lunch in a classical pizzeria to try authentic pizza, which originated in Naples. If you like, you will have the option to be taken to a local restaurant where only the local people go to eat the best pizza in the city. Following lunch, you will go to Piazza Plebiscito, where you can view the historical Quartieri Spagnoli and the Gallery of King Umberto Primo. You will also visit the famous San Carlo theater (the first professional Opera theater in Europe), the Royal Palace, the beautiful Gambrinus cafe (where many famous artists and writers have been), and the formidable Maschio Angioino Castle. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin, or other place of convenience.

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What people are saying about Sansevero Chapel

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Excellent experience, expert guide, nice, very good even with our son, we visited the historic center, spaccanapoli and its surroundings, with historical notes, legends and various stories, tasted the best coffee in Naples. I highly recommend doing this experience. Brava Alessandra !!!

The proposed tour is interesting. Short but intense. Very valid the guide that has proved to be prepared and sober in the exposure also satisfying the requests of the group.

Perfect tour both in terms of content and timing ending with the wonderful Veiled Christ not to be missed!

Very interesting visit. The guide Carlo, very pleasant full of anecdotes and good advice

Excellent organization and amazing tourist guide Carlo Z.