NAPOLI


NAPLES (Napoli) Naples is the third largest city in Italy after Rome and Milan and has 4.440.000 inhabitants. The city is located on the country’s west coast by the Gulf of Naples and surrounded by Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields. Its origins date back to the 9th century BC, when Greek settlers founded it. The historic centre of Naples was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. Thanks to almost 3000 years of history, today the city shows a wide variety of monuments, obelisks, churches, squares and buildings of great historic, artistic and particularly religious interest. Through the centuries the Catholic Church actually had great influence over the city.
Places that are worth visiting:
  • The Naples Cathedral : (Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, better known as Duomo di San Gennaro), completed in 1330;
  • The Monastery of Santa Chiara. Built in 1300 against the 1st century AD Roman walls.
  • The Chiesa dei Girolamini.
  • The Basilica of Santa Maria della Sanita.
  • The Certosa di San Martino (St. Martin’s Charterhouse) and some others.
As for the buildings, different styles can be found since many invasions have occurred. Neoclassical or humanistic architecture, Baroque style (Palazzo Carafa in Maddaloni is the best example of Neapolitan Baroque architecture) and Rococo (Palazzo Tarsia). Palazzo Penne is finally one of the most notable examples of Renaissance architecture. The former royal residences around the city are further places of great interest: the Royal Palace of Naples, the Royal Palace of Caserta (Reggia di Caserta) and the Royal Palace of Portici are absolutely worth a visit. There are also several stunning castles: Castel Sant’Elmo, Castel dell’Ovo (Castle of the Egg), Castel Nuovo (New Castle), often called Maschio Angioino, Castel Capuano and Caserma Garibaldi, whose structure remains. untouched. Since the moment in which the underground city Napoli Sotterranea has been discovered, Naples shows a double beauty. It is as large as the outer city and today visitors can join guided tours that allow them to know more about the underground tanks dating back to the Greek and Roman period. These tanks, connected by drifts, were used until the nineteenth century, making Naples the first city to have an underground aqueduct and the only of the time to have clean water for everybody. Areas of the city you must not miss: Via Toledo, Piazza Plebiscito, Piazzetta Augusteo Piazza Trieste e Trento, La galleria Umberto I, Piazza Dante, Quartiere Spaccanapoli and the San Gregorio Armeno area, famous for the artisan laboratories and the exhibits of the Neapolitan cribs. Shops show and sell not only the typical cribs’ characters, but also Neapolitan people who became known all over the world, such as Totò, Massimo Troisi and Antonio De Filippo.

Testimonials

  • Dra. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an  apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more
  • Mrs Sharon Bellsouth

    Yes of course I will for Sure.      You were great, Fantastic.    I told the Agency !!    Sharon Yukawa Leeds Read more
  • Daniel & Joelle Roberts

    Hello Silvia,  Joelle and I wanted to thank you for a great day last Friday.  We had such a relaxing and fun day.  Thank you for being
    our guide.  Our trip to Siena was very enjoyable. We took the 'rapida' bus from Firenze, and the 'diretta' for the return journey.
    It was good to see the countryside.  ... Read more
  • Mr Greg Cavallo

    Hope all is well with you.  The whole group misses you and talks fondly of you all the time.
    I just completed a survey about our experiences on our trip for Tuscany Now.  I mentioned your name and company website and what a great job you did for us.  I hope it gets you some new business from them. Read more