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Naples in Christmas Time Tour with San Gregorio Armeno Market & City Highlights

Christmas is surely one of the best times of year for a tour of the fascinating city of Naples!

Along the route you pass wonderful churches and monuments, see the super Christmas displays in the shops and hear Neapolitan Christmas songs being played in the streets.

An English-speaking guide will recount you the history of the fascinating churches you enter along the tour route, such as the churches of Gesù Nuovo and Santa Chiara.

When you enter Piazza San Domencio Maggiore there is time for a stroll around to taste some of the classic Neapolitan sweets.

You stop at the famous Cappella Sansevero where the “Veiled Christ” is displayed. There is also a visit to the Church of San Lorenzo before to through one of the most amazing streets in the whole of Naples is Via San Gregorio Armeno, famous for its Christmas Markets and the nativity scenes handcrafted by local artisans.

If you are in Naples at Christmastime come and join us to drink in the sights and sounds of this bustling metropolis!

per adult from

$170

AUD

Duration

4 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Blue Badge guide
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Cappella Sansevero
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, Piazza del Gesu' Nuovo 2, 80134, Naples Italy

    Piazza del Gesù is one of the most important, famous and symbolic squares of the historic center of Naples.

    The square takes its name from the homonymous church here and has a central position with respect to the historical center of the city, in fact it is just a few steps from other important historical places, such as Via Toledo, Piazza Dante and Piazza San Domenico Maggiore.

    Stop At: Gesu Nuovo Church, Piazza del Gesu 1, 80134, Naples Italy

    The Church of the Gesù Nuovo took the place of an ancient noble palace, the Palazzo dei Sanseverino, when this was given to the Jesuits because of a confiscation. In creating the church, it was decided to keep part of the existing structure, in fact the façade was left intact. The visible contrast between the exterior and the interior of the church is surprising. The simplicity of the stone outside and the richness of the baroque inside make it one of the most beautiful churches in Naples.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara, Via Santa Chiara 49/c, 80134, Naples Italy

    In the heart of the historic center of Naples rises the ancient Monumental Complex of Santa Chiara. Its construction was commissioned by King Roberto d'Angiò and his wife Sancia di Maiorca. The structure involved two monasteries: one for the Poor Clares and the other for the Franciscan friars. The church today presents itself in its original gothic forms, restored after the restoration following a bombardment during the Second World War, despite its baroque transformation of the 18th century. The cloister of the monastery is perhaps the most beautiful building of the complex with its colorful majolica and its seventeenth-century frescoes depicting saints, allegories and scenes from the Old Testament.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 1, Naples Italy

    Piazza San Domenico Maggiore takes its name from the church of the same name which you can admire the apse area that rises behind the obelisk of San Domenico.

    The open space, surrounded by monumental palaces, as well as hosting the church, among the most beautiful in the city, presents the obelisk of San Domenico at the center erected on the wishes of the Neapolitans as thanks for having escaped a plague epidemic.

    Also in the square is the multi-secular Neapolitan pastry Scaturchio where you can taste the typical sweets of the city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museo Cappella Sansevero, Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21, 80134, Naples Italy

    The Sansevero Chapel is one of the most important museums in Naples. Located near Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, this church, now deconsecrated, houses masterpieces such as the Veiled Christ of the sculptor Giuseppe Sanmartino, known all over the world for his marble veil lying on the body of the dead Christ, Pudicizia and Disinganno. It also hosts numerous other works, such as the Anatomical machines, two totally naked bodies where it is possible to observe the entire circulatory system.

    This place reflects the genius and charisma of Raimondo di Sangro, seventh prince of Sansevero, commissioner and creator of the 18th century artistic apparatus of the chapel.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore, Piazza San Gaetano 316 Fra Via San Gregorio Armeno & Via dei Tribunali, 80138, Naples Italy

    With the arrival in Naples of Charles of Anjou, the French architectural style par excellence, the Gothic style, arrived in the city. The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore can be considered the first church to be rebuilt according to this style introduced by the architects and the workers following Carlo I.

    The current plan of the Basilica, built according to the needs of the Franciscan spirit, has a single large central nave, an apse and 23 side chapels.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Via San Gregorio Armeno, 83018, Naples Italy

    In the historic center of Naples is the famous Via San Gregorio Armeno made famous by its artisan workshops and cribs that these achieve. The street is crowded all year round but especially during the Christmas season when it is filled with colored lights and typical festive air.

    The artisan shops of via San Gregorio Armeno carry on the Neapolitan tradition making it famous all over the world also making unusual statuettes depicting the Italian and foreign characters that became famous during the past year.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza Cavour, P.za Cavour, Napoli NA, Italy
    Departure Time :
    3:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Via Duomo, Napoli NA, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Your Healthy is our priority so we adopted all the measures to keep our guests safe during their activities. We also remind all guests to always equip themselves with gel sanitizing for the hands and facemasks where necessary.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Raphael Tours Naples

Activity ID: V-107426P2

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