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Certosa di San Martino

Certosa di San Martino: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Castel Sant'Elmo Ticket and Pemcards

1. Naples: Castel Sant'Elmo Ticket and Pemcards

Visit the star-shaped military fortress of the Castel Sant'Elmo at the summit of Vomero Hill. Take in the fantastic views of Naples and its stunning surroundings from the rooftop. Explore the magnificent building at your own pace. Discover its interesting history, from the original church dedicated to St. Erasmus, to the current structure as a unique example of 16th-century military architecture carved into the city's famous tufa rock. Designed by the Viceroy Don Pedro Alvarez de Toledo and Pedro Luis Escriva, a military engineer from Valencia, the roof-top terrace covering the perimeter of the castle is without a doubt a stand-out feature. After enjoying the views over St. Martin's Charterhouse (Certosa di San Martino), admire the various views of the city and the gulf. Don’t miss the cultural activities and events that often enliven the spaces of the castle, from ancient art through to more contemporary styles.

Panoramic Naples Private Tour by Vintage Vespa

2. Panoramic Naples Private Tour by Vintage Vespa

A poet once wrote, "See Naples and Die," in recognition of the fact that the magnificent southern Italian city is so beautiful it’s essential to visit at least once in your life. On this 4-hour panoramic tour you will see it from many angles, and all from the seat of a vintage Vespa moped. Some of the views are famous, while others are hidden gems known only to locals. Among the many highlights is the Parco Virgiliano, a picturesque oasis on the hill of Posillipo, where a series of terraces overlook the Gulf of Naples. Another, is the romantic fishing village of Marechiaro. Get views of the volcanic islet of Nisida, and drive along the promenade of Via Petrarca. Wind your way along Via Orazio for stunning views of Versuvius. Pass the serene sanctuary of Sant'Antonio a Posillipo. Heading back to port, you will see the imposing Castel dell'Ovo, and the rocky Borgo Marinari, where boats bob and diners gather for cocktails. Continue to elegant Piazza Trieste e Trento and Piazza Plebiscito and admire an unforgettable view on the Gulf of Naples from the terraces of the Certosa di San Martino (closed on Wednesdays - replaced on that day with fortress of Castel Sant'Elmo, from which you can admire a 360 degrees panoramic view on Naples).

Naples: San Martino Tour with an Art Historian Guide

3. Naples: San Martino Tour with an Art Historian Guide

On the top of one of the Neapolitan hills, the Church of the Certosa di San Martino is a casket to one of the city's greatest treasures. Built in 1325 at the behest of the Duke Charles of Angiò, it was the mother church of the Order of the Certosini. After gathering with your guide outside the front of the church, enter the structure for a 2-hour guided tour. Around the cloister of the Monastery, the small cells demonstrate the need for peace and prayer sought by all monks. The great renovation of 1590 led the church of the Certosa to be one of the largest artistic construction sites in Southern Italy. Workers from Rome and from all parts of the Viceregno were charged with renewing the great church. These works lasted for about a century, with several interruptions and modifications in between. Today it is obvious that these works paid off. From the vault to the wonderful floor, each side chapel and every room is a priceless treasure. The beauty here is overwhelming from the inside out, with the city skyline looking crisp and wonderful on sunny days, and poetic and fascinating even in the rain.

Naples: Art & Special Views Experiences & Local Food Tour

4. Naples: Art & Special Views Experiences & Local Food Tour

Let's meet at meeting point Metro Line 1 Vanvitelli exit corner with Salmoiraghi'shop! Have fun in unexplored places of Naples tour of wonders' with official guide who has a background in History Artistic Heritage. Have fun highest & breathtaking part of Napol! Let's engage 5 senses with your local Neapolitan artistic& gastronomic guide.Experience wild nature! Enjoy local Spritz with Slow Food in wildest part of Naples. Have fun on Gulf of Naples that only a local guide makes you discover in front of the great Volcano! Explore the local popular streets with a very fun fishing family! Funny experiences with local waiters: The family goes out to sea every night to catch fresh fish comin back at place only local guide knows. Explore lively folkloric&noisy alleys! Enjoy typical menu 15 or 18 euro only x abundant dishes in fact with free portable dog box! 1) x 15 euro "land menu" = spaghetti with seafood or spaghetti vesuvio with local vesuvio tomato & basil or pasta & potatoes. Then either roast sausage or roast chicken or roast pork fillet or buffalo mozzarella or meatballs & seasonal fruit (land menu 15 euros only x person) - Discounts for children. 2) x 20 euro menu = "seafood menu or spaghetti with seafood mussels or clams or spaghetti with simple steamed octopus or octopus with simple local tomato from Vesuvius! Or fresh local fried fish such as coldfish at oven or fried or anchovies or squid or anchovies or shrimps from the Mediterranean Sea! (Seafood menu 20 euros only per person) Discount for children. Very special folk waiters because they are local Neapolitans! It's a surprise with local music. Or let's enjoy the quieter trattoria in the neighborhoods of this tipical district , enjoying both the typical local pasta or spaghetti or the baked Margherita pizza or the "fried pizza with a secret" for adults & children. It cant be written here now because otherwise it won't be a surprise anymore! Surprising visit to the Espresso Art coffee only tips to your liking! This is a typical Naples mood! Optional visit to the Temples of street art murals. The tour excludes all costs starting from the aperitif to the fixed menu lunch up to the coffee until the end of the experience = everyone pays for themselves. Have fun reaching easy meeting point from all the districts of Naples center with the Naples metro line One = The stops are:> Garibaldi> Duomo> University> Municipio (Tourist port) > Toledo> Dante> Materdei> Salvator Rosa> Quattro giornate > Vanvitelli Metro line 1 = Exit "Vanvitelli stop" corner 'Salmoiraghi glasses' shop. From the Metro line 1 Garibaldi stop 'Fermata TO Vanvitelli' it takes about 20 minutes only.

Naples: Guided Urban Trekking Through the Pedamentina Stairs

5. Naples: Guided Urban Trekking Through the Pedamentina Stairs

Bask in the history and magnificent views of Naples through this guided urban trekking tour. Visit historical sites, climb the Pedamentina Stairs, and stop at the market of Pignasseca for a firsthand experience of Neapolitan culture and cuisine. Meet your guide at the Certosa of San Martino, a former monastery complex turned into a museum. Start your tour by learning about the history of the monastery and its transformation into a Neapolitan civic museum. Proceed to the terrace and be amazed by the panoramic view it offers. Continue your tour by urban trekking through the ancient path of the Pedamentina. The Pedamentina boasts 414 steps and dates back to the fourteenth century. Along this urban masterpiece, admire not only the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples but also the beautiful gardens of the monastery. To wrap up your tour, stop at the famous local market of Pignasecca where you can immerse yourself in the flavors of Naples. Have the opportunity to try food from the stalls, delis, bakeries, and pastry shops. Being the heart of Neapolitan street food, the market of Pignasecca is not one to disappoint.

Naples Half-Day Private Tour by Vintage Fiat 500 or 600

6. Naples Half-Day Private Tour by Vintage Fiat 500 or 600

If you’ve heard the expression, "See Naples and Die", then this 5-hour panoramic tour will show you why, without the need for the last bit! You’ll be touring by vintage Fiat 500 or 600, some of the most iconic cars ever produced in Italy. Your driver will take you on a route that includes, but is not limited to, the Parco Virgiliano (entrance), the little fishing village of Marechiaro, and views of Nisida. You’ll nip down Via Petrarca and Via Orazio to see the sanctuary of Sant'Antonio a Posillipo, and the promenade of Largo Sermoneta. Other highlights include the Egg Castle (Castel dell'Ovo) and the harbor at Borgo Marinari. Admire handsome plazas, such as the squares of Trieste e Trento and Plebiscito and discover an unforgettable view on the Gulf of Naples from the terraces of the Certosa di San Martino (closed on Wednesdays - replaced on that day with fortress of Castel Sant'Elmo, from which to admire a 360 degrees panoramic view on Naples). The Fiat 600 D is undoubtedly the symbol of the economic growth of the 1960s. Designed by engineer Dante Giacosa, the Fiat 600 is a little jewel of a car with a popular place in Italian history. Fiat 600 and Fiat 500 are very classic cars and will let you savour the charm of an Italian wonder. Zooming around in these beautiful vehicles you'll notice the nostalgic glances of passers-by who have their own Fiat 600-themed memories.

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What people are saying about Certosa di San Martino

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 23 reviews

the visit began with the smile and the sympathy of the guide Angela, a true Neapolitan who made me feel all Neapolitan and the spirit of this city. Angela is a very prepared guide who knows how to communicate in a simple and effective way the history, art, culture and folklore of Naples. I had already been to Naples and participated in other tours but this is definitely the best of all. I strongly recommend it both to those who have already been to Naples and to those who come for the first time. the tour is all a surprise, it would be difficult to explain it in its entirety. you just have to live it and rely on Angela. definitely to be recommended to spend 3 hours of art, history, traditions and good humor

This is by far the best tour we have done! Highly recommend it. Danilo and Gabriel, our drivers, were excellent. Best way to see Naples! I would do this trip again in a heartbeat. In a word - Amazing - and I can’t thank our two drivers enough. Well worth it!

really go there: a captivating guide, a superb landscape and drivers who take you closer to the Neapolitan atmosphere. An unforgettable experience !

My tour guide was AWESOME! I had the best time! I will definitely do this again!

Me and My husband had this wonderful tour . We suggest it to everybody!