Chiesa e Chiostro di San Gregorio Armeno

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Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

1. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Start your tour at the entrance to the Cathedral of Naples. Discover a prime example of Neapolitan Gothic and Baroque architecture, which houses the relic of the Blood of San Gennaro, the patron saint of the city.  Explore some of the oldest streets of Naples and make your way to the archaeological area of Carminiello and Mannesi. Learn about the ancient ruins discovered in the area after a bombing raid in 1943. Continue to the basilica church of San Giorgio Maggiore, which has a history dating back to the 4th century AD. See evidence of its early-Christian origins, such as the ancient apse that later became the entrance of the current church.  Make your way along Via San Biagio Dei Librai, colloquially known as "Spaccanapoli." Take in the scents, colors, and sounds of the long narrow street that runs through the heart of the historic center of Naples. On Via San Gregorio Armeno, the historic site of the craft workshops of the city, enjoy a short coffee break in one of the most famous bars in the area. See a lock of hair of Diego Maradona, an icon of Napoli's football team. Next, see the Nile God Statue located in Piazza Nilo, which is dated from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. Arrive at the scenic Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, named after the Dominican Basilica that surrounds it. Discover one of the most beautiful and largest churches in Naples, which remains a reference point for the chronological, political, and artistic history of the city. Last stop will be at Sansevero Chapel, which houses one of the most remarkable sculptures in the world, the Veiled Christ. Admire the stunning intricate detail of this marble sculpture created by Giussepe Sanmartino in 1753 to finish your tour of Naples.

Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience Naples through its food and restaurant scene on a 4-hour evening walking tour of the historic city center. Sample traditional foods in tiny delis you’d never find on your own. Meet your guide at a pizzeria on Via Port’Alba, site of one of the city gates. Stroll off to sample the city’s rich cuisine at 7 different tasting stops, and enjoy delicious snacks of eggplant parmigiana, zucchini flowers, babà (Neapolitan rum cake) and sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastries). Pass the religious complex and monastery of Santa Chiara, along with beautiful squares like Piazza Bellini and Piazza del Gesù. Stop to try an original Pizza Margherita in the city where it originated. Sample a slice of Neapolitan pizza fritta, and sip on Aglianico wine. Come prepared to feast! Along the way, experience the hustle and bustle of Naples at night outside iconic monuments, such as the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella, Piazza San Gaetano, and the Basilicas of Saint Paul and Saint Lawrence. Stroll the colorful streets of San Gregorio Armeno, see the Royal Palace, and San Carlo Theatre, and much more.

From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

3. From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

This tour begins with a pick up in your hotel in Rome. A local and knowledgable guide to Naples will show you all the points of interest, and important and magical places to visit. Your first stops will take you on a walk to Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, the Bourbon King’s Square, and Piazza del Plebiscito. Here you can enjoy the view of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Passing through the Royal Palace of Naples, you will continue on your walk to the impressive Galleria Umberto and the Teatro di San Carlo. Stop at the famous Gambrinus café for a refreshment. Later, stroll along the Via Toledo and visit the interesting Spanish Quarter. The next stop is at Piazza del Gesù, where you can see the church Gesù Nuovo and its futuristic façade. Here you will find the entrance to the old town and the Spaccanapoli, the street that divides Naples. Continue to San Gregorio Armeno with its magic Christmas atmosphere, where you can visit the many craft shops that produce a mixture of Christian and modern nativity figures. On this tour you will also visit Piazza Bellini, now a popular meeting place for the locals and home to many interesting cafes, and pass through the old city gate Port’Alba to reach Piazza Dante. You will also visit the famous Sansevero Chapel or the Museum in Castel Nuovo. At this point in your tour, your expert guide will be happy to recommend a nice place to have lunch and recharge. After walking through Naples, you will be driven to the Amalfi Coast. Stroll through its quintessentially charming streets and admire the great view. Hotel drop off at the end of this tour.

Naples: Private Urban Walking Tour to the City Center

4. Naples: Private Urban Walking Tour to the City Center

Discover the beauty of Naples with an “urban trekking” path, easy to follow at any age. The walking tour is the ideal way to go and visit Naples from uphill down to the historic center. Start from the Vomero Hill, where you’ll enjoy a most beautiful view of the Gulf of Naples, and walk down to the Historic Center, the real heart of town, passing through the ancient steps, built in the 14th century. The tour starts with a spectacular view from the marvellous terrace of St. Martin’ Charterhouse, where you can enjoy an enchanting and breathtaking view over the entire Gulf of Naples from its amazing gardens. If closed, the Charterhouse will be replaced by St. Elmo Castle, the highest point of Naples from which to admire a 360 degrees view on the city.  The tour continues going down the quiet stairs of Pedamentina, one of the most ancient footpaths of the city. It is made of 414 steps and it connects the hillside of Naples to the heart of town, the historic center, and has panoramic and evocative view. As you go down you can see ancient houses and catch a glimpse of the most beautiful view of the Gulf and of Vesuvio. As you walk you will see the B&B of Mr Pasquale Nocerino: he is a violin player and his wife, Giovanna, is a ballet dancer. This is the neighborhood where Baudelaire lived for some time and where Marguerite Yourcenar set her tale “Anna, soror…”. From the Pedamentina you can also see the most famous Spaccanapoli, the Decumano Inferiore way which really cuts the town in two. As you go further walk along the lively, authentic, colourful Market of Pignasecca and finally get to the historic center of the town. It is the biggest in Europe and is listed as a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. Take a stroll and visit Spaccanapoli, visit its craft shops, walking by the main Piazzas, among folklore and ancient tales. Visit the Church of Gesù Nuovo and discover fascinating legends and the magic of the mysterious alchemical symbols on its facade, before entering in the Church of St. Clare. Go into the alley of San Gregorio Armeno and enter  the historical craft shop of the Ferrigno family, where the most ancient Neapolitan Crib is handmade. The day will come to end with a pleasant stop where you will be able to taste the real Neapolitan espresso accompanied by the typical Sfogliatella or Babà (excellent local pastries).

Naples: Local Markets Tour and Shopping Spree

5. Naples: Local Markets Tour and Shopping Spree

Visit the local markets of Naples that have a rich history and are an integral part of the culture and folklore of the city. Explore this true and unique tourist destination and have the chance to shop until you drop. Meet your local tour guide and begin your tour by visiting the Poggioreale Market better known as Mercato Caramanico. Explore the large open-air clothes and shoe market where the atmosphere is joyful and pleasantly chaotic. Get your tour guide to give you the best tips on where to make a real deal as you have about 1.5-hours of free time for shopping. Continue on your tour by visiting the craft market, situated in Via San Gregorio Armeno. Walk through the market which is famous for Christmas shopping but takes place all year round. Have the chance to buy famous figurines, traditional decorations, and souvenirs. Proceed along the picturesque Spaccanapoli and reach the last stop of this tour, the Pignasecca Market. Experience the heart of typical Neapolitan street food in this market which features incredible delicatessen shops, bakeries, and pastry shops.

Naples: Half-Day Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

6. Naples: Half-Day Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

Meet your guide front of the fountain of Neptune in Municipio Square. Walk along as your guide points out and explains the reasons behind the mixture of Greek, Roman, medieval, and Baroque architecture styles. Learn about the diversity of religious belief systems that have co-existed in Naples which is represented in places like San Gregorio Armeno market which has both Pagan and Christian symbols. Explore several artisan shops at the San Gregorio Armeno market. Hear about Neapolitan culture and food as you take in the vibe on colorful and lively streets. Continue to the monumental area of Naples to enjoy the view of the medieval Angiò’s castle and see the neoclassical Theater of San Carlo. Pass by the “Galleria Umberto I" shopping center and stroll along the ancient Via Toledo street to the grandiose Piazza Plebiscito square. Have some free time to do some shopping or go and get some lunch. Visit the archaeological excavations of “La Neapolis Sotterrata” which are located under the San Lorenzo Maggiore church. Explore the remains of an ancient Roman market.

From Rome: Train Trip and Walking Tour of Naples City Center

7. From Rome: Train Trip and Walking Tour of Naples City Center

Experience the history of one of Italy’s most storied cities: Naples. Departing from Rome’s Termini Station, travel by high-speed train and explore ancient Naples on a guided-walking tour. See the Roman Theater Neapolis, Spaccanapoli, and the shops on Via San Gregorio Armeno. Begin the experience by meeting your tour guide at Termini railway station and getting your round-trip tickets. Then board the high-speed train to Naples: the journey takes approximately 75 minutes. After arriving in Naples, follow a guided tour of the historic center, the vibrant heart of Naples. Your guide will lead the way through the streets and alleys of the downtown area, passing monumental churches, archaeological remains, historical bookshops, and the smell of mouth watering pizza. Next, stroll along the street called Spaccanapoli (Naples splitter), which gained its name as it divides the town in two parts. Admire the many craft shops of via San Gregorio Armeno, known all over the world for its production of nativity scenes. After the guided tour, continue the visit of the city at your convenience. At the end of the day, travel back to Rome in the comfort of a train.

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What people are saying about Chiesa e Chiostro di San Gregorio Armeno

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Excellent tour through the ancient city with a super prepared and friendly guide who describes the local beauties by transmitting all the passion for the art and culture of the place by visiting the most beautiful monuments in the center. Unforgettable the visit to the San severo chapel.

Fantastic experience the city tour was very interesting and above all the guide - Livio - made us love every place visited. The visit to the Veiled Christ with its explanation is an experience that no one should miss when visiting Naples

Seeing Naples through the eyes of a Neapolitan archaeologist was fantastic. Livio our super guide made me fall in love even more with Naples

Livio was engaging, interesting and very prepared! Complete and comprehensive city center tour. Recommended!

Our guide was Alessandra. Magnificent explanations and engaging tales!