Guided tour of the Gulf of Naples by boat. The tour starts from Castel dell’Ovo on a traditional italian boat, driven by a neapolitan sailor. You’ll see Via Partenope, CapoPosillipo with its important palaces: Palazzo Donn’Anna and Villa Rosebery, Marechiaro and the Gaiola. With you there will be a tourist guide. At the end you’ll drink ans aperitif in Borgo Marinari
Our tour begins from Piazza San Gaetano, where is located the “Neapolis Buried”, a miniature Pompeii, a rich greek-Roman archeological site. Then we takes Via dei Tribunali, reaching the historic Portalba and the most beautiful subway in the world: the subway of Naples! Waiting for the trains we can see tunnels and galleries such as contemporary art museums, stations rich and colorful, paintings, sculptures, mosaics, installations of contemporary art signed by some of the greatest artists in the world: Mimmo Paladino, Mario Merz, Robert Wilson, William Kentridge, Oliviero Toscani, Enzo Cucchi, and many others.
The price of the ticket? Very cheap: 1.00 € one-way, including the open space museum! The itinerary includes a visit to the stations of Dante, Toledo, Montecalvario, with a stop within the Spanish quarters, where we can rest in a traditional neapolitan inn: the rowdy “Nennella”, one of the oldest restaurant in Naples.
The tour ends at the “Municipio station, recently open to the public, from where we can see the imposing Castel Nuovo, the Angevin, impressive castle.
Stops: Piazza Dante – Dante underground stations, Toledo underground station, Montecalvario underground station, Spanish Quarters, University underground station –Municipio Underground Station, Castel Nuovo
Estonian researchers believe the remains of Vlad III — aka Vlad the Impaler and the inspiration for Dracula — are buried in a church in Naples: the church of Santa Maria La Nova. Our guide will accompany youthrough the alleys and squares of the old town discovering the stories of ghosts, devils and famous personalities lived within the ancient palaces of the old center.
You will visit the mysterious church of Gesù Nuovo, the devil’s Palace Penne and more…
Finally you will enter into the gothic cloister of Santa Maria La Nova, and visit the tomb of Dracula!
Last stop: the reopened Inn of Cerriglio, the old tavern of Caravaggio!
Best Neapolitan flavours guaranteed!
Do you want to have a wonderful tasting experience? Do you want to taste the true Neapolitan flavors?
Get on board with us, discovering the Tasting Naples!
We are visiting the most important squares and monuments of the old center, strolling through the narrow streets and the typical neapolitan “bassi”.
Our 3-hour Tasting Naples Tour brings you to some of Naples most famous culinary delights such as pizza, sfogliatella and caffè. Along the way, you’ll stop at 5 locations and enjoy specially prepared treats.
Walking and tasting we’ll visit the Cathedral of Naples and the famous Royal Chapel of San Gennaro, the famous painting of Caravaggio “The Seven Acts of Mercy”, via San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the cribs makers, and also the famous churches of Santa Chiara with the majolica cloister.
Our 3-hour sweet temptations tour takes you to some of Naples most famous culinary pastry such as the sfogliatella, the pastiera, the babà, the zeppola, and more… Along the way, you’ll stop at 4 Neapolitan monastery, linked to the birth of the most famous neapolitan cakes.
Yes, it seems that the sublime goodness of our desserts are rooted in God’s house !
So, walking and tasting we’ll visit the famous monastery of San Gregorio Armeno, with his charming cloister, the medieval church of S.Pietro a Majella, the unknown little church of S.Croce di Lucca and the enchanting S.Chiara complex, with its beauty majolica cloister!
There’s a real “parallel town” underneath, which was dug-out through the centuries into the tufa rock for chilometers and chilometers and got developed together with the one on the surface,creating a connection between the world of the light and the one of the darkness, in a neverending dialogue with the death.
All the alleyways, the courtyards, the crypts, even the sewer of the regular town were considered to be “legal gates” opening towards the hereafter, so that the neapolitan underground became the border between the two different worlds.
The relationship between the two worlds is still recognizable by visiting the old town: the sacred atmosphere of the top, due to the presence of hundreds of catholic churches, is strictly related to the profane underworld, where the cult of the “souls of the purgatory” is still followed by thousands of citizens.
The symbol of the close relationship of the Neapolitans with death is the valley of the dead, the swarming Rione Sanità, where the fontanelle cemetery is located.
The last great “deposit” of the indigent dead seems to have been during the cholera epidemic of 1837.
A spontaneous cult of devotion to the relics of these unnamed dead developed in Naples. The cemetery has recently undergone restoration as a historical site and may be visited.
Also we will visit the old house of Totò, the famous Neapolitan actor , nicknamed the prince of laughter, and other famous baroque churches and palazzi.
Known for his love of prostitutes, young boys, and brawling, in 1606 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio killed a young man in Rome and fled to Naples. The Colonna family gave him protection and in that year Caravaggio painted The Seven Acts of Mercy.
Today, at least three important Caravaggio paintings are on display in Naples. Seeing them can make for a charming day-trip through the city.
Starting from the crowded via dei tribunali, where is located the famous Pio Monte della Misercordia, an important charitable organization in the city, this church houses Caravaggio’s The Seven Acts of Mercy.
Second stop: the church of San Domenico Maggiore, which one hosted the ” Flagellation ” by Caravaggio , now in the Capodimonte Museum.
Stop for lunch at the Locanda del Cerrigilio, the oldest inn of Naples, also named the Inn of Caravaggio!
After lunch , our third stop is the National Museum of Capodimonte.
Once the Bourbon Royal Palace, Capodimonte is one of the finest museums in Italy. The museum collection includes Caravaggio’s Flagellation of Christ and also the paintings of some others famous artists as well as Tiziano, Raffaello, Bruegel il vecchio and more…
The walk starts from Castel Sant ‘Elmo, located on the ancient hill of St. Erasmus ,the highest point of the city. From the viewpoint you can admire the entire Gulf of Naples: this is real a breathtaking panorama. Here, especially after a rainy day, Naples shows itself with an explosion of colours, alleys, sky, sea.
Our second stop is the nearby Charter House of S.Martino, where are kept sculptures and paintings dated back in XV and XVI century. We also see the “presepe cuciniello”, which is mounted inside an artificial cave made from an ancient part of the Charter’s kitchens: animals, men, objects, the three wise men, everything talk about Palestine but they represent the city of Naples as it was in 1700, in the realistic faces of the shepherd, in the close to reality reconstruction of the shops. During the tour you’ll find a lot of panoramic points from where observe Naples as it is: a city lay down on the seashore.
If you are lucky, on Saturday and on Sunday is also possible to enter the gothic underground of the Charter House (Certosa)!!!
At the end of the tour… an amazing view of the city descending down the monumental steps of the Pedamentina San Martino!!!!
Amalfi is known for its glorious past and its sea, but few know the nature reserve “Valle delle Ferriere”. The reserve is protected from cold north winds through the rocky ridges, but open to hot-humid southern winds and subject to high rainfall distributed over three months. It thus kept unchanged over time its microclimate keeping intact plants of past times. Botanists, in fact, know this natural reserve for the presence of a rare plant in Europe, the Woodwardia radicans.
The route is easy and not particularly tiring, winding through beautiful forests, springs, small waterfalls and the rapids of the Rio Canneto, once driving force for the old paper mills, where once the famous paper of Amalfi was produced, and still very much requested still today, and which can be viewed in the Museum of the Amalfi Paper. In the valley the ruins of the mills of the twelfth century can still be visited.
The trekking route into the “Valle delle Ferriere starts from Pontone, a little village nearby Scala, and ends in the centre of Amalfi.
After having a lunch, we visit the charming Amalfi center, the Cathedral of St.Andrew with Arab-influenced exterior and the fascinating Cloister of Paradise.
Crystal blue waters, lush green gardens, craggy rocks and brightly painted homes are all a part of the vista as you enjoy a tour of Capri and Anacapri.
The island has a mythical charm, as well as its natural treasures, through the writings and legends of Ancient Greece. Its breathtaking landscapes and beauty stretch from the rocky caves around the island to the edge of the horizon, and has been an inspiration to poets, lovers and travelers throughout the centuries.
Discover with us one of the most romantic islands in the world, its chic shopping center, its famous “piazzetta”, its historic sites as well as the August’s Garden from you can have a magnificent views, and the famous “via Krupp”; the nice Anacapri, the historical Villa San Michele.
The Historical – Artistic Tour brings the visitor to discover the places and the historic beauty of the Archaeological sites of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Oplonti.
In these pleasant places , destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius two thousand years ago , the time seems to have stopped allowing each visitor to travel to the past as in a time machine.
Pompei expresses the charm of the past that tells the modern and as exceptional witness to history the archaeological area of Pompeii , Herculaneum and Oplonti has been listed among the 50 Italian sites protected by UNESCO World Heritage List
Completely dug out of tufa , the Piscina Mirabilis is an imposing underground roman tank, the largest of Campi Flegrei.
The Tank was built to supply water to Classis Misenensis , the fleet of the Roman Empire, which was moored in the port of Miseno .
Entering the cistern, surrounded by an evocative and charming atmosphere, the visitor becomes the protagonist, absorbed in a space-related dynamic environment and involved in a motion leading towards the “core” of the structure: the original entrance to the ancient water reservoir. Sounds, colors, games of lights and shadows animate the space, revealing new and particular perspectives, and from every corner the visitor perceives an ancient atmosphere.
The tour starts from the lake Miseno , also nicknamed “Mare Morto”, and ends in the nearby vineyard “Azienda Agricola Piscina Mirabile”, where we can taste a good glass of Falanghina DOC.
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Let’s try to get away from the caos of the city to discover magical and fascinating places . Let’s start with the legendary Lake Averno where you can visit the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, and where you can discover wonderful and hidden vineyards . In Virgil’s Aeneid, it is from Lago d’Averno that Aeneas descends into the underworld. It’s hard to imagine hell in such a soothing setting, with old vineyards and citrus groves lining this ancient crater. A popular walking track now circles the perimeter of the lake.
The lake’s name stems from the Greek work άορνος , meaning ‘without birds’, and according to legend, birds who flew over it would fall out of the sky. A likely explanation for this phenomenon was the release of poisonous volcanic gases from the lake’s fumaroles.
Along the way we will stop at two Vineyards to taste a good glass of Falanghina and Piedirosso wine.
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It is difficult to imagine another place in Europe that has as many items of archaeological, historical, mythological and even geological interest packed into such a compact area as the western end of the Gulf of Naples. The Baia castle sits above all this and now houses the new Museum of the Phlegrean Fields. The castle is almost at the western end of the gulf, just before Cape Miseno; it is a stone’s throw from Cuma, the first permanent Greek colony on the Italian mainland and is surrounded by the submerged ruins of the great Portus Julius, home port to the Imperial Roman western fleet
The nearby Baia archeological park hosted the remains of Baia’s roman villas . The huge complex encompasses three terraces of labyrinth-like structures. Perhaps the Romans harnessed the hydrothermal activity for their baths, or wealthy patricians built summer villas, or perhaps this was the Imperial Villa for the Emperors.
Three temples also display some forgotten majesty: the Temple of Venus overlooking the port of Baia, only its mammoth dome peeking out from the dirt; the muddy half-shell of the Temple of Diana sitting against a hill; and the Temple of Mercury (or Temple of Echoes, so named by travelers in the 18th century) has a wooden walkway over a pool of algae-green water. High-pitched yelling inside this dome makes sounds bounce in wonderful echoes.
* if you want to give yourself a relaxing break you can have lunch in the natural park ” I Fondi di Baia” , a stone’s throw from the castle.
Are you ready to discover the city linked to one of the most famous legends of the world ?
Well , Benevento and his witches are waiting for you
We’ll discover the cult of Isis and Lombard’s rituals, strolling in the neighborhood Triggio, where the famous witches nicknamed Janare still run through the narrow streets.
An amazing journey to discover one of the most ancient and fascinating city in the world .
Final surprise: a tasting of the liqueur Strega , the local nectar derived from the distillation of more than 70 herbs and spices from all over the world!!!
* You can complete the tour with a trip to Sant’Agata dei Goti , to visit The secret of the Witches, a faithful reproduction of prisons and torture instruments used during the Counter – reformation!
The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace with its park and gardens, as well as natural woodland, hunting lodges and a silk factory. It is an eloquent expression of the Enlightenment in material form, integrated into, rather than imposed on, its natural setting.
Converted in a museum, the royal palace hosted paintings of famous artists linked with the Bourbon family plus the new contemporary art section named “Terraemouts”,dedicated to the earthquake of 1980 .
Just a few kilometers from the Royal Palace of Caserta, there is a unique example of illuminist-inspired imperial Utopia. In 1759, when Charles III was crowned King of Spain, he left the rule of the Kingdoms of Naples and Sicily largely in the hands of his third surviving son, Ferdinand IV. Among his many ground breaking projects, Ferdinand transformed the Palazzo del Belvedere, at the time used as Royal hunting lodge, into a factory, and the small village of San Leucio, into a full-scale industrial and social experiment. Thus, in 1778, the utopian town of “Ferdinandopoli” was created: an ideal city constructed around a Royal Silk Factory.
The Royal tour can be combined with an evening visit of the old Caserta Vecchia
Salerno may seem like a bland big city after the Amalfi Coast’s glut of postcard-pretty towns, but the place has a charming, if gritty, individuality, especially around its vibrant centro storico where medieval churches share space with neighbourhood trattorias, neon-lit wine bars and trendy tattoo parlours. The city recently invested €12.5 million in various urban regeneration programs centred on this historic neighbourhood, under the watchful eye of Oriol Bohigas, who was similarly involved in Barcelona’s earlier makeover. A dramatic new ferry terminal designed by the Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid also opened here in 2012, accentuated by a tree-lined seafront promenade widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.
We’ll visit the imposing Cathedral, nice churches, squares and medieval alleys.
We ‘ll take a rest in the oldest pizzeria of Salerno, the famous “Pizzeria Vico della neve” , where we can taste a lot of traditional prepared treats.
In the afternoon, after having lunch, our route continues with the visit of Amalfi, pearl of the Amalfi coast, with its charming old center, its Cathedral of St.Andrew with Arab-influenced exterior and its fascinating Cloister of Paradise.
THE TRIPS CAN BE CREATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CUSTOMER NEEDS, CONSISTENT WITH THE OPENING HOURS OF SITES IN QUESTION!!!