Discover the rich artistic tradition of Naples and its role in the Renaissance and Baroque styles. See hidden masterpieces such as Il Gesu' Nuovo and works of Lanfranco with a qualified art historian.
What to Expect
Learn about the important, but often overlooked, role of the city of Naples in the Italian artistic tradition.
An important destination for understanding the late Renaissance and Baroque period, Naples is full of hidden masterpieces in its many churches, chapels and royal palaces.
In the 16th century, Naples experienced a radical transformation, expanding from a population of 60,000 to nearly 300,000 residents. A good port for trade and fertile plantations (latifundia) in the surrounding countryside made Naples a center of economic activity for the Florentines, Genoese and, eventually, the Spanish Bourbons, who ruled the city for over a century.
Beginning with Il Gesu' Nuovo, a stunningly eclectic work of Baroque architecture that boasts works by Giordano, Lanfranco, and Fanzago, you will discover the crowded and culturally rich streets of Naples, visiting sites such as the Cappella of Sansevero and the churches of San Domenico Maggiore and Santa Chiara.
The walk will continue on to San Lorenzo, an Angevin church containing important works by the court painter Luca Giordano, among others. You will also visit the Pio Monte chapel and palace, a stunning example of 17th century architecture that contains Caravaggio's "Seven Works of Mercy." The walk concludes with the multilayered and sumptuously-decorated Duomo, a monument to elaborate Baroque architecture.
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Know Before You Go
The non-private tour is conducted in small groups of a maximum of 6 participants to give you the best experience you can get!
The private tour means no other participants will join your group. A maximum of 6 participants can part-take.
The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.
Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late, please contact the tour provider. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within two business days need to be made directly with local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancellations made via email or by calling the U.S. 800 number may not be honored.