Piazza San Domenico Maggiore

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Piazza San Domenico Maggiore: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples and explore the San Severo Chapel on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide through the lively Spaccanapoli street and admire highlights, including San Domenico Maggiore. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples into two halves with shops, restaurants, and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore church with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo, and San Paolo Maggiore. See the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved.

Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

2. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Welcome to the heart of one of the oldest cities in Europe. Together with your guide, cross the heart of the historic center of Naples from Piazza Bellini, where you still find visible portions of Greek walls. Skirt the Conservatory of Naples, with the chance to hear the rehearsals of young Neapolitan musicians. Continue to Via dei Tribunali, the Decumano Maggiore of ancient Neapolis, but also one of the liveliest and richest streets in Naples. You will meet the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta, with its ancient Romanesque bell tower, and the mysterious church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, an Angevin jewel, and the Duomo, which preserves the miraculous holy blood di San Gennar, beloved patron Saint of the city, will be waiting for you a few steps away. Back to Spaccanapoli, the lower decumanus, you will stroll through the teeming and characteristic Neapolitan shops. Discover the wonderful Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, with its square of the same name that makes the scenery unique. The last stop will be the precious Sansevero Chapel: the vision of the Veiled Christ, together with the story of your guide, will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

The Best of Naples Private Walking Tour

3. The Best of Naples Private Walking Tour

The tour includes a visit to the fascinating square called "Piazza del Gesù" where you will see the church of Gesù Nuovo and the obelisk of Immacolatella. Walk along the street, Spaccanapoli, which follows the same direction as the ancient Greek and Roman streets. Admire the Church of Saint Chiara dating back to the 14th-century, the square of Saint Domenico, and experience the traditional atmosphere of Naples with its sounds, smells, and tastes. Next, walk on the street called via dei Tribunali and see the church of Saint Lorenzo dating back to the 13th-century, San Gregorio Armeno (the street of nativities), and then the Cathedral of Saint Gennaro with its baroque style chapel where the blood of the Saint is preserved.

Naples: Private Walking Tour

4. Naples: Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Naples to get a full appreciation of its mix of architectural styles, from the elegant 18th-century palazzos to imposing castles and wonderful churches. Founded by ancient Greeks, the city was once the capital of southern Italy, and has been settled by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, and Spanish Bourbons. Your guide will provide a wealth of history as you explore the historic center, where Neapolitans have lived since the 6th century BC. The tour includes a fascinating walk through the Umberto Primo Gallery and Via Toledo, and a stroll in Piazza del Gesù to see the Church of Gesù Nuovo and the Immacolatella obelisk. Wander down the famous Spaccanapoli to the 14th-century monastery of Santa Chiara and the Piazza San Domenico. Along the way, experience one of Naples most famous inventions, and sample a slice of authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

5. Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

Step into the heart of Naples on this guided walking tour of the cozy and characteristic Spaccanapoli street. Visit iconic monuments, churches, and spot the highest spire of the city. End your experience with a pizza dinner. Depart from the meeting point in Piazza del Gesù, where you can admire the highest spire of the city, that also hides a singular curiosity. Then, visit the inside the church of Gesù Nuovo, known as the church of the doctor Giuseppe Moscati. Later, head to the Santa Chiara complex and visit inside the Church of Santa Chiara that’s in a majestic Gothic style. Follow with a walk up to San Domenico Maggiore, a square full of curiosities. Continue toward the Piazzetta Nilo and Largo Corpo di Napoli squares, where you can see the statue of the god Nile. The tour continues down the most famous street in the world known as the street of the shepherds (Via San Gregorio Armeno). Complete your experience with a stop for a dinner based on the most famous dish in the world: pizza.

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What people are saying about Piazza San Domenico Maggiore

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 418 reviews

La nostra guida, il signor Carlo si è dimostrata persona fantastica, io non potevo usare l’apparecchio x l’ascolto lui si è attivato per tenermi vicina e raccontarmi tutto il percorso, grande sapere e grande narratore, fortemente empatico è per nulla stucchevole, come spesso succede. Io e la mia amica siamo rimaste entusiaste, raccomanderemo alle amiche questa splendida guida. Come direbbe mia nipote, tanta roba. Ancora grazie.

Carlo, prepared and nice, in my opinion, it would be better to see the "Veiled Christ" first and then go around the center of Naples. Too bad we can't have some souvenir photos from inside. A nice Tour to improve the route.

The proposed tour is interesting. Short but intense. Very valid the guide that has proved to be prepared and sober in the exposure also satisfying the requests of the group.

Perfect tour both in terms of content and timing ending with the wonderful Veiled Christ not to be missed!

Very interesting visit. The guide Carlo, very pleasant full of anecdotes and good advice