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Santa Chiara Monumental Complex

Santa Chiara Monumental Complex

Santa Chiara Monumental Complex: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Downtown, Veiled Christ & Cloister of St Clare Entry

1. Naples: Downtown, Veiled Christ & Cloister of St Clare Entry

Your journey through downtown Naples begins in the iconic Piazza del Gesù, a bustling square that serves as a gateway to the city's historic center. From this vibrant starting point, your guide will lead you to the tranquil Chiostro di Santa Chiara. Here, amidst ornate majolica tiles and lush gardens, you'll experience a serene contrast to the city's lively streets. After soaking in the peaceful atmosphere of the cloister, the tour continues along the lively Spaccanapoli street. This narrow thoroughfare, which slices through old Naples, is lined with an array of shops, restaurants, and picturesque alleys, each offering a unique insight into Neapolitan life and culture. As you explore Spaccanapoli, marvel at the architectural splendor of San Domenico Maggiore church, a testament to Naples' rich and diverse historical influences. The highlight of your walk is the visit to the Chapel of San Severo, home to the stunning Veiled Christ sculpture. This marble masterpiece captivates with its detailed artistry, symbolizing the artistic heritage of Naples. The tour also leads you to Piazza Nilo, where you'll see the famous statue of the God of the Nile River, and Piazza San Gaetano, surrounded by significant churches like San Lorenzo and San Paolo Maggiore. Each site contributes to the story of Naples, weaving a tapestry of history, architecture, and spirituality. Concluding your exploration, you'll visit the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro, the epicenter of Neapolitan faith. The cathedral is not only an architectural marvel but also a spiritual beacon, housing the preserved blood of St. Gennaro, the city's patron saint. This guided walking tour of Naples offers a comprehensive experience, blending the tranquility of Chiostro di Santa Chiara with the vibrancy of Naples' streets and the rich tapestry of its historical and religious landmarks.

Naples: Street Food Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Naples: Street Food Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience the flavors of Naples on a guided street food walking tour. Join your guide through the winding streets of the historic center and savor delicious local specialties. Visit a limoncello factory, taste delicious pizza fritta, and enjoy some gelato. Meet your guide in Piazza Bellini to start your journey into the flavors of Neapolitan cuisine. Walk with your guide down 2 of the main streets of the historical center, and hear about the legends of the city. Enjoy your first tastings with some pizza a portafoglio and pizza fritta.  Tryfrittate di pasta and arancini. Stop in Piazza del Gesù before sampling some taralli, babà, and sfogliatelle, all original Neapolitan dishes. Pass by some notable landmarks including the Santa Chiara Church and the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella. Then, enjoy the taste of the fresh mozzarella, served in a salumeria - a small shop of typical products of fresh cheese, ham, salami, and mortadella. Visit a limoncello factory and try a shot of authentic limoncello. Finally, enjoy a delicious gelato to finish your culinary adventure.

Naples: Veiled Christ and Historical Center Guided Tour

3. Naples: Veiled Christ and Historical Center Guided Tour

Embark on an enriching walking tour through the historical heart of Naples, led by an expert guide who will enhance your experience with their insights. Benefit from the convenience of pre-reserved tickets as you delve into the city's captivating past and artistic treasures. Commence your guided exploration at the renowned landmark of Naples, where you will first visit the Sansevero Chapel. Be captivated by the intricate artistry showcased in the renowned Veiled Christ sculpture, a masterpiece that serves as a testament to the profound creativity of the Baroque era. Within this sacred space, you will also encounter an array of other masterpieces that pay homage to the authentic spirit of Baroque craftsmanship. Embark on a captivating journey through the charming streets of downtown Naples, immersing yourself in the age-old ambiance of this ancient city. As you traverse the narrow thoroughfares, catch a glimpse of the bell tower of Pietra Santa and wander along the historic Via dei Tribunali. The vibrant essence of "Old Naples" comes alive along the enchanting Spaccanapoli, a meandering street lined with vibrant shops, quaint eateries, and picturesque alleyways. Immerse yourself in the genuine energy of Naples, gaining a firsthand taste of local life. The next leg of your adventure leads you to the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, an architectural gem that was held in high esteem by the Kings of Aragon. Appreciate the splendid design as you learn about its historical significance. Your exploration continues with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Chiara, where you’ll be able to see the beautiful medieval tombs of Robert of Anjou, Charles - Duke of Calabria, and his wife Marie of Valois. Marvel at their unique sculpted decorations, and learn about the history of the Bourbon dynasty by visiting their chapel. Venture onward to Gesù Nuovo, an awe-inspiring square graced by a magnificent marble statue of Jesus at its heart, showcasing the exquisite artistry of the Baroque era. Pause to take in the allure of Piazza Bellini, where remnants of ancient Greek walls stand as a testament to the city's rich history. Meander along the narrow alleys that wind through the ancient city, each step offering a glimpse into Naples' storied past. Conclude your journey at the Cathedral of San Gennaro, the illustrious Duomo of Naples, and admire its remarkable façade. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, enter the cathedral to uncover the narrative behind this sacred site, which safeguards the miraculous holy blood of San Gennaro—a poignant symbol of faith and devotion.

Naples: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

4. Naples: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Naples at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Naples’ most important attractions on foot. You can start the tour at any time. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour at the National Archaeological Museum, with its unique exhibits! Visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum that will leave you speechless with the art that has been enchanting for centuries, even the Monastery of San Domenico Maggiore with its stunning facade will dominate your tour. Snap a photo at the jaw-dropping complex of Santa Chiara in the center of town, and get lost in the Gesu' Nuovo, with its distinctive stone facade and ornate interior filled with religious art. Visit St. Nicholas the Charitable with its unique location and history. You will also pass by the Fountain of Neptune which, especially at night, will give you the impression that you are in a movie setting. Admire the Maschio Angioino, the stone casto/fortress that many would like to live there. See, walk, and relax at Galleria Umberto in the city center, while Piazza del Plebiscito will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. At the end of the tour, a story about the real Saint of Naples awaits you, don't miss it... At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Naples historical centre with Undreground ruins guided tour

5. Naples historical centre with Undreground ruins guided tour

You will first be taken on a walking-tour by the certified tour guide to discover the monumental area, taking the historic and commercial street of Via Toledo. A famous Neapolitan shopping street close to the Spanish quarters and the Maradona mural, the sacred and profane altar of the Neapolitan football legend. Here we will visit the ancient Galleria Umberto I in Naples, the exterior of Castel Nuovo known as the 'Maschio Angioino', the San Carlo Theatre, the Royal Palace and the iconic Piazza del Plebiscito. The hub of the city as well as a meeting place for nationally renowned events and concerts. Then we will walking to the historic centre of Naples, the living and beating heart of the city. Descending from Via dei Tribunali and passing by the city's historic pizzerias, we will reach the San Gregorio Armeno street, "the street of nativity scenes", the art of nativity scenes that represents the handicrafts of the Neapolitan tradition best known throughout the world. Folklore, tradition and "cornicelli" will then continue on Spaccanapoli, the street that literally splits the city in two, visiting all the artistic complex of squares and churches. From 18th-century San Domenico Maggiore to medieval Santa Chiara. The guided tour will ends with the visit of the "Undreground Naples" of the San Lorenzo Maggiore Church monumental complex. The most ancient Naples undreground site where descending 10 meters it's visible the archaeological there are the remains of the ancient city of Neapolis: the agorà of the greek's age, first, and the civil and religious Forum of Roman's age, second. A spectacle to not lost.

Naples: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

6. Naples: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the National Archaeological Museum, with its unique exhibits! Visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum that will leave you speechless with the art that has been enchanting for centuries, even the Monastery of San Domenico Maggiore with its stunning facade will dominate your tour. Snap a photo at the jaw-dropping complex of Santa Chiara in the center of town, and get lost in the Gesu' Nuovo, with its distinctive stone facade and ornate interior filled with religious art. Visit St. Nicholas the Charitable with its unique location and history. You will also pass by the Fountain of Neptune which, especially at night, will give you the impression that you are in a movie setting. Admire the Maschio Angioino, the stone casto/fortress that many would like to live there. See, walk, and relax at Galleria Umberto in the city center, while Piazza del Plebiscito will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. At the end of the tour, a story about the real Saint of Naples awaits you, don't miss it...

Naples: Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Naples: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the captivating city of Naples, where history, culture, and vibrant energy converge to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Embark on a journey through the heart of this ancient Italian gem with our Naples Self-Guided Audio Tour. This immersive tour is designed to be your personal companion as you explore the city at your own pace, allowing you to delve into its rich past, discover hidden gems, and savor the flavors of its renowned cuisine. Naples, with its storied history dating back to ancient times, has left an indelible mark on the world. From the remnants of Greco-Roman civilization to the medieval charm of its narrow streets, the city is a treasure trove of cultural and architectural wonders. Our self-guided audio tour is meticulously crafted to provide you with insightful narratives, interesting anecdotes, and expert commentary, ensuring that you gain a deeper understanding of Naples' heritage. As you stroll through the bustling streets, marvel at historic landmarks, and indulge in the local atmosphere, our audio tour will be your informative and engaging companion. Whether you're drawn to the grandeur of Naples' historic castles, the artistic masterpieces in its museums, or the authentic flavors of Neapolitan pizza, this self-guided tour will guide you through the highlights while allowing you the flexibility to linger in places that captivate your interest. Learn more about the top 19 tourist attractions in Naples. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Stazione Napoli Centrale 2. Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro 3. Napoli Sotterranea 4. Via San Gregorio Armeno 5. Archivio di Stato di Napoli 6. Museo Cappella Sansevero 7. The Naples National Archaeological Museum 8. Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara 9. Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo 10. Castel Sant'Elmo 11. Certosa e Museo di San Martino 12. Via Toledo 13. San Carlo Theatre 14. Royal Palace of Naples 15. Piazza del Plebiscito 16. Galleria Borbonica 17. Castel dell'Ovo 18. Via Francesco Caracciolo 19. Catacombe di San Gaudioso So, put on your headphones, press play, and let the Naples Self-Guided Audio Tour be your key to unlocking the secrets and stories that make this city a true gem of the Mediterranean. Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Naples as you navigate its enchanting streets and discover the soul of this captivating destination.

The Best of Naples Private Walking Tour

8. The Best of Naples Private Walking Tour

The tour includes a visit to the fascinating square called "Piazza del Gesù" where the tour starts and 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: City Exploration Game and Tour

9. Naples: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Naples. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour at the National Archaeological Museum, with its unique exhibits! Visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum that will leave you speechless with the art that has been enchanting for centuries, even the Monastery of San Domenico Maggiore with its stunning facade will dominate your tour. Snap a photo at the jaw-dropping complex of Santa Chiara in the center of town, and get lost in the Gesu' Nuovo, with its distinctive stone facade and ornate interior filled with religious art. Visit St. Nicholas the Charitable with its unique location and history. You will also pass by the Fountain of Neptune which, especially at night, will give you the impression that you are in a movie setting. Admire the Maschio Angioino, the stone casto/fortress that many would like to live there. See, walk, and relax at Galleria Umberto in the city center, while Piazza del Plebiscito will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. At the end of the tour, a story about the real Saint of Naples awaits you, don't miss it...

Naples : Must-See Attractions Walking Tour

10. Naples : Must-See Attractions Walking Tour

Discover Naples' fascinating stories and architecture with a private guide. Visit the Cathedral of Naples (Duomo), known for its impressive architecture. Explore Spaccanapoli, one of Naples' main thoroughfares. See the Church of Saint Patricia, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, and the gothic religious complex of Santa Chiara. Learn about the city's history and culture as you explore. Immerse yourself in Naples' rich heritage as your guide shares captivating stories about each landmark. Marvel at the grandeur of the Cathedral of Naples, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Wander through the bustling streets of Spaccanapoli, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and historic charm. Pause to admire the Church of Saint Patricia, with its beautiful facade and intricate details. Continue to Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, where the imposing church dominates the square. Explore the serene Santa Chiara complex, with its elegant cloister and stunning architecture. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into Naples' colorful past and vibrant culture, offering a deeper understanding of this captivating city.

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We did the tour on 03/30/24 with Raffaele. What to say? Incredible! Our super guide proved to be brilliant, highly trained and professional! He conveyed to us all the love he has for the City through his knowledge and skills. He has never waned attention! Highly recommended! Excellent! Congratulations :) Margherita, Franco and Alessandra.

The tour was very interesting, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and in two and a half hours you were able to get an idea of the city and learn a lot of information! Highly recommended

Good morning today because it was a public holiday not all the churches were open so it was not possible to visit them

Highly recommended. Marilyn was engaging and friendly, as well as being very knowledgeable. I would do it again

The guide Edoardo involved us with a simple and at the same time full of information story. Thank you