Naples, Italy

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Overview

Explore the beauty inside three churches in Naples with this 2.5-hour tour, followed by a taste of a typical Neapolitan pastry. Visit the Duomo, Sansevero Chapel, and Church of Gesù Nuovo in the heart of Naples.
  • 2.5-hour tour of 3 Naples churches plus typical Neapolitan pastries
  • Visit the unique Church of Gesù Nuovo, originally a royal palace and converted into a church
  • Marvel at the delicate 'Veiled Christ' statue in the Sansevero Chapel
  • Learn about Naples' patron saint in the Duomo
  • Sample two traditional pastries at the end of the tour
Meet your guide in the piazza in front of the Church of Gesù Nuovo in Naples' historic center. Learn how the building's original purpose as a private palace for the Prince of Salerno explains its strange-looking facade. Compare the austere exterior with the ornately-decorated Renaissance and Baroque interior, featuring works of art by Luca Giordano, Francesco Solimenta, and Cosimo Fanzago.

Stroll along the famous street known as 'Spaccanapoli' to reach the next stop on the tour. This ancient Roman street cuts through the center of the old city, which is where it gets its nickname, though the actual street name is Via Benedetto Croce. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells along this busy road.

The small Sansevero Chapel was built for Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of Sansevero, and is home to the exquisitely-carved 'Veiled Christ' statue by Giuseppe Sanmartino at its center. Don't miss a look at the so-called 'Anatomical Machines' in the tiny room downstairs.

Continue along Spaccanapoli to reach Via Duomo, on which sits the main cathedral of the city. Head inside the 13th-century church to see a statue of San Gennaro, Naples' patron saint. Hear about the three times each year a vial of the saint's blood is brought out to see if it liquefies – signifying prosperity and safety for Naples. Look for other works of art in the Duomo, including 4th-century mosaics. The oldest church in Naples, the 4th-century Basilica Santa Restituta, is next to the Duomo and has ancient Greek and Roman ruins underneath it.

Enjoy a sweet bite to complete the tour with a sample of two of Naples' favorite pastries – the 'Sfogliatella' and 'Babà.' The former is a flaky shell-shaped pastry with a filling of sweetened ricotta, the latter is a small cake saturated with liquor (typically rum).

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J
, Apr 2017

the San Severo chapel is a must ! with the Visitalia tour guide Lucrezia, it was very interesting to learn about the chapel and its history. nice tips and sweet ending wih the babà.

J
, Apr 2017

the San Severo chapel is a must ! with the Visitalia tour guide Lucrezia, it was very interesting to learn about the chapel and its history. nice tips and sweet ending wih the babà.

K
, Nov 2016

Guide was not knowledgeable and didn't even know the times the Duomo opened so we arrived when it was closed and weren't able to see it.

K
, Nov 2016

The tour was interesting and our guide Lucretia was very friendly. However her English was not very good and she was hard to understand.

P
, Sep 2016

Our trip to Naples to see the Veil of Christ and the Dumo Cathedral was fantastic! We really struck lucky because we were the only ones on the tour. The guide was a young lady that we only have the highest regard and praise. I can not remember her name but will post a picture. She is credit to your company. Please pass on our gratitude and best wishes to her. She was very informative and spoke very good English. She allowed plenty of time to take in the treasures we saw. The Veil of Christ is very moving and not something that will be forgotten. Only shame was, no photos allowed, even with no flash. : This tour I would recommend to anyone, very good value for money.


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