Naples, Italy

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Marvel at the rich art and architecture of Naples as you visit three of the city’s most magnificent churches. Follow your guide on a 2.5-hour tour of the historic Old Town, peek inside the Gothic Santa Chiara and admire the 13th-century San Domenico Maggiore Church. Discover the rich Renaissance and Baroque art of the Church of Gesù Nuovo, then top it all off with a typical Napoli lunch – pizza!
  • 2.5-hour art, architecture, and food tour of Naples
  • Visit the Santa Chiara and San Domenico Maggiore churches
  • Admire the Renaissance and Baroque art of Gesù Nuovo church
  • Tuck into a delicious pizza lunch
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal introduction to Naples for first-time visitors or those short on time
Meet your guide at Piazza del Gesù Nuovo (Gesù Nuovo Square) in central Naples to begin your Napoli Art and Food Tour. Kick off your introduction to historic Naples with a visit to the Church of Gesù Nuovo (New Jesus), one of the city’s most important churches, dating back to 1470. Admire the unique bugnato style façade, then hear how the church was first built as a royal palace as you stroll through the nave. Before you move on, spend time browsing the church’s remarkable collection of Renaissance and Baroque art, which includes works by artists such as Francesco Solimena, Luca Giordano and Cosimo Fanzago.

Continue to the nearby church of Santa Chiara, the largest Gothic church in the city, which was built for King Robert the Wise and his wife Queen Sancha Majorca of the Angevin Dynasty in the early 14th-century. After peeking inside, stop to snap photos of the exquisite cloister behind the church, famed for its exquisite tile-work by Donato and Giuseppe Massa, using hand-painted Neapolitan ceramics.

Follow your guide down Spaccanapoli street, Naples’ buzzing central boulevard, until it opens out into San Domenico Maggiore square, where you’ll find the eponymous church. Explore inside the 13th-century San Domenico Maggiore Church and learn its fascinating history as you tour the beautiful sacristy, home to some 45 sepulchers, including that of King Ferdinand I and other members of the royal Aragonese family.

After visiting the trio of magnificent churches, finish your tour with another Naples tradition and tuck into delicious street food specialty, 'Pizza a Portafoglio’ (folded tomato pizza).
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