"From what is said, narrated, or painted, Naples surpasses everything: the shore, the bay, the gulf, the Vesuvius, the city, the nearby countryside, the castles, the walks ...
I apologize to all those to whom the view of Naples makes lose your senses!"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Naples means colours and emotions. It's a city to which nature has given everything: a splendid gulf, a volcano close to the sea, wonderful light, a mild climate, lush vegetation. An enviable position in the heart of the Mare Nostrum. Nqples is an "outdoor museum", since ancient times, the city of Partenope has been the cradle of several civilizations. Throughout its long history Naples has been a capital of duchies, kingdoms, and empires, it is possible to see, next to each other, the walls of the ancient Greek polis and the Roman Empire, churches and castles from the Middle Ages, monastic complexes that hide wonderful cloisters, splendid noble palaces with internal courtyards, examples of Renaissance, Neapolitan seventeenth-century, Baroque and Roccocò architecture, the golden age of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, of which Naples was the capital.
Please enjoy the famous hospitality and
good cooking of Napoli; its luxury boutiques and handcraft shops.
Naples is waiting for you !!!
A suggestive route that evolves around the center and makes it possible to see the most significant monuments like Piazza del Plebiscito with the church of san Francesco di Paola and the Royal Palace, Piazza Trieste e Trento,the San Carlo theatre, the Maschio Angioino castle, the Galleria Umberto the extraordinary Museum Ascione of Coral and the Galleria Zevallos where it is possible to see last masterpiece of Caravaggio in Naples, the martyrdorm of saint Orsola.
Naples historical center (Unesco heritage)
Naples historic center is the largest in Europe and has been declare'UNESCO heritage site. The historical center ,the most vivid and true soul of the city with its Cardini and Decumani tells the story of the city once called Partenope.The route starts from the lower Decumano ,Spaccanapoli, with the churches of saint Chiara and Gesu' Nuovo and it goes around the architecture of the aristocratic buildings, via San Gregorio Armeno,the road of the beautiful 'presepi' that represent the nativity, to close with the visit at the marvelous sculpture of the 'Cristo velato' in the chapel of Sansevero
A trip to discover the city under the city
Underground the city of Naples there is a labyrinth of
tunnels, tanks and cavities forming a real
underground city that continues for kilometers under palaces and
The underground city extends under the all surface of the historical centre, there is many myths and legends linked to it that are still alive in the collective imagination of the population.
From Piazza Bellini following along the major decumano , part of the old traced 'viario' of Neapolis, searching for the oldest signs of the first edification.The path continues in the church of Saint Lorenzo Maggiore where it is possible to visit the excavation
San Lorenzo Maggiore and
Greek - Roman excavation
A jump in history trough the visit of the castles of Naples
The Royal Palace, built as palace for the Spanish viceroy in the 500', following the project of the architect Domenico Fontana, is one of the main monuments of the cit It will be possible to visit the old apartments of the Reggia that was transformed by the king Ca rlo diBorbone in the 700'.The historical apartment of the Royal palace keeps still the old furnitures and decorations, with the 30 oldest rooms, like the sala of the throne,the sala of the body gards,the studio of the king,the salone of the ambassadors,the court theatre and the Royal chapeL
The Reggia of Capodimonte is a Royal palace,with the addiction of a park. It was the historical residency of the Borbone family in Naples, but also of the Bonaparte ,Murat and the Savoia family. The museum is located inside the Reggia that holds paintings of great artists like Botticelli,Goya,Tiziano and Caravaggio,hosts also contemporary art exhibit and an historical apartment. It is the only museum in the world where ancient art joins the contemporary one. With its numismatic collection and the famous ceramics,the Museum of Capodimonte offers a great image of Naples of the old time
The Archeological museum was inaugurated in 1816 and up to today boasts one of the richest heritage of work of art and archeological artifact in Italy and is one of the most important in the world for quality and quantity of work that owns The king Ferdinanndo the IV intended to create an impressive institute of the arts,the archeological museum beyond containing the artifact from the Pompei excavations hosts also artifacts from greek-roman times.
San Carlo Theatre The oldest theatre in Europe and one of the most prestigious in the world
Throughout its long history Naples has been a capital of duchies, kingdoms, and empires. Naples is an ideal location for events, conferences, and holidays; 40 minutes by auto or train to Pompeii, 30 minutes by hydrofoil to Capri, 13,500 beds offering the finest in hospitality