We are pleased to offer the following tours as part of the delegate & accompanying guest packages – please ensure that you indicate that you would like to attend one or more of the tours when you register online and detail any special dietary requirements.
An unforgettable journey to the heart of Naples, discovering the most fascinating corners and listening to the most curious and intriguing anecdotes of the city. In Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, you will be enchanted by the eighteenth-century spire and visit the Church of the Gesù Nuovo and Basilica of Santa Chiara, two of the most typical examples of Neapolitan Christianity. You will continue through Spaccanapoli, which bisects the heart of Naples, until getting to Piazza San Domenico, where is located the second spire of the city and surrounded by noble palaces of the great Neapolitan families. You will arrive in San Gregorio Armeno, the “street of cribs” and the heart of the nativity handicraft. The tour will end with a visit to the Cappella Sansevero, a historic place of mystery worship and a treasure trove of priceless sculptural beauties, such as the Veiled Christ, but inside it you can also admire mysterious symbols, like the two “creatures” of the prince of San Severo , known scientist and alchemist. These are the “Anatomical Machines”, two “petrified” human bodies, according to a technique still studied today, but which tells anecdotes for years about the history of the prince and the Chapel.
An all day tour that will take participants along a classic route of historical interest to Pompeii, an ancient city of Oscan origin.
A few years after being damaged by a violent earthquake, the city was completely buried under a cascade of lava and ash during the great eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. The excavations, which began in the ‘700, have uncovered priceless relics that leave a deep admiration in the visitors. The tour starts at “Porta Marina”, through which you access the Forum, the center of political and economic life of the city, dominated by the Temple of Jupiter and the Basilica, the most monumental public building in Pompeii. Continuing along Via Abundance, flanked by houses and “workshops” of commercial activity, you can admire the Hunting House, the House of the Faun, the noble private residence and the baths.
A light lunch will be offered at a local restaurant in Pompeii. After lunch the tour will return to Naples.
The tour will include the following: