NAPLES AND POMPEI, HISTORY ART AND TRADITIONS


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3 days
Program with departure from Milan
529€ per person
Guided visits for groups

Description

The trip to Naples will lead us to discover a city that buzzes with history and life and surprises for its amazing beauty.

Among the alleys and neighborhoods of the Neapolitan city we will admire internationally famous works of art and then go to a unique place in the world: the Roman city of Pompei, crystallized over time by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

The historical center of Naples is the testimony of the historical-artistic evolution of the city, from the Greek age to the Baroque era.

In its heart the ancient Monumental Complex of Santa Chiara rises: a Franciscan Citadel with two convents, one feminine for the poor Clares and the other masculine for the Friars Minor Franciscans.

The church is still present in its original Gothic forms, with a simple façade in which a magnificent perforated rose window is embedded. Streets, squares, churches and monuments are a treasure chest of exceptional significance.

We will visit the Pio Monte della Misericordia, seat of one of the most ancient and active secular charitable institutions of the city, which houses a seventeenth-century church where the canvas of the Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio is conserved, among the most important paintings of the period.

The Chapel, the monumental staircase that reaches the Quadreria, the Library and the hosted Associations tell more than four centuries of history.

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is an overlap of several styles ranging from the pure Gothic of the fourteenth century to the nineteenth-century neogothic, a monumental basilica and Cathedral of Naples that rises in a characteristic square surrounded by arcades and which includes, as if they were side chapels, two other buildings of worship that arose individually: the basilica of St. Restituita, which houses the oldest baptistery of the West, and the Royal Chapel of the Treasury of St. Gennaro, which preserves the relics of the Patron Saint of the city and that will enchant us with the decorations of Domenichino and Jusepe de Ribeira and the magnificent Dome of Paradise frescoed by Lanfranco.

During the second day of travel we will have access to the Unesco World Heritage site of the archaeological excavations of Pompei, the remains of the ancient city buried under a blanket of ashes and lapillus during the eruption of Vesuvius of 79 D. C. together with Herculaneum, Stabia and Oplonti.

One of the best testimonies of everyday life in Rome, among villas, houses, amphitheatres and the extraordinary Forum of Pompei, finely decorated with frescoes, mosaics and statues that allow us to understand the uses, customs, habits and the art of life of more than two millenniums ago.

History, anecdotes, legends and curiosities will be waiting for us at the Cemetery of Fontanelle, another unique site in the world, an ex-ossuary that develops for more than 3000 sqm. and that contains the remains of an unspecified number of people.

The cemetery is known because there was the rite of the “Souls Pezzentelle”, otherwise the adoption and care by a Neapolitan of a particular skull of an abandoned soul, called capuzzella, in exchange for protection.

We will conclude our journey by diving in the heart of Naples, among its streets, in a path that will depart from Piazza del Plebiscito, the square par excellence for Neapolitans where we’ll discover the history and the artistic characteristics of its important buildings such as the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the Royal Palace, the Palace of the Prefecture and the Palace Salerno and, crossing the extraordinary Galleria Umberto I (which is inspired by our Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II) built between 1887 and 1890, we’ll arrive at the San Carlo Theatre, one of the world’s most famous and prestigious Opera House.

We will visit the majestic and imposing Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, another symbol of the city that dominates the scenographic Piazza Municipio, fortress desired by Charles I of Anjou and built from 1279.

And finally, crossing the most fascinating squares of the Neapolitan city, from Piazza del Gesù Nuovo to Piazza San Domenico, we’ll arrive at the Chapel Sansevero, a noble mausoleum that houses one of the most beautiful masterpieces of sculpture of all time, the Christ Veiled.

An unforgettable journey for all lovers of Italian art and history who want to discover (or rediscover!) Naples, a charming city rich in traditions and treasures, and Pompei, a city suspended in time, an experience with incomparable historical charm.

 

FIRST DAY PROGRAM

Morning = h.6:45 a.m.: meeting place in the Central Station (in front of Rossopomodoro)- h.7:30 a.m.: departure of the train Frecciarossa from Milan – h.11:50 a.m.: arrival in Naples – transfer to the hotel by bus and luggage storage – free lunch.

Afternoon = Guided tour of the Santa Chiara Complex, the Pio Monte della Misericordia and the Duomo – free dinner

 

SECOND DAY PROGRAM

Morning = Breakfast at the Hotel – transfer to Pompei by bus – guided visit to the archaeological excavations of Pompei – transfer by bus to Naples and free lunch

Afternoon = Guided visit to the Cemetery of Fontanelle – transfer by bus – panoramic tour of the city and the Certosa of St. Martino – transfer by bus to the hotel and free dinner

 

THIRD DAY PROGRAM

Morning = Breakfast at the Hotel – guided visit to the old town: Teatro San Carlo, Maschio Angioino, Galleria Umberto I, San Francesco di Paola, palaces and squares – free lunch

Afternoon = Guided visit to the Chapel Sansevero – transfer by bus to the train station – h. 5:10 p.m.: departure of the train Frecciarossa from Naples – h.9:30 p.m.: arrival of the train in Milan

What’s included

  • Frecciarossa train trasportation (Milano – Napoli A/R)
  • private motor coach transportation as per itinerary (Naples and Pompei)
  • overnight stay (2 nights) in a 4-star hotel (incl. breakfast) in a double room. Single room supplement: €86
  • tourist tax
  • entrance ticket (monumental complex of Santa Chiara, Duomo of Naples and the baptistery, Pio Monte della Misericordia and Chapel of Sansevero, archaeological excavations of Pompei)
  • entrance fee (monumental complex of Santa Chiara, Duomo of Naples and the baptistery, Pio Monte della Misericordia and the Chapel of Sansevero)
  • guided tours as scheduled: monumental complex of Santa Chiara, Duomo of Naples and the baptistery, Pio Monte della Misericordia, Chapel of Sansevero, Fontanelle Cemetery, archaeological excavations of Pompei, city centre and monuments (Teatro San Carlo, Maschio Angioino, Galleria Umberto I, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, Royal Palace and Palace of the Prefecture), squares of Naples (Piazza del Plebiscito, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo and Piazza San Domenico)
  • headsets during the sightseeing tours
  • guide with regular professional licence

 

What’s not included

  • Transport to reach the meeting point
  • Food and beverage ( if not indicated in the program )
  • Tips (optional)
  • Personal Extras

Meeting point

Departure

Stazione Centrale - Milano
Meeting 15 minutes before the start of the tour inside the Milan Central Station, in front of Rossopomodoro restaurant

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancel up to 60 days for a full refund
  • 50% refund between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour
  • No refund within 30 days before the start of the tour

The experiences on scheduled dates are in partnership with MILANOGUIDA.

It is possible to organize private and customized guided tours, in different languages (for information and prices please contact us)

Info and booking

Mail duomoviaggi@duomoviaggi.it

Via S.Antonio, 5 MILANO Italy

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