Santa Chiara Monumental Complex, Italy

Santa Chiara Monumental Complex, Italy: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples and explore the San Severo Chapel on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide through the lively Spaccanapoli street and admire highlights, including San Domenico Maggiore. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples into two halves with shops, restaurants, and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore church with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo, and San Paolo Maggiore. See the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved.

Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

2. Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

Step into the heart of Naples on this guided walking tour of the cozy and characteristic Spaccanapoli street. Visit iconic monuments, churches, and spot the highest spire of the city. End your experience with a pizza dinner. Depart from the meeting point in Piazza del Gesù, where you can admire the highest spire of the city, that also hides a singular curiosity. Then, visit the inside the church of Gesù Nuovo, known as the church of the doctor Giuseppe Moscati. Later, head to the Santa Chiara complex and visit inside the Church of Santa Chiara that’s in a majestic Gothic style. Follow with a walk up to San Domenico Maggiore, a square full of curiosities. Continue toward the Piazzetta Nilo and Largo Corpo di Napoli squares, where you can see the statue of the god Nile. The tour continues down the most famous street in the world known as the street of the shepherds (Via San Gregorio Armeno). Complete your experience with a stop for a dinner based on the most famous dish in the world: pizza.

Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

3. Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience Naples through its food and restaurant scene on a 4-hour evening walking tour of the historic city center. Sample traditional foods in tiny delis you’d never find on your own. Meet your guide at a pizzeria on Via Port’Alba, site of one of the city gates. Stroll off to sample the city’s rich cuisine at 7 different tasting stops, and enjoy delicious snacks of eggplant parmigiana, zucchini flowers, babà (Neapolitan rum cake) and sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastries). Pass the religious complex and monastery of Santa Chiara, along with beautiful squares like Piazza Bellini and Piazza del Gesù. Stop to try an original Pizza Margherita in the city where it originated. Sample a slice of Neapolitan pizza fritta, and sip on Aglianico wine. Come prepared to feast! Along the way, experience the hustle and bustle of Naples at night outside iconic monuments, such as the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella, Piazza San Gaetano, and the Basilicas of Saint Paul and Saint Lawrence. Stroll the colorful streets of San Gregorio Armeno, see the Royal Palace, and San Carlo Theatre, and much more.

Naples Half-Day Sightseeing Tour: Bella Napoli

4. Naples Half-Day Sightseeing Tour: Bella Napoli

Explore the birthplace of the Pizza Margherita on a half-day tour of Naples and see many of the city’s most notable sights. Traveling by comfortable car or minivan, your driver will take you to the best shopping streets, such as Via Chiaia, Via Roma, Corso Umberto, and Via Caracciolo. Continue the shopping theme at the glass-roofed arcade of the Galleria Umberto. Visit the National Archaeological Museum to see classical artifacts from Ancient Greece and Rome, and marvel at masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque art in the National Museum of Capodimonte. Admire the ancient façade of San Gennaro Beyond the Walls and see the impressive churches of San Lorenzo and Gesù Nuovo. Go to the charterhouse of San Martino and the cloister of Santa Chiara. Near the San Carlo Theatre, you will find the Gambrinus bar, which took its name from all the artists that used to drink there after leaving the theater. Marvel at the castle of Maschio Angioino on Piazza del Municipio, and see the vacant Royal Palace of the former royal family on Piazza Plebiscito.

Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral Visit

5. Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral Visit

Discover the heart of Naples and its rich artistic influences on this guided walking tour. Learn about how the city evolved throughout the Greek and Roman ages. Stroll through the streets of the historic center and visit the Spaccanapoli, the city’s narrow main street. In the historic center, take the opportunity to enter a local artisan shop to learn about the tradition of handcrafted statues of the nativity. This tradition, called Presepe, is a deeply-held tradition most popular around Christmas time that dates back to 1,000 years ago.  Next, explore the Naples Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Saint Januarius in honor of the city's patron saint. Be fascinated by the history of Saint Januarius and the liquefaction of his blood, which takes place annually.

Naples: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

6. Naples: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the National Archaeological Museum, with its unique exhibits! Visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum that will leave you speechless with the art that has been enchanting for centuries, even the Monastery of San Domenico Maggiore with its stunning facade will dominate your tour. Snap a photo at the jaw-dropping complex of Santa Chiara in the center of town, and get lost in the Gesu' Nuovo, with its distinctive stone facade and ornate interior filled with religious art. Visit St. Nicholas the Charitable with its unique location and history. You will also pass by the Fountain of Neptune which, especially at night, will give you the impression that you are in a movie setting. Admire the Maschio Angioino, the stone casto/fortress that many would like to live there. See, walk, and relax at Galleria Umberto in the city center, while Piazza del Plebiscito will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. At the end of the tour, a story about the real Saint of Naples awaits you, don't miss it...

Naples: Private Walking Tour

7. Naples: Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Naples to get a full appreciation of its mix of architectural styles, from the elegant 18th-century palazzos to imposing castles and wonderful churches. Founded by ancient Greeks, the city was once the capital of southern Italy, and has been settled by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, and Spanish Bourbons. Your guide will provide a wealth of history as you explore the historic center, where Neapolitans have lived since the 6th century BC. The tour includes a fascinating walk through the Umberto Primo Gallery and Via Toledo, and a stroll in Piazza del Gesù to see the Church of Gesù Nuovo and the Immacolatella obelisk. Wander down the famous Spaccanapoli to the 14th-century monastery of Santa Chiara and the Piazza San Domenico. Along the way, experience one of Naples most famous inventions, and sample a slice of authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Michele Arpa

8. Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Michele Arpa

Explore the historic town of Naples on a guided walking tour. Learn about Naples' 3,000-year-long history from local historian buff Michele Arpa and see the city's top sights. Begin your tour in the Piazza del Gesù Nuovo with a quick rundown of the history of Naples. Learn how Naples began as a Greek settlement before coming under the rule of the Romans, Normans, Swabians, French, Aragonese, Spaniards, and Bourbons until Italian unification in 1861. As you stroll through the ancient Greek streets, hear how each dynasty left deep traces in the appearance, culture, and customs of the Neapolitan people. See architecture from the ancient Greeks and Romans and the Middle Ages, and marvel at Renaissance and Baroque churches. See some of Naples's over 500 churches. Start with the Gesù Nuova Church, with its intricate decorations. Continue to Santa Chiara to marvel at its cloister. Next, discover the centers of political power in Naples. Marvel at the Royal Palace in the spectacular Piazza Plebiscito. See the Maschio Angioino, the castle that served as a defense against sea invaders. Climb the hill of San Martino to reach the Castel Sant'Elmo. Continue to explore the homes of Naples' well-to-do families. Visit the Sansevero Chapel to see its collection of statues, including Giuseppe Sanmartino's masterpiece, the Veiled Christ. Walk down the coastal road Via Caracciolo and get a stunning photo of the clear water. As you walk, hear about the many museums in Naples from Michele. Get an overview of the National Archaeological Museum's collection of objects from Pompeii and the Capodimonte Museum's immense painting collection. Finish your tour with a visit to the Naples Cathedral and learn about its historic relics.

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What people are saying about Santa Chiara Monumental Complex, Italy

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Our guide today was absolutely amazing. I felt like I was getting shown the city from a local family member. She did an amazing job translating in multiple languages for the group. She even did an amazing job when a stranger yelled at her (very random and not her fault)- she laughed it off and kept it moving. Highly recommend!

Our guide Francesco was really excellent, very prepared, time has flown, you can see that he does his job with his heart. Well done he made us feel like old friends. The visit to the streets of the city and to the Sansevero Chapel was a really nice choice. It was really well worth the money. Thank you

Carlo was an awesome guide, taught us about Naples history and several interesting details of the city. Highly recommended!!

Very knowledgeable and polite guide. Interesting area with rich artistic and cultural key areas.

it was really awesome experience! felt cool to learn more about. and super easy and fun for all