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1. Catacombs of San Gennaro Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket
Travel back in time and explore the Catacombs of San Gennaro to learn more about the patron saint of Naples. Discover what lies beneath street level as you see stunning frescoes and Byzantine paintings from the 9th to the 10th century AD. Explore the history of the paleo-Christian burial site with an English or Italian-speaking guide. Get explanations about the 4th-century expansion following the transfer of the remains of St. Agrippinus to the underground basilica dedicated to him. See the large baptismal font commissioned by Bishop Paul II, who took refuge in the catacombs in the 8th century during iconoclastic struggles. Get a closer look at the details of the upper catacomb, decorated at the beginning of the 3rd century in the so-called Pompeian style, and now home to some of the earliest Christian paintings in southern Italy. Be amazed by the precious Crypt of the Bishops and its ...
Great tour guide…but it was a little too much factual info and I would’ve wanted to see more of the cstacombs. Tour guide made it great, though.
2. San Gaudioso Catacombs Skip-The-Line Entrance Ticket
Travel back in time and explore the Catacombs of San Gaudioso to learn more about the burial rites of early Christians and discover a mysterious world beneath the streets of Naples. Explore the history of the site and its expansion following the burial of the North African bishop, St. Gaudiosus between 451 and 453 AD. Gaze in wonder at the intensity of early Christian elements, such as the tomb of the saint and the 5th and 6th-century frescoes and mosaics with typical early Christian motifs. Explore the graves reserved for the nobles, dating back to the 17th century, when the catacombs resumed their function as a burial site. Get a closer look at the finer details, and learn how skulls were placed on display in the walls of the ambulatory in the 17th century. See stunning frescoes by Giovanni Balducci, who refused payment in order to be buried among the city's aristocrats.
our guide antonio was amazing! he gave us so much information, with attention, patience and was very passionate about it! was really a pleasure to be in this tour!
3. Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour
Visit the Capodimonte Museum, one of the most prestigious museums in Naples, and discover its rich collection of Italian and European art. Located in the grand Bourbon Palace of Capodimonte used by the kings of the Two Sicilies as a summer residence and hunting lodge, the museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art. Your guide will take you to the main sections to see the legendary Farnese and Borbone Collection, the largest and most important collection of art in Southern Italy. Admire works by Tiziano, Botticelli, Bellini, and Brueghel, as well as Parmigianino and Correggio. See a depiction of the “Crucifixion” by Masaccio, and “The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine” by Carracci. Discover drawings by Michelangelo, as well as art by El Greco, Titian, and many more. Wander into the old apartments to see the 18th-century furniture and a collection of royal p...
Thanks to our guide Lorenzo we really enjoyed our visit to magnificent Capodimonte Museum. Lorenzo did a great job. He gave us an overview of history of Napoli, museum and Bourbon family. In two hours he showed us all most important arts. He gave very detail answers to all our questions. Thank you Lorenzo!
4. Naples: National Gallery of Capodimonte Tour
Nestled in a park, the National Museum of Capodimonte hosts one of the largest and richest art collections of Italy. Born as the Royal Palace, its rooms were always intended to accommodate all the legacies of the Kings of Naples throughout the centuries. Walking up the monumental stairs, you will encounter the wonderful Farnese Collection, consisting of Tiziano, Masolino, Masaccio, as well as drawings by Raffaello and Michelangelo. The greatest art history is long the first floor, which ends with the Royal Apartments. The second floor is dedicated to Neapolitan art, from the Medieval Ages to Renaissance and Mannerism, right to the light at the end of the corridor: the "Falgellation" by Caravaggio. The third and last floor hosts the contemporary collection, where one of the main works is "Vesvuvius" by Andy Warhol.
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What people are saying about Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte
Very cool, our guide was clearly very passionate about her work. Happy to hear that this project is helping the surrounding neighbourhood as well :-) The tickets and discounts to surrounding attractions planned out our day wonderfully. Great value!
Well organized and informative. Evidently this tour is an initiative of a new and growing community organization so the staff and guides all seems quite motivated and informed.
Super interesting. Amazing guide! Definitely worth doing and helping there cause to maintain and promote there history!
Nice interesting walk under the city. The lady guide was really nice. I recommend it.
Amazing tour of the catacombs! I genuinely suggest to anyone visiting Napoli