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Naples: San Martino Tour with an Art Historian Guide

1. Naples: San Martino Tour with an Art Historian Guide

On the top of one of the Neapolitan hills, the Church of the Certosa di San Martino is a casket to one of the city's greatest treasures. Built in 1325 at the behest of the Duke Charles of Angiò, it was the mother church of the Order of the Certosini. After gathering with your guide outside the front of the church, enter the structure for a 2-hour guided tour. Around the cloister of the Monastery, the small cells demonstrate the need for peace and prayer sought by all monks. The great renovation of 1590 led the church of the Certosa to be one of the largest artistic construction sites in Southern Italy. Workers from Rome and from all parts of the Viceregno were charged with renewing the great church. These works lasted for about a century, with several interruptions and modifications in between. Today it is obvious that these works paid off. From the vault to the wonderful floor, each side chapel and every room is a priceless treasure. The beauty here is overwhelming from the inside out, with the city skyline looking crisp and wonderful on sunny days, and poetic and fascinating even in the rain.

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What people are saying about Certosa di San Martino

A wonderful experience, the highlight of our trip to Naples

A special thanks to Giovanni, Giuseppe and Allesandro who were wonderful. We felt totally safe, in the Naples traffic on the Vespa's with them. Giovanni was also a wonderful tour guide and gave us lots of information on the city and its famous sights. We highly recommend this tour. Book it - you won't regret it.

This is by far the best tour we have done! Highly recommend it. Danilo and Gabriel, our drivers, were excellent. Best way to see Naples! I would do this trip again in a heartbeat. In a word - Amazing - and I can’t thank our two drivers enough. Well worth it!

An ideal tour to get an impression of the city

Unfortunately we only had 1 day in Naples, so we booked this tour to get an impression of the city. We didn't regret it, it was very impressive and informative. With the Vespa you can get everywhere, wind through the traffic jam.

Amazing tour good guide

Amazing tour! Guide was fluent in English and very hospitable and accomodating! No better way to see and experience the city except on a Vespa. It'll be an eye opener for sure!

We loved it. Fun, informitive, breathtaking views.

Good organized. Charming guide with lots of humor and know how about Naples.