San Domenico Maggiore Church

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Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

1. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Start your tour at the entrance to the Cathedral of Naples. Discover a prime example of Neapolitan Gothic and Baroque architecture, which houses the relic of the Blood of San Gennaro, the patron saint of the city.  Explore some of the oldest streets of Naples and make your way to the archaeological area of Carminiello and Mannesi. Learn about the ancient ruins discovered in the area after a bombing raid in 1943. Continue to the basilica church of San Giorgio Maggiore, which has a history dating back to the 4th century AD. See evidence of its early-Christian origins, such as the ancient apse that later became the entrance of the current church.  Make your way along Via San Biagio Dei Librai, colloquially known as "Spaccanapoli." Take in the scents, colors, and sounds of the long narrow street that runs through the heart of the historic center of Naples. On Via San Gregorio Armeno, the historic site of the craft workshops of the city, enjoy a short coffee break in one of the most famous bars in the area. See a lock of hair of Diego Maradona, an icon of Napoli's football team. Next, see the Nile God Statue located in Piazza Nilo, which is dated from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. Arrive at the scenic Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, named after the Dominican Basilica that surrounds it. Discover one of the most beautiful and largest churches in Naples, which remains a reference point for the chronological, political, and artistic history of the city. Last stop will be at Sansevero Chapel, which houses one of the most remarkable sculptures in the world, the Veiled Christ. Admire the stunning intricate detail of this marble sculpture created by Giussepe Sanmartino in 1753 to finish your tour of Naples.

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Naples: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

2. Naples: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into Materdei, Naples alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out San Domenico Maggiore, cemetery delle Fontanelle, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of Naples. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

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Naples: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

3. Naples: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Naples at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Naples’ most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

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Naples: Caravaggio Walking Tour

4. Naples: Caravaggio Walking Tour

Start by meeting your guide at Piazza del Gesù, where some of the most prominent Neopolitan artists worked and lived in the 17th century. Pass by the Church of San Domenico Maggiore, for which Caravaggio painted "The Flagellation of Christ." This work is now preserved at Capodimonte Museum. Discover the Pio the Monte Della Misericordia, where you will admire the "Seven Works of Mercy" that Caravaggio created for the foundation. The tour will proceed to the picture gallery for you to discover more notable local artworks.

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What people are saying about San Domenico Maggiore Church

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 128 reviews

It was a beautiful and interesting experience from all points of view. Thanks to our friendly and very prepared guide Alessandra, we got to know the sacred, the profane, the traditions, and superstitions, the customs of Naples and the Neapolitans. Visited the main streets of the center and finally, San Gennaro and the Veiled Christ. Without this tour done at the beginning of our vacation, we would not have been able to appreciate and know Naples so well. A greeting and thanks from the province of Como

Tour from the old city and Cristo Velato I recommend this half-day tour to discover some of the oldest monuments of the city, the Cathedral which houses the relic of the blood of San Gennaro, Spaccanapoli, San Gregorio Armeno with the artisan shops, Chapel of San Severo to see the Veiled Christ. A special thanks to our very well prepared and very nice guide ALESSANDRA with whom we spent a very pleasant afternoon between Neapolitan history and anecdotes!

Ylenia is the best guide I ever had during my Italy trip. I was late for half an hour due to traffic issues. She waited for me with patience and kept a high energy during our tour. She really wanted to share her knowledge and love of Naples with me. I learned a lot from her.

Enrico explained street art in terms of Naples' culture and themes. He answered all questions about the city's history in detail. Good tip!

Esperienza più che positiva.! Grazie molte a Renato, guida preparata e simpatica. Consigliatissimo!