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San Domenico Maggiore Church: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

1. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Explore one of the oldest cities in Europe with your guide and cross the heart of the historic center of Naples from Piazza Bellini, where you still find visible portions of Greek walls. Skirt the Conservatory of Naples, with the chance to hear the rehearsals of young Neapolitan musicians. Continue to Via dei Tribunali, the Decumano Maggiore of ancient Neapolis, but also one of the liveliest and richest streets in Naples.  See the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta, with its ancient Romanesque bell tower, and the mysterious church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, an Angevin jewel, and the Duomo, which preserves the miraculous holy blood di San Gennar, beloved patron Saint of the city, will be waiting for you a few steps away. Back to Spaccanapoli, the lower decumanus, you will stroll through the teeming and characteristic Neapolitan shops. Discover the wonderful Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, with its square of the same name that makes the scenery unique. The last stop will be the precious Sansevero Chapel: the vision of the Veiled Christ, together with the story of your guide, will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

2. 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.

Naples: 2.5-Hour Private City Tour "Off the Beaten Track"

3. Naples: 2.5-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, Borgo dei Vergini, 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.

Naples: Private Food Tasting Walking Tour

4. Naples: Private Food Tasting Walking Tour

The food tasting walking tour will take you to discover the city of Naples by trying its real local gastronomic excellence. Departing from the meeting point, you will walk in the old and lively street market of Pignasecca, full of flavors and calls from the hawkers and through the well-known Spaccanapoli, where you’ll reach the historic center. Guided by our city trainers, you will have access to the best pizza places, fry places, taverns, confectioneries and bars. You will fall in love with Naples before you know it. Get access to places where food is made and which are usually not accessible to the public. It will be a unique chance for you to walk on by churches and palaces of the historic center, taste genuine food and have a word with chefs and pizza makers, they may even tell you some of their secrets. “Cuoppo” di frittura (a “cone” of fried food), Buffalo mozzarella with Parma ham, Taralli (small bagles) with almonds and black pepper, Parmigiana eggplant, a good glass of typical red wine from Campania, Pizza Margherita, Babà, Sfogliatella and Neapolitan espresso will accompany the most culinary day of your vacation. You will walk along the Decumano Inferiore (lower decumanus), better known as "Spaccanapoli" because it's a long road that literally cuts the city into two parts. You will visit the Church of Gesù Nuovo and will discover fascinating legends and the magic of the mysterious alchemist symbols on its facade, before entering in the Church of St. Clare. You will reach the Square of San Domenico Maggiore and will walk through the Christmas Alley with entry in the most ancient workshop where they make the famous Neapolitan crib to discover an art old as modern, between the historical personages of the ancient Neapolitan crib and newer ones like Michael Jackson, Pope Francesco or Lady Gaga.  Through the pedestrian alley of Via d'Alba with its shops selling music instrument, books and restaurants, you will reach Piazza Bellini and will cross Port'Alba, the remnant of one of the city gates in Naples that leads to Piazza Dante, where the tour ends.

Naples: Guided City Highlights FAT E-Scooter Tour

5. Naples: Guided City Highlights FAT E-Scooter Tour

Get to more of the highlights of Naples in less time with an e-scooter tour. Have an instructor help you learn to ride the e-scooter before setting off on your adventure to area's like the historical center and the seaside. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel or selected squares in Naples and transferred by van to the tour supplier's office in Naples. Listen to a short briefing on how to operate your e-scooter. Learn some rules that will help you ride confidently. Make your way through the streets of Naples with ease on your e-scooter. Ride through the historical city center to see the squares of San Domenico Maggiore and Gesù Nuovo. Admire the neoclassical Royal Palace and Pantheon in Piazza del Plebiscito. Take in the sights as you travel along the seafront area. View historical buildings on one side and views of the Vesuvius and the bay on the other side. Stop for a break before heading to seaside Castel dell'Ovo which was built with Norman archetitectue. Hear the legend of the egg. Return to the starting point at the tour supplier's office and transfer back to your hotel or square where you were originally picked up.

Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

6. Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & 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. You can start the tour at any time. 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... 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.

Naples: Caravaggio Walking Tour

7. 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.

Naples: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

8. 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: Nighttime City Highlights E-Scooter Tour w/ Transfer

9. Naples: Nighttime City Highlights E-Scooter Tour w/ Transfer

Get to more of the highlights of Naples in less time with an e-scooter tour. Have an instructor help you learn to ride the e-scooter before setting off on your adventure to area's like the historical center and the seaside. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel or selected squares in Naples and transferred by van to the tour supplier's office in Naples. Listen to a short briefing on how to operate your e-scooter. Learn some rules that will help you ride confidently. Make your way through the streets of Naples with ease on your e-scooter. Ride through the historical city center to see the squares of San Domenico Maggiore and Gesù Nuovo. Admire the neoclassical Royal Palace and Pantheon in Piazza del Plebiscito. Take in the sights as you travel along the seafront area. View historical buildings on one side and views of the Vesuvius and the bay on the other side. Stop for a break before heading to Castel dell'Ovo which was built with Norman archetitectue. Hear the legend of the egg. Return to the starting point at the tour supplier's office and transfer back to your hotel or square where you were originally picked up.

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What people are saying about San Domenico Maggiore Church

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 1,434 reviews

Emotional and memorable experience of our trip to Naples, almost 3 hours in which we really entered the soul of the city, through fragments of its history admirably told by our guide, Carlo Zarone, simply splendid in his polite, ironic, competent communication , rich in historical and cultural ideas, without ever bordering on the know-it-all. In front of the Veiled Christ, his examination of the work, not limited only to the artistic aspect, albeit predominant, but also to a sort of emotion that this marvel of human genius generates, deserves to be recorded and disseminated in schools, for the emotion that aroused in all of us. If we take home the memory of a city that embodies the word "emotion", it is also thanks to this tour and to Carlo, for the heart and expertise he has put into it.

I would do it again a thousand times! Absolutely recommended tour because visiting Naples Center with a local guide is very different than visiting it as a solo tourist. The guide shows buildings, historic and characteristic corners of the city that might escape the view of a non-local. Furthermore, our guide was particularly helpful and kind even in recommending the best bars and restaurants in the center. During the tour, really interesting facts, anecdotes and myths typical of Neapolitan history are also narrated. Finally, the Chapel of San Severo absolutely deserves to be visited, certainly for the Veiled Christ but also for all the other works present. It is advisable to book the tour several days in advance especially if you are visiting during a holiday period.

Excellent experience, the choice to rely on a guide to learn about the history of many monuments and works in the streets of the historic center of Naples was a winner. Carlo di Askos, highly trained and engaging guide even for children. 100% recommended tour

Our guide was perfect. His engaging and complete explanation was the real 'gem' of this tour. The veiled Christ, already in itself an unmissable stop on the trip to Naples, has been further enhanced by a unique and compelling description.

magnificent exerience, the tour of historic center of napoli and entrance to the san severo chapel the veiled christ