The tour of the Middle Ages in Naples starts from the city's Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Assumption or better known as "San Gennaro" because its remains and its blood are kept there.
The church, commissioned by Charles of Anjou in the 13th century, stands on the Roman ruins of a villa and on a previous early medieval church dedicated to the Savior.
Once the secrets hidden between the tombs and the Gothic inscriptions have been discovered, our journey passes through a small gem: San Giorgio Maggiore, where we can admire the early Christian apse (one of the few surviving examples in the city) and the medieval remains in the back the high altar.
Once you reach the old town center, a significant stop is the fourteenth-century Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the seat of the Chapter of the City and the burial place of the Knights of the order of the Templars or the Knot.
Crossing via San Gregorio Armeno, famous for the hand craftsmen shop of Nativity scenes ad cribs, you will arrive at the magnificent Federico II University, commissioned by the Teutonic Swabian Emperor Federico II and is considered the oldest secular and public university in the world.
Your journey will come as a final stop in the splendid Piazza Mercato, a place of historical facts and popular legends, a place of revolutions and death sentences and we will have the opportunity to visit the oldest Gothic church in the city, Sant’Eligio Maggiore, nestled gothic gem between the modern buildings of the city.
The Cathedral of Naples: its foundation is very ancient, and It keep s preserved the Holy Blood of the Patron Saint of the City, San Gennaro
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: its early Christian apse is still visible and became the access to the 1500 church
Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore: the best example of Angevin style in town
San Gregorio Armeno Street: famous all over the world for the typical shops of handcraftmen
Federico II University of Naples: founded by the Svevian Emperor, it was the very first public university of the world
Piazza Mercato: very important and beautiful square, for the Neapolitans and the history of Naples
Sant’Eligio Church: it keeps the original high medieval shapes still today
Guided tour by a professional expert art historian and licensed tour guide