Your meeting point will be the Gran Caffè Gambrinus, one of the oldest and most famous cafés in Naples. From there you will continue on Piazza del Plebiscito, where you will find access to the Royal Palace of Naples.
The residence of the kings of Naples, from the 17th century onwards, its imposing facade houses the sculptures of eight kings who have dominated the kingdom of Naples, from the Swaven period to the 1800s, opening to access to the courtyard.
The path to the royal apartments begins with the great monumental staircase: refined and scenic work, leading to the main floor of the palace.
The succession of the rooms will take you on an exciting journey through the history of the city, surrounded by the splendour and richness of the economic, political and artistic capital of the Kingdom.
Your second stop will be the majestic Umberto I Gallery: built following a reclamation of the entire area, it follows the style of iron and glass architecture. The large dome lets the sun's rays filter, which illuminate the very valuable decoration of the four sides of the entire building and its elaborate floor.
Next, the Real Theatre San Carlo: built by Charles of Bourbon, was named after him because the king immediately proved to be particularly sensitive to the cultural development of the city. Today it is one of the oldest and most prestigious theatres in Europe, and still retains its original and regal beauty.
Going on, the last stop of your journey will be the Castel Nuovo, best known as Maschio Angioino. The privilege of hosting a real castle in the center of the city, made it the symbol of Naples. Built precisely by the Angevins of Naples, it lent itself to royal residence for the subsequent dominations: the great triumphal arch that makes the entrance, in fact, celebrates the victory of Alfonso of Aragon. Even today it houses the civic museum, which preserves contemporary works of art by Neapolitan artists, and some rooms are still used by the city council, as it was in the past. Its proximity to the sea, finally, offers truly breathtaking views.
Availability: everyday except Wednesdays (closing day of the Royal Palace)
- Piazza del Plebiscito: the greatest square of Italy!
- Royal Palace of Naples: it tells, inside and outside, the history of Naples
- Galleria Umberto I: from the marble floor to the glass dome, everything here is Liberty style!
- Real Theatre San Carlo: one of the oldest in Europe
- Castel Nuovo: the symbol of the town
- Availability: everyday except Wednesdays (closing day of the Royal Palace)
- Guided tour by a professional and expert historian and licensed tour guide
- Design and creation of the tour
- Authorized Guide service
- Archaeologist/Art Historian