Built in 1325 at the behest of the Duke Charles of Angiò, it was the mother church of the Order of the Certosini: around the cloister of the Monastery, still today, the small cells demonstrate the need for peace, peace and prayer sought by all monks.
The great renovation of 1590 led, then, 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.
Works that lasted for about a century (with several interruptions and modifications), but which today open at a breathtaking glance: from the vault to the wonderful floor, every side chapel and every room is a priceless treasure.
The beauty here is overwhelming from the inside out: the city skyline looks crisp and wonderful on sunny days, and poetic and fascinating even in the rain.
After admiring the extraordinary view, you will continue towards the Pedamentina: a real artery that, crossing the entire hill vertically, will lead you directly to the historic center of Naples.
The descent of the Pedamentina slopes will be a continuous discovery, between breathtaking views and unique and suggestive corners.
You will find yourself among the most lively and characteristic neighborhoods of the city: typical sounds and colors, which have always made Naples a unique place in the world.
The last stop will be the majestic Piazza Dante, a crossroads between the historic center and the modern center.
Availability: everyday, except Wednesdays (closing day)
- Church of San Martino: the neapolitan baroque will completely overwhelm you!
- The Cloister: a peaceful corner
- The Forecourt: the highest view on Naples
- The Pedamentina: the urban trekking between history and panoramic corners
- Piazza Dante: the great starting point to the old town
- Availability: everyday, except Wednesdays (closing day)
- Guided tour by a professional art historian and licensed tour guide
- Skip the Line service
- Design and creation of the tour
- Authorized Guide service
- Archaeologist/Art Historian