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Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro) Tours

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Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro)
One of the most important churches in southern Italy, the impressive Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro) was commissioned in the 13th century by King Charles I of Anjou and completed in the 14th century under Robert of Anjou. The Gothic cathedral was built on and around the paleo-Christian Basilica di Santa Restituta and is dedicated to the city's patron saint, St. Januarius. The duomo sits above fascinating catacombs containing archaeological remains of ancient Greek, Roman, and early Christian civilizations.

The Basics
In addition to a precious reliquary ampule said to contain blood of the saint, the site holds important works of art, including frescoes by Domenichino and Giovanni Lanfranco in the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, paintings by Perugino and Luca Giordano in the main church, and fourth-century mosaics decorating the baptistry. To fully grasp the historic and artistic importance of the Duomo di Napoli, visiting with an expert guide is recommended. Underground archaeology walking tours are an excellent way to explore the catacombs, and a combined tour of the most important churches in Naples—Gesu Nuovo, the Sansevero Chapel, and the duomo—covers the highlights of the city in one day.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The underground archaeological area is open on weekdays all day, and on Sundays until 2pm.
  • Consider a day trip to Naples from the Amalfi Coast or Sorrento if you would rather stay somewhere quieter than the center of this bustling capital city.
  • The catacombs are completely accessible to visitors with limited mobility.
  • San Gennaro is a Catholic church, so modest attire and appropriate decorum are required to enter.

How to Get to There
The cathedral is located in the center of historic Naples on Via Duomo, and can be reached by taking the underground metro to Piazza Cavour.

When to Get There
The region of Campania, especially along the coastline, is very crowded during the summer vacation season. If visiting between June and September, expect large numbers of fellow travelers in Naples.

The Miracle of San Gennaro
The cathedral is dedicated to Naples' patron saint, San Gennaro, whose ampule of blood is shown publicly three times a year—the first Saturday in May, September 19, and December 16—for the Miracle of San Gennaro. If the blood liquefies, good fortune will reign in the city. If not, Naples is said to face tough times. (Luckily, it nearly always liquefies.)
Address: Via Duomo, Naples, 80138, Italy
Hours: Open daily, 9am-noon, 4:30pm-7:30pm. On Sundays and public holidays the chapel is open only in the morning and the archaeological site is closed.
Admission: free
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Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the best of southern Italy on a half-day sightseeing tour of Naples and Pompeii. Led by a local guide, explore Naples’ must-see spots, including the Royal Palace, Naples Cathedral, and the Posillipo quarter, where you soak up incredible views of the Bay of Naples. Afterward, journey to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. See the Forum, Thermal Baths and more before returning to your original departure point.
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Naples Shore Excursion: Private Old Naples Walking Tour

Naples Shore Excursion: Private Old Naples Walking Tour

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See the sights of historical Naples with this half-day shore excursion. The ideal activity when your cruise chip is docked at the Naples port, the tour includes takes in Naples’ atmospheric Spaccanapoli area, the UNESCO-listed ‘centro storico,’ the famous Christmas street of Via San Gregorio Armeno and several Gothic and baroque churches. Even better, the tour is private and the itinerary is customizable. So if you want to focus on the lesser-known sights and discover the city’s best pizza, you can do that, too.
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Naples Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Naples Private Tour

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With its wealth of historic sights, sprawling city center, and relentless urban pace, Naples can be daunting at first glance. With this tour, the city becomes manageable with the help of a guide who leads you on a walking itinerary of the highlights great and small, explaining Neapolitan history and culture along the way. Catch your breath and sample a traditional pastry during a break for coffee and dessert.
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Naples walking tour of the Most-famous Sites Monuments with the Veiled Christ

Naples walking tour of the Most-famous Sites Monuments with the Veiled Christ

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Experience the history and culture of Southern Italy’s largest city on this guided excursion. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide, learn the city’s fascinating stories while exploring local landmarks like the Cathedral of Naples, the San Severo Museum Chapel, Spaccanapoli, Piazza del Plebiscito, and Piazza del Gesù Nuovo.
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Cook and eat like a local in Naples

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Immerse yourself in authentic Italian cooking and culinary history during this cooking class in Naples. Learn to make traditional Italian specialties from a chef guide, then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, accompanied by local wine. You'll learn much more about Italian cooking than you would simply dining out at Naples' many restaurants.
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Tresures of Naples: Veiled Christ, Seven Works of Mercy and St. Gennaro Chapel

Tresures of Naples: Veiled Christ, Seven Works of Mercy and St. Gennaro Chapel

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Naples offers a great deal of treasures, many of which are hidden within the alleys of the city. Guided by an expert guide you will visit these beautiful and fascinating places that will leave you speechless. The first stop is the Sansevero Chapel, where the Veiled Christ is preserved. It is one of the most beautiful works in Naples. Commissioned by Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of Sansevero, to the young Neapolitan sculptor Giuseppe Sammartino, it is one of the most evocative marble works in the world. Passing through the historical center of Naples, you will go to the Church of the Pio Monte della Misericordia where you will see one of Caravaggio's paintings, the "Seven Works of Mercy". The guide will describe in detail the work with its various characters. The Last stop but not the least of the tour is the Cathedral of Naples where you will admire the spectacular baroque chapel dedicated to San Gennaro, the city's patron saint.
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Naples Shore Excursion:Small Group Naples City Sightseeing Tour

Naples Shore Excursion:Small Group Naples City Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time while in port in Naples with a 2-hour tour of the city by minibus. See Naples Cathedral, the Royal Palace, views from the Posillipo terrace and more as a local guide fills you in on the rich history behind all the sights. After two comprehensive hours, your excursion will conclude at Plebiscite Square. Group size is limited in an effort to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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Magic Christmas Tour in Naples

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The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic Naples city. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Naples city. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city, located in Via dei Presepi. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Naples city.
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Naples Guided Tour by Bike

Naples Guided Tour by Bike

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Get to know the southern Italian capital in a unique way with this 3-hour guided bike tour of Naples. Ride through the historic city with a professional guide, learning about Naples' archaeological, cultural and culinary history. Stop frequently for photos, including a coffee break along the way. Ideal for cruise passengers or short-break tourists.
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Historical Naples: Origin, Cults, Legends

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A Night Out in Naples Food Tour

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An unforgettable evening in Italy's most vibrant city! We'll start in the Sanità neighbourhood, once a ghetto for plague victims but now a simply beautiful and one of the most authentic areas of the city. Throughout our walk, we'll see some of the best street art and amazing - and sometime even strange - architecture that Naples offers! This tour offers you an opportunity to taste some of the best street food in Naples from pizza (traditional and fried, the "pizza fritta") to fried pasta ("frittata di pasta") and more. We'll end the tour with local dessert and a limoncello. Throughout the tour, you'll also sample many local wines paired with each dish. The highlight of this tour is the views of Naples from a private balcony! Learn a little about Naples from our local host while enjoying the most amazing views and sipping on local wines.
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Naples Walking Tour - Private Walking tour with guide

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NAPLES Walking Tour

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Naples Grembo Tour

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Discovering Naples with neapolitan babà tasting

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Walking Tour in Naples

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Our tour is unique because you will be accompanied by specialized guides and graduates in art history. You will have the opportunity to take an exciting walk on foot to discover the ancient Greek roads, the Roman underground excavations and the numerous squares present.
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Naples Grand Tour: the Best of Naples with your local guide

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Unusual and Secret Naples

Unusual and Secret Naples

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If you want to know Naples through the eyes of a real Neapolitan DOC, to discover its history, legends, traditions, cults, food and folklore that characterizes this city of a thousand colors and scents ... then this is the experience you were looking for !!! Not a simple guided tour but a dip in the real Naples, where even the Stones have a voice if you know how to listen to them. Through the intricate alleys of the center an inevitable stop will be the Church of Santa Maria del Purgatorio, which with its hypogeum will reveal an ancient cult, that of the souls of the dead, which unites the sacred and the profane and is still very dear to the Neapolitans ... For those who come to visit the city, a greeting to San Gennaro, the Boss of the Neapolitan patrons who with his blood miracle, protects the city and all the Partenopei. What are you waiting for??
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Naples Oldtown Walking Tour with the Veiled Christ

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Naples Port ShorExcursion: Best of Naples Walking Tour with Friendly local Guide

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Naples has so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors exploring the UNESCO-listed center and checking off top attractions. Free Lunch time time (own expense) to taste the real food of Naples! Enjoy this impressive walking tour visiting the Best of Naples with local friendly expert licensed tour guide. Departure and Return will be at Naples Cruise Port, right outside your ship. Worry-free Shore Excursion:  We will ensure your timely return to the Naples Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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Naples The City of Legends History and Forbidden Cults

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Explore the historic center of Naples with a local who will guide you through the most important places of the city that are famous for their mystery and legends. There is a story from the ancient world behind almost every peculiarity you come across. From the skulls and bones to the strange mystical symbols carved into the peculiar facade of Gesù Nuovo church, to the Egyptian obelisks and sphinx- proof of Naples’s millennia of multicultural history, hospitality and acceptance. Here, the line between reality and the supernatural is forever blurred as people flock to the cathedral to see the miraculous liquefaction of a vial of the blood of San Gennaro.
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Tour Experience: Full immersion in Naples

Tour Experience: Full immersion in Naples

Go off the beaten path with a half-day private tour in Naples. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and let your guide design a personalized tour. See top historic landmarks such as Castell dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, and Galleria Umberto I along with local hidden favorites. Stroll through the Spanish Quarter and visit markets during this walking tour.
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Ancient Naples ... every day

Ancient Naples ... every day

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Ancient Naples, the Historic Center of Naples A fascinating guided tour in which myth and legend mix together starting from the birth of the city itself, linked to the memory of the Siren Partenope. Twenty centuries of history will pass through. The historic center of Naples bears witness to the historical and artistic evolution of the city, from its first Greek settlement to the baroque city. Streets, squares, churches and monuments all constitute a treasure chest of artistic and historical treasures of exceptional importance.
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Discovering Naples yesterday, today and tomorrow walking with Paola and Grazia

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Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro) hours of operation: Open daily, 9am-noon, 4:30pm-7:30pm. On Sundays and public holidays the chapel is open only in the morning and the archaeological site is closed.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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