Private Walking Tour: Lights and Shadows of Naples

Private Walking Tour: Lights and Shadows of Naples
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$458.83
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Lights and Shadows of Naples! It’s like to say Paradise and Hell, Miracles and Sins, Splendors and Darkness of a city, so mistreated by the most but, at the same time, so incredible in all its aspects! Enjoy this private walking tour featuring the discover of the Monumental Centre of Naples gathering aristocratic Palaces, shining Squares and scenic Roads and a real exploration of the depths of the city. Walk through the famous “Bourbon Tunnel”. It’s an extraordinary 1800s military passageway,1600ft long, which crosses the ancient aqueduct and huge water cisterns; finally used as shelters where the memory and wounds of the World War II are still alive. Three and a half spectacular hours between the Lights and Shadows of Naples.

Meet your private Guide at Neptune’s Fountain, located in the center of the City Hall Square or at the Cruise Terminal, in case you are on a cruise ship and you want to enjoy a private shore excursion. The walking tour starts with a fantastic view of one of the symbols of Naples: the famous Castel Nuovo; a majestic fortress erected by the King Charles I d’Angiò in 1279. Keep walking and stand now in front of the Royal Opera House of Naples. Inaugurated in 1737, it is the most ancient Opera House of Europe. Your expert Guide will explain you about the architecture of the buildings you will face and the history of the incredible places you cross, like Umberto I Gallery, the authentic living room of Naples with its spectacular marble pavement and gild decorations. Not so far there is Saint Ferdinand ‘s Church, temple of the Neapolitan Baroque. It shows a unique pictorial project your guide will comment about.

Suddenly you will emerge in the impressive Plebiscito Square. The feeling here is the one to be warmly embraced by the scenic colonnade of Saint Francis’ Church on a side and by the spectacular silhouette of the 1600s Royal Palace on the other. The historical Cafè Gambrinus stands just in front. It’s the perfect place if you are thinking to taste the typical Neapolitan Espresso.

It’s time now to move to the Bourbon Gallery. It’s a military tunnel excavated in 1853 by a decision of Ferdinand II of Bourbon, in order to help the Troops to defend the Royal Palace and as his personal escape against potential insurrections. It’s 1600ft long and 100ft deep. It crosses the ancient city aqueduct and huge 1700s water cisterns which later have been filled with any kind of materials in order to create shelters where over than 10.000 citizens went during the bombing and air raids of the World War II. A speleological guide will conduct you through the tunnel showing its structure and composition, the survived cisterns, the different sections of the shelters; he will point handwrites, graffiti, toys, everyday objects and tell you about the memories of the tragic days spent by the Neapolitans in the obscurity and desolation. On the way out you can admire a vast collection of motorcycles and cars in use during the Forties and Fifties totally abandoned.

Once out from the Tunnel your private guide will lead you to the sea shore of Naples from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Bay of Naples.

Lights and Shadows of Naples! It’s like to say Paradise and Hell, Miracles and Sins, Splendors and Darkness of a city, so mistreated by the most but, at the same time, so incredible in all its aspects! Enjoy this private walking tour featuring the discover of the Monumental Centre of Naples gathering aristocratic Palaces, shining Squares and scenic Roads and a real exploration of the depths of the city. Walk through the famous “Bourbon Tunnel”. It’s an extraordinary 1800s military passageway,1600ft long, which crosses the ancient aqueduct and huge water cisterns; finally used as shelters where the memory and wounds of the World War II are still alive. Three and a half spectacular hours between the Lights and Shadows of Naples.