Vibrant Naples and the gate of hell – Full day tour
For those who will buy this tour, you will be presented with a great musical movie by John Turturro: “passion”. This will help when you are back home to remember the experience you will live here.
Group SizeMax 7
Additional Pax60 €
This excursion is about of some of the wonderful sights of Naples and the surrounding region.
It concentrates on the city of Naples itself and the Phlegraean Fields (or Campi Flegrei) around the Bay to the west of the city.
Naples is the largest city in southern Italy and the most densely populated city in Europe, with a population, including suburbs, of around three million people.
The earliest urban settlement, possibly Phoenician, was founded on the Parthenope hill (supposedly where the body of the Siren washed ashore after her rejection by Odysseus); this settlement was conquered by Greek colonists from Rhodes around the 10th century BC.
Other Greek colonists, perhaps from Cumae, founded the nearby settlement of Neapolis or “new city” in about 600 BC.
Much of the area of interest to tourists still centers on the site of the Greek and Roman city, on the hills of Capodimonte and Vomero overlooking it, and on the area along the waterfront from the “New” Castle to Capo Posillipo.
The food is some of the best in Italy and also some of the most familiar to many of us.
Pizza was invented in Naples, and it’s the best in the world.
The wine, though not as well known as that of other regions, is good and getting better.
The coffee is the best in Italy. The street life alone is worth the trip. The saying (often attributed to Goethe) goes “See Naples and Die”. I’m not sure I would go that far, but the first part I highly recommend!
The Phlegrean Fields or Campi Flegrei encompasses the area west of Naples along the bay.
The name, literally burning fields, refers to the highly volcanic nature of this area.
Although none of the volcanoes here are technically considered “active” today, there’s still plenty of seismic activity as can be seen by a visit to Solfatara or in the still-visible evidence of the massive 1980 earthquake throughout the region
- The Phlegrean Fields
- Private English speaking guide
- Private luxury transportation at disposal
Pick-up from your Hotel or by your ship and Transfer to the Phlegran Fields
Transfer back to your Hotel
Note (*) : All times may be subject to change without prior notice due to causes beyond our control.
Phlegraean Fields, Pozzuoli, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Is Naples dangerous?
No, and if you are with a local nothing can happen. Just like in other cities all over the world if you wear visible expensive goods (Rolex atc atc), in some areas of the city you have to be careful, so we strongly suggest not to wear it.