Walking Tour with Borbonic Gallery & Pizza Tasting

4.5 hours | Naples | NAP-380
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Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Start your tour at the historic port guarded by the imposing Castel Nuovo that looms over the harbor. Charles of Anjou built it in 1279 with ponderous round towers between which Alfonso's Triumphal Arch catches the eye: a splendid example of early Renaissance architecture. The castle is today the venue of cultural events and also houses the Municipal Museum.

Continuing to the Piazza del Plebiscito, you'll have time to soak up the heartbeat of the city. Taking its name from the 1860-1861 plebiscite that joined the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies to the Italian State, Piazza del Plebiscito is dominated by the Royal Palace of Naples (1600). Photograph its formidable, red façade featuring the statues of the eight kings. Capture photos of landmarks like the Church of San Francesco di Paola, the Teatro di San Carlo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the Galleria Umberto.

You'll meet with a guide for a tour of the Naples Borbonic Gallery. Some 150 years after Ferdinand II of Bourbon and his architect Errico Alvino designed it, the Bourbon Gallery (Galleria Borbonica), which is the most beautiful underground tour through the Naples "below". See the aqueduct of Carmignano, which served the city of Naples of the '600 Century; a military path of the 19th century named "Bourbon Gallery; " the bomb shelters used during WWII and buried vintage cars and motorbikes.

At the end of the walk through the Tunnel, you'll arrive at Naples seaside, where you'll see the famous Castle of the Egg in Santa Lucia; with its spectacular waterfront views, it offers a perfect photo opportunity. Enjoy lunch at a typical Neapolitan pizzeria where you'll experience the "original pizza" in the city that boasts the world's first pizzeria back in 1830. Sit back and enjoy classic Pizza Margherita accompanied by a mixed green salad and beverages.

Exiting the tunnel, you'll enjoy the walk along the seaside. Stop and photograph the famous Castle of the Egg, a fortified castle perched in the Bay of Naples. Built on the small island of Megaride, it is now connected to the mainland by a causeway. The site was originally settled by Greek colonists in the 6th century BC. Then the ancient Romans built a villa, finally exiling the last western Roman emperor here in the 5th century A.D. After that it became a monastery, then was destroyed before a castle was built by the Normans in the 12th century. The current castle was built in the 15th century. The name comes from the legend that the Roman poet Virgil buried an egg on the site for protection.

In the 19th century a small fishing village (Borgo Marinari) developed around the castle's eastern wall. This village remains, now known for its marina and restaurants. Then enjoy the short walk back to your ship..

Special Notes:

Tour is not recommended to guests with walking difficulties or suffering from claustrophobia. This tour includes extensive walking on both uneven, flat surfaces and several stone steps.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

At the pier, meet your guide to start your walking tour of the Naples main center

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Photo stop at Piazza Plebsicito

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
30
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Borbonic Tunnel

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Explore Naples seaside and photo stop at Castle of the Egg

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Enjoy a pizza style lunch at a typical Pizzeria

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
30
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Walk back to the pier and re-join your ship

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:15