NAPLES DAYLIGHT – Day trip from Naples

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This tour will give you a glimpse of this multicultural city in three different areas, including: a drive along the seaside for a view of the whole bay from Posillipo and Mergellina; a stroll through the opulent monumental district enclosing Plebiscito square, Royal Palace and San Carlo Theater; a walk along Spaccanapoli, the oldest urban settlement of Greek origins. Ancient Greek philosopher Homer, in his epic poem Odyssey tells the story of Ulysses and his travels to the Italian coasts. When approaching these waters he encountered the mermaids who tried to attract the sailors into the sea with their enchanting singing, for later killing them. Ulysses, warned already by sorceress Circe, put wax earplugs to his fellow seamen and tied himself up to the ship’s mast, in order to resist the attractive creatures: one of these, the mermaid Parthenope landed on the little island of Megaride, where it stands the Castle dell’Ovo. From here the other name for Napoli, Partenope.

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Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Starts: Napoli, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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This tour will give you a glimpse of this multicultural city in three different areas, including: a drive along the seaside for a view of the whole bay from Posillipo and Mergellina; a stroll through the opulent monumental district enclosing Plebiscito square, Royal Palace and San Carlo Theater; a walk along Spaccanapoli, the oldest urban settlement of Greek origins. Ancient Greek philosopher Homer, in his epic poem Odyssey tells the story of Ulysses and his travels to the Italian coasts. When approaching these waters he encountered the mermaids who tried to attract the sailors into the sea with their enchanting singing, for later killing them. Ulysses, warned already by sorceress Circe, put wax earplugs to his fellow seamen and tied himself up to the ship’s mast, in order to resist the attractive creatures: one of these, the mermaid Parthenope landed on the little island of Megaride, where it stands the Castle dell’Ovo. From here the other name for Napoli, Partenope.

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Stop At: Posillipo, Naples Italy

First, a drive along the seaside and up to Posillipo hill from which you can take a snapshot of the most popular view of the city embracing the whole bay, Capri island and Mt. Vesuvius.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Teatro di San Carlo, Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples Italy

Driving back to the center you will pass by the ancient Castel dell’Ovo, the oldest standing stronghold in town (12th century) embedded in an old fishermen village (Borgo Marinari). Second, you will have a short stroll to the monumental area. This neighborhood counts a number of outstanding buildings placed side by side, such as: Maschio Angioino castle (1279); Real San Carlo theatre (1737); Royal Palace (1644); Plebiscito Square, the largest in town; Galleria Umberto, a shopping mall from 1887; the neoclassic church of San Francesco di Paola from 1820 inspired by the Pantheon in Rome and much more.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Castel Nuovo – Maschio Angioino, Via Vittorio Emanuele III, 80133, Naples Italy

On board our bus we’ll pass along the seaside to admire the promenade and one of the 3 castles of Naples, Castel dell’Ovo. The myth says this is the first settlement of the city, built by Greeks. Under this castle there is an egg that represents the fortune of the city, when this will broke the entire city will be destroyed. That’s why to protect it a castle was built.

Stop At: Spaccanapoli, Via Benedetto Croce, Naples Italy

The third part will be the historical center “Naples splitter” (Spaccanapoli), the ancient Greek urban structure and heart of the city: a pedestrian area filled with small shops and workshops, cafes and restaurants, buskers and street vendors that attract locals and foreigners every day. A short walk of countless old buildings, churches, art crafts shops and gateway to the underground city with its archaeological remains.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes



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