Founded in the 6th century BC, Naples rose to become a prominent center of trade with the growing Greek Mediterranean empire. Throughout the middle-ages it was united and divided with Sicily.
Learn this and much more while on the approximately 90-minute drive from the port to this amazing city. Your tour guide will also point out areas of interest and natural beauty along the way.
Once in Naples, make your way to the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, also known as the Duomo or Cattedrale di San Gennaro after Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples. This 13th century church contains a vial of dried blood from Saint Januarius that appears to miraculously liquify on specific occasions.
From there you will walk through a labyrinth of narrow roads lined with churches and shops in the city's Greek-Roman historical center. Stop to enjoy a secret local street food tasting then head to the monument area to view the imposing medieval Angio's Castle and Teatro San Carlo, the oldest and biggest opera house in Italy.
While here, step inside the Galleria Umberto I to see the shopping gallery's beautiful glass roof. Conclude your tour with stops at Via Toledo and Piazza Plebiscito before your ride back to port.
Book this comprehensive tour now for a wonderful introduction to the fascinating city of Naples.
Please Note: The bus will make a quick stop on the drive out to Naples to permit passengers to disembark for the Pompeii tour.