Historical Naples and Mysterious Cultures

Price: $50.00
Ages 10 and under are free.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Outside the Cruise Ship Terminal
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered
Restrictions Entrance tickets to the Chiostro di San Gregorio Armeno (approximately 8,00EURO and 6,00EURO for children) and to the Tesoro di San Gennaro(approximately 6,00EURO for 7 years and older and complimentary for 6 years and under)) are not included and can be paid directly on the day. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting.

This 4-hour tour will take you through ancient Naples and a world created by popular culture, not by ignorance, as many would have you believe. Along the alleyways you will find merchants offering you their amulets including the popular curniciello, or Italian Horn, that is worn as protection against the evil eye. There is a special way to make this centuries-old talisman effective and you will smile as you discover how to tap into its power.

You will also be introduced to 'O Munaciello and 'A Bella' Mbriana, 2 spirits that for centuries have wandered throughout the palaces and houses of the city, as well as other figures that tell the rich history of Naples. At the Church of San Gregorio Armeno you will visit the Cloister of San Gregorio Armeno and learn why the sacred and profane are mixed here. This is the place where Santa Patrizia performs the miracle of the liquefaction of his blood yearly.

Over at the Cathedral of Naples you will find the blood ampule of San Gennero, the patron saint of Naples, that has reportedly liquified during a special ceremony each year since 1389. San Gennero is the richest of the saints, thanks to the princes, popes and commoners who have donated treasures to him over the centuries.

Book this small group tour today and get ready to explore the esoteric side of Naples and discover a world you may have not known existed.

Please Note: Admission to the Chiostro di San Gregorio Armeno (approximately 8 EUR per adult and 6 EUR per child) and to the Tesoro di San Gennaro (approximately 6 EUR for individuals 7 years old and older and complimentary for individuals 6 years old and under) are not included and can be paid directly on the day of the tour.