With this private guided walking tour you can visit Naples and its attractions and picturesque alleys. With your expert guide you will visit Pio Monte della Misericordia, a majestic church famous for its art works, including Caravaggio’s “The Seven Works of Mercy”.
Thanks to this private guided walking tour you will visit the centre of Naples and the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia, where it will be possible to admire the extraordinary work by Caravaggio “Le Sette Opere della Misericordia” (“The Seven Works of Mercy” in Italian) and the Veiled Christ sculpture.
In the last few years Naples has become one of the favourite destinations for all those Italian and foreign tourists who love spending their holidays in cities of artistic interest. Naples’s distinctive mark is its folklore: people living and working among the artistic beauties of the City. Discover it with this private guided walking tour!
With your private guide you can walk through Spaccanapoli, the main street that divides in two the city center; visit the Church of Gesù Nuovo or the San Domenico Maggiore Church, the Dome of Naples and San Lorenzo Church.
The private guided walking tour will continue by walking through via dei Tribunali (the Decumano centrale of ancient Neapolis) with a stop at the Pio Monte della Misericordia, where it will be possible to admire the extraordinary work by Caravaggio called: “Le Sette Opere di Misericordia”.
The Cappella del Pio Monte della Misericordia is worth stopping off at before diving into the old city proper, the church of the charity of the same name (still-functioning but originally seventeenth-century), a beautiful octagonal structure, with paintings by Caravaggio and Luca Giordano. You can also visit the organization's picture gallery upstairs, which overlooks the church.
What is the "The Seven Works of Mercy"? It is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio, about 1607. You will discover with this private guided walking tour around the historical city centre of Naples.
The private guide will explain you that the painting depicts the seven corporal works of mercy in traditional Catholic belief, which are a set of compassionate acts concerning the material needs of others.The painting is better seen from il "coreto" (little choir) in the first floor of the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia.
You will then proceed with your guide to the Cappella Sansevero, where the famous "Veiled Christ sculpture" is hosted. The sculpture was built by Giuseppe Sanmartino in 1653, which strikes above all for the perfection of the veil that covers the figure of Christ, which at first glance is so thin as to seem true!
If you love spending your holidays in cities of artistic interest as Naples in an exclusive way with private tours, do not miss the Private tour the National Archaelogical Museum or the Tour of the Centre of Naples and the Seafront area.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
The itinerary of the tour can be customized according to client's needs.