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Grazie alla posizione molto favorevole e strategica, con una breve passeggiata, costeggiando il Real Bosco di Capodimonte, si raggiunge il parco e la maestosa reggia voluta da Carlo III di Spagna, e dal cui belvedere si ammira un particolare panorama di Napoli, con la collina del Vomero a destra e il suo bellissimo Castel Sant’Elmo.  A pochi metri ha sede l'osservatorio astronomico di Napoli che, istituito per volere di Gioacchino Murat, fu edificato su quella che era denominata all'epoca la collina di Miradois, da dove si può ammirare lo splendido panorama di tutta la città e del golfo di Napoli. Successivamente, con una gradinata che si immerge nel verde ,  è possibile raggiungere a piedi l’imponente basilica dell'Incoronata Madre del Buon Consiglio, per i cui interni è anche conosciuta come la “Piccola San Pietro“, ed il monumentale ingresso delle catacombe di San Gennaro, punto di partenza per poter visitare il “secondo strato di Napoli“, la Napoli sotterranea che si sviluppa sotto il pavimento della nostra città.

Ottimo punto di partenza per passeggiare e raggiungere i principali punti nevralgici della cultura partenopea ( Museo di Capodimonte, Museo Nazionale, Galleria Principe di Napoli ecc. ), l’appartamento è ubicato in una zona residenziale e panoramica sul golfo di Napoli. Quasi di fronte ad appena pochi metri sorge la Casa del Volto Santo Il santuario è, tra i moderni edifici di culto, uno dei più conosciuti e frequentati dalla città ed è meta di pellegrinaggi da tutta l’Italia.

The flat is located in a residential and panoramic area on the Gulf of Naples and is as well an Excellent starting point for walking and reaching the main focal points of the Neapolitan culture (Capodimonte Museum, National Museum, Prince of Naples Gallery, etc.) Thanks to the very favorable and strategic position, with a short walk along the Real Bosco di Capodimonte, you can reach the park and the majestic palace desired by Charles III of Spain, and from whose belvedere you can admire a particular view of Naples, with Vomero hill on the right and its beautiful Castel Sant'Elmo. A few meters away is the astronomical observatory of Naples, which was designed following the will of Joachim Murat and was built on what was called at the time the hill of Miradois, from where you can admire the splendid panorama of the whole city and the Gulf of Naples.  Just a few steps away, you will find the imposing Basilica of the Incoronata Madre del Buon Consiglio, whose interior is also known as the "Piccola San Pietro", and the monumental entrance of the catacombs of San Gennaro, starting point to visit the "second layer of Naples", the underground Naples that develops along the undergrounds of our city. Finally, just a few meters up the street, there is the Casa del Volto Santo,a sanctuary which is one of the most famous and visited in the city and is a destination for pilgrimages from all over Italy.

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HORSE RIDING TOUR

You will be surprised with the beauty of Naples and the islands…. And with this opportunity you are also granted special permission to ride in the national park of Vesuvius, instead of taking the bus with all the other tourists!

You will be escorted by coach from your hotel and driven to the stable where you will be given a short briefing by our professional guide.

You will then embark on your relaxing tour, riding under the trees, passing by grape fields, climbing up ancient railways, following the way of lava, stopping by the volcanic rocks for a breathtaking view; and of course some pictures; and then galloping up the path and back….

You will be on horseback for around 2-2.5 hours, depending on how fast you are. And after the tour, the couch will drive you back to your hotel. (or to Pompeii, Herculaneum, if you prefer to visit the ruins afterwards)

Don’t worry if you’ve never ridden before. You won’t be the only one and the course is designed for beginners, children and all experience levels. (Little children can ride with their parents or with our guides).

We require a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people to organize the tours. However, if you are a lone traveler, contact us anyways and we will add you one of the confirmed groups.

We are flexible on our tour start times and meeting points in order to best accommodate you on your vacation. Please contact us for more information and booking… We guarantee you an unforgettable day! Enjoy the beautiful view of Naples and the islands in a relaxing way from one of the most dangerous volcano on the earth with us…

 

MUSEUM OF CAPODIMONTE

The Museum of Capodimonte collaborates with other museums and cultural institutions, nationally and internationally, to the realization of art exhibitions. The lending of artworks and exchange relationships between institutions increase the value of the museum and provide a platform through which is possible to attract the interest and support for projects and initiatives, helping to raise awareness in the world of the Museum of Capodimonte as a notable center for visual arts, with a prestigious permanent collection.

 

CATACOMBS OF SAN GENNARO

A millennial history that lives below the ground in Naples, a journey to discover the close bond of faith between the city and its patron saint, San Gennaro. Naples is one of the clearest examples of cities where history can be traced through its “layers". The Greek Neapolis and the present-day city are not separated by millennia but but metres of soil under the ground. The past is not placed in a glass case or forgotten, but peeps out in some parts of the present-day city. This coexistence of eras has acquired increasing value in the city's economy, through the integration of archaeological finds in contemporary public works, such as the Municipio station on Metro Line 1. The underground world is the place of our ancestors, not only in terms of archaeological remains. In Naples, under the ground is primarily where you bury your loved ones and encounter their souls. Just as the remains are exposed in the city, their souls are also inhabitants in all respects, because the relationship with the afterlife is part of everyday life.

Dialogue with the dead has always accompanied the life of the city, through idioms, devotions and ancient rituals.

Likewise, the saints are always present in the daily life of Neapolitans, whether in intercessions for important graces or for minor requests. Small sacred images are still faithfully kept in wallets, while the votive aediculae scattered among the alleys are like little altars. A few steps are all it takes to descend to the roots of Naples' relationship with faith. The Catacombs of San Gennaro are arrange on two levels that are not superimposed, both characterised by much larger spaces than the more famous Roman catacombs. This is due to the workability and strength of the tuff. The original nucleus of the Catacombs of San Gennaro dates back to the 2nd century AD. It was probably the tomb of a noble family, who then provided spaces for the Christian community. The expansion began in the 4th century AD following the deposition of the remains of St. Agrippinus, the first patron of Naples, to the underground basilica dedicated to him. It consists of a single nave dug out of the tuff, which still preserves a bishop's chair carved into the rock and the altar with an opening, in which the faithful could see and touch the saint's tomb.

REAL BOSCO DI CAPODIMONTE

The Real Bosco di Capodimonte covers 134 hectares of gardens and woods overlooking the city and bay of Naples. It is no longer merely a hunting ground, but a pleasure garden with elegant paths and avenues designed to delight the visitor.

Thanks to the climate and centuries of careful planting by distinguished botanists, the park contains many rare and exotic specimens.You will see camphor trees and camelias from Asia, magnolias and cypresses from the Americas and eucalyptus from Australia.

Within the Park there are a further 16 historic buildings including residences, lodges, churches as well as fountains, statues, orchards and woods.

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