• Learn about the rich heritage of Naples, from classical antiquity to the 18th century
• Discover the city’s wonderful Baroque art treasures
• Visit the perfectly preserved monastic complex of Certosa di San Martino overlooking the city and the Bay of Naples, housing an impressive assembly of works by celebrated 17th century artists
lecturer in art history and architecture
Depart London on British Airways flight to Naples. Six nights at the Grand Hotel Oriente.
Morning introductory lecture. Visits to Palazzo Reale, Castel Nuovo (Museo Civico) and religious houses with outstanding schemes of tomb monuments and paintings: Gesù Nuovo, Santa Chiara, San Domenico Maggiore and Sant’Angelo a Nilo.
Visits in the ancient quarters of Naples: San Gregorio Armeno, San Paolo Maggiore, baptistery, Complesso Monumentale dei Girolamini, Pio Monte della Misericordia, San Lorenzo Maggiore (catacombs), Museo Cappella Sansevero (18th century sculpture and frescoes) and Sant’Anna dei Lombardi.
Morning: by funicular to the Chiaia district for Santa Teresa a Chiaia and Chiesa dell’Ascensione a Chiaia, followed by churches of the Pizzofalcone quarter (Santa Maria degli Angeli and Santa Maria Egiziaca). Optional visit to Castel dell’Ovo (time permitting). Afternoon: San Giovanni a Carbonara, Complesso Monumentale Donnaregina Vecchia (Santa Maria) and Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Roman wall paintings from the Vesuvian sites).
Morning visit to the park at Villa Vannucchi (villa exterior) followed by Villa Bruno and Reggia di Portici (former royal palace). Afternoon: Villa Campolieto and Parco Archeologico di Ercolano. Free evening.
Morning: San Leucio and Reggia di Caserta (Europe’s last great Baroque palace scheme). Afternoon: San Michele Arcangelo (duomo).
Morning: Certosa di San Martino (Neapolitan School), catacombs of San Gaudioso and San Gennaro (subject to confirmation). Afternoon: Museo di Capodimonte. Depart Naples on British Airways flight to London.
1 Mar — 7 Mar 2021
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'Dr Koller is an articulate, lucid and pleasant Tour Director, who made the (outstanding) cultural content of this course readily comprehensive on the basis of his extensive knowledge.'
ACE customer on a previous Art in Naples tour
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour has a full and comprehensive itinerary, making the most of our stay in Naples, so a good level of fitness and stamina is required. Many visits will be made on foot and some by public transport, and participants should expect to spend a significant amount of time walking. Most of the city of Naples is on flat ground but the group will be required to climb up steps occasionally, and to traverse potentially uneven ground and cobbles. There will also be a significant amount of time spent standing in galleries and at historical sites.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £180.
Cost of £2195 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, optional visit to Castel dell’Ovo, double room for single use supplement £245.