With this private tour in Naples, you will visit St. Martino Certosa, situated on the Vomero hill which marks the most important evidence of the XVI century Neapolitan civilization. The magnificent view from the square represents for sure the best panorama of of the city of Naples.
Visit with a private guide St. Martino Certosa in Naples, located on the Vomero hill, offering a magnificent view of the city. Visit the church, the monastery, the cloister and the Museum, with a display of Spanish and Bourbon artifacts, as well as displays of the Presepe (Nativity scene) considered to be among the finest in the world.
Admire the Certosa of St. Martino
With this private tour, you can visit the Certosa of St. Martino in Naples. Situated on the Vomero hill, it is the most important evidence of the XVI century neapolitan civilization. It was founded in 1325 by Carlo Duke of Calabria, eldest son of Robert of Anjou, but was rebuilt in the late XVIth and mid XVIIth century. Suppressed the religious orders and became state property, the Charterhouse in 1866 is intended to "historical museum" by Giuseppe Fiorelli, attached to the National Museum as a branch and open to the public in 1867.
Visit the Church and Monastery
Your private expert guide will show you the most important spots of the Certosa, explaining you everything about its history and artworks. The church was consecrated in 1368 and was dedicated to San Martino, San Bruno, to the Virgin and All Saints. For almost two centuries was enriched with decorative works, until you reach the XVIIth century when it became involved in the site more artistic personalities of the time, including Battistello Caracciolo, Jusepe Ribera and Giovanni Lanfranco.
A trip in the artistic history of Naples
The private tour in Naples will take you also to the monastry of St. Martino, that presents amazing views over the city of Naples and a number of masterworks of the Baroque art. Main attractions are the church, the monastry, the cloisters and the Orilia Collection of ancient art, the Bourbons boats and the Nativities dating back the XVIII century. From here you can admire one of the most evocative view on the city of Naples, from the "Spaccanapoli" street, which divides into two parts the historich centre of Naples to the majestic Mount Vesuvius on the Gulf of Naples. You will also have the chance to visit the Castel Sant'Elmo, which is above the Certosa, from where you can enjoy one of the most amazing views of the city of Naples.
Other tours in Naples
Naples is one of favourite destinations for Italian and foreign tourists who love spending their holidays in cities of artistic interest. If you look for more private tours of Naples check the Private tour of the National Archaelogical Museum or the Tour of the Centre of Naples and the Seafront area.