NAPLES -POSILLIPO-MARECHIARO TOUR
These tour last 8 hours
(BOOKABLE FOR ONE PERSON UP TO 8 PEOPLE)
PICK-UP TIME 8.00 AM (OR A TIME FOR CHOICE OF HOTEL CLIENTS)
MEETING PLACE: NAPLES (CRUISE TERMINAL OR YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN CITY)
Description of the places to visit on the tour: –
-PANORAMIC VISIT HILL OF POSILLIPO 45 MINUTES
-POSILLIPO ARCHAELOGICAL PARK (CAVE OF SEIANO) 1 HOUR
-MARECHIARO IS SMALL FISHING VILLAGE IN THE POSILLIPO DISTRICT : STOP LUNCH RECOMMENDED BY THE FULVIO DRIVER (GOOD NEAPOLITAN PIZZA OR EXCELLENT FRESH FISH RESTAURANT)
-SEAFRONT MERGELLINA WITH STOP COFFEE OR CAPPUCCINO OFFERED TO THE FAMOUS PASTRY BAR LEOPOLDO
NOT INCLUDED TICKETS POSILLIPO ARCHAELOGICAL PARK (CAVE OF SEIANO )
THE TOUR INCLUDES: MERCEDES SEDAN / MINIVAN – AIR CONDITIONING – DRIVER – MOTORWAY PEDAGING – PARKING – GASOLIO – WATER BOTTLE
-DROPP-OFF : AT THE END OF THE 8 -HOURS TOUR YOU WILL RETURN TO THE TERMINAL CRUISE OR THE RESPECTIVE ACCOMMODATION IN THE CITY
MARECHIARO: WHEN THE MOON RISES UP : THE MARECHIARO ‘ S
Visiting Naples means not only catching its beauty around, but also getting in touch with its hidden side, with its ‘heart’. That means that here there are a lot of places full of secrets which are worth describing to. One of these is Marechiaro, a little bay in Posillipo, famous for its ‘fenestrella’.
The romantic atmosphere you can breathe once you get in Marechiaro(especially by night, with the sound of the sea, the stars and the moon), is due also to a little window below which there is an inscription with some verses. This window in Neapolitan is known as the ‘Fenestrella’, and it is famous for inspiring the verses of an old Neapolitan song, that have been written down into this inscription. Along the road, many restaurants and cafès where it is possible to spend your time with your partner.
Inside the archives of the classical Neapolitan songs, the Neapolitan composer Salvatore Di Giacomo still preserves the primacy, with his Marechiare: it is the story of a man who, going under the ‘Fenestrella’, calls up his love, a woman who is hidden beside it, named Carulì. The song is the experience of a man who stands in front of all the natural beauties: its evocative force gives the sensation of being just right there and it was written in 1885. Still today, on the balcony, there is a beautiful red carnation, symbol of that unconditional love, with which the composer hopefully tried to see that woman overlooking the ‘Fenestrella’. As time went on, the little borough of Marechiaro became famous for its success among the Hollywood stars, especially in the 60s: the ‘Fenestrella’, in fact, was the symbol of the Italian ‘dolce vita’, as well as the characteristic ‘Scoglione’, which stands upon the sea. The ‘Fenestrella’ was also shooted into a 1914 movie, entitled “A Marechiaro ‘nce sta ‘na finestra”, which gave to this fantastic overview all the success it deserves. So, if you want to know if even the fishes make love, you simply have to go there and look at the verses written under it.
The song inspired by the ‘Fenestrella’
A romantic overview
The Posillipo hill is one of the most enchanting and prestigious areas of the city.
The sumptuous and hidden villas, the descents to the sea, the cliffs overhanging the water, the elegant buildings, the breathtaking panorama make it at the same time an obligatory stop for tourists, and a dream for the inhabitants of the city.
Posillipo is undoubtedly the most famous hill of Naples and also the most celebrated for its beauties; already in the name all its virtues are contained: Pausilypon means “rest from trouble”.
Along the Via Posillipo starting from Mergellina, the curves and the noble palaces begin, Palazzo Donn’Anna, later the church of S. Maria del Faro. Going back towards the highest part of the hill, the view is lost in a breathtaking view of a now residential neighborhood. By sea, however, you can admire even better the wonders of this area: from Mergellina to Nisida, with two landing points (also reachable from the ground) in Marechiaro and Gaiola, which are distinguished by the relative wealth of archaeological survivals. Off the coast of Capo Posillipo (in front of Villa Rosbery, the current Neapolitan residence of the President of the Republic) lie the remains, now submerged, of a maritime villa that jutted out into the sea thanks to artificial constructions; some columns have recently been recovered from its porticoes. At Marechiaro, overlooking the beach, there are the probable remains of a domus. The cave of Seiano, recently reopened to the public, connects Coroglio to the bay of Trentaremi, a wonderful bay in the posillipina coast. On this bay rise the remains of a large Roman theater. At the tip of Capo Posillipo, the Virgiliano Park, renovated and deeply renovated in 2002, offers terraces from which to enjoy sensational views of two gulfs (Naples and Pozzuoli) and Nisida, tranquility, clean air and the possibility of playing sports .
The streets of the upper part of the hill (via Manzoni, via Stazio, via Orazio) are decidedly more residential and metropolitan, but no less evocative and scenic.
HISTORIC CENTRE OF NAPLES
From the Neapolis founded by Greek settlers in 470 B.C. to the city of today, Naples has retained the imprint of the successive cultures that emerged in Europe and the Mediterranean basin. This makes it a unique site, with a wealth of outstanding monuments such as the Church of Santa Chiara and the Castel Nuovo.
Naples, of course, makes the best pizza you’ll find anywhere, and tasty pastries as well (try the crispy, ricotta-stuffed sfogliatella ). But more than anything, Naples has a brash and vibrant street life—“Italy in your face” in ways both good and bad.
You will be provided with an English speaking driver for transportation service, on your request, it is also available a private guide (with extra charge). The driver will be waiting for you at your port of arrival, or outside of your accommodation, holding a sign with your name on it.
Tickets are not included in tour price
- Pompei: 13 Euro
- Ercolano: 13 Euro
- Biglietto combinato Pompei e Ercolano: 22 Euro
- Cratere del Vesuvio: 10 Euro
- Museo Archeologico di Napoli: 10 Euro
- Museo Archeologico Virtuale di Ercolano: 7,50 Euro
- Grotta dello Smeraldo: 5 Euro
- Cattedrale di Amalfi: 2,50 Euro
- Villa Rufolo (Ravello): 5 Euro
- Villa Cimbrone (Ravello): 5 Euro
- Templi e Museo Etrusco di Paestum: 8 Euro
Almost entrance is free for all minors with identity card
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