Napoli, a city of art, music, gastronomic delights, and esoterism. Celeste has tailored this experience as a perfect introduction to the flavors, music, art, and mysteries of Napoli.
The highlights are a private Neapolitan Music concert and the tour of Cappella San Severo, one of the most remarkable works of Baroque art in the world.
Meet your guide
The tour starts from Piazza Monteoliveto, in front of the Fountain of Carlo II. From here we enter the Greek city, through the magnificent Piazza del Gesù, and head straight to the aristocratic Palazzo Venezia, where our musical and gastronomic experience will start!
Private Neapolitan Music Concert
19th century Napoli was a city of art and culture. Aristocrats and the rising bourgeoisie used to host salons to discuss art, music, and politics. Traditionally, these events (Salotto, in Italian) took place in the halls of aristocratic palaces, with live music, coffee, and pastry.
Celeste has recreated the magic of traditional salotto, with a private concert inspired by those of the 19th century. Our Maestro will introduce you to the classical age of Neapolitan music. In the meantime, our pastry chef will offer you a selection of the most popular desserts of Neapolitan tradition, served with coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, prosecco, and digestive liquor.
Once well-fed and captured by the magic of the private concert we will head to the Church of Gesu Nuovo, and learn about the mysterious symbols on the facade. We will also discover the traditional practice of ex-voto: silver representations of parts of the body offered to the saints to receive grace. Next, we will head to the church of San Domenico, one of the finest examples of Baroque style.
Tour o Cappella San Severo
Finally, we shall head over to Cappella San Severo, the highlight of this tour. This family chapel was built by Prince Raimondo di Sangro, it has inspired hundreds of legends and mysterious tales due to the alchemic passion of its creator. Besides the legends, Cappella San Severo truly is a masterpiece of Baroque sculpture! The Veiled Christ, a sculpture located in the center of the chapel, is an incredible piece of art! For centuries, the marble veil covering the body of Jesus was thought to be made by some mysterious technique that transforms linen into stone.
Do you have special requests?
If you would like to have your own tailor-made experience, write to us! For an extra fee, we can arrange a fully private experience in Cappella San Severo, followed by a private dinner in an aristocratic palace. We will try our best to accommodate your needs! Also, let us know if you would like some assistance in checking out night events nearby to continue your Neapolitan experience!
For the next day check our rich range of experiences in Napoli and beyond, such as our tour of the views of Napoli or a day trip to the Caserta Royal Palace!
You might also want to treat yourself to a day in Capri or in Sorrento!
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