Meeting with the guide at the Portici-Ercolano railway station to start a pleasant walk that will lead to the Bourbon Royal Palace, with a passage in the Lower Real Forest to be enveloped by the charm of its centuries-old tree-lined avenues that exude history.
Arriving at the Royal Palace, you will admire the panorama from its terrace overlooking the sea, and the grand staircase. We will continue along the historic via Università, part of the ancient Strada Regia delle Calabrie, admiring the Royal chapel where Mozart played at a young age, the fourteenth-century convent of S. Antonio, the Mascabruno palace (the royal stables), the customs palace , and the ancient Palazzo Capuano, for centuries the temporal seat of the barons of the Portici fief.
You will reach Piazza S. Ciro, where the sanctuary of the Nativity and San Ciro stands, which houses a painting by Luca Giordano among the various works.
We will continue until we reach the Bourbon port of Granatello to admire the eighteenth-century villa of Elboeuf, with the first example of Italian seaside architecture.
Stop for an aperitif overlooking the sea and return to the station.
- Private guide
- recommended comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes
- languages spoken: itlian, english