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About Svelaria
Svelaria comes from the curiosity and the desire to reveal, with even new paths, the extraordinary cultural heritage of Campania and especially the beauty of the city of Naples. By walking around alleys, churches and archaeological ruins, everyone looks at the territory with different eyes to discover its hidden corners. Art, history, nature, myths and legends are just some of the aspects that contribute to the uniqueness of an area that never ceases to surprise.
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The guided tour will start from the archaeological area of Rione Terra, the first inhabited center of the city of Pozzuoli. We will visit the commercial area, walking on the ancient decumanus where bakeries, restaurants and laundries open up on the sides. We will continue with a visit to the Cathedral that rises above the ruins of the ancient Capitolium, the most important temple of the Roman city. The tour will continue in the direction of the imposing amphitheater of the Flavian era, the third largest in Italy, to descend into its underground passages where once beasts and gladiators passed. The visit will end in front of the Macellum, the ancient market built right in front of the port.
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The white walls of the Angevin Charterhouse dominate the city of Naples from the top of the tuffaceous hill on which it was built, while a little further on you can see the imposing mass of Castel Sant’Elmo. Walking through the cloisters and spaces dedicated to worship, we will be able to reach the terrace overlooking the sea from which we will enjoy a splendid panorama. We will visit the crib collection, one of the most representative of this unique form of Neapolitan art, the naval section, the corridor of the Carriages and the beautiful baroque church. From the square in front of the Certosa we will descend to via Toledo along the Pedamentina, one of the most famous stairs in Naples that offers views of the gulf, to conclude our journey in the Spanish Quarters, where we will admire murals of contemporary artists and immerse ourselves in a full atmosphere Neapolitan.
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Built on a promontory overlooking the sea, the ancient city of Herculaneum was a holiday resort for the elite of the time. Linked to the mythical hero Ercole, it was the seat of patrician villas among which the famous Villa dei Papiri stands out. The guided tour will begin at the ancient beach, where excavations have brought to light the bodies of about 300 victims. We will then enter inside the walls, among aristocratic domus, thermal complexes and shops incredibly preserved and protected by the lava flow that brought them to us.
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An unusual tour to discover the belly of Naples and the history of the ancient city. We will start from Piazza Bellini, where a section of the Greek wall of V a.C. We will cross the main decuman - via dei Tribunali - to climb along the Via Sacra a S. Aniello to Caponapoli, where the Greek acropolis was located. We will continue the tour at the monumental complex of Pietrasanta, where we will visit a section of the Greek-Roman aqueduct, built inside a tuff quarry and then reused as a bomb shelter during the bombings of the Second World War. Finally, we will reach Piazza San Gaetano, the ancient forum of Neapolis, to visit the Roman market under the San Lorenzo Maggiore complex. Particularly suitable for lovers of archeology.
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An itinerant tour to discover the natural and historical-artistic beauties of the Amalfi and Sorrento coast, to enjoy spectacular sceneries that have attracted poets, musicians and writers in search of inspiration over the centuries. We will visit a natural paradise, Unesco heritage since 1997, to let ourselves be enchanted by its colors and flavors. In Amalfi, a famous maritime republic, we will visit the beautiful Arab-style Cathedral with the Cloister of Paradise and the Crypt built on the tomb of the patron saint. We will continue towards Ravello, where we will visit Villa Rufolo with its beautiful gardens from which it drew Wagner inspiration for its Parsifal, to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. We will end the tour in Sorrento, walking through its lemon-scented streets, dotted with cafes and typical shops.
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

I loved this place. It was mind blowing but so sad to see the original paintings on the walls of the buildings and the people's remains lying in some areas around the site. An amazing place and I preferred it to Pompeii as it wasn't...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank cadillacgerry
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Although many of us have been there many times, there were specific aspects of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Faranese, and Bourbone history that many of us were not aware of. Specific meanings of Roman frescoes were explored. Thank you Elena for a wonderful tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank K6449NBmariam
Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

We are pleased that you really enjoyed the guided tour at the Archaeological Museum of Naples with Svelaria and we look forward to meeting you again for the next tour. See you! Ilaria

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I cannot say enough. Ilaria is fantastic. This is my 2nd tour with her. She has so much knowledge to share and she brought the Palace back to life with her stories :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dawn R
Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Dear Dawn, it was a great pleasure guiding you and your ladies group and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of Caserta with me! I look forward to meeting you again for the next tour. See you!

Reviewed October 6, 2018

We were a group of 9, and we spent a morning with Ilaria in downtown Naples, a full day with her visiting archeological sites on the outskirts of Naples, and then a morning with her in Pompeii. Ilaria communicated with me in advance via email,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. It was a great pleasure for me leading you and I'm glad you enjoyed the tours with me. See you next time!

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

As we only had 2 days around Pompeii and Vesuvius area , we decided to book a private guide through our hotel, for our visit to Pompeii itself . Ilaria enabled us to make the most of our limited time . She tailored the tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Thank you so much for your appreciation! It's was a great pleasure for me meeting you. I really hope to seeing you again if you come back in Italy.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Ilaria was our guide in Pompeii at the end of July and was amazing. She kept our 9 and 11 year old girls interest in the hot sun for 2 hours and adapted her tour based on what she picked up were our own areas...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

It was a great pleasure for me guiding you and your daughters in Pompeii! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and I hope to meet you again if you come back in Italy. A special greeting to your girls!

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

My wife and i had an amazing time exploring the ruins with Ilaria. As well as her depth of knowledge and clear passion for her work, her conversational manner made the day a lot of fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brett C
Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

It was a great pleasure meeting both of you. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the guided tour of Pompeii with me and I hope to meet you and your wife again if you come back in Italy. See you next time!

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

It is the second time I hire Ilaria’s service as a tour guide. Today she took me and my family to Pompeii and then for a ride through Naples. She is a great guide. Knows a lot. QUITE HELPFUL. I do really recommend her!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Dear Alex, thank you so much for your appreciation! It's was a great pleasure for me meeting you and your family. I really hope to seeing you again if you come back in Italy.

Reviewed June 8, 2018

My wife and I visited Naples on a day trip from Sorrento in early May 2018. As English speakers who had not previously been to Naples, we were a bit anxious about the big city traffic, streets and crowds, but we were in excellent hands...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2018

I'm very glad that you enjoyed the visit to the old town of Naples with me. I've tried to do my best in order to leave you a positive memory of my beautiful city. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your wife and...More

Reviewed May 15, 2018

Some background about myself - I am yet another middle-class tourist in my early 30s, with a little bit of interest in art and history. Sometimes I visit places on my own, sometimes I participate in group guided tours, on rare occasions I book private...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Svelaria_visite, Proprietario at Svelaria, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Dear Lula, I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the guided tour at the archaeological museum with me and I hope to meet you and your husband again if you come back in Italy. See you next time in Naples!

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