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DateVisit
13 May 2020THE HISTORY AND ART OF NAPLES, ISCHIA & HERCULANEUM
20 May 2020WALKING TOUR OF KING’S CROSS AND GUIDED TOUR OF ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL
25 June 2020ROYAL PAVILION, BRIGHTON
23 July 2020DORNEY COURT AND DORNEYWOOD
23 September 2020ORLEANS HOUSE GALLERY AND JMW TURNER’S HOUSE, SANDYCOMBE LODGE

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THE HISTORY AND ART OF NAPLES, ISCHIA & HERCULANEUM
Wednesday 13 May 2020

A six day, 5 night, tour is being specially arranged by the Arts Society SW London from Wednesday May 13 - Monday May 18 2020

On the day after arrival, we will have a guided walking tour of Naples, visiting the Convent of Santa Chiara which has been sympathetically restored after its destruction during World War II and whose cloister is one of the most photographed corners of Naples. We also visit  the Cappella Sansevero, the burial chapel of the di Sangro family which is full of sculptural monuments, including the renowned “Cristo Velato” by Giuseppe Sammartino. Then we continue to the Palazzo Reale to view its halls filled with furniture, tapestries, paintings and porcelain. In the afternoon we visit the recently excavated Greek-Roman remains under the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore.

Our second day will include visits to see Caravaggio’s “Seven Acts of Mercy” and “The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula” before going to the Duomo with its wonderful Capella di San Gennaro, filled with silver busts of saints. We continue to the Museo di Capodimonte, with its magnificent collection of Italian paintings, including Titian, Botticelli, Perugino and Raphael.

 The third day involves a hydrofoil crossing to the island of Ischia, and a guided tour of the old town. In the afternoon we visit the Giardini la Mortella, Lady Walton’s spectacular garden.

 On the following day, we have a guided tour of Herculaneum, followed by a visit to Oplontis to visit the well-preserved Villa Poppea, which was the home of Nero’s wife.

 The last day has a guided tour of the world-acclaimed Museo Nazionale  Archaeologico.

Photo: Evening view of Naples from Camaldoli by Massimo Finizio

Please contact Isobel Hewens on 020 8789 0047