We are pleased to invite you to join an intimate group of discerning participants for our inimitable, private discovery of Venice & Naples, 14 days and 14 nights, during which we will discover unparalleled archeological and historic sites with experts, and exemplary private palazzi and art collections with the distinguished owners—many inaccessible to the public—offering a rare opportunity to enjoy meaningful exchanges with our experts and our eminent hosts.
The ancient port city of Naples’ rich and compelling history dates back nearly 3,000 years and bears the traces of the early Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Normans and the later European powers of Spain and France. Naples owes its artistic vitality and art of living to the proximity of Mount Vesuvius, which two thousand years ago, buried the flourishing city of Pompeii and the nearby resort town of Herculaneum. That passion for life, under the shadow of the volcano, is best expressed in the Neapolitan art and architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries. From the Normans to the Bourbons, the richness of Neapolitan history is in its art and architecture: dramatic Baroque churches, grandiose facades, elaborate staircases, sumptuous residences such as the Royal Palace of Caserta, and astonishing art collections.