Travel independently to the San Martino Charterhouse and Museum on Vomero hill above Naples. Use your skip-the-line ticket for priority access and explore the monastery’s cloisters, church, chapels, and museum at leisure.
Established in the 14th century, this one-time Carthusian monastery boasts two of Italy’s most beautiful cloisters. Take a stroll around the sublime Procurators’ Cloister and Great Cloister, the latter home to a monks’ cemetery complete with human skulls set on the balustrades.
Visit the church to see the exquisite ceiling frescoes by Giovanni Lanfranco, and admire the Chapel of the New Treasury, crowned by an 18th-century mural of the Triumph of Judith by Luca Giordano. View other highlights including the Maddalena Chapel, Conversi Choir and sacristy, and explore other rooms graced by works by Caracciolo, Finoglia, Reni, and Stanzione.
Head inside the San Martino Museum to chart the history of the Naples region. Admire the paintings, artifacts and maritime exhibits, and view the famous Neopolitan nativity scenes, including the colossal Cuciniello’s Crib (Presepe Cuciniello).
Perhaps finish with stroll around the delightful terraced garden, taking in the spectacular views over the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Your experience concludes when you leave the complex.