Take a walk in the Historic Center of Naples with Raffaele Romano and Riccardo Bilotto, Archeologists and Official Tour Guides at GrandTourExperience.com. They share discoveries at Pompeii, wine secrets, their must-sees in Campania, Italy and beyond. You'll understand why Goethe said, "See Naples and Die."
YouTube recording with images and videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxroOqSCJI0&t=944s
Sources: Images courtesy of GrandTourExpereince.com, Google Maps, Creative Commons, Canva
Music: Jazz In Paris - Media Right Productions https://youtu.be/mNLJMTRvyj8
Links to topics below in Chapter Markers:
00:01 Series Season 2 Intro.
00:21 Episode Intro.
02:24 Naples Grand Tour Promotional Video
03:03. Meet Raffaele and Riccardo, Archeologists and Official Tour Guides based in Naples at www.grandtourexperience.com
YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/naplesgrandtour
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/grandtourexperiencecommunity
Instagram: @naplesgrandtour and @grand.tour.experience
04:30 How we met—Airbnb Online Experience
Making Spiced Wines https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1677563
05:40 Walking Tour at Historic Center of Naples— San Domenico Maggiore
06:17 History and Services of GrandTourExperience.com
09:58 Origin of European Grand Tours
11:02 “See Naples and Die.”
“In Naples we have the whole world—Greek Origins, Roman, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance.”
11:28 Riccardo on proverb: “When you come to Naples, you cry twice: once when you arrive, and once when you leave.”
11:56 Romantics in Italy—Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley; Dr. Frankenstein was from Naples. Bram Stocker’s Dracula’s tomb found there, too.
12:47 Must-Sees in Naples—Sansevero Chapel and Veiled Christ, Historic Center, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Achealogical Museum of Naples
13:42 Official guides are a must. They show you places you would never see otherwise. *As a solo traveler and educational tour group leader, I recommend you use guides for Naples.
14:00 Pizza born in Naples. Raffaele recommends Da Michele—where Eat, Pray, Love was filmed. http://www.damichele.net/
15:08 Pompeii —Recent Discoveries
17:10 Wines of Pompeii
22:20 Awards—Significance of archeological discoveries
24:56 Grand Tour Experience’s Commitment to Reforestation and Sustainability--Book a tour and they plant a tree.
25:48 Live advice
30:29 Episode links
31:01 Series Outro