For tourists arriving in Naples from May to October, it is possible to take a mini-cruise in the Gulf of Naples, on board the Bateau Mouche, a boat with a guide and a photographer on board. There is no better way to visit Naples until Posillipo hill and favor a more direct approach to the landscape, archaeological and historical beauties of the city, and make up the panorama. This walk will make you discover the history of Mergellina through the memories of Virgil, who is buried in Naples, and Iacopo Sannazzaro, of which still remains the tower where his house was.
From the ship it is possible to admire the most beautiful villas of Naples: Palazzo Donn'Anna, the Villa Doria, which is currently the seat of the Partenope University, the Villa De Mellis , the Villa Rosebery, donated to Vittorio Emanuele III, today seat of the current President of the Republic. We then observe Villa Volpicelli, the famous location of the Neapolitan soap "a place in the sun" the bay of Trentaremi, which overlooks the Virgilian park, Marechiaro and Gaiola, today a nature reserve.
The boat will touch Nisida, then it will point towards the Castel dell'ovo, linked to the siren Partenope and built on the remains of the volcano of saint lucia. In the background Capri, the Sorrento peninsula, the Vesuvius, the most famous volcano, sung and celebrated by our literary tradition.
The mini-cruise departs from the Alilauro jetty of Mergellina
Departures and times are visible on the site www.alilauro.it