Naples Vintage - Old beetle ‘74
up to 2 people
4 Hours Tour

The tour we offer is a real journey to discover the beautiful Naples, to taste a little the flavors of this land to get on the fabulous views and dive into the past with a car that made the history of the 60/70 – Old Beetle convertible.
Let’s start with a coffee and a sfogliatella in the main square of the city Piazza del Plebiscito, at the Bar Gambrinus

The Caffè Gambrinus – is a historic, private cafe or coffeehouse in Central Naples, Italy on Piazza Trieste e Trento.
It is located in the rear of the Palazzo della Prefettura, which lies in front and to side of the Royal Palace of Naples, both of which face the Piazza del Plebiscito.
The name Gambrinus is a legendary somewhat tipsy figure of joviality, and his name is used for various brands and many establishments.
The coffeehouse was founded in 1860 by Vincenzo Apuzzo.
The tour continues through the caracciolo promenade that runs along the sea and a complete view of the Gulf of Naples.
It is a mainly Panoramic tour, continuing along via Orazio where we will reach the famous Balcony of Naples, which is located on the historic church of Sant’antonio a Posillipo.
From here you can admire the beauty of the Naples city with Vesuvius behind, the castel dell’ovo in the middle and the bay that extends to Punta Campanella – Sorrento

Naples city – The earliest urban settlement, possibly Phoenician, was founded on the Parthenope hill (supposedly where the body of the Siren washed ashore after her rejection by Odysseus); this settlement was conquered by Greek colonists from Rhodes around the 10th century BC.
Other Greek colonists, perhaps from Cumae, founded the nearby settlement of Neapolis or “new city” in about 600 BC.
Much of the area of interest to tourists still centers on the site of the Greek and Roman city, on the hills of Capodimonte and Vomero overlooking it, and on the area along the waterfront from the “New” Castle to Capo Posillipo.
The food is some of the best in Italy and also some of the most familiar to many of us.
Pizza was invented in Naples, and it’s the best in the world.
The wine, though not as well known as that of other regions, is good and getting better.
The coffee is the best in Italy.
The street life alone is worth the trip.
The saying (often attributed to Goethe) goes “See Naples and Die”.

Continue driving through the streets of Posillipo to reach the most distant point-Capoposillipo.
From here you can admire the gulf of Pozzuoli, Bacoli, Monte di Procida and the two Neapolitan volcanic islands – Ischia and Procida.

Continue driving to reach the small village of Sophia Loren – Pozzuoli,where the small town was built mainly on the sea we will arrive at the Panoramic point just attached to the church San Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples who was beheaded at that point of the town.

Pozzuoli – began as the Greek colony of Dicaearchia (Greek: Δικαιαρχία).
The Roman colony was established in 194 BC, and took the name Puteoli which it has his roots from ‘puteus’, meaning well (also used by sibyls to predict the future) and ‘osco fistulus’ (cave).
An alternative etymology of Puteoli from the Latin puteo (to stink), referring to the sulfuric smell in the area, most notably from Solfatara.
This is because Pozzuoli lies in the center of the Campi Flegrei, a volcanic caldera.

The tour continues crossing Pozzuoli to reach the last panoramic point where the mysterious lake of the underworld is located.

Lake Avernus (Italian: Lago d’Averno) is a volcanic crater lake located in the Avernus crater in the Campania region of southern Italy, around 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of Pozzuoli.
It is near the volcanic field known as the Phlegraean Fields (Campi Flegrei) and comprises part of the wider Campanian volcanic arc.
The lake is roughly circular, measuring 2 km (1.2 mi) in circumference and 60 m (213 ft) deep.
Avernus was of major importance to the Romans, who considered it to be the entrance to Hades.
Roman writers often used the name as a synonym for the underworld.
In Virgil’s Aeneid, Aeneas descends to the underworld through a cave near the lake.
In Hyginus’ Fabulae, Odysseus also goes to the lower world from this spot, where he meets Elpenor, his comrade who went missing at Circe’s place.
Despite the alleged dangers of the lake, the Romans were happy to settle its shores, on which villas and vineyards were established.
The lake’s personification, the deus Avernus, was worshiped in lakeside temples. A large bathhouse was built on the eastern shore of the lake.

On returning to Naples you can return to the starting point or if you prefer we can leave you in a central area where you can continue your walking tour.

The tour is for 4 hours, obviously if you want to extend the tour and spend more time with us, for a lunch in a local place or anything else do not hesitate to ask.

Tour order may be reversed but all sites will be visited.

Our Rates

Include: Trasportation in a Old Beetle convertible, English or Spanish speaking driver, Highway tolls, car fuel and Parking.

Exclude: Entrance tickets, lunch and any eventual extras and gratuities. Archeological sites free for children under 18.

Every itinerary can be modified to fit any special need or request.

ALL TOURS WILL OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.