Naples is an extraordinary, chaotic and exciting city, one of the most ancient in Europe, whose contemporary urban fabric preserves the elements of its long and eventful history. With its centre, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site street pattern, its art, culture and gastronomy, Naples is a perfect place for your event.
I would suggest two hotels one close to the other, directly on the wonderful bay of Naples. The Grand Hotel Vesuvio is the only 5 Star Deluxe Hotel on the sea front, it has 160 rooms with 21 suites, 2 panoramic restaurants, fitness club with indoor pool and function rooms. Since 1882 the Grand Hotel Vesuvio has been the Neapolitan home for celebrities and travelers from all over the world.
The other one is Grand Hotel Santa Lucia, a hotel with an Art Nouveau flavor, built in 1900 by the celebrated architect Giovan Battista Comencini, facing the marina by the same name. Elegance, a sense of privacy and an ineffable style are the calling cards of the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia. It has 95 rooms and 6 elegant meeting rooms suitable for the requirements of any meeting situation up to 180 persons.
Talking about location for your gala dinner you could consider the hall Sixtus V at the complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore, one of the more interesting basilicas in Naples, a mix of various architectural styles. The majestic hall Sixtus V, formerly used as a refectory for the monks, with ceiling and walls almost entirely frescoed, is the perfect place for a fascinating event.
The Medieval Castle of Castellammare di Stabia stands on the hill surrounded by a lush park of olive trees, overlooking the Gulf of Naples with a wonderful view of Vesuvius. Twenty-five minutes from Naples, the Castle is the ideal place for exclusive gala events and receptions for up to 620 guests. The Castle offers its guests a wonderful room that can accommodate up to 500 seats at the table.
In Naples it’s a must considering a team bulding related to Neapolitan cuisine known all over the world for its pizza. Making real Neapolitan pizza involves the interaction of all participants of the team building who will be asked to make two types of pizza: pizza Margherita and one of their choice.
Another Neapolitan “must” is the music. The group is divided into teams who will be asked to interpret classics such as “O sole mio”, “Funiculì, funiculà” or “‘O surdato ‘nnammurato”.
For your sightseeing you cannot miss the historic centre of the city characterized by many churches, Baroque style palazzi of aristocratic families, antique residences and, of course, one of the most famous and impressive works of art in the world, the Veiled Christ, placed at the centre of the nave of the Sansevero Chapel.
Furthermore, a trip to Naples’s underworld could be an exciting experience: under the city, which stands on tufa, is a labyrinth of caves some 80 km long!
Greetings from Naples!
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