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Galleria Umberto I: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Rome: Pompeii and Naples Day Trip by High-Speed Train

1. From Rome: Pompeii and Naples Day Trip by High-Speed Train

Check-in at Termini Station and experience the comfort of some of Europe’s finest trains. In just over an hour, we arrive in Naples where you’ll meet your local guide and head to a shuttle bus that will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour exploring the details of this one-of-a-kind ancient city while uncovering moments of terror frozen in time, death postures, and ruins unchanged from almost two millennia ago. Stroll along the ancient streets where perfectly conserved ancient bakeries, shops, stalls, private and communal residences, public baths, and yes, even brothels remain! See plaster casts of the Pompeiians who were immortalized on that tragic day. Upon conclusion of the guided tour in Pompeii, we’ll visit a historic pizzeria serving some of the most authentic pizza Pompei has to offer (and remember, we’re in the birthplace of Italian pizza, so it’s a competitive market)! After lunch, we’ll make the short ride back to the heart of Naples for more exploring. Take in the breathtaking view of the Bay of Naples from Posillipo, where the famous saying “See Naples and die” will suddenly make perfect sense. While Vesuvius looms in the distance, take in one of the most naturally and artistically beautiful cities in the world from a stunning vantage point. As we descend closer to the historic center we’ll take in the magnificent seaside promenade and Castel dell’Ovo from the air-conditioned vehicle and then step out into the “living room” of Naples to view the breathtaking Piazza del Plebescito, the San Carlo Theatre, and of course, the Royal Palace (from outside). No trip to Naples is complete without sampling an authentic Neapolitan espresso and the mother-of-all Italian pastries: the sfogliatella. After enjoying a bit of free time to shop/explore, get a glimpse of the Quartieri Spagnoli (famous for its narrow alleys with clothes drying in the sun) and the Umberto I Gallery. After this brief but satisfying tour of Naples, we return to Rome with your heart (and belly) full, via comfortable high-speed train.

Naples: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour

2. Naples: City Monuments Guided Walking Tour

See the main highlights and wonderful hidden gems of the city of Naples on a guided walking tour. Stroll through the Piazza del Plebiscito, admire the Royal Palace, and explore the lively neighborhood of Quartieri Spagnoli. Meet near the neoclassical Piazza del Plebiscito. Stroll through this lively square which acts as a meeting point for local people. Admire the exterior of the Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola, the stunning Royal Palace of Naples, and the facade of San Carlo Opera House. As you explore the city on foot and take plenty of photos, your local guide will share local stories and the history behind these iconic Neapolitan monuments. Admire the Castel Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo) and its imposing Arch of Triumph. Walk through the Umberto I shopping gallery with its iconic domes and the glass-vaulted arcades. Stroll through the narrow and busy streets of the Quartieri Spagnoli area. Take in the sights and sounds of the laneways as you get a sense of local life. Discover various examples of street art, including those of legendary Argentinan footballer Diego Maradona, who is still worshipped by the locals. Next, head to Toledo Street, one of the main streets of the city center. See the Bank of Napoli, and the famous Toledo Metro Art Station, where your tour will end.

Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

3. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Palace of Naples and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola. Pass by the historical shopping gallery, Galleria Umberto I, and the iconic opera house, Teatro di San Carlo. Drive to Pompeii to learn about fascinating places like the Forum, the thermal baths and the House of the Vettii. Discover the Lupanar, burnt by volcanic ash and stones during the volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Take a break to relax over lunch, including pizza and a drink. Continue to Torre del Greco, passing through Vesuvius National Park. Walk to the top of the only still active volcano in continental Europe. Stroll around the crater at an elevation of nearly 1200 meters to see a panoramic view of the charming bay of Naples. Return to Naples where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Napoli: Walking Tour of Naples with Local Tour Guide

4. Napoli: Walking Tour of Naples with Local Tour Guide

Spend a few hours learning about the city of Naples from your guide. Visit famous sites like the Piazzo Plebiscito and the San Carlo Theatre, and learn about the city's traditions from a local. Start your tour from the Piazzo Municipio, where you will meet your guide and learn the itinerary for the tour. Walk through the streets of Napoli, admiring the colorful buildings and impressive architecture. Make stops in the city’s famous squares, the San Carlo Theatre, Toledo Street, and more. Stroll to the Spanish Quarters and travel down the narrow main street Spaccanapoli. In the historical center, your guide will tell you all about the food and drink of the area. Learn about street food like the pizza pocket or their espresso coffee and the special way the locals drink it. Throughout the tour you can ask your guide for tips and recommendations of places to visit or restaurants to dine in, to ensure you make the most of your time in Naples.

Naples: Diego Maradona Guided City Walking Tour

5. Naples: Diego Maradona Guided City Walking Tour

Explore the deep love of the Neapolitan people for Diego Maradona on a guided walking tour. Feel the ongoing admiration for ‘the King of Naples’ on every corner and street of the city with the help of your expert guide. Begin the tour from Piazza Plebiscito, then continue through Gallery Umberto I to reach the famous Spanish Quarters. See how the entire city testifies to the legacy of the “Pibe de Oro” (“Golden Boy”) who brought the joy of the first championship trophy to the city. Visit an open-air street art museum dedicated to Maradona, as well as two other must-see destinations for fans of Napoli’s number 10: Vico Lungo Gelso and Piazza Maradona in via Emanuele De Deo. Here, marvel at the most famous murals dedicated to this unanimous hero of the city. Admire a ceramic mosaic donated by two Italian-French artists and a stencil made by the Argentinian street artist San Spiga, created to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Napoli’s first championship. Next to this, view another full-length stencil showing Maradona dribbling. Continue your walk via Emanuele de Deo (Piazzetta Diego Armando Maradona) to admire the famous mural that has become a pilgrimage destination for supporters and fans of Maradona and Napoli. The tour will end here. 

Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

6. Naples: Full-Day City Tour with Pompeii and Sorrento

Get picked up from your accommodation, cruise terminal, or Naples Central Station in the morning and begin your tour. Start with 2 hours of sightseeing in a minibus with a small-group tour led by a professional guide. Make your first stop at the cathedral to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and Santa Restituta.  Drive to the Town Hall square and see the New Castle, built by the French family of Anjou. Continue on to the Posillipo area and stop at Saint Antonio's Church, where you can see the best view of the city and the bay. Return into the city center and Piazza del Plebiscito. See the front of the Royal Palace, the beautiful church of St. Francesco di Paola in its neoclassic style, the Umberto I Gallery, and the San Carlo Theater. Next, drive to Pompeii where your tour guide will show the most fascinating places like The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house, and “Lupanare”, burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D. After the visit, make a brief stop for lunch and depart toward Sorrento's coast. Along the way, admire the medieval castle from which the name of the famous town Castellammare di Stabia comes, the small and enchanting beaches of Vico Equense and Seiano, and typical Mediterranean greenery such as lemon and orange trees. Stop at the panoramic viewpoint in Meta di Sorrento to look up to the wonderful sight of the bay overlooking the sea. Stop in Sorrento for a brief visit to the town for about 1 hour. Your guide will show you the most renowned places walking through the enchanting narrow streets full of stores and little workshops. Continue to one of the most scenic places in Sorrento: the Villa Comunale, where you can admire the gulf views and see as far as Punta Campanella and Capri Island. Return to Naples at around 5:15 PM.

Naples: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

7. Naples: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the National Archaeological Museum, with its unique exhibits! Visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum that will leave you speechless with the art that has been enchanting for centuries, even the Monastery of San Domenico Maggiore with its stunning facade will dominate your tour. Snap a photo at the jaw-dropping complex of Santa Chiara in the center of town, and get lost in the Gesu' Nuovo, with its distinctive stone facade and ornate interior filled with religious art. Visit St. Nicholas the Charitable with its unique location and history. You will also pass by the Fountain of Neptune which, especially at night, will give you the impression that you are in a movie setting. Admire the Maschio Angioino, the stone casto/fortress that many would like to live there. See, walk, and relax at Galleria Umberto in the city center, while Piazza del Plebiscito will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. At the end of the tour, a story about the real Saint of Naples awaits you, don't miss it...

Naples historical centre with Undreground ruins guided tour

8. Naples historical centre with Undreground ruins guided tour

You will first be taken on a walking-tour by the certified tour guide to discover the monumental area, taking the historic and commercial street of Via Toledo. A famous Neapolitan shopping street close to the Spanish quarters and the Maradona mural, the sacred and profane altar of the Neapolitan football legend. Here we will visit the ancient Galleria Umberto I in Naples, the exterior of Castel Nuovo known as the 'Maschio Angioino', the San Carlo Theatre, the Royal Palace and the iconic Piazza del Plebiscito. The hub of the city as well as a meeting place for nationally renowned events and concerts. Then we will walking to the historic centre of Naples, the living and beating heart of the city. Descending from Via dei Tribunali and passing by the city's historic pizzerias, we will reach the San Gregorio Armeno street, "the street of nativity scenes", the art of nativity scenes that represents the handicrafts of the Neapolitan tradition best known throughout the world. Folklore, tradition and "cornicelli" will then continue on Spaccanapoli, the street that literally splits the city in two, visiting all the artistic complex of squares and churches. From 18th-century San Domenico Maggiore to medieval Santa Chiara. The guided tour will ends with the visit of the "Undreground Naples" of the San Lorenzo Maggiore Church monumental complex. The most ancient Naples undreground site where descending 10 meters it's visible the archaeological there are the remains of the ancient city of Neapolis: the agorà of the greek's age, first, and the civil and religious Forum of Roman's age, second. A spectacle to not lost.

From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

9. From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

This tour begins with a pick up in your hotel in Rome. A local and knowledgable guide to Naples will show you all the points of interest, and important and magical places to visit. Your first stops will take you on a walk to Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, the Bourbon King’s Square, and Piazza del Plebiscito. Here you can enjoy the view of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Passing through the Royal Palace of Naples, you will continue on your walk to the impressive Galleria Umberto and the Teatro di San Carlo. Stop at the famous Gambrinus café for a refreshment. Later, stroll along the Via Toledo and visit the interesting Spanish Quarter. The next stop is at Piazza del Gesù, where you can see the church Gesù Nuovo and its futuristic façade. Here you will find the entrance to the old town and the Spaccanapoli, the street that divides Naples. Continue to San Gregorio Armeno with its magic Christmas atmosphere, where you can visit the many craft shops that produce a mixture of Christian and modern nativity figures. On this tour you will also visit Piazza Bellini, now a popular meeting place for the locals and home to many interesting cafes, and pass through the old city gate Port’Alba to reach Piazza Dante. You will also visit the famous Sansevero Chapel or the Museum in Castel Nuovo. At this point in your tour, your expert guide will be happy to recommend a nice place to have lunch and recharge. After walking through Naples, you will be driven to the Amalfi Coast. Stroll through its quintessentially charming streets and admire the great view. Hotel drop off at the end of this tour.

Naples: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

10. Naples: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

”You see Naples,” said the German poet Wolfgang Goethe, “then you die.” But this isn’t supposed to sound ominous. Goethe was paraphrasing a local saying that suggests you can learn everything you need to live well by visiting this most Italian of cities, with its proud traditions, delicious food and seaside beauty under the timeless watch of Mount Vesuvius. And what about history? There’s been a lot of it here, from Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Byzantium to Goths, Saracen Pirates, Angevines, Aragonese, Bourbons and Napoleonic generals. I’ve spent time studying these episodes for my podcast, A History of Italy, and I’ll guide you through them today, while we walk. The tour starts in one of Italy's largest squares near the impressive Castel Nuovo. From there, we’ll make our way through the theatre district and the main shopping street where you can taste some Neapolitan delicacies. That’ll take us to the grand Piazza del Plebiscito where you’ll find the imposing Royal Palace of Naples and Naples Cathedral. We’ll end the tour with a stroll along the seaside, where there are views of the city stretching out towards Vesuvius. The tour ends at the ancient and oddly named “egg castle”, Castel dell'Ovo. Join me on this walk to some of the most important historical landmarks of old Naples. Along the way, you’ll discover why “That's Amore” as you fall in love with the city like so many others have before you.

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Bruna (our guide), very friendly and professional, made us understand the beauties of Naples, from the history to the monuments, but above all the real life of Naples, the people, the curiosities, the atmosphere of the historic center. Really good!

Congratulations to our guide Bruna, a trained professional, attentive to our needs. Her stories made us experience and learn about historical and folkloristic details of the true experience. Highly recommended.

The tour was incredibly informative and extremely well structured in terms of content. We were guided through the Maradona district in Naples with a lot of sympathy and charm.

Due to super good and local guide (thanks Marina) with a lot of useful and interesting information a great day. Also kids found everything very interesting and good to follow.

would highly recommend, everything went smoothly, guide was very knowledgeable, perfect day