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Piazza del Gesù Nuovo

Piazza del Gesù Nuovo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Downtown, Veiled Christ & Cloister of St Clare Entry

Naples: Downtown, Veiled Christ & Cloister of St Clare Entry

Your journey through downtown Naples begins in the iconic Piazza del Gesù, a bustling square that serves as a gateway to the city's historic center. From this vibrant starting point, your guide will lead you to the tranquil Chiostro di Santa Chiara. Here, amidst ornate majolica tiles and lush gardens, you'll experience a serene contrast to the city's lively streets. After soaking in the peaceful atmosphere of the cloister, the tour continues along the lively Spaccanapoli street. This narrow thoroughfare, which slices through old Naples, is lined with an array of shops, restaurants, and picturesque alleys, each offering a unique insight into Neapolitan life and culture. As you explore Spaccanapoli, marvel at the architectural splendor of San Domenico Maggiore church, a testament to Naples' rich and diverse historical influences. The highlight of your walk is the visit to the Chapel of San Severo, home to the stunning Veiled Christ sculpture. This marble masterpiece captivates with its detailed artistry, symbolizing the artistic heritage of Naples. The tour also leads you to Piazza Nilo, where you'll see the famous statue of the God of the Nile River, and Piazza San Gaetano, surrounded by significant churches like San Lorenzo and San Paolo Maggiore. Each site contributes to the story of Naples, weaving a tapestry of history, architecture, and spirituality. Concluding your exploration, you'll visit the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro, the epicenter of Neapolitan faith. The cathedral is not only an architectural marvel but also a spiritual beacon, housing the preserved blood of St. Gennaro, the city's patron saint. This guided walking tour of Naples offers a comprehensive experience, blending the tranquility of Chiostro di Santa Chiara with the vibrancy of Naples' streets and the rich tapestry of its historical and religious landmarks.

Naples: Street Food Walking Tour with Local Guide

Naples: Street Food Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience the flavors of Naples on a guided street food walking tour. Join your guide through the winding streets of the historic center and savor delicious local specialties. Visit a limoncello factory, taste delicious pizza fritta, and enjoy some gelato. Meet your guide in Piazza Bellini to start your journey into the flavors of Neapolitan cuisine. Walk with your guide down 2 of the main streets of the historical center, and hear about the legends of the city. Enjoy your first tastings with some pizza a portafoglio and pizza fritta.  Tryfrittate di pasta and arancini. Stop in Piazza del Gesù before sampling some taralli, babà, and sfogliatelle, all original Neapolitan dishes. Pass by some notable landmarks including the Santa Chiara Church and the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella. Then, enjoy the taste of the fresh mozzarella, served in a salumeria - a small shop of typical products of fresh cheese, ham, salami, and mortadella. Visit a limoncello factory and try a shot of authentic limoncello. Finally, enjoy a delicious gelato to finish your culinary adventure.

Naples: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

Naples: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

Discover the flavors of Naples, the birthplace of many delicious dishes, such as the pizza Margherita, on this walking street food tasting tour. Your expert and food connoisseur guide will lead you through the Decumani and the colorful, picturesque alleyways of the city center, showing you the historic sites and the traditional eateries. Learn about the legends and the recipes of the Neapolitan culinary heritage and sample some world famous specialties: meatballs, "baccalà" fish, “Babà”, gelato and more. You will see many monuments and landmarks, the ruins of the ancient Greek settlement, San Gregorio Armeno and the Church of Jesus, reach the Old city and listen to fascinating stories and curiosities. Stop in an authentic local market, taste some delicious local products, such as mozzarella and freshly made fried pizza, and learn about the history of the city. Our guide will share with you insights that only a local can tell you, with interesting commentaries and descriptions of Naples and its people. This 2.5 hours tour will be the perfect opportunity to get to know Naples food and art.

Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Admire the mix of Italian and Greek influences as you see the highlights in Naples on this bike tour. Ride through the historic center and experience the Greek influence as you ride down the streets Via dei Tribunali and Anticaglia. Start by riding down the Naples Promenade. Enjoy views of the sea with Vesuvius looming in the background. Pass by the seafront castle of Castel dell’ Ovo. Ride past seaside cafes and shops as you go through Borgo Marinari. Go east on Via Caracciolo street until you reach the stately Piazza del Plebiscito square where you can see the Royal Palace and the church of San Francesco di Paola. Turn onto the bustling commercial street Via Toledo where you can reach the squares Piazza Carità and Piazza del Gesù. Continue to the ancient Greek heart of Naples in the Decumani district. Experience the Greek layout as you ride down narrow streets in this historic center. Peddle down Via dei Tribunali and Anticaglia to see the dozens of ancient churches and some charming squares.

Naples: Veiled Christ and Historical Center Guided Tour

Naples: Veiled Christ and Historical Center Guided Tour

Embark on an enriching walking tour through the historical heart of Naples, led by an expert guide who will enhance your experience with their insights. Benefit from the convenience of pre-reserved tickets as you delve into the city's captivating past and artistic treasures. Commence your guided exploration at the renowned landmark of Naples, where you will first visit the Sansevero Chapel. Be captivated by the intricate artistry showcased in the renowned Veiled Christ sculpture, a masterpiece that serves as a testament to the profound creativity of the Baroque era. Within this sacred space, you will also encounter an array of other masterpieces that pay homage to the authentic spirit of Baroque craftsmanship. Embark on a captivating journey through the charming streets of downtown Naples, immersing yourself in the age-old ambiance of this ancient city. As you traverse the narrow thoroughfares, catch a glimpse of the bell tower of Pietra Santa and wander along the historic Via dei Tribunali. See how the vibrant essence of "Old Naples" comes alive along the enchanting Spaccanapoli, a meandering street lined with vibrant shops, quaint eateries, and picturesque alleyways. Immerse yourself in the genuine energy of Naples, gaining a firsthand taste of local life. Continue on the next leg of your adventure that leads you to the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, an architectural gem that was held in high-esteem by the Kings of Aragon. Appreciate the splendid design as you learn about its historical significance. Your exploration continues with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Chiara, where you’ll be able to see the beautiful medieval tombs of Robert of Anjou, Charles - Duke of Calabria, and his wife Marie of Valois. Marvel at their unique sculpted decorations, and learn about the history of the Bourbon dynasty by visiting their chapel. Venture onward to Gesù Nuovo, an awe-inspiring square graced by a magnificent marble statue of Jesus at its heart, showcasing the exquisite artistry of the Baroque era. Pause to take in the allure of Piazza Bellini, where remnants of ancient Greek walls stand as a testament to the city's rich history. Meander along the narrow alleys that wind through the ancient city, each step offering a glimpse into Naples' storied past. Conclude your journey at the Cathedral of San Gennaro, the illustrious Duomo of Naples, and admire its remarkable façade. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, enter the cathedral to uncover the narrative behind this sacred site, which safeguards the miraculous holy blood of San Gennaro—a poignant symbol of faith and devotion.

Naples: The Path of the Immortals Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

Naples: The Path of the Immortals Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

This immersive experience takes players on a real-life adventure through the city to uncover a mystery from history. With custom-made props, treasure maps, and locked boxes, this is no ordinary treasure hunt – it’s a journey back in time. In this game, decipher clues and solve escape-room-like puzzles to discover the legendary empty graves of Napoli. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure through Naples' winding streets and majestic piazzas. In an hour and a half you will discover the best and most mysterious stories that this city has to offer.

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii with skip the line

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii with skip the line

Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more. 

Naples Walking Tour: Old Town and Spaccanapoli

Naples Walking Tour: Old Town and Spaccanapoli

Meet your guide on Piazza Dante and start your tour through the ancient streets of Neapolis. We will take you back to Greek and Roman times through the cheerful alleys of ancient Naples. You will walk along its ancient Greek streets and admire countless churches. Observe the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society and a mixture of Pagan and Christian icons that can be seen in the San Gregorio Armeno market. Here, you can also explore several artisan shops. Discover why Naples boasts varying architectural styles. In this city, see not only the Greek and Roman area but also the medieval and Baroque areas. Moreover, you will have the possibility to see how the “Neapolitan” culture is expressed in the typical local food as well as in the narrow streets full of players and dancers that will color your walk with unbelievable effects. Highlights of the tour are: Piazza Dante, Port’Alba, Piazza Bellini, Via dei Tribunali, Duomo, Spaccanapoli, San Gregorio Armeno, Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo.

Naples: The Spanish Quarters, Street Art and Local Market

Naples: The Spanish Quarters, Street Art and Local Market

Meet the local guide outside Gran Caffè Gambrinus, the most elegant and renowned literary café in Naples and embark on a 2-hour guided tour of the city's narrow and winding streets. Admire the monumental area of Naples : the San Carlo Theatre, the Galleria Umberto, and the Piazza Plebiscito framed in the background by the Royal Palace. Enter the bustling Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Quarter), the most densely populated and characteristic part of the city. Look up the hill at its grid of alleys and stairs and take in the street art and hanging linins decorating the balconies. Stroll thourgh the footsteps of Maradona and visit the world's most famous murals of the Champion and idol of all Neapolitans. Next, visit Pignasecca, a colorful local market buzzing with food and clothing shops. Take in the sights and smells of the market and try some typical Neopolitan street food along the way. Finish your tour on Spaccanapoli , the most picturesque and animated decumanus of old town . Admire the Church of Gesù Nuovo, the Obelisk of the Immaculate Conception, and the Basilica of Santa Chiara.

Naples: City Center Walking Tour with Underground Entry

Naples: City Center Walking Tour with Underground Entry

A walk in the historic centre through alleys and streets, stories and experiences, flavours and traditions. A 'full immersion' in the Neapolitan city where every step is an encounter and knowledge, revealing an extraordinary multicultural Naples readable through the places 'above and below'. In fact, the historic centre is not only made up of historic palaces, enchanting squares, votive spires, churches with surprising monasteries, but also of artisan workshops, the famous S. Gregorio Armeno with its nativity scenes, street artists and atmospheres that change at every corner. It will be surprising to descend 121 steps and find the other face of the city, the Underground city with the Naples Underground tour.

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We really enjoyed taking this tour with our guide, Antonella. She shared a lot about the history and culture of Naples during our tour. As a native of Naples, she was of course very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions thoroughly. Our favorite part of the tour were the amazing sculptures at the Sanservo Chapel, the Veiled Christ in particular. I would highly recommend this tour, and especially our great tour guide Antonella.

We had a very interesting and tasty street food tour with Daniela this evening. The tour was optimal in length and the food was well chosen. The tour guide was on time, spoke English very well and was easy to understand. The price-performance ratio is also good, as is the uncomplicated booking via Get Your Guide.

This tour was amazing and so far my favorite part of the trip! My family and I were introduced to many new foods and definitely left the tour with full stomachs. Daniella was our guide, and she was super fun and full of energy! If you have time in Napoli, this tour is a must!

Our guide, Daniella, was great! Full of energy, information and, of course, food! Highly recommend!

Excellent food tour and Isabella was an awesome guide!