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

1. 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 Tour with Local Guide

2. Naples: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Experience the flavors of Naples on a guided street food tour. Follow your guide through the winding streets of the historic center and savor delicious local specialties. Visit a limoncello factory and enjoy a gelato. Meet your guide in Piazza Bellini to start your journey into the flavors of Neapolitan cuisine. Follow your guide down 2 of the main streets of the historical center, telling you the legends and stories of one of the city. Enjoy the taste of pizza a portafoglio and the unique pizza fritta.  Try frittate di pasta and arancini. Stop in Piazza del Gesù before sampling taralli and some delicious babà and sfogliatelle – dishes that originated in Naples. Pass by the Santa Chiara Church - made famous all around the world by Anne Radcliffe in her gothic novel The Italian - piazza Bellini and the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella.  Enjoy the taste of the fresh mozzarella, served in the salumeria - a small shop of typical products, where you will be captured by the smell of the fresh cheese, ham, salami, mortadella and more! Sip a limoncello shot while visiting a limoncello factory and choose to end your tour with a gelato. You will enjoy this tour bite by bite.

Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

3. 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: The Path of the Immortals Treasure Hunt Walking Tour

4. 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.

Naples: Veiled Christ and Historical Center Guided Tour

5. 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. 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. The next leg of your adventure 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.

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii with skip the line

6. 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: The Spanish Quarters, Street Art and Local Market

7. 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.

From Naples: Naples Culture & Street Food Experience

8. From Naples: Naples Culture & Street Food Experience

Vedi Napoli e poi muori” that’s maybe one of the most famous quotes regarding this amazing town.. beloved town of artists, poets, musicians, Naples has so much to live for... You can' t miss a visit discovering its history and traditional cuisine! With a dedicated guide you could dispel any curiosity, discover mysteries and places off the beaten track... and of course taste the delicious and traditional street food ! Your guided tour of the historical city center starts from here: The Cathedral of Naples It is named "cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta '' but everyone knows it as the "Duomo of San Gennaro '' since it is dedicated to the patron saint San Gennaro. Explore Via Dei Tribunali and you'll be completely immersed in one of the most colorful and unique Naples's atmospheres! Here you'll taste the famous Tarallo Napoletano (a spicy salted cookie), and choose your favorite flavor; reach the San Gregorio Armeno alley also called in Italian "la strada dei presepi", one of the most amazing attractions in Naples. You can admire numerous shops with creative nativity scenes and figurines in all variations. Valk along Spaccanapoli; the straight and narrow street that traverses the old, historic center of the city of Naples, that seems to divide the city in two. Time for another tasting... Reach Piazza del Gesu Nuovo; one of Naples' most beautiful squares. It hosts the Church of the Gesu Nuovo with its unsightly façade and the Guglia dell' Immacolata; a wild pinnacle that melts roccoco and gothic art. Walk till the the Teatro San Carlo, the oldest opera house in the world still working. Explore Piazza del Plebiscito, one of the most beautiful squares of Italy. It is a noble semicircular square built on the model of the Pantheon in Rome and it is embraced by a neoclassical colonnade. The two equestrian statues located in front of the church, represent Ferdinand I of Bourbon and Charles III of Bourbon and they are a masterpiece of Antonio Canova. Last stop will be Via Toledo, which has always been considered the most important avenue of Naples and it connects the area of the decumani to Piazza del Plebiscito. ...time for a pizza ! The Piazza Portafoglio, is a pizza folded on itslef (for this reason, wallet that is portafoglio in italian)... Last but not least... time for dessert... sfogliatella or baba or and a delicious espresso

Walking-tour of Naples hystorical Centre

9. Walking-tour of Naples hystorical Centre

Ours will be a journey through the main attractions of the historic centre of Naples, a Unesco heritage site since 1995. Greek, Roman, French, Austrian, Spanish and finally Italian Naples all concentrated in the few square kilometres of the centre, a unique mix of cultures for more than 2,000 years. During our visit we will discuss the history, legends, folklore and monuments of one of Italy's most fascinating cities. We will start from Piazza Dante where we will admire the 'Convitto Nazionale' designed by the famous architect Vanvitelli and then, entering the historical centre from the 'Port'Alba', we will pass by the oldest pizzeria in the city and then arrive at Piazza Bellini, where the ancient Greek walls of the city of Neapolis are still visible today! We will continue our tour towards via Tribunali, telling about the famous statue of 'Pulcinella' and the so-called 'church of the souls in purgatory', which hides a mysterious crypt. We will then move on to Via San Gregorio Armeno, famous for the nativity scenes made by the local artisans' workshops, and end our tour by visiting one of the most emblematic basilicas of Naples, Santa Chiara, a perfect example of the Gothic style of southern Italy, and the Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, with the impressive façade of the church of the same name built by the Jesuits in the 15th century.

Naples: Walking Guided Tour of the City Must-see SItes

10. Naples: Walking Guided Tour of the City Must-see SItes

Explore the captivating charm of Naples, a city that effortlessly captivates every visitor. Our small group tour ensures an immersive experience, allowing you to soak in the unique atmosphere and witness the city's main highlights. Your local guide will lead you through the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city center, offering insights into key landmarks such as the revered Duomo of Naples, known for the miraculous melting of San Gennaro's blood. Wander through the vibrant, picturesque streets, delving into the city's rich history, culture, and architectural marvels. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the magnificent Baroque church of Saint Patrizia, the Gothic church of Saint Chiara, and the Gesù Nuovo. Gain profound insights into Naples' history as you traverse the ancient Greek-Roman 'Decumans', the historic wide streets spanning the city. Discover the famed street of nativity scenes, San Gregorio Armeno, steeped in tradition and artistry. This guided small group tour promises an enriching exploration of Naples' finest art and architecture, providing an unforgettable journey through the city's cultural tapestry.

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Fantastic tour! Due to train strikes we didn’t make it to Naples on time. Our emails were not received but Martina reached out to us on WhatsApp just before we were due to start the tour and we managed to convey that we wouldn't make it. She kindly agreed to rebook us for the next day! Thank you Martina! Our guide Mario was very knowledgeable and we felt we learnt a lot about the food we were trying. Also plenty of extra about Naples history as a whole. Definitely worth every penny!

AMAZING street food tour 😍 If you're a foodie, this is definitely your jam! The food of course is amazing and you'll be full by the end, won't need to go out for another meal afterwards. Our tour guide Mario was incredible. Very personable and informative. Made us laugh and enjoy our time. Money well spent!

Mario was wonderful: bright, funny, well spoken. Food was terrific. It was a tremendous introduction to the city. Highly recommend.

The guide, Francesco Longobardi was really good, thorough and passionate in explaining the activity. Thank you

One of the best tours i’ve been on, and the highlight of my trip to Naples. Thank you!