Galleria Umberto I

Galleria Umberto I: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Diego Maradona Guided City Walking Tour

1. 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. 

Pompeii and Naples Day Trip from Rome

2. Pompeii and Naples Day Trip from Rome

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rome, and head along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea to get magnificent views of the Amalfi Coast en route to Pompeii. Take a guided tour of the archaeological site on arrival and see the remains of the food market, thermal baths and residences of the wealthy citizens. Learn about everyday life during the Roman Empire and marvel as history is brought to life before your eyes.  Continue to Naples to explore highlights such as the monuments of Via San Gregorio Armeno, Piazza San Domenico and Piazza del Gesù with its impressive Church of Gesù Nuovo and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Admire the Royal Palace and Church of San Francesco di Paola on Piazza Plebiscito. Look at the Galleria Umberto I on Via Toledo and continue to Piazza Municipio to appreciate the medieval Castel Nuovo. Taste an authentic sfogliatella (pastry) in a local bakery before the return trip to Rome.

Naples: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

3. Naples: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Naples at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Galleria Umberto, Quartieri Spagnoli, Duomo di San Gennaro and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Visit the Gallery of Salvatore Lodice. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Naples: Night Driving Tour with Local Pizza Dinner

4. Naples: Night Driving Tour with Local Pizza Dinner

Discover 3 areas of the city of Naples, the foremost city and cultural melting pot of South Italy. First, the driver will take you along the seaside passing onto Lungomare Caracciolo and Mergellina and up to Posillipo Hill. From here, take a snapshot of the most popular view of the city embracing the whole bay, Capri Island and Mount Vesuvius.  Then, driving back to the center, see the ancient Castel dell’ Ovo, the oldest standing stronghold in town which was built in the 12th century within the old fishing village of Borgo Marinari. Continue the tour towards the opulent monumental district enclosing Plebiscito square, Royal Palace, San Carlo Theater and Galleria Umberto I.  Here, have some time for a stroll on your own. Finally, enjoy a tasty pizza dinner including a soft drink at a local restaurant. After dinner, the driver will bring you back to the meeting point.

Naples: Street Food and Market Tour

5. Naples: Street Food and Market Tour

Let's meet and greet in piazza Dante. Get to know your tour guide and the other travelers before you all dive into a memorable experience off the beaten path. Explore the food market of Pignasecca with a local Neapolitan guide. You will be surrounded by scents, colors, and sounds. You will feel and taste real Naples. On this tour, you will try a selection of about 7-8 different traditional street foods: from crunchy veg and meat fritters to soft juicy cheese and cured meats. The fried pizza made by Madame Fernanda is an unmissable stop for foodies traveling to Naples. During the walk, we will give you insights into Neapolitans' daily life and unveil the secrets of the local cuisine. Surprises never end! This is the only walking tour in Naples that takes you into the hood to see the football "sanctuary" of Maradona, a real local idle for Neapolitans. We will take our time at this place to have a traditional local aperitive: beer and taralli! The exploration of the labyrinthic Quartieri Spagnoli is a proper day in the life experience. We will take our time to interact with people in the streets, to stop and admire elegant old buildings. You will be amazed by the creativity and beauty of the eclectic city of Naples! Tour ends with a mandatory bite and the most delicious (and unknown) local dessert! Surprise!

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.

Sorrento: Guided Naples Street Food Experience

7. Sorrento: Guided Naples Street Food Experience

Departing from Sorrento, you'll enjoy great views as you approach the "city of a thousand colors". Stroll past the Royal Palace and on towards the church of San Francesco di Paola in Piazza del Plebiscito, before wandering through the lavish Galleria Umberto I and past Europe's oldest opera house en route to the loud and proud Pignasecca street market. Next, it will be time to traverse Spaccanapoli. As well as churches and peeling palaces to admire, there will be a chance to chew on a "Cuoppo di frittura" a cone of fried finger food, and to try a famous Neapolitan "pizza a portofoglio". Looking for something sweet, you will move on for a sfogliatelle and babà. There will also be a chance to visit the otherworldly Via Toledo Metro Station, before you finally stop off for a limoncello factory for your final tasting.

Naples: Private Tour by Classic Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

8. Naples: Private Tour by Classic Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

Discover the historic buildings of Naples from the seat of a vintage Fiat 500 or 600, guided by a knowledgeable guide. The 5-hour tour explores the city’s historic center and Posillipo hill, source of inspiration for the paintings of the 19th-century school of Posillipo. Drive to the lively cobblestoned Spaccanapoli, the main promenade of the city leading to many of its most significant landmarks. Go to Gesù Square, site of the 15th-century Gesù Nuovo church, and enter the Santa Chiara Church. Continue to via San Gregorio Armeno, the "Christmas Alley". Your next stop will be Piazza Gaetano, named after one of the city’s 54 saints. Visit the famous Veiled Christ inside Sansevero Chapel (closed on Tuesdays) and the macabre Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (closed on Sundays), guarded by 3 bronze skulls (entry tickets for these sites are not included.) Admire the looming castle of Piazza del Municipio, and the entrance to the former public shooting gallery of the Galleria Umberto I. Continue to Piazza Municipio to marvel at the Castel Nuovo. See the facade of the oldest continuously active venue for public opera performances in Europe, at the Teatro di San Carlo in Piazza del Plebiscito. The east side of the piazza is home to the Royal Palace, while the west side hosts the Church of San Francesco di Paola (entrance), styled like the Pantheon in Rome. Visit Galleria Umberto I. Go to the port to see the Borgo Marinari and Norman fort of the Castel Dell'Ovo, before driving to the waterside Posillipo neighborhood. End at the entrance of the Parco Virgiliano, named after the Roman poet Virgil, thought to be entombed nearby.

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.

Classic Naples: Vespa Private Tour

10. Classic Naples: Vespa Private Tour

Discover Naples from the seat of a vintage Vespa in the company of a friendly and experienced guide. Naples boasts the largest UNESCO-protected historic center in Europe, and on this 4-hour tour you will see many of the most emblematic monuments, navigating streets that larger vehicles can’t access. Discover vibrant areas, such as the narrow streets of Spaccanapoli and Via dei Tribunali. Admire the facade of Gesù Nuovo, enter the Church of Santa Chiara, and walk through the San Gregorio Armeno (the Christmas Alley). Visit the famous Veiled Christ inside Sansevero Chapel (closed on Tuesdays) and the macabre Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (closed on Sundays), guarded by 3 bronze skulls (entry tickets for these sites are not included). Admire the looming castle of Piazza del Municipio, and the entrance to the former public shooting gallery of the Galleria Umberto I. After the historic center and main monuments of the city, enjoy the famous breathtaking views from Posillipo Hill, and have a relaxing walk into Virgiliano Park where you can admire the best panorama of the Bay of Naples. Authorized tourist guides have all been carefully selected. They will lead you along the chosen route on comfortable vintage Vespas, selected from among the most exclusive that Piaggio ever produced.

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What people are saying about Galleria Umberto I

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We did the tour in reverse order because of where we are staying (centro storico), but we found that to be a fantastic way to understand the city’s history and development, moving outward from the historic center to the newer area. Our guide was knowledgeable not only about Napoli, but has traveled extensively and lived in several other countries as well, so his perspective was wonderful. He was honest about the city’s downsides but was clearly passionate about Napoli’s rich history, architectural beauty, and the multitude of dualities the city expresses. We learned so much from our guide, and we came away with a much better understanding of and appreciation for this amazing city.

Roberto gave my fiancé and I the best tour! A lot of attention was used to ensure we had a very authentic experience from a local. His English is very good and he uses humour to make the experience very enjoyable. He doesn’t rush and answers all questions.

Разходката беше добре подредена. Серина беше изключително любезна, информативна и лъчезарна. Почерпи ни със сладолед и ни заведе на място, от където да купим сувенири. Упъти ни как да се приберем най-лесно. Благодарим за това!

A lot of waking but every informative, Rafial was outstanding

Very good trip , the visit in Pompeii was excellent .