10. From Rome: Naples Day Trip by Train & Maradona Walking Tour
Board a high-speed train from Rome and hit the streets of Naples with a local guide for a unique chance to walk through the city. Discover the places that symbolize the eternal bond between Maradona and the city of Naples. Your walking tour starts at Piazza Plebiscito, and then continues through the Gallery Umberto I, reaching the famous Spanish Quarters. Every corner, every street, and every glimpse of this city will testify to the deep love of Naples and its people for Maradona. Well-known for his infamous 'hand of God' goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals, Diego Armando Maradona is both loved and loathed around the world. One of the greatest players of his generation, the Argentinian was never far from the headlines. On July 5, 1984, the great man arrived in Naples to great fanfare, and would soon become the 'King of Naples'. He brought optimism and unbridled joy to a city that felt oppressed by the north and is credited with bringing Naples back to life. He was unanimously considered a hero, the one who brought the first championship trophy to the city and the name of Naples to the world's attention. Everywhere you went, it was Diego-mania. The entire city of Naples testifies to the passage of the "Pibe de Oro". Maradona can be seen everywhere in Naples. His face adorns murals on the city walls, the fireworks called Maradona's balloon, gadgets and souvenirs, cakes with his face, and even on statuettes of the Neapolitan nativity scene. On your walking tour, visit two of the must-see destinations for any fan of Napoli’s number 10 - Vico Lungo Gelso and Emanuele de Deo (Piazza Maradona). Admire the famous mural dedicated to the champion that has become a pilgrimage for supporters and fans from around the world. Depending on the day, enjoy free time before or after your walking tour to explore Naples further. On Sunday and Monday, the tour is in the morning, and on Friday and Saturday, it’s in the afternoon. Maybe treat yourself to some famous Neapolitan pizza or indulge in a glass of Limoncello. Sit back and relax as you return to Rome the way you arrived, by high-speed train.