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Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Naples is a mixture of colors and perfumes, be enchanted by the warmth of its people and the sounds of daily life. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples in two perfect halves with shops, restaurants and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore square with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo featuring the statue Cristo Velato by Giuseppe Sanmartino. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo and San Paolo Maggiore. The baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro dates back to the 13th century and is at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved. It becomes liquid during the so-called Miracle of St. Gennaro.

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Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

2. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Start your tour at the entrance to the Cathedral of Naples. Discover a prime example of Neapolitan Gothic and Baroque architecture, which houses the relic of the Blood of San Gennaro, the patron saint of the city.  Explore some of the oldest streets of Naples and make your way to the archaeological area of Carminiello and Mannesi. Learn about the ancient ruins discovered in the area after a bombing raid in 1943. Continue to the basilica church of San Giorgio Maggiore, which has a history dating back to the 4th century AD. See evidence of its early-Christian origins, such as the ancient apse that later became the entrance of the current church.  Make your way along Via San Biagio Dei Librai, colloquially known as "Spaccanapoli." Take in the scents, colors, and sounds of the long narrow street that runs through the heart of the historic center of Naples. On Via San Gregorio Armeno, the historic site of the craft workshops of the city, enjoy a short coffee break in one of the most famous bars in the area. See a lock of hair of Diego Maradona, an icon of Napoli's football team. Next, see the Nile God Statue located in Piazza Nilo, which is dated from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. Arrive at the scenic Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, named after the Dominican Basilica that surrounds it. Discover one of the most beautiful and largest churches in Naples, which remains a reference point for the chronological, political, and artistic history of the city. Last stop will be at Sansevero Chapel, which houses one of the most remarkable sculptures in the world, the Veiled Christ. Admire the stunning intricate detail of this marble sculpture created by Giussepe Sanmartino in 1753 to finish your tour of Naples.

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Naples: Origins, Cults, and Legends Historical Tour

3. Naples: Origins, Cults, and Legends Historical Tour

Do not miss a walk through the historic center of Naples with an expert archeologist guide. Start the tour from Piazza Bellini right in the heart of Naples and see the most remarkable historical and artistic spots in the city, with a particular focus on uncommon locations off the beaten track. Stroll through the Greek and Roman layers of Naples while listening to your expert guide detailing the history, culture, cults, fun stories, and facts. Walk through the ancient streets of the Decumani and Spaccanapoli, with stops at beautiful Gothic and Baroque churches and cathedrals.   Pass the unique nativity scenes in the artisan quarter of San Grergorio Armeno and see the exclusive Banksy mural as well as tons of street art along the way. Discover the Neapolitan Cult of the Dead church. Enjoy a stop for coffee in a bar with a shrine to footballer Diego Maradona to talk about Neapolitan culture. Your guide will also have some excellent suggestions on local food spots and where you can spend your evening.

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Naples: The Spanish Quarter and Local Market Guided Tour

4. Naples: The Spanish Quarter and Local Market Guided Tour

Meet the local guide in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, the real heart of historic Naples, and embark on a 3-hour guided tour of the city's narrow and winding streets. Admire the Church of Gesù Nuovo, the Obelisk of the Immaculate Conception, and the Basilica of Santa Chiara while learning about their history. 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. 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. Finish in the monumental area of Naples and admire the elegant Caffè Gambrinus, the San Carlo Theatre, the Galleria Umberto, and the Piazza Plebiscito framed in the background by the Royal Palace.

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Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

5. Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Start from the ancient street of Spaccanapoli located in the heart of the historic city of Naples to reach Piazza del Municipio where the castle Maschio Angioino is located and then head to Piazza Plebiscito with its royal palace and San Carlo theater. Proceed to the promenade along the cycle path where you will stop at the ancient village of Marinaro which houses Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle of Naples and source of ancient legends like that of the siren Parthenope. In front of the castle, you will see Monte Echia, considered the  first settlement area of Neapolis by the Greeks. Your tour will then continue crossing the magnificent coastline by the splendid gulf setting characterized by Vesuvius, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Your next stop will be at Virgilian Natural Park from where you can easily climb the hill of Posillipo. From here, you will leave to cross the former industrial area of Bagnoli and visit the North pier (a walk of 1000 meters over the sea and a work of industrial architecture that was the old pontoon of ILVA). Finally, return to the center through the west of the city.

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Naples: City and Street Food Market

6. Naples: City and Street Food Market

This walking tour starts every day from Naples in Piazza Municipio by the Neptune Fountain. Take the chance to visit the city of Naples with a local guide that is not just a guide, but is also a true Neapolitan traditions believer! With your guide you will discover the real heart of Naples, full of the artistic influences left by the different domination suffered by the city after the Greek and Roman ages. Visit the Piazza Plebiscito with the magnificent Royal Palace, walk along the seaside to enjoy the view of the bay and Mt. Vesuvius, stroll inside the food market Pignasecca and taste different typical dishes, and walk through the narrow roads of the historical center and in the famous "Spaccanapoli". In the historical center take the chance to enter into a craftman shop to learn about the tradition of the handmade statues of the Nativity (called “Presepe”), a tradition deeply felt in Naples during the Christmas time that goes back to 1000 years ago. Walk along the central nave of Naples Cathedral also known as “Duomo”, and be fascinated by the history of Saint Gennaro and the liquefaction of his blood.

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Naples: Half-Day Guided City Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

7. Naples: Half-Day Guided City Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

Embark on a city highlights tour of Naples and discover the most iconic landmarks on a guided half-day tour. After meeting your guide at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Italy's biggest square, start with admiring the Royal Palace and the oldest city bar — the Gran Cafè Gambrinus. Then, reach the historical center via Toledo, one of Naples's main thoroughfares. Visit the area of the Centro Storico that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover its beautiful churches and stroll through its endless iconic streets. Explore the bustling Spanish Quarter and stop by the Pignasecca market. Get a taste of the local cuisine and sample some specialties accompanied by a typical Neapolitan caffè. Make your way to the Piazza del Gesù, one of the most beautiful squares in town, and marvel at the magnificent Baroque church. Next, reach Piazza Bellini from where you can see the Greek walls of Neapolis. Stroll along the ancient streets of Via del Tribunali with the old tower of Pietrasanta and Via San Gregorio Armeno, famous for its crib shops. Finally walk through the narrow aisles of Spaccanapoli, the heart of Naples, before finishing the tour at the Duomo of San Gennaro.

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Naples: Electric Bike Tour of Pausilypon Archaeological Park

8. Naples: Electric Bike Tour of Pausilypon Archaeological Park

Start from the ancient Spaccanapoli street located in the heart of the historic city of Naples to reach Piazza del Municipio, where the castle Maschio Angioino is located and then head to Piazza Plebiscito with the royal palace and the San Carlo theater. A guide will lead the tour and show you the panoramic points as well as the artistic and cultural sites along the way until Seiano cave via Coroglio. The tour will continue crossing the magnificent coastline into the splendid gulf setting characterized by Vesuvius, the Sorrento peninsula and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Once you leave the e-bikes at the entrance of Pausilypon park, your visit of the archaeological and environmental area of the first century B.C. will begin by crossing the cave of Seiano. Along the 770 meter of the route, your guide will explain the history, the excavation techniques and the various events that have seen the history of the cave over the centuries. At the other end of the cave, you will be able to admire the remains of the charming villa of Publio Vedio Pollione on the promontory overlooking the beautiful Trentaremi Bay. The tour will continue through the 'pars publica' of the ancient villa, where the remains of the theater and of the odeion area. The tour will proceed through a narrow path, surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation and will end at a viewpoint which overlooks the islands of Gaiola, from where you will be able to admire the Bay of Naples. After that, you will resume your e-bikes and return to via Capitelli 31 passing through an old disused industrial area and crossing the western area of the city of Naples.  

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Naples: Local Markets Tour and Shopping Spree

9. Naples: Local Markets Tour and Shopping Spree

Visit the local markets of Naples that have a rich history and are an integral part of the culture and folklore of the city. Explore this true and unique tourist destination and have the chance to shop until you drop. Meet your local tour guide and begin your tour by visiting the Poggioreale Market better known as Mercato Caramanico. Explore the large open-air clothes and shoe market where the atmosphere is joyful and pleasantly chaotic. Get your tour guide to give you the best tips on where to make a real deal as you have about 1.5-hours of free time for shopping. Continue on your tour by visiting the craft market, situated in Via San Gregorio Armeno. Walk through the market which is famous for Christmas shopping but takes place all year round. Have the chance to buy famous figurines, traditional decorations, and souvenirs. Proceed along the picturesque Spaccanapoli and reach the last stop of this tour, the Pignasecca Market. Experience the heart of typical Neapolitan street food in this market which features incredible delicatessen shops, bakeries, and pastry shops.

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Naples: Walking Tour and Street Food Market

10. Naples: Walking Tour and Street Food Market

This walking tour starts daily from Piazza Municipio by the Neptune Fountain. Alongside your guide you will discover the real heart of Naples, which is full of the artistic influences having been left by different cultures following the Greek and Roman ages. Visit the Piazza Plebiscito with its magnificent Royal Palace, before walking along the seaside to enjoy the view of the bay and Mt. Vesuvius. Afterwards, stroll inside the Pignasecca food market and taste different typical dishes, before walking through the narrow roads of the historical center and along the famous Spaccanapoli. In the historical center you can take the chance to enter a craftsman shop to learn about the tradition of the handmade statues of the Nativity, called Presepe. This is a tradition deeply felt in Naples throughout Christmas which date back to 1,000 years ago. Finally, walk along the central nave of the Naples Cathedral, also known as "Duomo”, and be fascinated by the history of Saint Gennaro and the liquefaction of his blood.

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What people are saying about Spaccanapoli

Tour from the old city and Cristo Velato I recommend this half-day tour to discover some of the oldest monuments of the city, the Cathedral which houses the relic of the blood of San Gennaro, Spaccanapoli, San Gregorio Armeno with the artisan shops, Chapel of San Severo to see the Veiled Christ. A special thanks to our very well prepared and very nice guide ALESSANDRA with whom we spent a very pleasant afternoon between Neapolitan history and anecdotes!

Our guide Ricardo was very knowledgeable and the tour was dedicated to our n Ed’s and interest . We really appreciated the local touch with street food and street art complementary to the walking scene great

The guide was very competent and humorous. His English was perfect and good to understand even for non-native speakers like us (Germans). A perfect tour through Naples! Strongly recommended!

Absolutely interesting guided tour through the winding streets of the Spanish quarter of Naples, under the guidance of a very experienced and very good German-speaking guide

Esperienza più che positiva.! Grazie molte a Renato, guida preparata e simpatica. Consigliatissimo!