Walking tour of Naples' unusual and secret places
Activities

Walking tour of Naples' unusual and secret places

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit unusual and secret places in the heart of Naples
  • Feel the spirit of Christmas in Via San Gregorio Armeno
  • See where the blood miracle of St. Gennaro takes place
What to expect

Would you like to visit some of the most unusual and little-known spots in the historic heart of Naples? Then join a passionate local guide on a walking tour of the old town, see some of the places that locals love most, and discover secret stories and legends about them.

The tour starts from Piazza Bellini, where traces of the ancient walls of the Greek Neapolis are preserved. Walking through the historic center of the city you can still see the original network of roads: the decumani, the main streets which today correspond to Via dei Tribunali and the famous Spaccanapoli. Follow your guide through the intricate maze of alleys that characterize the city for fully appreciating the smells, sounds and colors of Naples.

One of those streets leads to the monumental Church of San Domenico Maggiore, where the Gothic and Baroque styles blend perfectly, which has hosted illustrious figures such as the philosophers San Tommaso d'Aquino, Giordano Bruno and Tommaso Campanella, and Caravaggio who painted his Flagellation for one of the noble chapels of the church. During the walk, you'll also discover an ancient cult between sacred and profane, that of the so-called "pezzentelle souls" of Purgatory, which is still very dear to Neapolitans.

Your tour of unusual Naples cannot but include Via San Gregorio Armeno, better known worldwide as Via dei Presepi: here you can feel the spirit of Christmas 365 days a year thanks to the master craftsmen who produce the characters of the Neapolitan nativity scene with the same 18th-century technique. A few steps from this extraordinary place is Piazza San Gaetano, the site of the ancient Greek agora later transformed into a Roman Forum whose remains are preserved in the basement of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the church where the writer Boccaccio met his beloved Fiammetta.

Your total immersion in Neapolitan culture wouldn't be complete without a visit to the imposing Naples Cathedral, better known as the Duomo di San Gennaro, home to the relics of the city's patron saint where the miracle of the liquefaction of his blood takes place every year, protecting the city and all Neapolitan people.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    Where

    Piazza Bellini, 80138 Naples NA, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide under the statue. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

    What to remember
    • Number of participants: min 2 people for the group tour
    • This tour is available in English and Italian
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    Provider
    Cantastorie Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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