Discover mysteries and legends of Naples on a 2-hour small-group tour led by an local guide.
Anyone stopping in Naples shouldn’t miss a walk in the historic center. Don’t worry! we will bring you among the most important historical places of the city, but in particular we will focus on little known and off the beaten path places.
It starts from Piazza Bellini, the gateway to the ancient center and where a stretch of the city walls from the Greek era is still visible; we will walk along the ancient Decumano Maggiore (better known as via dei Tribunali) and through “Spaccanapoli“; we will visit San Gregorio Armeno, a district famous for the Neapolitan Nativity scene and where the city’s artisans work; streets with buildings that almost seem to touch each other and where the smell of meat sauce or coffee is a constant … We will use the churches as passages to reach different points of the neighborhood full of stories, cults and popular legends! You will enjoy the majestic San Domenico Maggiore and its convent where Giordano Bruno lived, or together we will activate the famous “Cornicello” under the statue of the god Nile! We will then reach the beautiful gothic church of San Lorenzo Maggiore, seat of the Templars, but a visit to Naples cannot be said to be complete if you do not visit the Cathedral of Naples with the Chapel of the Treasury where the treasure and blood of the patron saint is kept and protector of Naples: San Gennaro!
A coffee inside the Maradona bar is a must where we can chat quietly about Neapolitan culture. It is a tour that embraces all aspects of Neapolitan culture: from food to art, from history to mysteries and legends, from archeology and anecdotes.
Meet your guide in Piazza Bellini, next to the statue
Meet your guide next to Statue in the middle of the square. Start your journey from the Greek foundation. You can see the Greek defensive walls of the V b.C. Let guide you throught the centuries to the modern Naples.
Placed at the entrance of Spaccanapoli, heart of the city, the Statue of the Nile God is an imposing sculpture dating back to the 2nd-3rd centuries AD. The community of Egyptians from Alexandria (merchants and sailors) whom the city had welcomed with kindness, erected it in homage to the sacred river it represents. Today, it is a symbol of of multicultural history, hospitality and acceptance.
Bar Maradona and Coffee
If you are footbal fan or not, you can't miss Maradona's Shrine and find out how is strong the link between Naples and the Argentinian player. Drink a coffee (included) in a local cofee shop.
Spaccanapoli (Via Tribunali)
Spaccanapoli Street can be translated to as the road that slipt Naples in two parts.
Along Spaccanapoli Street, tourists will find artist's workshops, overhanging balconies, and narrow ways. Along Spaccanapoli the visitors will find distinctive Naples pizza to find several important churches like Church of Gesu Nuovo and the Church of Santa Chiara.
Church and Ossuary (Optional: ticket 6€ per person)
In the middle of Spaccanapoli there is the Church of Santa Maria delle Anime in Purgatory in Arco, known to the Neapolitan people as the church “de ” e cape ‘e morte” (the head of dead). There you can visit an underground church and see the devotion of neapolitans thanks to thousands of ex-voto
San Gregorio Armeno
This famous street was once home to a temple dedicated to Ceres, a Roman Goddess. People would buy small figurines made in nearby shops to the temple. The tradition continues today as this street became famous for artists that create figurines for Nativity scenes or more moderns figurines like footbal players or politicians.
Lucky visitors might see the artists at work carving out the next figurine.
Duomo di Napoli is also known as The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary. The church, dated 14 century, is commonly called Cattedrale di San Gennaro in honor of Saint Januarius, the patron of the city.Infact this stunning medieval cathedral holds the miraculous blood of Saint Januarius and an early Christian basilica dating to the 4th century. It's place whre the tourist can admire Italian art and architecture and appreciate the local religious culture.
San Gennaro Chapel
Inside the Cathedral of Naples there the Royal Chapel dedicated to St. Januarius. It does not belong to the curia, rather to the Neapolitans. Know more about the Naples' patron of his miracle and about his treasure (one of the biggest in the whole world).
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