Naples is a vibrant city of contrasts and colours – with its rich history, beautiful architecture and delicious food, the city has always been an icon and shows a character that has no equal. Let your expert guide, recount the unique history of this ancient capital city, as well as its secrets, anecdotes and surprising superstition.
Your tour begins in the morning by the impressive Neptune’s Fountain and in a short space of time you will be at Castel Nuovo or the ‘Maschio Angioino’, one of the symbols of Naples, immediately setting the tone for the tour, by displaying Naples’ royal character.
Continue your tour by walking to the San Carlo Theatre the oldest in Europe, the iconic Umberto I shopping-gallery an Art Deco masterpiece of iron and glass. Gaze at the monumental Piazza del Plebiscito, before having a break to enjoy sfogliatella, a local pastry with delicious orange flavoured ricotta cream. The perfect pairing involves a cup of local coffee, Naples is renowned for the best coffee in Italy, some even say the world.
Then it’s time to catch your first glimpse of the sea. Walk along the pleasant lungomare promenade, to reach the highlight of the tour, Castel Dell’Ovo. This medieval castle provides amazing views over the Bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius and the famous islands of Capri and Ischia.
Now it’s time enjoy a break in the city at your own pace before meeting again in the afternoon for a guided tour of the Archaeological Museum. It’s considered one of the most important museums in the world, particularly for its rich collection of Roman classical artefacts. The Farnese collection coming from Rome itself displays an impressive range of marbles and Roman statues. The mosaics are another major highlight: recovered from Pompeii and the neighbouring towns.
After the museum enjoy some time to yourself before meeting again in the evening for the final part of the tour. Discover the culinary delights of Naples, sample some of the most delectable flavours and sought-after street food that Italy has to offer at authentic, hand-picked vendors that will also allow you to mingle with the Neapolitans themselves.
Along your evening stroll, your guide will fill you in on urban legends and the history that make Naples come to life, as you dine on the city’s famed recipes. If you thought you knew pizza, think again! Then pass to other concoctions like pagnutiello, cuoppo, or ‘cup’, due to the paper cone it is served in, or the cuppetiello, another succulent version that will make your mouth water. If you have a sweet tooth, then you’re in the right place, too! Naples is home to rich Baba soaked in rum or the epicurean zeppole, filled with custard, jelly or cream.
Pass through Piazza del Gesù, decorated with Spanish-style Baroque Church of Gesù Nuovo, and experience the ancient heart of the city along Spaccanapoli, one of its oldest streets, dividing it in half. See San Gregorio Armeno, famous for its Christmas market and where the most beautiful Nativity scene figures you have ever seen are sold year-round by local artisans. You’ll also pass the Naples Cathedral, where every year on September 19th the blood of its patron saint, San Gennaro, miraculously reliquefies in a procession that animates the entire city.
No other Naples tour offers such an authentic view of the real city, with its unique atmosphere, amazing architecture and intense flavours. Your perception of this city will never be the same after you have cut through the myths and discovered why this city is so loved. This is truly Naples at its best.
Yes. The tour is divided into 3 parts. Each tour lasts for 2 hours and you will have roughly 2 hours break between each tour.
Due to the nature of this tour, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requirements. All the food options on this tour are suitable for vegetarians.
Yes, you will. If you are planning to go to Naples for just a day, you will have plenty of time to take this tour since it will finish at 8.30 PM and the last train to Rome is at 9.45 PM.
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