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Piazza del Gesù Nuovo

Piazza del Gesù Nuovo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples and explore the San Severo Chapel on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide through the lively Spaccanapoli street and admire highlights, including San Domenico Maggiore. 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 into two halves with shops, restaurants, and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore church with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo, and San Paolo Maggiore. See the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved.

Naples: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

2. Naples: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Experience the flavors of Naples on a guided street food tour. Follow your guide through the winding streets of the historic center and savor delicious local specialties. Visit a limoncello factory and enjoy a gelato. Meet your guide in Piazza Bellini to start your journey into the flavors of Neapolitan cuisine. Follow your guide down 2 of the main streets of the historical center, telling you the legends and stories of one of the city. Enjoy the taste of pizza a portafoglio and the unique pizza fritta.  Try frittate di pasta and arancini. Stop in Piazza del Gesù before sampling taralli and some delicious babà and sfogliatelle – dishes that originated in Naples. Pass by the Santa Chiara Church - made famous all around the world by Anne Radcliffe in her gothic novel The Italian - piazza Bellini and the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella.  Enjoy the taste of the fresh mozzarella, served in the salumeria - a small shop of typical products, where you will be captured by the smell of the fresh cheese, ham, salami, mortadella and more! Sip a limoncello shot while visiting a limoncello factory and choose to end your tour with a gelato. You will enjoy this tour bite by bite.

Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

3. Naples: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Admire the mix of Italian and Greek influences as you see the highlights in Naples on this bike tour. Ride through the historic center and experience the Greek influence as you ride down the streets Via dei Tribunali and Anticaglia. Start by riding down the Naples Promenade. Enjoy views of the sea with Vesuvius looming in the background. Pass by the seafront castle of Castel dell’ Ovo. Ride past seaside cafes and shops as you go through Borgo Marinari. Go east on Via Caracciolo street until you reach the stately Piazza del Plebiscito square where you can see the Royal Palace and the church of San Francesco di Paola. Turn onto the bustling commercial street Via Toledo where you can reach the squares Piazza Carità and Piazza del Gesù. Continue to the ancient Greek heart of Naples in the Decumani district. Experience the Greek layout as you ride down narrow streets in this historic center. Peddle down Via dei Tribunali and Anticaglia to see the dozens of ancient churches and some charming squares.

Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

4. 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.

Naples: The Spanish Quarter and Local Market Guided Tour

5. 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.

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

6. From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more. 

Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

7. Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

Step into the heart of Naples on this guided walking tour of the cozy and characteristic Spaccanapoli street. Visit iconic monuments, churches, and spot the highest spire of the city. End your experience with a pizza dinner. Depart from the meeting point in Piazza del Gesù, where you can admire the highest spire of the city, that also hides a singular curiosity. Then, visit the inside the church of Gesù Nuovo, known as the church of the doctor Giuseppe Moscati. Later, head to the Santa Chiara complex and visit inside the Church of Santa Chiara that’s in a majestic Gothic style. Follow with a walk up to San Domenico Maggiore, a square full of curiosities. Continue toward the Piazzetta Nilo and Largo Corpo di Napoli squares, where you can see the statue of the god Nile. The tour continues down the most famous street in the world known as the street of the shepherds (Via San Gregorio Armeno). Complete your experience with a stop for a dinner based on the most famous dish in the world: pizza.

Naples: Guided Walking Tour to City Highlights with Food

8. Naples: Guided Walking Tour to City Highlights with Food

Start your tasting journey at Municipio Square, very close the Cruise Ship Harbour and discover the main highlights, the iconic monuments and wonderful hidden gems of the photogenic City of Naples. In a confortable guided walking tour you will enjoy the bustling and vibrant atmosphere of the city as you eat a selection of traditional food such as Pizza, typical Vegetables, some local fruit and Sfogliatelle or Babà pastry. You will visit places far from the massive tourism. Stroll through Piazza del Plebiscito, admire the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Opera House, the Castel and explore the lively neighborhood of Quartieri Spagnoli with its street art and big murales. As you snack a personally-curated tasting and traditional menu, you will stroll along Toledo and Spaccanapoli Street past the Ancient Market around Dante Square to reach the Unesco Greek and Roman City Centre with its Squares Churches, Cafeterias and Pastry shops. Learn about the various cultures that have left their lasting mark on Naples.

Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral Visit

9. Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral Visit

Discover the heart of Naples and its rich artistic influences on this guided walking tour. Learn about how the city evolved throughout the Greek and Roman ages. Stroll through the streets of the historic center and visit the Spaccanapoli, the city’s narrow main street. In the historic center, take the opportunity to enter a local artisan shop to learn about the tradition of handcrafted statues of the nativity. This tradition, called Presepe, is a deeply-held tradition most popular around Christmas time that dates back to 1,000 years ago.  Next, explore the Naples Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Saint Januarius in honor of the city's patron saint. Be fascinated by the history of Saint Januarius and the liquefaction of his blood, which takes place annually.

Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Michele Arpa

10. Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Michele Arpa

Explore the historic town of Naples on a guided walking tour. Learn about Naples' 3,000-year-long history from local historian buff Michele Arpa and see the city's top sights. Begin your tour in the Piazza del Gesù Nuovo with a quick rundown of the history of Naples. Learn how Naples began as a Greek settlement before coming under the rule of the Romans, Normans, Swabians, French, Aragonese, Spaniards, and Bourbons until Italian unification in 1861. As you stroll through the ancient Greek streets, hear how each dynasty left deep traces in the appearance, culture, and customs of the Neapolitan people. See architecture from the ancient Greeks and Romans and the Middle Ages, and marvel at Renaissance and Baroque churches. See some of Naples's over 500 churches. Start with the Gesù Nuova Church, with its intricate decorations. Continue to Santa Chiara to marvel at its cloister. Next, discover the centers of political power in Naples. Marvel at the Royal Palace in the spectacular Piazza Plebiscito. See the Maschio Angioino, the castle that served as a defense against sea invaders. Climb the hill of San Martino to reach the Castel Sant'Elmo. Continue to explore the homes of Naples' well-to-do families. Visit the Sansevero Chapel to see its collection of statues, including Giuseppe Sanmartino's masterpiece, the Veiled Christ. Walk down the coastal road Via Caracciolo and get a stunning photo of the clear water. As you walk, hear about the many museums in Naples from Michele. Get an overview of the National Archaeological Museum's collection of objects from Pompeii and the Capodimonte Museum's immense painting collection. Finish your tour with a visit to the Naples Cathedral and learn about its historic relics.

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What people are saying about Piazza del Gesù Nuovo

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,197 reviews

This was the best food we have done. We got amazing local food. The guide was very interesting and loads of local knowledge. We went back to a lot of places again during our stay. We ate food that we probably would not have tried if we had not got it on the tour. I would recommend this tour on the 1st day or night of your stay so you can get a good feel for the place.

Wonderful dinner and history/walking tour with Alex. He has great love and appreciation for the culture of Naples that is evident and shines through. Great value and I highly recommend!

Alex was a wonderful guide - we tasted some excellent food and tour was an excellent way to understand history of Naples and savour the many delicacies!!

Angela was amazing, super nice and described everything in detail, very interesting, it was a pleasure to spend the day with her, super helpful

Everything worked perfectly, very satisfied with the service received.