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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 by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience Naples through its food and restaurant scene on a 4-hour evening walking tour of the historic city center. Sample traditional foods in tiny delis you’d never find on your own. Meet your guide at a pizzeria on Via Port’Alba, site of one of the city gates. Stroll off to sample the city’s rich cuisine at 7 different tasting stops, and enjoy delicious snacks of eggplant parmigiana, zucchini flowers, babà (Neapolitan rum cake) and sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastries). Pass the religious complex and monastery of Santa Chiara, along with beautiful squares like Piazza Bellini and Piazza del Gesù. Stop to try an original Pizza Margherita in the city where it originated. Sample a slice of Neapolitan pizza fritta, and sip on Aglianico wine. Come prepared to feast! Along the way, experience the hustle and bustle of Naples at night outside iconic monuments, such as the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella, Piazza San Gaetano, and the Basilicas of Saint Paul and Saint Lawrence. Stroll the colorful streets of San Gregorio Armeno, see the Royal Palace, and San Carlo Theatre, and much more.

Naples: Guided Fat e-Bike Tour

3. Naples: Guided Fat e-Bike Tour

You'll begin with a 15-minute briefing throughout which you will be taught how to use your e-bike in the best way possible. You will also be briefed on a few rules which will help you enjoy your safe and fun bike tour to the fullest. Following that, you will begin your panoramic tour through the best squares, castles, and monuments of the city. You will see Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace, before encountering Via Caracciolo where you will fall in love with the views over the Gulf of Napoli. From there, proceed through Via dei Mille which is complete with luxury shops, before traveling to Mergellina where you can discover its Fountain of Parthenope. You'll then travel to the panoramic terraces of S. Antonio a Posillipo, where you will be shown breathtaking views of the city and Virgiliano Park with views over the gulf, Pozzuoli, and the Islands of Ischia and Procida. You'll finally take a break to relax, before proceeding to your final stop at the Castel dell'Ovo where you will hear the legend of "the egg".

Discover Naples: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4. Discover Naples: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting and informative 2.5-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an expert tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, and explore the spectacular Real Teatro di San Carlo, Naples' beautiful opera house. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. the oldest opera house in Italy. You will also see Santa Chiara and the Church of Jesus.  Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naples was founded, to visit some of the most important churches in the city.

Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

5. Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Naples at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Naples’ most important attractions on foot. You can start the tour at any time. Starting from the National Archaeological Museum, see the Museo Cappella Sansevero, San Domenico Maggiore, Santa Chiara, Gesù Nuovo, the church of St. Nicholas the Charitable, the Fountain of Neptune, Castel Nuovo, and Piazza del Plebiscito, where the tour ends. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Naples: Private Walking Tour

6. Naples: Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Naples to get a full appreciation of its mix of architectural styles, from the elegant 18th-century palazzos to imposing castles and wonderful churches. Founded by ancient Greeks, the city was once the capital of southern Italy, and has been settled by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, and Spanish Bourbons. Your guide will provide a wealth of history as you explore the historic center, where Neapolitans have lived since the 6th century BC. The tour includes a fascinating walk through the Umberto Primo Gallery and Via Toledo, and a stroll in Piazza del Gesù to see the Church of Gesù Nuovo and the Immacolatella obelisk. Wander down the famous Spaccanapoli to the 14th-century monastery of Santa Chiara and the Piazza San Domenico. Along the way, experience one of Naples most famous inventions, and sample a slice of authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Michele Arpa

7. 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.

Naples: Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

8. Naples: Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

Your tour will begin with pick-up from any port or hotel of your choosing in Campania. From here you will embark to see both the historical and more recent parts of this stunning metropolis. You will fist arrive at the Piazza Garibaldi, where you will walk along Corso Umberto I to glimpse the Port of Naples and enjoy the luxurious Riviera di Chiaia. Following this, you will pass by the "Piazza del Gesù" square, where the church of Gesù Nuovo stands. The central street, called "Spaccanapoli", will lead you along the very path which used to be the central avenue (cardo) of the city in ancient times. This street will introduce you to the southern Italian spirit, and among other monuments, you will see the miraculous church and monastery of Saint Chiara, which dates back to the 14th century. Up next you will experience one of the highlights of your tour, the cathedral of Saint Gennaro. You will then stop for lunch in a classical pizzeria to try authentic pizza, which originated in Naples. If you like, you will have the option to be taken to a local restaurant where only the local people go to eat the best pizza in the city. Following lunch, you will go to Piazza Plebiscito, where you can view the historical Quartieri Spagnoli and the Gallery of King Umberto Primo. You will also visit the famous San Carlo theater (the first professional Opera theater in Europe), the Royal Palace, the beautiful Gambrinus cafe (where many famous artists and writers have been), and the formidable Maschio Angioino Castle. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin, or other place of convenience.

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What people are saying about Santa Chiara, Naples

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 924 reviews

Mario was fantastic!, he was very knowlegable about the local area and the cuisine and he seemed to know every person in the city. The local merchants were very friendly and accomodating, I only wish I had a bigger stomach, we were offered so much food that by the end we could only sample very small amounts of all the delicious offerings. Thanks again Mario and all the locals for an excellent evening.

We took the tour with our 11 and 7 year old girls, very well organized it was suitable for young and old. Our guide Carlo proved to be punctual, prepared and patient always ready to answer all questions and was able to involve all the participants very well.

Excellent preparation of the guide Carlo, unique places, I recommend it to those visiting Naples. Walter Q.

We shot in 1000 and more years of history. From heavy to remain to the French and the Spaniards

Very funny. A different way of getting to know the city