- Duomo di Napoli, Via Duomo 147, 80138, Naples Italy
Your guided tour of the historical city center starts from here! The Cathedral of Naples is named "cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta" but eveyone knows it as the "Duomo of San Gennaro" since it is dedicated to the patron saint San Gennaro and to the famous miracle of the melting blood.
- Walking along Via Dei Tribunali you'll be completely immersed in one of the most colorful and unique Naples's atmosphere!
Shops, restaurants, cafès and many little boutiques all around you !
Here you'll taste the famous Tarallo Napoletano (a spicy salted cookie) , visit the oldest factory of the city and choose your favourite flavour ! Traditional "nzogna and pepe" with almonds or with new flavours.
- In the historical center of Naples, there is magical place; the San Gregorio Armeno alley also called in Italian "la strada dei presepi".
San Gregorio Armeno is one of the most amazing attractions in Naples.You can admire numerous shops with creative nativity scenes and figurines in all variations. Besides the Jesus- and Madonna figurines you will also find detailed copies of pizzerias, fruit markets, all household objects, gastronomic delights, exotic animals, and sometimes even caricatured politicians and football players.
They are all hand made from local artisans; their art has been handed down from father to son and each crib is studied in detail.
You can get thousand of accessories and building material for your Neapolitan crib .
Visiting one of the oldest factories of San Gregorio you'll be gifted with a typical lucky charm: the Napolitan Corno !
- Chiesa di Santa Chiara
The Basilica of Santa Chiara is a Gothic Church located in the Square of San Domenico Maggiore; It's the ideal place to escape from the noise of the city; the complex has a beautiful monastery, a basilica and a small museum with a religious library.
- Piazza Del Gesu Nuovo
Flanked by the spiky Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo and the Basilica di Santa Chiara, Piazza del Gesu Nuovo is one of Naples' most beautiful squares. It hosts the Church of the Gesu Nuovo with its
unsightly façade which was originally part of a late 15th-century palace, covered with pyramidal extrusions in dark basalt.
In the middle of the square stand superbly the Guglia dell' Immacolata; a wild pinnacle that melts roccoco and gothic art reachly decorated with statues of saints, putti and frills.
Spaccanapoli is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic center of the city of Naples, Italy. The name is a popular usage and means, literally, "Naples splitter", infact it is a very long road and from above it seems to divide the city in two. Time for another tasting...
- You will continue passing through the square of San Domenico Maggiore Square and here you could taste a typical "cuoppo napoletano " a paper horn filled with many fried delights... super typical street food... you'll be hooked !
- The Galleria Umberto I was built at the end of the 19th century as part of a long project to rebuild and renovate the city of Naples.
It is a reachly light-filled shopping arcade crowned with a domed glass and steel roof and it is is elegantly decorated with murals and sculptures.
It is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and well worth a visit !
- The teatro San Carlo is a wonderful theater whose construction was ordered from the King Charles III of Bourbon decades before the birth of the Scala in Milan. It is the oldest opera house in the world still working. From the most famous dancers to the major composers all the great artists loved this theater and here they wanted to represent their art.
- Via Toledo has always been considered the most important avenue of Naples and it connects the area of the decumani to Piazza del Plebiscito. On the right side of via Toledo develops the narrow streets of the Spanish Quarters, here colours, smells and flavours trace the history of Naples.
Via Toledo also houses one of the most beautiful subway station in the world: toledo Station also named the "station of art".
Dulcis in fundo (as we say in Italy)...time for a pizza !
Not the "regular" one... but the Piazza Poretafoglio, which is a pizza folded on itslef (for this reason, wallet that is portafoglio in italian)...in one of the best pizzerias of Italy !
Last but not least... time for the dessert... sfogliatella or baba or and a delicious espresso in Piazza Plebiscito !
- Departure from the Duomo di Napoli at 11:00 a.m.
- Private walking tour of the Historical city center as per perogramme
- Tasting of the Napolitan Tarallo and the famous "frittatina di Pasta" fried
- Walking along San Gregorio Armeno District till Piazza Del Gesu Nuovo
- Walk along Via Toledo
- Lunch with Piazza Wallet or Fried Pizza or Fried Cuoppo
- Walking along the Galleria Umberto I
- Dessert Babà or Sfogliatella and of course, napolitan espresso!
- End of the tour in Via Toledo