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Private Naples Historic Center with Guide

Naples Historic Center Private Guided Tour
Duration
Duration 3 hours
Type
Cultural Tours
Calendar
Daily

A tour of Naples historic center with private guide is the best way to experience the millenary history of this splendid town.

Naples is a fantastic destination where extraordinary architecture, art, history dating back millennia BC, fascinating traditions, excellent food and beautiful landscapes are blended into a unique whole.

Appreciate the best of Naples on a walking tour with your private guide of the historic center nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will discover a concentration of its beauties.

Enjoy the best of Naples on a private walking tour with your local guide to visit the historic center of Naples full of history, art, architecture, churches, monuments and noble palaces.

Meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel if you are staying overnight in Naples, or upon disembarking from your cruise ship, or at the Naples train station if arriving in Naples by train from Rome or Sorrento.

Your passionate guide will take you to discover and appreciate the historic center of Naples.

The historic place of Piazza del Gesù with the Spire of the Immaculate Virgin considered the emblem of Neapolitan Baroque sculpture where the Church of Gesù Nuovo is located, and in front of the complex of Santa Chiara on the other side of the square, the original church was in it is in the traditional Gothic style, but was decorated in the Baroque style in the 17th century.

Not far from Piazza del Gesù, the Angevins royal Church of San Domenico Maggiore, with traces of Baroque and Gothic style, overlooks the busy Via "Spaccanapoli" the very heart of Naples.

Just behind the church, the Sansevero Chapel with the imposing artwork of the Veiled Christ , the most fascinating and mysterious statue that can be seen in Naples.

Stroll through the fashion street of San Gregorio Armeno crowded with artisans who create handcrafted nativity scenes famous all over the world.

During your private guided tour in Naples a "must do" is a stop in one of the famous pastry shops in the historical center of Naples where you will be able to taste the Neapolitan delights and during your walking tour savor some of the famous Neapolitan Street food.



 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
3 hours

Pick up Time:
Morning Tour or Afternoon Tour

Pick up Point:
The lobby of your Hotel in Naples centre
or
to be decided at the confirmation


Price include:
3 hour private expert and licensed guide at disposal

Price does not include:
Gratuities (optional)
Meals and Beverage
Admission ticket fees to churches and museums
Taxi rides 

On Request:
Rate for more of 6 persons

 

F.A.Q.

 

  • What should I not miss in Naples Italy?


In the heart of Naples' city center, there are several iconic attractions and experiences you shouldn't miss, each offering a unique perspective on the city's rich history and vibrant culture. Here's a list of what not to miss and why:

1. Piazza del Plebiscito: This grand square is one of Naples' largest and most important public spaces. Flanked by architectural masterpieces such as the Royal Palace of Naples and the Church of San Francesco di Paola, Piazza del Plebiscito is an ideal spot for leisurely strolls, people-watching, and admiring the city's neoclassical beauty.

2. Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino): Dominating the city's waterfront, Castel Nuovo is a medieval fortress with a rich history dating back to the 13th century. Its imposing facade and iconic triumphal arch make it a symbol of Naples. Visitors can explore its interior, which houses the Civic Museum, featuring sculptures, paintings, and artifacts that chronicle Naples' past.

3. Galleria Umberto I: Built at the end of the 19th century, this elegant shopping arcade is a masterpiece of Neapolitan architecture. Its soaring glass dome and intricate ironwork create a stunning backdrop for upscale shops, cafes, and restaurants. Galleria Umberto I offers a glimpse into Naples' Belle Époque era and is a must-visit for architecture enthusiasts and shoppers alike.

4. Via Toledo: Stretching from Piazza Dante to Piazza Trieste e Trento, Via Toledo is Naples' main shopping street and a bustling thoroughfare lined with shops, cafes, and historic buildings. It's the perfect place to experience the city's lively atmosphere, sample local street food, and shop for souvenirs. Don't miss the chance to visit Galleria Borbonica, a network of underground tunnels and chambers beneath Via Toledo that served as bomb shelters during World War II.

5. Naples Cathedral (Cattedrale di San Gennaro): Dedicated to the city's patron saint, Saint Januarius, Naples Cathedral is a magnificent example of Neapolitan Baroque architecture. Its opulent interior features frescoes, sculptures, and relics, including the vials of blood said to liquefy during the annual Miracle of Saint Januarius. Visitors can also climb the cathedral's bell tower for panoramic views of the city and Mount Vesuvius.

6. Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea): Beneath the bustling streets of Naples lies a hidden world of tunnels, catacombs, and cisterns that date back to ancient times. Napoli Sotterranea offers guided tours that take visitors on a journey through this subterranean labyrinth, revealing layers of history and providing insight into daily life in Naples over the centuries.

7. San Gregorio Armeno: Known as the "Street of the Nativity Scenes," San Gregorio Armeno is famous for its artisan workshops specializing in presepi, or Nativity scenes. Visitors can stroll along this charming street lined with shops selling intricately crafted figurines, miniature buildings, and nativity scene accessories, making it a popular destination year-round but especially during the Christmas season.

These attractions represent the essence of Naples' city center, offering a blend of history, culture, and architectural beauty that makes it a must-visit destination for travelers.


  • Why are the Spanish Quarters called that in Naples?


The Spanish Quarters (Quartieri Spagnoli in Italian) in Naples, Italy, are so named because they were originally built to house Spanish troops during the Spanish rule of Naples in the 16th century.

During this time, Naples was under Spanish control as part of the Spanish Empire, and the Spanish rulers constructed these quarters to accommodate their soldiers. The area became known as the Spanish Quarters due to the significant presence of Spanish military personnel and their families.

Over time, the Spanish Quarters evolved into a densely populated and vibrant neighborhood within Naples, characterized by narrow streets, bustling markets, and a strong sense of community. Despite its historical origins, the Spanish Quarters today are a dynamic and culturally rich part of the city, known for their lively atmosphere and authentic Neapolitan charm.


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