Historic Center Walking Tour
Go where the sacred and the sacrilegious collide, as you explore Naples' historic city center and take a look into its past, with visits to the Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, two historic churches and down the narrow market-filled street of Via dei Prepsi, when you book this exciting walking tour. Your tour includes an expert guide, who will take you on a 2.5-hour stroll through Naples' historic central district, as you learn about tales of apparitions that haunt the homes and religious centers about town, including the ghost of the Monastery of Santa Chiara and the little monk Munaciello, who is believed to lurk in historic homes. Visit iconic promenades like Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, which houses the Baroque-style Church of Gesu Nuova and the spire Immaculate Conception. You'll also get to travel down narrow cobblestone alleyways like Spaccanapoli and Via dei Presepi, to discover rows of vendors selling everything from nativity scene statues to amulets, making this trip ideal for cultural aficionados and history buffs alike.
Commence this enthralling walking tour by meeting with your guide at the pier and heading over to the Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, one of Naples' historic squares that is home to iconic religious structures like the mysterious obelisk of the Immaculate Conception. This 18th-century spire mysteriously changes positions two times a day, while remaining in an upright stance. While in this public square, learn about the mystery behind the Church of Gesu Nuovo, which is believed to be a pentagram and has musical notes carved into its exterior, that can be read from multiple directions. Head across the street with your guide, to hear legends of the historic Monastery of Santa Chiara, which local tales hint to its haunting by the phantom of the King of Naples.
Wrap up your tour, discovering the mysteries behind Naples' "powers" as you follow your guide and head down the narrow streets and alleys of Naples, such as Spaccanapoli and Via dei Presepi, a street also known as San Gregorio Armeno. Here, find a series of shops and street vendors, who sell statues that depict everything from celebrities to nativity scenes and amulets, which are known locally curniciello and learn how the locals position these charms to ward off evil spirits effectively. Along the way down these cobble-stoned streets, hear about tales of the troubled princess Bella 'Mbriana, who is rumored to lurk in the palaces and homes, the historic city center as well as the obscure inventions of the alchemist, nobleman and write the Prince of San Severo like the anatomical machines.
Are you looking for an unconventional walking tour that takes you through Naples' historic city center and esoteric past? Then you won't want to let this scenic walking tour pass you by. Book this sightseeing tour today for an unforgettable experience in Naples!