Naples History Walking Tour
Naples is an amazing picture-postcard place, a contrasting city where past and present live together at the same time. With its coastline, hills, squares and magic castles that used to guard the city to historic ancient churches and elegant palaces, Naples represents a real triumph of nature and art. Plus, don't forget the famous pizza restaurants and the many mysteries that present themselves at every small alleyway.
On this walking tour of the city you will be provided a history lesson where you will learn Naples was born at the feet of Mt. Vesuvius, one of the most well-known volcanos in the world. The eruptions over the years has provided luxuriant and fertile soil where the area is full of vineyards and olive trees growing in abundance.
The Greeks discovered the area that is now Naples and fell in love with its beauty calling her Neapolis, or New City, and they used the harbor as a strategic point for their sea commerce. Today you can breathe in the air of history as you visit the old centre and be immersed in the culture, tastes and the people living in such a rich tradition.
Your local and knowledgeable guide will walk you through time relating stories of this magical city going back to a time when life was given to this wonder of the world. The walking tour starts from Piazza Municipio, passing in front of the New Castle, Royal Palace, San Carlo Theatre then Piazza del Plebiscito and Piazza Trieste e Trento where you will enjoy a real coffee at the famous Cafe del Professore.
Make your way through the elegant Umberto 1st Gallery and Via Toledo and on to discovering the historical district of Naples, Piazza del Gesu with its Gesu Nuovo (New Jesus) Church along with other churches and museums where entry is optional and at your own discretion.
Stop for a lunch break where you will find typical restaurants for tasting the famous Neapolitan pizza as well as a chance to experience the city's excellent street food scene.
The remainder of your day will be spent discovering the area around Via San Gregorio Armenio called "the street of Nativity workshops" where you will find more churches and museums where options to enter will be at your discretion and to your personal taste.
Eventually you will have made your way back to the Port of Naples and the pier area where you will find your ship. This full-day walking tour in the footsteps of history will be a day you will remember for the rest of your life as you experience first-hand an ancient city in a modern world, remember your camera!
My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 hours we spent walking through many different sections of Naples with our guide Veronica. She was very passionate & knowledgeable about her city and we would recommend this tour.