Private Historic Center Walking Tour
Explore the mysteries behind the historic buildings, squares, and monuments of Naples' Old Town like the Immaculate Conception spire and more on when you book this esoteric private walking tour. Your tour includes 2.5-hours exploring the historic city center of Naples, Italy, with an expert guide who will take you on a journey through the narrow alleyways where street vendors sell amulets and nativity statuettes alike, such as the streets of Spaccanapoli and Via dei Presepi. You'll also get to learn about the anecdotes and history of these historic buildings like the Church of Gesu Nuovo's musical note engravings and the apparition that is said to haunt the halls of the Monastery of Santa Chiara. With so many historical sites to visit, this private guided excursion is ideal for families, couples and friends alike who are looking for a unique take on Naples.
Your private tour begins with a meet up with your guide at your port followed by a trek to the one of Naples' most ornately decorated public squares known as the Piazza del Gesu Nuovo. Here, you'll come across the mystic 18th-century spire of the Immaculate Conception, which simultaneously manages to lean at two different positions while maintaining its upright state. This public square is also home to the famous Church of Gesu Nuovo, a church that features engraved musical notes to a concert. Along the way, you'll learn about the iconic works of the mysteries Prince of San Servo's unconventional inventions like the anatomical machines as well as the tales of a phantom that is believed to lurk among the walls of the Monastery of Santa Chiara.
Conclude your private tour, explore the Main Street of Spaccanapoli, where you'll stroll down a long narrow alleyway that connects to some of Naples' most iconic landmarks and sites. Follow your guide as you head down the alleyway to the street vendor-lined cobblestoned street of Via dei Presepi. This street is famously known as San Gregorio Armeno but is also referred to as "Christmas Alley" due to the abundance of artisans and street vendors selling statuettes of nativity scenes and celebrities. Among this crowd, you'll also curniciello or amulets, which your guide will share the stories behind the powers of these charming objects that locals used to protect them against the evil eye or spirits that lurked in the shadows, like the famed little monk and the distraught princess A Bella 'Mbriana, who are said to haunt the homes and palaces of the historic city center.
If you're looking for a scenic tour with a unique take on Naples' esoteric past, then this is the tour for you. Book this private guided tour today and get ready to see where the godly and ghoulish intertwine right in the historic center of Naples!