Guided Walking Tour in the Historic Center of Naples

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The walking tour of the city of Naples has an average duration of 3 hours. During the walk we will show you all the main attractions of the city. Local and qualified tourist guides will accompany you to unmissable places, such as the beautiful chapel of San Gennaro, the historic basilica of Santa Chiara and the church of Gesù, along breathtaking streets and alleys.

Your Naples Walking Tour departs every day from Piazza del Gesù. The maximum number of participants is 25. Join us in this discovery of Naples, an excellent introductory guide to discover the wonderful city of Naples.

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Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Starts: Napoli, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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The walking tour of the city of Naples has an average duration of 3 hours. During the walk we will show you all the main attractions of the city. Local and qualified tourist guides will accompany you to unmissable places, such as the beautiful chapel of San Gennaro, the historic basilica of Santa Chiara and the church of Gesù, along breathtaking streets and alleys.

Your Naples Walking Tour departs every day from Piazza del Gesù. The maximum number of participants is 25. Join us in this discovery of Naples, an excellent introductory guide to discover the wonderful city of Naples.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, Piazza del Gesu’ Nuovo 2, 80134, Naples Italy

Piazza del Gesù Nuovo is one of the most important, famous and symbolic squares of the historic center of Naples.
The square, which owes its name to the church of the same name there, is located on the lower decumanus.
Its central position with respect to the historic city center places it within walking distance of other important historical sites.
In fact it is close to important streets of the city such as via Toledo, piazza Dante, piazza Monteoliveto and piazza San Domenico Maggiore.

Stop At: Gesu Nuovo Church, Piazza del Gesu 1, 80134, Naples Italy

The Sanseverino palace was built in 1470 by order of Roberto Sanseverino, prince of Salerno. Following the confiscation, which took place in 1547, it was donated to the Jesuits who began its renovation in April 1584, leaving only the rusticated façade (pointed stones) and the base intact. Over the years, various chapels and works of art were added, creating a unique blend of architecture and art.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Via Santa Chiara 49 Complesso Museale di Santa Chiara, 80134, Naples Italy

The church and the monastic complex of Santa Chiara were built between 1310 and 1340 at the behest of Robert of Anjou and Queen Sancia near the western walls, at the beginning of the lower decumanus (today S. Biagio dei Librai, or Spaccanapoli).
The church was originally built in Provençal Gothic style by Gagliardo Primario, but was extensively renovated in the Baroque style between the 17th and 18th centuries. After the bombings that hit it heavily in 1943, and a fire that destroyed it almost entirely, it was restored to its original appearance with a restoration completed in 1953.

The facade is sober and imposing, with a large central rose window. The bell tower, separated from the structure, was begun in 1328, but completed only in the 16th century, when it was also equipped with five bells; these, fallen due to the bombing of 1943, were put back in their place in 1949.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Spaccanapoli, Via Benedetto Croce, Naples Italy

Spaccanapoli is one of the symbolic streets of Naples and is so called because it divides the ancient city in two, between north and south.

Commonly called the Decumano Inferiore, it is a long straight line in the historic center and, together with the Decumano Maggiore and the Decumano Superiore, it is one of the three main arteries of the original Greek urban layout.
Along the way there are numerous historic buildings, palaces and churches that are among the most important places of interest in Naples, but there are also many craft shops, clubs, bars and shops that contribute to making it one of the most famous streets.

To fully understand why the street is so called, you can admire the historic center from above, observing the view from San Martino al Vomero, thus noting how the split is clear and precise.

Stop At: Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 1, Naples Italy

Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, one of the most characteristic and romantic of old Naples, with its obelisk surmounted by the bronze statue of the saint, surrounded, as in a sumptuous frame, by the great palaces of the Del Balzo family (later inhabited by the famous animator of the Conspiracy of the Barons, Antonello Petrucci), Casacalenda, Corigliano, Sansevero (seat of the di Sangro, the best known of which was Raimondo di Sangro, who was responsible for the embellishment of the famous Sansevero Chapel, notable for its works of art).
The square is the crossroads of the ancient Neapolitan center, where Spaccanapoli meets Mezzocannone, the street of the Universities. From here you go to San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the cribs. Prince Raimondo di Sangro passed through here to reach the nearby laboratory adjacent to the family chapel, inside which the Veiled Christ.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Via San Biagio Dei Librai, 80138, Naples Italy

When we talk about Via San Biagio dei Librai we refer to the central section and the most representative segment of one of the most typical streets of Naples, the one that in the Neapolitan collective imagination is simply labeled as “Spaccanapoli”.
The name Via San Biagio dei Librai is due on one side to the Guild of Booksellers and on the other to a small 17th century church dedicated to San Biagio. In fact, the name of the street only remembers the characteristic vocation of the street, that of the booksellers. Among the various shops that began their business on this street, at number 31, there was also that of Antonio Vico, father of the Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico.

Stop At: Via San Gregorio Armeno, 83018, Naples Italy

In San Gregorio Armeno it’s Christmas all year round. In all months, even when it’s hot and Christmas is far away, the masters are at work to build the typical cork cribs and terracotta shepherds. The atmosphere of San Gregorio Armeno begins to warm up in November, but December is the month when the street is packed with people at any time of the day. Each crib master can perfectly advise his client on the meaning, symbol and use of each shepherd. Talking with them is a journey into the traditions of Naples and the proverbial kindness of the Neapolitans.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Via dei Tribunali, Decumano Maggiore, 80138 – 80139, Naples Italy

Today’s Via dei Tribunali, so called because it ends in front of Castel Capuano (seat of the Palace of Justice since the 16th century), corresponds to the ancient Decumano Maggiore which crossed the ancient city of Neapolis, founded by the Greeks for its entire length. in the fifth century BC, the current Naples. Along the way it is possible to visit splendid Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches which preserve numerous masterpieces such as the famous painting by Caravaggio of Pio Monte della Misericordia.

Stop At: Duomo di Napoli, Via Duomo 149, 80138, Naples Italy

The Cathedral of Naples, the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta.
The construction of the Cathedral was commissioned by Charles of Anjou in 1294, in the place where two ancient basilicas stood: Santa Restituta and Stefania. To make way for the new construction, the latter was completely demolished, while the basilica of Santa Restituta was reduced to the role of a side chapel.
The Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro dates back to the first half of the 17th century. It is in this chapel that every year, on the first Saturday of May, the miracle of the liquefaction of the saint’s blood is anxiously awaited. Just take a look at the gate and the floor designed by Fanzago, or at the precious marbles, the sculptures of the Bernini school, the Solimena altar, the frescoes, the paintings and the niches that hold the silver bust and the ampoules with blood. of San Gennaro, to realize what wealth shines beneath its vaults ..

Duration: 15 minutes



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