Walking Tour of the Neapolitan Superstition

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If you want to discover the world of Neapolitan superstition, this experience is perfect for you. After a short guided tour in the places of the ‘evil eye’, we will move to a particular place in the center where you can immerse yourself with a lover of the Neapolitan tradition in the rich world of superstition: anecdotes, stories, songs, nursery rhymes, potions and ‘magical’ practices that they are strongly rooted in the Neapolitan culture. Various typical themed gadgets will be delivered.

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



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If you want to discover the world of Neapolitan superstition, this experience is perfect for you. After a short guided tour in the places of the ‘evil eye’, we will move to a particular place in the center where you can immerse yourself with a lover of the Neapolitan tradition in the rich world of superstition: anecdotes, stories, songs, nursery rhymes, potions and ‘magical’ practices that they are strongly rooted in the Neapolitan culture. Various typical themed gadgets will be delivered.

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Stop At: Piazza San Gaetano, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy

The Neapolitans are known to be a superstitious people. Beyond the clichés, the presence in the city of a great series of “magical” and profane rituals with which the Neapolitans chase away negative influences is undoubted. In this experience, through a short guided tour that will flow into a place in the center of Naples, you will get to know the world of Neapolitan superstition. A connoisseur of popular culture, also through stories and anecdotes, songs and nursery rhymes, will illustrate the ambiguous relationship that exists between the sacred and the profane in the Neapolitan capital.

We will leave from Piazza San Gaetano, to visit the most important places linked to the local superstition. We will discover the origin of some typical “amulets”, the relationship of the Neapolitans with death, the history and importance of the lottery game, the cunto of the pezzentelle souls and the history of the newsstands, and then converge in the final place, where you you will immerse yourself in the world of superstition like true Neapolitans.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The history of the shops and the origin of the Sanctuary. Dissolution of the blood and San Pantaleone: saint of the lot.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Underground Naples, Piazza San Gaetano 68, 80138, Naples Italy

The munaciello: figure of the Neapolitan superstition.

Stop At: Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, Via Dei Tribunali 39, 80138, Naples Italy

History of the church and the cult of pezzentelle souls. Death in the Neapolitan superstition.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Busto di Pulcinella, Via dei Tribunali, Naples Italy

Why do we touch Pulcinella’s nose?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Venezia, Via Benedetto Croce 19, Naples Italy

Meeting with a local expert for the experience phase: cunti, songs, anecdotes, formulas, tambola, lotto, and other expressions of the Neapolitan superstition.

Duration: 1 hour



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