Discovering the legends of fantastic Neapolitan beasts, ghosts and night movida
There are ghost stories behind almost every Neapolitan palace. They talk about some typical mysterious creatures like "Munaciello" or "Bella m'Briana", who are used to play tricks or bring gifts and money to the people who live in "their" flat. All depends on people's trust.
Based on these legends, the Neapolitan dramatist Eduardo de Filippo wrote one of his best plays "Questi Fantasmi" (These Ghosts), in which a naive dupe is cheated by a cunny scoundrel.
This walking tour will start from Piazza del Gesù.
Here we will listen to the esoteric music hidden under the strange symbols on the stone blocks used to build the wall of the Church del Gesù.
Then we will reach Piazza San Domenico. Here two protagonists of Neapolitan history will be introduced: the alchemist Raimondo de Sangro Prince of Sansevero and the unlucky ghost of Maria d'Avalos.
Sirens and vampires will be the other fantastic creatures we will meet.
We can calm our fear with a drink or a coffee in Piazza Bellini, the centre of the night movida
1. Piazza del Gesù
3. Piazza San Domenico
4. Chapel of Sansevero (outside)
5. Church of Purgatorio ad Arco (outside)
6. Piazza Bellini
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Piazza del Gesù, under the obelisk of the Vergin Mary I shall identify myself by showing you my guiding badges
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - drink and snack in Piazza Bellini: €10 (optional)
I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.