Folklore, history and mysteries: a walking tour in Spaccanapoli
A walk through Spaccanapoli street to discover Neapolitan folklore and its stunning cultural heritage. Along this road, we will visit the mysterious Church del Gesù, the elegant Church of Santa Chiara and its colourful, vivid cloister, covered with yellow, green and blue tiles, called "riggiole".
Silence, trees of oranges and ancient frescos will let us travel into the past.
We will come back to the current everyday life at San Domenico Square, to taste some of the gastronomical monuments of Neapolitan pastry: Sfogliatella and Babà. The mysterious alchemist Raimondo de Sangro Prince of Sansevero will meet us in his unmissable chapel, where there are the Veiled Christ and the macabre anatomic machines.
In San Gregorio Armeno, we will see thousands of cribs, figurines, lucky charms. After tasting the real pizza or pasta with ragù, we will visit the Cathedral and Caravaggio's Seven Works of Mercy. If you travel with your children, let me know. I will be happy to organise ludic activities for young travellers
1. Piazza del Gesù
2. Church of Santa Chiara
3. Piazza San Domenico Maggiore
4. Chapel of Sansevero
5. San Gregorio Armeno (street of cribs)
7. Chapel of Pio Monte della Misericordia
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour starts at Piazza del Gesù under the obelisk of the Vergin Mary.
I can arrange different meeting locations upon traveller's request
End location: The tour ends at Piazza del Gesù
I can arrange different locations upon traveller's request
Duration: 4 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 euro - admission ticket Church of Santa Chiara: € 6
admission ticket Sansevero Chapel: € 7
admission ticket Chapel of Pio Monte della Misericordia: €7
Babà and Sfogliatella: €1.5/2 (optional)
Pizza or pasta with ragù: € 10/15 (optional)
I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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I am so very glad we chose to book a tour with Alessandra! She gave us a lot of information but kept her descriptions concise enough that it didn't feel like info overload! She kindly answered countless questions from us that were all over the place topic wise. She also didn't mind that someone in our group couldn't stand for long periods of time which was incredibly helpful to have her be on the lookout for chairs. We would not hesitate to take another walk with her next time we come back to Naples!