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
My services as your personal tour guide
My personal wifi hotspot to play interactive games, specially prepared for your tour
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)
your personal gifts or souvenirs
transportation if required
I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our guided walking tour of Naples with Alessandra. Within 2 hours she showed us the interesting highlights of the old quarter. Her depth of knowledge about the history and culture of Naples is very impressive and she is wonderful company and very charming. She was extremely helpful with additional suggestions and tips regarding places to visit, eat and drink which added considerable value to our trip. She was very patient with our constant questions ! A first class experience.