Experience Naples the right way on this small group tour with a local guide. Stroll through the charming chaos of the UNESCO-sited historical centre before delving underground to see how it all started. Giuseppe, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘This tour is a great fusion of Napoli’s past and present. You’ll learn about the city’s Roman routes and explore what is now one of the largest historic centres in Europe. It’s also totally unique – you won’t see men singing Neomelodic music from their balconies anywhere else.’ Listen to the buzz of the local dialect as you admire churches, elegant squares and historic buildings of the historic centre. See traditional fast food such as sfogliatella pastries and Pizza Portafoglio – folded-up pizza to take away. Admire the architecture of the Church of San Gregorio Armeno and walk down its connecting street. ‘This street is famous for the Presepe – nativity scenes – which are handmade. You’ll see countless figures from religious and historical to modern day icons and footballers.’ says local guide Giuseppe. Next up, a descent of 121 to Underground Naples. From ancient aqueducts to air raid shelters and hidden escape routes, the tunnels hold years of history. Discover an old water tank by candlelight and see a touch of modernity with the first underground vegetable patch. The tour comes to an end at the remains of an ancient Greco-Roman theatre. ‘The remains were discovered in the late 19th century and it can be accessed through a trapdoor under the bed of a private house’, says Giuseppe.
Enjoy an explosion of the senses as you discover Napoli’s historic centre. Stroll along Via San Gregorio Armeno and see the artisan nativity scenes. Delve down and explore the tunnels of Underground Naples and learn its history. See the remnants of an ancient Greek-Roman theatre embedded in a private house. Follow your local guide in small groups of 10 with unrivalled knowledge of Naples
Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, under the statue in the middle of the square, a tour guide with the flag will wait for all the participants.