Discover Naples off the beaten paths with a local expert guide. Your walking tour is the ideal way to go and visit Naples from uphill down to the historic center.
What to Expect
You start from the Vomero hill, where you enjoy a most beautiful view of the Gulf of Naples, and walk down to the Historic Center, the real heart of town, passing through the ancient steps, built in the 14th century. You can discover its beauty through an “urban trekking” path, easy to follow at all age. This walking tour is the ideal way to go and visit Naples from uphill down to the historic center.
The tour starts with a spectacular view from the marvelous terrace of St. Martin’ Charterhouse and goes down the quiet stairs of Pedamentina, one of the most ancient footpaths of the city. It is made of 414 steps and it connects the hillside of Naples to the heart of town, the historic center, through a panoramic and evocative walk. As you go down you can see ancient houses and catch a glimpse till you access the most beautiful view of the Gulf and of Vesuvio.
As you walk you can see the B&B of Mr Pasquale Nocerino; He is a violin player and his wife, Giovanna, is a ballet dancer. This is the neighborhood where Baudelaire lived for some time and where Marguerite Yourcenar placed her tale “Anna Soror”. From the Pedamentina you can also see the most famous Spaccanapoli, the Decumano Inferiore way which really cuts the town in two.
As you go further you walk through the lively, authentic, colorful Mercato of Pignasecca and you finally get to the historic center of the town. It is the biggest in Europe and it is listed as “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. Take a stroll and visit Spaccanapoli finding out about its craft shops, walking by the main Piazzas, among folklore and ancient tales. You go into the alley of San Gregorio Armeno and you entry the historical craft shop of the Ferrigno family, where the most ancient Neapolitan Crib is handmade. Your day together will come to end with a pleasant stop where you will be able to taste the real Neapolitan espresso along with a selection of pastries and biscuits.
- Expert local tour guide
- Neapolitan espresso and a pastry of your choice
- Typical Neapolitan handicraft as a small souvenir
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