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Piazza San Domenico Maggiore

Piazza San Domenico Maggiore: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples and explore the San Severo Chapel on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide through the lively Spaccanapoli street and admire highlights, including San Domenico Maggiore. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples into two halves with shops, restaurants, and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore church with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo, and San Paolo Maggiore. See the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved.

Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

2. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Welcome to the heart of one of the oldest cities in Europe. Together with your guide, cross the heart of the historic center of Naples from Piazza Bellini, where you still find visible portions of Greek walls. Skirt the Conservatory of Naples, with the chance to hear the rehearsals of young Neapolitan musicians. Continue to Via dei Tribunali, the Decumano Maggiore of ancient Neapolis, but also one of the liveliest and richest streets in Naples. You will meet the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta, with its ancient Romanesque bell tower, and the mysterious church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, an Angevin jewel, and the Duomo, which preserves the miraculous holy blood di San Gennar, beloved patron Saint of the city, will be waiting for you a few steps away. Back to Spaccanapoli, the lower decumanus, you will stroll through the teeming and characteristic Neapolitan shops. Discover the wonderful Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, with its square of the same name that makes the scenery unique. The last stop will be the precious Sansevero Chapel: the vision of the Veiled Christ, together with the story of your guide, will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Naples: Slow Food Tour with Davide

3. Naples: Slow Food Tour with Davide

Avoid the tourist spots and delight in a personally-curated tasting menu to entice the senses with your Neapolitan foodie guide, Davide. He has a background in agronomy and gastronomy and will lead you through the city’s Slow Food scene where you can eat like the local foodies do.  Start your tasting journey at the Neoclassical-style square, Piazza Dante. Try a selection of traditional snacks cooked and served in various ways: think eggplant, artichoke, zucchini, and more. Head to the historical Pignasecca Market and experience the bustling Mediterranean market culture. Fulfill that cheese craving with tastings of Mozzarella di Bufala and Fior di Latte. Try fried pizza and different kinds of traditional pizza. Walk past the fruit shops and bakeries on Spaccanapoli Street and learn about how the Neopolitan culture has changed since WWII.  While your Pasta Ragù is cooking, explore the Piazza San Domenico Maggiore with its churches and confectioneries. Savor some local sweets such as Sfogliatella or Babà.

The Best of Naples Private Walking Tour

4. The Best of Naples Private Walking Tour

The tour includes a visit to the fascinating square called "Piazza del Gesù" where you will see the church of Gesù Nuovo and the obelisk of Immacolatella. Walk along the street, Spaccanapoli, which follows the same direction as the ancient Greek and Roman streets. Admire the Church of Saint Chiara dating back to the 14th-century, the square of Saint Domenico, and experience the traditional atmosphere of Naples with its sounds, smells, and tastes. Next, walk on the street called via dei Tribunali and see the church of Saint Lorenzo dating back to the 13th-century, San Gregorio Armeno (the street of nativities), and then the Cathedral of Saint Gennaro with its baroque style chapel where the blood of the Saint is preserved.

Naples: Private Walking Tour

5. Naples: Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Naples to get a full appreciation of its mix of architectural styles, from the elegant 18th-century palazzos to imposing castles and wonderful churches. Founded by ancient Greeks, the city was once the capital of southern Italy, and has been settled by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, and Spanish Bourbons. Your guide will provide a wealth of history as you explore the historic center, where Neapolitans have lived since the 6th century BC. The tour includes a fascinating walk through the Umberto Primo Gallery and Via Toledo, and a stroll in Piazza del Gesù to see the Church of Gesù Nuovo and the Immacolatella obelisk. Wander down the famous Spaccanapoli to the 14th-century monastery of Santa Chiara and the Piazza San Domenico. Along the way, experience one of Naples most famous inventions, and sample a slice of authentic Neapolitan pizza.

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What people are saying about Piazza San Domenico Maggiore

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 418 reviews

We took the tour with our 11 and 7 year old girls, very well organized it was suitable for young and old. Our guide Carlo proved to be punctual, prepared and patient always ready to answer all questions and was able to involve all the participants very well.

One of my favorite tours in Naples. Davide was such a great tour guide. It was a pleasant to have him. Definitely recommend, we had delicious food.

The tour is interesting, delicious, unique, not too short, not too long. Davide is an official guide with good stories. Highly recommended.

Excellent preparation of the guide Carlo, unique places, I recommend it to those visiting Naples. Walter Q.

We shot in 1000 and more years of history. From heavy to remain to the French and the Spaniards