Santa Chiara, Naples
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Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Naples is a mixture of colors and perfumes, be enchanted by the warmth of its people and the sounds of daily life. 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 in two perfect halves with shops, restaurants and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore square with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo featuring the statue Cristo Velato by Giuseppe Sanmartino. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo and San Paolo Maggiore. The baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro dates back to the 13th century and is at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved. It becomes liquid during the so-called Miracle of St. Gennaro.

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Naples: Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

2. Naples: Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

Immerse yourself in the intriguing charm of Naples. From the coastline, enjoy the enchanting beauty of the Bay of Naples and the views to the island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius. Visit the oldest part of the city and wander its narrow streets, filled with character and vivacity. See the church of Gesù Nuovo and its masterpieces, the monastery of Santa Chiara and walk through the most famous "Spaccanapoli" with its outstanding Baroque and Renaissance palaces, countless charming little shops, coffee bars and pizzeria. Explore the underground Roman ruins, buried beneath the city. See the monumental part of the city with its most famous landmark — Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle, the Royal Palace, the Teatro di San Carlo and the Galleria Umberto, an elegant 19th-century shopping mall.

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Naples: Private Walking Tour

3. 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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Discover Naples: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4. Discover Naples: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting and informative 2.5-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an expert tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, and explore the spectacular Real Teatro di San Carlo, Naples' beautiful opera house. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. the oldest opera house in Italy. You will also see Santa Chiara and the Church of Jesus.  Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naples was founded, to visit some of the most important churches in the city.

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Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

5. Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience Naples through its food and restaurant scene on a 4-hour evening walking tour of the historic city center. Sample traditional foods in tiny delis you’d never find on your own. Meet your guide at a pizzeria on Via Port’Alba, site of one of the city gates. Stroll off to sample the city’s rich cuisine at 7 different tasting stops, and enjoy delicious snacks of eggplant parmigiana, zucchini flowers, babà (Neapolitan rum cake) and sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastries). Pass the religious complex and monastery of Santa Chiara, along with beautiful squares like Piazza Bellini and Piazza del Gesù. Stop to try an original Pizza Margherita in the city where it originated. Sample a slice of Neapolitan pizza fritta, and sip on Aglianico wine. Come prepared to feast! Along the way, experience the hustle and bustle of Naples at night outside iconic monuments, such as the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella, Piazza San Gaetano, and the Basilicas of Saint Paul and Saint Lawrence. Stroll the colorful streets of San Gregorio Armeno, see the Royal Palace, and San Carlo Theatre, and much more.

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Naples: Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

6. Naples: Full-Day Tour with Private Transportation

Your tour will begin with pick-up from any port or hotel of your choosing in Campania. From here you will embark to see both the historical and more recent parts of this stunning metropolis. You will fist arrive at the Piazza Garibaldi, where you will walk along Corso Umberto I to glimpse the Port of Naples and enjoy the luxurious Riviera di Chiaia. Following this, you will pass by the "Piazza del Gesù" square, where the church of Gesù Nuovo stands. The central street, called "Spaccanapoli", will lead you along the very path which used to be the central avenue (cardo) of the city in ancient times. This street will introduce you to the southern Italian spirit, and among other monuments, you will see the miraculous church and monastery of Saint Chiara, which dates back to the 14th century. Up next you will experience one of the highlights of your tour, the cathedral of Saint Gennaro. You will then stop for lunch in a classical pizzeria to try authentic pizza, which originated in Naples. If you like, you will have the option to be taken to a local restaurant where only the local people go to eat the best pizza in the city. Following lunch, you will go to Piazza Plebiscito, where you can view the historical Quartieri Spagnoli and the Gallery of King Umberto Primo. You will also visit the famous San Carlo theater (the first professional Opera theater in Europe), the Royal Palace, the beautiful Gambrinus cafe (where many famous artists and writers have been), and the formidable Maschio Angioino Castle. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin, or other place of convenience.

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Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

7. Heart of Naples: Spaccanapoli Walking Tour

Step into the heart of Naples on this guided walking tour of the cozy and characteristic Spaccanapoli street. Visit iconic monuments, churches, and spot the highest spire of the city. End your experience with a pizza dinner. Depart from the meeting point in Piazza del Gesù, where you can admire the highest spire of the city, that also hides a singular curiosity. Then, visit the inside the church of Gesù Nuovo, known as the church of the doctor Giuseppe Moscati. Later, head to the Santa Chiara complex and visit inside the Church of Santa Chiara that’s in a majestic Gothic style. Follow with a walk up to San Domenico Maggiore, a square full of curiosities. Continue toward the Piazzetta Nilo and Largo Corpo di Napoli squares, where you can see the statue of the god Nile. The tour continues down the most famous street in the world known as the street of the shepherds (Via San Gregorio Armeno). Complete your experience with a stop for a dinner based on the most famous dish in the world: pizza.

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What people are saying about Santa Chiara, Naples

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 114 reviews

I wanted to give 10 but 5 was the maximum! Fluvio was absolutely amazing, he was so enthusiastic and made the tour so fun! It didn’t even feel like 5 hours of walking. It was only 4 of us and despite the torrential rain we had the best of time. He showed us amazing restaurants and pastry shops. Also guided us to the souvenir area and explained the history of Napoli perfectly. Definitely worth all the money!

Fulvio has sido un guía excepcional, nos ha mostrado la ciudad desde todos los puntos de vista, como haría a Neapolitan Neapolitan DOC. The tour has lasted more than 5 hours in las cuales hemos visitado los monumentos, los barrios and los lugares most pintorescos de la ciudad, todo ello with a profesional competencia inigualable.

Great tour. A special thanks to MARCO was engaging, available and prepared in the description of the tour and in the history of Naples with also many anecdotes and advice. We recommend it!

our tour guide was Fulvio! great knowledge and a lot of funny! // our guide was Fulvio, very knowledgeable and very funny

Marco is a wonderful "host". He knows a lot and brought us closer to his city in a charming way.