Be welcomed by your guide in the heart of the Sanità district. Only a few steps away from the historical center, settled at the base of Vomero hill, this area of Naples is less crowded and has an interesting past. Initially intended as a residential area for noble families of Naples’ aristocracy, it later became a popular district, inhabited by working-class locals. One of the pearls is the famous Fontanelle Cemetery, with caves and underground chambers stacked with human skulls and bones, a symbolic site of Naples devotion to the dead mixed with superstition. The first food stop is at Poppella’s Bakery to have a Fiocco di Neve‘snowflake’, a small, sweet bun with an incredible, ricotta cheese filling!
Head into the heart of Naples, listen as your guide tells you the history and legends of the city, enter the churches, admire the distinctive lava stone building facades, and get ready to try some traditional Neapolitan dishes: buffalo mozzarella, ragù, pasta e patate con la provola(pasta with potatoes and provola cheese), limoncello and more. Walk along the main streets in the core of Naples – Via dei Tribunal, Spaccanapoli and pass by the highlights in the historical center: The Holy Stone church, San Gregorio Armeno, San Domenico Maggiore, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, which faces two of the oldest and most important churches of Naples: the Gothic style, Santa Chiara and Gesù Nuovo (New Jesus), whose black, diamond shaped façade legend will leave you intrigued.
Head out of the historical center and on to via Toledo, one of the most important shopping thoroughfares in the city, that will lead you to Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace and the Basilica di San Francesco di Paola. Stop at Caffe’ Gambrinus to enjoy a Neapolitan coffee and let the pastry window amaze you.
This is a full day, private tour with a professional, local guide who will be available to answer your questions and satisfy your curiosities. The best and only way to discover Naples is on foot, so bring comfortable shoes and of course a camera to capture those magical moments!If you only have one day to spend in the city and want to see and eat it all, then this guided sightseeing and delicious food and wine-tasting tour is for you.