Follow an informative guide on a morning or afternoon Naples walking tour to discover the city’s historical sights, buzzing plazas and cultural delights. Highlights include the Royal Palace of Naples (Palazzo Reale), Galleria Umberto I, the colorful Spaccanapoli promenade and Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest opera house in Italy. Finish with delicious cake at a traditional Neapolitan cafe in the historic city center.
Meet your guide in Piazza Plebiscito for your morning or afternoon walking tour of Naples. Start with a walk across the handsome square to the Royal Palace of Naples and Basilica of St Francesco di Paola. View the exterior of Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest opera house in Italy with a history that dates back to the 18th century, and then cross the street to wander through the Galleria Umberto I shopping gallery. Visit St James's Palace (the town hall) and head to Piazza Municipio to see Castel Nuovo, an elegant landmark that’s also known as Maschio Angioino. The medieval castle is a major symbol of the architecture in Naples, and has been expanded several times since its construction in the 13th century.Continue through the historic center of Naples, full of churches, cloisters, palaces and monuments. Listen to your guide’s commentary and learn about the area’s many historical, artistic, cultural and architectural treasures, and then wander to Piazza del Gesu to see the Monastery of St Chiara and Church of Jesus. Next, follow your guide along the colorful Spaccanapoli promenade. Literally meaning ‘Naples splitter,’ this straight and narrow main street traverses Naples’ historic center, and is one of the three east-west streets of the original Greco-Roman city of Neapolis.Your tour finishes at a cafe in Piazza San Gaetano, where you’ll sit down to enjoy some traditional Neapolitan cake.