Ancient Naples and Decumani Evening Food & Wine Tour with Local Guide

Day Trips & Excursions in Centro Storico

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Do not miss the chance to try the best specialties from one of the most rich Italian cuisine. Do not miss out on feasting on pasta with potatoes, parmigiana and fried pizza, the iconic traditional Italian dishes made by the local like no one else. On this 4-hours food and wine tour you will taste the best local specialties all while you discover the highlights of the historic centre considered one of UNESCO World Heritage. Visiting Naples's historic center means traveling through twenty centuries of history.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza Bellini, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe meeting point for the Food Tour is Piazza Bellini, right by the statue of the great musician Vincenzo Bellini and the "greek walls". Your guide will tell you about the historical origin of Naples and its archeological and artistic treasures. Here you will also pass by The Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella, one of the oldest and most famous in Italy.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Via San Gregorio Armeno, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaSan Gregorio Armeno is the name of a narrow street, which is world famous for the handicraft of "Presepi" (nativity scenes). The "crèche" has a long tradition in Naples, since the beginning of the 18th century or even before, and still at the present time the local families of artisans, we should better call great artists, are famous all over. Not far is also the gateway to "Napoli Sotterranea", the underground itinerary through the magic spaces of the Roman aqueduct, transformed into anti-aircraft shelters during World War II. The walk proceeds along "Spaccanapoli", one of the main streets in the ancient times (the name means "splitting Naples"). On the way you will stop to taste the famous "cuoppo" (a fantastic fried fish mix served in a paper cone) and limoncello liqueur.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Via dei Tribunali, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaPass by Via dei Tribunali, which was the main street in the ancient times (greek and roman time). During the beautiful promenade you will stop at a typical "boulangerie" to taste tarallo (local rustic cookie), mozzarella cheese, salami and good wine; and then the traditional Neapolitan specialty the fried pizza and "wallet pizza". As you stroll around the old city center, we will stop for a rich dinner in a local osteria to enjoy typical local dishes, such as parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmesan), friarielli (rapini vegetables), pasta e patate with provola cheese, ragù sauce all paired with local wine.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe tour continues at Piazza del Gesù, where your guide will show you some of the beautiful churches (outside) in Naples old centre, Santa Chiara and Gesù Nuovo. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Quartieri Spagnoli, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaHere comes the nice and relaxing walk in Via Toledo, the main street, full of amazing shops and historical palaces. Upstream of it an unbelievable maze of narrow streets: it's the "spanish area", where, just in the long period of spanish domination, most of the administrative buildings and barracks were located. Finally, the majestic Galleria dedicated to the second italian king Umberto I, which is the most popular meeting place in the city centre,and San Carlo Opera House(1737), the oldest european theatre still in operation.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaHere we rich the gorgeous Piazza del Plebiscito, the most famous square in Naples. On one side of it is the Royal Palace (1602); on the other side the neoclassical Church of S. Francesco di Paola (1816) and the statues of the two most important spanish kings (bourbon dinasty), Charles and Ferdinand. In the corner Caffè Gambrinus, the oldest and best-known cafeteria in the city, where you are going to stop and taste some of the most typical local sweets, such as "sfogliatella" and "babà", the world famous local gelato and neapolitan coffee. Here also starts the "fashion promenade" in Via Chiaia, with all the elegant and exclusive boutiques. In the same street is located the Pizzeria Brandi, where in 1889 the pizza Margherita was invented.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Over 10 different food tastings
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Local and expert guide
  • Walking tour
  • Rich dinner in a local trattoria

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off