Most of Italy’s delicatessen were invented in Naples, the capital of food, where Pizza Margherita, Spaghetti, Babà and Sfogliatelle were born, only to mention a few. Naples is a big, not-overly-touristic city, and sometimes visitors may feel as if they’re lost while visiting Naples on their own. Moreover, the best parts are to be discovered, hidden in between narrow alleyways and secret corners.
Our experienced guide will lead you on an awesome walk through the centre of Naples, with a chance to stop at several local restaurants while feasting your eyes on the monuments and architectural masterpieces that lie in between.
You will look at the picturesque Spaccanapoli or Piazza del Gesù, right after trying a real Eggplant Parmigiana, or Zucchini flowers! The tour will stop by the Santa Chiara monumental complex, while in Piazza Bellini you will try the original Pizza Margherita, invented to celebrate the visit of Queen Margherita and King Umberto I in 1889. Then, our tour will reach to the San Pietro a Maiella Conservatory, San Gaetano Square an two wonderful churches, Saint Paul and Saint Lawrence.
We will walk down the amazing streets of San Gregorio Armeno and San Biagio dei Librai, surrounded by the stands of hundreds of local artisans selling hand-made Nativity figurines in view of the Christmas period. In the meantime, our food tour will go on trying out Friarelli, Baccalà, Ragù and traditional soups, while tasting the renowned Aglianico wine.
Our tour ends visiting Piazza Plebiscito, the biggest monumental square of Naples, where you will see the famous San Carlo Theatre, the Royal Palace and Galleria Umberto. At a stone’s throw, the alleyways will offer you a chance to sample Naples’ traditional cakes: Babà and Sfogliatelle, and you could end with a delightful coffee and some liqueurs.
Note: our walking tour will satisfy your appetite substituting for your lunch or dinner, please do not eat before it in order to experience the tour at its best! Either if you are staying overnight or just spending half-day in the city, this is a wonderful opportunity to see Naples and to taste authentic, delightful local food!
We had heard that it is necessary to book tours for the most popular sites in Rome. Not sure if this was true or not, I booked a tour for the Vatican with Private Tours of Rome and with other companies. The Vatican Tour with Francesca was, by far, the best. She was knowledgeable, friendly and energetic--and with roaring heat we appreciated the optimism. I wish that we had booked all of our tours with this group!.Debra S. from Louisville, Kentucky