Eat pray and shop in Naples
Eat, pray and shop in Naples
Pick up at the lobby of your hotel and transfer to Naples.
Once in Naples you will start your guided walking tour through the historical center of Naples from square “Piazza Dante”. You will discover that the town that you see today is not so different from the town of the Greek and Roman times: heading to the heart of the ancient city you will step the original Greek-Roman stones and you will reach the main Greek square “Piazza San Gaetano”. From there you have the chance to visit several spots:
– The complex of San Lorenzo which includes the church (a mix of gothic and baroque style) and the UNDERGROUND ancient Roman markets;
– Underground Naples (40 meters below the modern town) with the Greek-Roman aqueduct, full of very tiny alleys. It’s a way to discover a different world!
– San Gregorio Armeno street is the center of an ancient local production: Christmas Nativity! Everything is handmade and you can see the hand craftsmen at work. This is one of the most typical streets of Naples that you cannot miss! At the end of this road you will reach the low side of the historical center where there are some of the most impressive gothic and baroque churches of Naples (Chiesa del Gesù, Cloister of Santa Chiara, San Severo Chapel where you can admire the famous Veiled Christ and works of arts by important Italian artists like Giotto, Caravaggio and Donatello). Moving from the ancient part to the modern town will look like time traveling. Once arrived in piazza Municipio you will start admiring the New Castle (Maschio Angioino 13th century), the Royal Palace (17th century), Saint Charles Theater (18th century) Piazza del Plebiscito and Galleria Umberto I (19th century). After walking you will have lunch in a pizzeria to taste the original Neapolitan pizza and finally free time in via Toledo: the favorite local shopping area! After shopping you will meet your guide at the Cafè Gambrinus (the historical cafè of Naples where the artists used to meet in the 20th century, decorated with beautiful frescoes) and taste the typical Neapolitan pastry: Sfogliatella!