Private tour

Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Michele Arpa

Activity provider: iAmGuida

Naples: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Michele Arpa

Activity provider: iAmGuida

From US$ 83.26 per person

Discover Naples with Michele Arpa, a local guide with a passion for Neopolitan history. Visit Naples' most famous churches, stroll along narrow Roman roads, and see the Royal Palace.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Journey through history with Michele Arpa as you explore Naples' narrow streets
  • Visit the courtyards of the ancient palaces and marvel at the show of wealth
  • See the stunning Piazza Plebiscito with the Royal Palace looming over the square
  • Stroll down the Spaccanapoli, the ancient Greek road, and hear its history
  • Walk past cute shops and traditional cafes to reach a panoramic view of the sea
Full description

Explore the historic town of Naples on a guided walking tour. Learn about Naples' 3,000-year-long history from local historian buff Michele Arpa and see the city's top sights.

Begin your tour in the Piazza del Gesù Nuovo with a quick rundown of the history of Naples. Learn how Naples began as a Greek settlement before coming under the rule of the Romans, Normans, Swabians, French, Aragonese, Spaniards, and Bourbons until Italian unification in 1861.

As you stroll through the ancient Greek streets, hear how each dynasty left deep traces in the appearance, culture, and customs of the Neapolitan people. See architecture from the ancient Greeks and Romans and the Middle Ages, and marvel at Renaissance and Baroque churches.

See some of Naples's over 500 churches. Start with the Gesù Nuova Church, with its intricate decorations. Continue to Santa Chiara to marvel at its cloister.

Next, discover the centers of political power in Naples. Marvel at the Royal Palace in the spectacular Piazza Plebiscito. See the Maschio Angioino, the castle that served as a defense against sea invaders. Climb the hill of San Martino to reach the Castel Sant'Elmo.

Continue to explore the homes of Naples' well-to-do families. Visit the Sansevero Chapel to see its collection of statues, including Giuseppe Sanmartino's masterpiece, the Veiled Christ.

Walk down the coastal road Via Caracciolo and get a stunning photo of the clear water. As you walk, hear about the many museums in Naples from Michele.

Get an overview of the National Archaeological Museum's collection of objects from Pompeii and the Capodimonte Museum's immense painting collection. Finish your tour with a visit to the Naples Cathedral and learn about its historic relics.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Entrance to the churches (except Chapel of Sansevero)
  • Entrance to the palace courtyards
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to the Chapel of Sansevero
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet Michele in the Piazza del Gesú, near the Liceo Genovesi. Michele will have a sign saying iAmGuida.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Personal medication

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour involves about 3 hours of walking, including up a hill
  • You must book your Sansevero Chapel entrance tickets online as far in advance as possible

Product ID: 414440