Naples Walking Tour
Looking at the City
Riccardo holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Naples Federico II and a degree in Art History from the University Suor Orsola Benincasa. He is a native of Naples and also a classically trained musician, with a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatoire of Naples San Pietro a Majella. Besides his work as a licensed tour guide of all the archaeological sites (Pompei, Herculaneum, Oplontis, the Phlegrean Fields), churches, and museums of the Campania Region, he has held many conferences about medieval illuminations, and about relations between visual arts and music in Roman Antiquity and the Middle Ages. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as assistant professor at the "Suor Orsola Benincasa" University, in Naples. Riccardo also teaches art history at a secondary school.
Born and raised in Naples, Francesca studied foreign languages and literature at Universita’ degli Studi Orientale di Napoli. After a long career working abroad in Asia and Europe, Francesca returned to Naples to dedicate herself to sharing her love of her home city with visitors from around the world. An authorized guide of the Campania Region, she loves to help people discover this wonderful part of Italy. While most tourists come for Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, Francesca’s passion is Naples' historic city center which is uniquely beautiful and which never ceases to surprise and amaze even the most expert traveler.
Gioconda earned a degree in Archaeology at Federico II University of Naples a PhD in the Archaeology of Magna Graecia with a focus on Roman Building Techniques. Her main interest is Roman architecture. As both a teacher and a licensed guide, Gioconda is at ease explaining complex concepts to adults and families. She is very passionate about sharing her deep love of archaeology and her knowledge about her hometown with clients from all over the world.
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