Naples in a Day Tour, with Context

Your comprehensive full-day exploration of Naples
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Tour Details
7 hours
Product Type
  • Pio Monte della Misericordia
  • San Lorenzo Maggiore
  • Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Quarter)
  • Spaccanapoli
  • Piazza del Plebiscito
  • Castel Nuovo
  • Castel dell'Ovo
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  • 7-hour immersive tour of Naples’ top sites
  • Led by local expert in history or art history
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Tour Description
Delve deep into the history and contemporary life of this multifaceted city with our carefully crafted full-day tour of Naples. With a local expert by your side, you’ll visit underground ruins, view one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces and stroll through the actually not-so-mean streets of Naples, learning about the complex character of the city and its people.
  • San Lorenzo Maggiore
  • Pio Monte della Misericordia
  • Spanish Quarter
  • Castel Nuovo (exterior)
  • Piazza del Plebiscito
  • Castel dell’Ovo (exterior)
  • 7 hours with a local expert
You’ll meet your guide bright and early in the historical district of Naples. After introductions, you’ll begin with a short meander through the streets of this area, popping into the majestic Santa Chiara monastery on your way to the Gothic San Lorenzo Maggiore church. Once here you’ll descend underground to explore the archaeological complex beneath the church, one of the key places to view the leftover traces of the ancient city. Your expert will highlight the Greek and Roman roots of Naples evident here, which reflect the Greek founding and Roman conquest of the city in ancient times.

Next, you’ll make your way towards Pio Monte della Misericordia, a striking example of 17th-century architecture and home to Caravaggio’s The Seven Works of Mercy. A work that encapsulates Neapolitan humanity by an artist who fled Rome for Naples after murdering a man during a duel, this painting will give you a deeper look into some of the essential characteristics of Naples, as your guide will explain.

You’ll stop for a lunch break next in a local trattoria or pizzeria (at your expense), before continuing onto a walking tour of the city itself. Taking in the Spanish Quarter, Piazza del Plebiscito, and two of Naples’ castles, Castel Nuovo and Castel dell’Ovo, you’ll dive into Naples’ history and daily life, possibly with the chance to grab a gelato or other tasty treat along the way. Your expert guide will enlighten you as to the political and social character of the city, providing insights into the reality of living in Naples compared to its various reputations. Finishing up at Castel dell’Ovo on the bay, you’ll part ways with your expert guide having gained a deeper understanding of the unique character of Naples and how it came to be.
Will we eat a pizza on this tour?
Yes, this will be possible - there will be a few different options for lunch including a local pizzeria, or a traditional trattoria.

Will there be any additional costs on the tour?
Your tickets to the San Lorenzo Maggiore Underground will be included in your ourder, but you will be responsible for the cost of lunch and tickets to Santa Chiara and Pio Monte della Misericordia on the day of the tour. Please make sure to have some local currency or a credit card to hand to pay for these.

Can you arrange a car service for the day?
Yes, car services can be arranged if needed. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.

We are a bigger group and it won't let us book a larger vehicle at checkout, can we still book?
Unfortunately, the largest vehicle that our car provider has will seat a maximum of 7 clients plus the guide.

Is this tour suitable for children? 
This tour is not part of our family portfolio, however, we do have some family-friendly guides who lead the tour and could adjust the content and delivery for younger travelers. Please bear in mind, though, that this is a long and walking-intensive day, so may not be suitable for all children.

Is this tour suitable for people with mobility issues?
Unfortunately, we don’t necessarily recommend this tour for people with mobility issues - the venues that are visited generally have only limited accessibility for wheelchairs. This is a full-day tour and covers a lot of ground - around 4-5 miles usually. We offer this tour with a private car service if clients wish.

Does this tour overlap with any of your other tours?
Yes, we have combined elements of our Ancient Naples: Above and Underground and La Vita Napoletana tours to make this full-day experience. We have also included some sites that are visited on our Caravaggio and the Baroque in Naples tour. Tours that would very pair well with this one include our Archaeological Museum tour or our excursions to Pompeii for either a half- or full day!
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Fantastic tour, full of facts and information.
10/10 - was the best
Omg . Francesca was awesome. A true Napolitano treasure. She was an expert on Naples and expressed a knowledge and true love of her city. Can't say a enough positive p about my experience.