Christmas in Naples Tour

Uncover the history of Neapolitan nativity scenes and Christmas sweet treats with a local expert
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Tour Details
3 hours
Product Type
  • San Domenico Maggiore
  • Cappella Sansevero
  • Artisans Workshops
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of one of the world's great Christmas cities
  • Led by a local
Tour Description
Neapolitans have always considered Christmas the most important holiday of the year. A variety of culinary and artistic traditions come together to transform the city during the weeks leading up to and after Christmas into a sensual delight. This special Naples Christmas Tour, organized by some of our native Neapolitan experts, takes us into the heart of the Neapolitan Christmas to savor the sights, smells, and sounds of one of the most fascinating holiday cities in the world.

Naples Christmas Tour

We begin at the church of San Domenico Maggiore, a great example of Neapolitan Gothic and Renaissance art, and then move on to the Chapel of Sansevero, where we'll discuss Giuseppe Sammartino's Veiled Christ, an incredible example of artistic and religious expression transcending the physicality of marble.

Local Crafts

After this aperitivo of high art, we'll dive into the lively streets of Naples where local handicrafts—specifically the production of crèche, a paper mache-like material—are on display. Nativity scenes, or presepe, dominate, and we will explore the different use of material, from wood to terracotta and marble, in a religious and artistic context. Our expert will lead us through the streets where small figurines are sold and made, stopping at one artisan's workshop. Here we'll hear about the special and intricate technique of crèche making.

Want to delve further into Naples' crafts? Check out our Naples Shopping Tour.

Ending at an Enoteca

The walk will end at a small enoteca, or wine bar, where we'll taste some Christmas specialties like taralli, casatiello, sfogliatelle, and babà al limoncello and, of course, have a glass or two of Christmas cheer.

Still hungry? Try our Naples Food Tour.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, this tour is not accessible due to the stairs at San Domenico Maggiore.
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Really enjoyed Maria Laura's take on Naples, a city we will visit again. Truly fascinating.