Welcome to Naples!
Around Piazza Plebiscito and beyond

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Basic Information
Short Description
Our main tour of Naples, providing an introduction to the history of the city. We will visit the area south of the Piazza del Gesù, seeing the main monumental monuments of the city and the most popular pedestrian areas and the Spanish Quarter.
Total time
~ 2,5 hours
Language
English (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Neptune's Fountain on Piazza Municipio - look for a yellow umbrella! Go to map
Ending point
Close to piazza del Gesù
Additional info
♿️❗️The Spanish Quarter is very mountainous and the streets are very cramped and full of cars and scooters, so we do not recommend visiting it for those with limited mobility.
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About

Naples is a city steeped in history, rich culture, and stunning architecture. From the picturesque location on the Gulf of Naples, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, through ancient ruins and great museums to delicious cuisine, Naples has something for everyone. Join our Welcome to Naples free tour to discover the city and its wonders!


Naples’ long and fascinating history dates back to ancient times. The area was originally settled by Greeks in the first millennium BC. During the mediaeval period Naples grew to be an important cultural and intellectual centre, with renowned scholars such as Thomas Aquinas and Giordano Bruno studying there. It became the capital of the Kingdom of Naples in the 13th century, which lasted until the Italian unification in the 19th century. In the 17th century under the rule of the Bourbon dynasty, the city experienced a period of artistic and cultural flourishing and was known as the centre of Baroque style. Over its history it has been ruled by a variety of different powers, including the Spanish, French, and Austrians. This diversity has left its mark on the city, creating a rich and unique cultural heritage that is still visible today. 


During the Welcome to Naples free tour we will take you through centuries of the city’s existence, starting from ancient Roman ruins through mediaeval castles, stunning Baroque churches, charming squares and busy streets. Our journey starts at the majestic Neptune’s Fountain, situated in the heart of Piazza Municipio – the fountain, a nod to the city’s close relationship with the sea, features the god Neptune surrounded by nymphs, satyrs, and seahorses. Next to the Piazza Municipio stands the imposing structure of Castel Nuovo, or the New Castle. This iconic mediaeval fortress, adorned with majestic towers and an intricately decorated Triumphal Arch, has been a symbol of the city’s power since the 13th century. We venture next towards Piazza del Plebiscito, the city’s largest public square. Surrounded by monumental edifices like the impressive 17th century Royal Palace and the San Francesco di Paola Church, with its history of public gatherings and events, Piazza del Plebiscito resonates with the spirit of Naples. A stone’s throw away is the San Carlo Theatre, one of the oldest continuously active opera houses in the world which serves as a testament to the city’s long standing love affair with the arts. We then stroll down the famous Via Toledo, a bustling shopping street lined with charming cafes, restaurants, and historic buildings to reach the unique Gesù Nuovo church. As we walk around the city our guides will regale you with tales of famous Neapolitans, such as the poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, the composer Gioachino Rossini, and the legendary Caravaggio, whose masterpieces can be found in the city’s churches and museums. But historical sites are not the only wonder of Naples – they come together with delicious food (best pizza in the world!), vibrant street life, colourful markets, and lively nightlife scene. The setting of Naples makes it also an excellent base for exploring the Campania region: charming Amalfi Coast, Pompeii – an ancient Roman city that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the beautiful island of Capri.


Whether you’re interested in history, culture, food, or just looking for a unique and exciting travel experience, Naples will be a perfect place to visit. Take our Welcome to Naples free walking tour to immerse yourself in this incredible city and experience all it has to offer! 


During our 2,5 hour Welcome to Naples free walking tour you will see and discover:



  • Neptune’s Fountain on Piazza Municipio

  • Piazza del Plebiscito

  • Royal Palace

  • San Carlo Theatre

  • Via Toledo

  • Spanish Quarter

  • Gesù Nuovo Church

  • …and much, much more!


After this tour, we recommend taking Old Town Tour to understand the history of Naples better!


Meeting Point
Neptune's Fountain on Piazza Municipio - look out for a yellow umbrella!

BOOKING RULES
Booking is obligatory. Walkative! pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 7 people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more, please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.



Early 2024 welcome to Naples tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 months ago

Our your guide Roberto gave us a preview of real Napolitan life&way of thinking, seeming serious but with slices of good humor. We (the whole family w teenagers) really enjoyed the tour.

Ranka

Lovely tours

Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 months ago

We had two amazing tours with Claudia and Paula! Both passionated and very friendly guides. We strongly recommend!

Tom

Awesome tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
5 months ago

Carmen was our Tourguide. She knows her stuff and is funny.

Very knowledgaeable. Not much walking actually so its easy going. Group was small.

Very cool for first timers in Naples and if you there more than a day you can join the tour the next day which Carmen said is a little but different, since the Town is so big anyway.

I love the ‘tip what you feel is right’. That should be done everywhere.

Ines

October walking tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

Klaudia was a brilliant guide and made us feel very welcome in Naples! It’s an amazing city and we really enjoyed the tour on our first morning to see the whole city 💙🤍

Alex

Outstanding Naples Walking Tour with Claudia

Rated 5.0 out of 5
7 months ago

Claudia made the Naples Walking Tour unforgettable with her great knowledge and enthusiasm. Highly recommended!

Kimi


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