Neapolitan people: history, culture and folklore

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Emanuele
Quality Verified Registered on May 27, 2022

Hello! I am Emanuele and I was born and live in Naples, I am deeply in love with the whole gulf of which I consider myself a child, I love to get in touch with the contrasting and fragmented realities that characterize the Neapolitan area and in particular my beloved city, just as I love very much travel and discover cultures and customs different from mine. I have been working in tourism and public relations for 10 years, and I have always felt the need to deviate from the way of doing mass tourism, preferring a vision more oriented towards "travelers" rather than "tourists", putting in contact the people with the different colors of local realities and listen to the thousand voices and the thousand stories they tell. I am not a formal guide but rather I consider myself a cultural mediator between the traveler and the world I know, in order to help him feel part of the reality that surrounds him so that he can touch it with his hand, and experience it, rather than looking at it from the outside as in a shop window. I also believe that this is the best way to make everyone's experience more informal, spontaneous and genuine. So what are you waiting for? Are you coming for a friendly walk with me?

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Tour description

This is an experience aimed at travelers tired of mass tourism, to those who are not on holiday but on travel, to those who seek authenticity everywhere driven by curiosity towards themselves and the world where to immerse themselves with love and respect.

The area of the Quartieri Spagnoli today remains one of the most authentic in Naples, with its characteristic alleys, street art and the locals, will involve you in a whirlwind of emotions and sensations as only this city can do.

In our walk I will show you the references to characters who have made the history of the city told through local street art, such as Maradona and Totò, I will show you the protagonist places of the stories of the "Quartieri", such as the entrances to the underground tunnels and the historic churches.

I will have the chance to tell you many stories and show you a side of Naples that you might not expect to find, it will be like a walk among friends, but please remember that for me this is in fact a job in which I spend a lot of time and energy in all its aspects, from the 'touristic' to the social side.

 We will also get to know the local people, now more and more curious about visitors, observing the particular way of living and listening to some history of the place, between cultural associations and squatted churches, local artisans, tailors and shoemakers who continue to make their jobs in the old way, carrying on centuries of Neapolitan traditions and culture, or simple passers-by with the desire to chat or tell some story.

The Spanish Quarters are rich in life and folklore, they smell of the sea and Vesuvius, and visiting them can be something very distant culturally, but it is also a unique experience for those who want to know one of the most authentic and particular realities of Naples!

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  • Meeting point:
    Via Toledo, 367, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
    Via Toledo, 367, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
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    Piazza Carità, near "Tabacchi" in front of KFC

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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ANA HUERTAS 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Fue todo un acierto reservar este tour! Emanuele nos enseñó con orgullo, la vida napolitana, explica la idiosincrasia de los napolitanos de una manera muy entretenida. El tour va más allá de ver rincones especiales de Napoles, te invita a reflexionar sobre el tipo de turismo y de turista que eres y el impacto que tienes en este tipo de entornos. Recomiendo 100% la experiencia, ha sido un placer conocer Napoles desde su perspectiva. Mención especial a Emanuele y la gestión que hizo con una usuaria muy maleducada, que encima de llegar tarde fue hostil con cualquier comentario que hiciera, incluso llegó con otro usuario por un simple comentario. Menos mal que abandonaron el tour, sin avisar. Pudimos hacer el tour con buen rollo!! Un 10 a Emanuele!
MARIANA 17 Apr 2024
São Paulo

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
This is not a walking tour to see only touristic points, but to know the city (actually this neighborhood) and its people and how they connect on a daily basis. The guide Emanuele is fun and showed a lot of knoledge about the city. What made me really enjoy this tour is that he showed details that normally go unnoticed by those who only have a few days in the city. The story behind the city's devotion to Maradona is very interesting and touching. I loved meeting some of the neighborhood's residents, the tailor, the small producer, the old ladies at the window (and the cute way they treat both the guide and the tourists passing by on the street). I think everyone should take a tour like this, which shows the city as it is and not just "things for tourists to see"
Adi 16 Apr 2024
Be'er Sheva

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We had a great time, arriving to parts of the city we would never be able to on our own. Emanuelle showed us how the locals live, providing great stories as we walked. This tour is so so recommended to everyone in Napoli!
Quique 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Un tour auténtico, sorprendente e inesperado. Gracias.
Sara 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Acabamos de hacer el tour con Emanuele y fue genial! Habíamos visitado Nápoles muchas veces pero nunca hemos hecho un tour tan especial como esto. Descubrimos la verdadera esencia de la ciudad andando por uno de los barrios más antiguo pero lo más emocionante fue conocer la gente auténtica y amable que vive y trabaja. Emanuele está muy bien preparado y te cuenta desde la historia hasta los anécdotas y curiosidades. Muchas gracias y seguimos en contacto para la próxima vez. Sara y Débora
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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