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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Luciana 19 Sep 2023
La Plata

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Mi deseo es que quienes estén leyendo esto, no busquen un clásico free tour, sino una experiencia única. Que, como mis amigas y yo, busquen conocer un poquito la esencia del lugar que visitan, entender símbolos y aprender a leer realidades; compartir lo local, con locales y a su manera. Emanuele se ha convertido en un compañero de Napoli, con quien vivir de cerca las situaciones cotidianas del pueblo napolitano. Cada recorrido tiene la base histórica para entrar en contexto y, además variaciones espontáneas, que surgen muchas veces de los vecinos y vecinas. Por otro lado, todas las recomendaciones -incluidas las gastronómicas- han sido inmejorables. Napoli es un teatro a cielo abierto y Emanuele te invita a participar de la magia que aquí sucede. Gracias por compartirnos tu cultura con tanto cariño y por hacer de un Freetour, algo mucho más profundo.
María 19 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Sin duda el tour más auténtico que puedes hacer en Nápoles. Emmanuele cuenta a partes iguales historia de la ciudad y de la vida real de su gente, por unas horas te sientes parte del pueblo napolitano. Recomendable 100% para conocer la cultura de esta ciudad.
Anna 19 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Genial todo fantástico, genuino, divertido. Sin duda 100% recomendable.
María Belén 18 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Si buscas un tour para conocer 'la vera Napoli', ¡no lo pienses más! Juro que es el tour que sin intención de encontrarlo, ¡es el que más necesitaba! Emanuele te abres sus puertas, te muestra un lado de la ciudad inolvidable desde dentro (literal), con mucha pasión y diversión. Te desmantela todo lo que creías de la ciudad y te acaba por enamorar de ella. La reflexión que comparte al final del tour uffff *chef kiss* 100% recomendado, es que no te puedes ir sin pasar por sus ojos. Bravissimo, grazie mille.
Pedro 14 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Muy buen tour
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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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