Neapolitan people: history, culture and folklore

Duration: 2h and 30min
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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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

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 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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Via Toledo, 367, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
    Via Toledo, 367, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
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    Via Toledo 364, next to "Tabaccheria - Casa dell'accendino", its across the street from the KFC

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Charity Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Largo Baracche
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Largo Maradona
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Concordia Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Via Toledo

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).

Tour opinions

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Joanna 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Beyond expectations. No words can describe much of Napoli I have taken with me after this tour. Thank you Em.
Fiorela 07 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Emanuele did a tour out of the ordinary ones. He made us experience the real streets of Naples Spanish Neighborhood and his people. Would suggest to everyone.
Robert 06 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Really enjoyed our tour of Quartieri Spagnoli with Emanuele! Learned a lot about the city of Napoli and gained a lot of perspective on the city from things like the recent history related to Maradona and the region's relationship with other parts of Italy. It focussed on an appreciation of the history, politics and the people of the city and less on particular sights. I would definitely recommend the tour to those wanting to get their bearings and some context of the place they are visiting.
Regina 03 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Excelente guía! Apasionado por la cultura y costumbres napolitanas! Un lujo el tour !
Juana 02 Jun 2024
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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Manejó muy bien los tiempos de la visita, y su relato fue cada vez mejor. Se nota que ama Nápoles y lo pudo transmitir a la perfección. Lo sociocultural se mezcla con lo político y todo lo que dice el guía te interpela y hasta emociona. No es un tour como cualquier otro. Súper recomendado.
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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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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