Free tour

Fried food and cheeses at Pignasecca market

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: 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

"Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are" said Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French gastronome and politician of the 19th century , and in fact, what better way to get to know the intimacy of a culture than through its food? It is a bit like entering people's houses, peeking into everyday life and exploring the tastes of a culture, which expresses its history, as well as the influences and events that have characterized its experience.

We will go to one of the oldest markets in Naples to explore the local products, with its peculiarities and its strong flavors, often born from the popular needs to feed creatively with few things available. On our trip we will have the opportunity to try local specialities things like mozzarella or provolone del monaco, but also "frittatine di pasta" and other nice ones, before arriving at the typical desserts and the Neapolitan coffee, unique in the world and strictly short and creamy, with its warm and enveloping aromas.

Our will be a journey where step by step we will educate the palate to house increasingly strong and determined flavors, and on this journey it will seem to start from the bottom to reach the top little by little, surely you will not regret it!

Let me know if you have any special food needs and I will think about some alternatives accordingly! 😋

"The discovery of a plate is more precious to humanity than the discovery of a star"
-Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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  • Meeting point:
    Via Toledo, 368, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
    Via Toledo, 368, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
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    Piazza Carità, near "Tabacchi - Casa dell'accendino" 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).

Tour opinions

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Fabienne 15 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
the food tour with emanuele was an absolute highlight for me in napoli! it was really fun and relaxed, he has a loooot of interesting facts and neapolitan wisdom to share and the food was delicious!! go book with emanuele!
Rónai 07 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Great guide - professionalism and fun.
Jordi 02 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Una muy buena experiencia en nuestra primera visita a Napoli. Emanuele tiene una vision diferente del turismo, y le da un toque personal que lo hace más interesante. Recomendable!!
Bruno 29 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Lamentablemente, el tour tuvo que cancelarse porque las otras dos personas que se habían anotado no llegaron, por lo que Emanuele muy triste me dijo que no podría tener el tour sólo con un asistente. Sin embargo, muy comprometido con quedar bien conmigo porque no fue culpa mía que no podamos hacer el tour tal cual lo coordinado, Emanuele me compartió unos datos buenísimos que pude yo seguir por mi cuenta caminando por el mercado. Además, me compartió por WhatsApp varios datos adicionales. Muchas gracias de todos modos, Emanuele!!
Rafa 15 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
De todas las actividades, lugares y experiencias que hemos tenido en Nápoles, el tour con Emanuele ha sido la más auténtica, enriquecedora y entretenida de todas ellas. Le pone alma, corazón y consigue que una parte muy bonita de Nápoles regrese contigo a casa. Muy agradecidos por su entrega y manera tan especial de hacer turismo. 110% recomendable⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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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 requires 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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