City Orientation Walk, Naples

Naples is the 3rd largest city of Italy. It is situated on the shore of the Mediterranean and is a dream city for tourists. Within it there is a hidden city of ancient civilizations. You can visit its underground streets. The architecture of the city is magnificent and contributes to the magical landscape of the city. This orientation walk will lead you to the most ancient and amazingly beautiful sights of Naples.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Naples (See other walking tours in Naples)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Author: vickyc
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Duomo di San Gennaro

1) Duomo di San Gennaro (must see)

The Duomo di San Gennaro is the principal church of Naples and the seat of its Archbishop. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary although it is popularly believed to be dedicated to the Patron Saint of Naples, Saint Januarius.

The Duomo di San Gennaro stands on the site of two earlier paleo –Christian churches that date back to 570 AD. Construction of the cathedral was commissioned in the 13th century by Charles of Anjou. It was completed by his successor Robert of...   view more
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Excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore

2) Excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore (must see)

The Excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore show a complete Roman forum and earlier Greek Agora. They are located under the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore. The site was opened to the public after 25 years of painstaking work by archeologists.

The excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore have revealed a wealth of details about the city of Naples in classical times. The site of Piazza San Gaetano near the church was once a Greek Agora or marketplace. Later, it became a Forum or Roman marketplace....   view more
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San Domenico Maggiore Square

3) San Domenico Maggiore Square

The San Domenico Maggiore Square lies in front of a church of the same name. It is in the historic center of Naples and Spaccanapoli" Street on which it is located was one of the three roads laid by the early Greeks when the city was called Neapolis.

The San Domenico Maggiore Square was laid between the 15th and 19th centuries during the reign of the Aragonese rulers. They made it one of the most important centers of the city. The square is surrounded by many important medieval and...   view more
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Dante Square

4) Dante Square

The Piazza Dante or Dante Square in Naples is dominated by the statue of the renaissance poet, Dante Alighieri. It is a centrally located square in the city.

The Piazza Dante was once the site of a large marketplace. At the time, it was called the Largo del Mercatello or Market Square. The square was redesigned and renovated by the architect, Luigi Vanvitelli in 1765. After the modifications, it was called the Foro Carolina after Maria Carolina of Austria, the consort of the then reigning...   view more
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Via Toledo

5) Via Toledo

Via Toledo is an ancient street in the city of Naples, in Italy. The street is almost 1,2 km long. It starts at Piazza Dante and ends near Piazza del Plebiscito.
The street was created by Spanish viceroy Pedro Álvarez de Toledo, 2nd Marquis of Villafranca in 1536; Don Pedro charge Ferdinando Manlio, an Italian architect, who also built Quartieri Spagnoli. Among, the buildings fronting the street are the Galleria Umberto I, the Teatro Augusteo, and the church of Santa Maria delle...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Castel Nuovo

6) Castel Nuovo (must see)

The Castel Nuovo is a large medieval castle in Naples that houses two museums. It is a major tourist attraction and a venue of many events in the city.

The Castel Nuovo was commissioned by Charles I of Anjou and built between 1279 and 1282 as the royal residence after the capital of the Kingdom shifted from Palermo to Naples. It became the venue for all important events during the rule of the Angevin dynasty. The Spanish Aragon dynasty that ruled Naples after the Angevins improved the...   view more
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Teatro di San Carlo

7) Teatro di San Carlo (must see)

The Teatro di San Carlo is the main opera house of the city of Naples. It has been the venue of major productions by well known composers throughout its history.

The Teatro di San Carlo was commissioned by the Bourbon King Charles VII of Naples and designed by the architect, Antonio Medrano. The building had a neoclassical style with gilded interiors and blue upholstered seats. The theater opened in 1737 with the performance of Domenico Sarro's, ‘Achille in Sciro’, based on a play...   view more
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Piazza Plebiscito

8) Piazza Plebiscito (must see)

The Piazza Plebiscito is a square named after the plebiscite that resulted in the 1860 unification of Italy. It is the largest square in Naples.

The Piazza Plebiscito was laid under the orders of Joachim Murat the brother in law of Napoleon who was installed as the King of Naples after the defeat of the bourbon rulers. He ordered the demolition of an ancient abbey and a church to make way for the square. When the Bourbons returned to power after the defeat of Napoleon, Ferdinand I, the...   view more
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Lungomare di Napoli

9) Lungomare di Napoli

When it's time to take a break from hectic Naples, consider taking yourself to Lungomare, a pedestrian seafront promenade, hugging the bay from Mergellina to Via Partenope and offering exquisite panorama of the sea, Mt Vesuvius and Naples Villa Comunale Park. This oasis of green, blue and quiet amid a hyperactive metropolis comes complete with boat rentals, a number of free small beaches, and lots of white rocks to sprawl on and soak up the Naples sun. If you have an appetite for more,...   view more
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Fountain of Giant

10) Fountain of Giant (must see)

Fountain of Giant also known as Fontana dell'Immacolatella is one of the most beautiful fountains in Naples. It was created by Pietro Bernini and Michelangelo Naccherino in 1601. It stood in different places, in the Largo of the Palace, in the Villa of the Popolo. Now it stands on the Bench of Saint Lucia not far from Castel dell'Ovo. The fountain is made from marble. It is made out of three round arches, the one in the middle being the tallest. Different statues and sculptures of...   view more
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Castel dell'Ovo

11) Castel dell'Ovo (must see)

The Castel dell’Ovo or Egg Castle is a distinctive structure on the bay of Naples. It is located on the former Island of Megaride and is connected to the mainland by a 100 meter causeway.

The Greeks from Cumae were the first inhabitants of the island and it was from the location of the fortress that they founded what later became the city of Naples. It gets its name from the legend that the poet Virgil, author of the ‘Aenid’, placed a magical egg in the foundations to protect it from...   view more

Walking Tours in Naples, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Naples

Create Your Own Walk in Naples

Creating your own self-guided walk in Naples is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Landmarks of Naples Walking Tour

Landmarks of Naples Walking Tour

Naples is one of the most significant and most beautiful cities in Italy. It is known for its old and majestic architecture, monuments, fountains. Some of its landmarks are a thousand years old and are still preserved in their original condition. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most spectacular places of Naples:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Naples Museums Walking Tour

Naples Museums Walking Tour

Naples is one of the oldest cities in the world and has an incredible past. The city went through a multitude of civilizational changes that have left their mark, something you can see in the city's museums. This self-guided tour will lead you through the museums that will show you what remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and other great world historical sites:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Religious Sites Walking Tour in Naples

Religious Sites Walking Tour in Naples

Naples is a city with many religious, historical and architectural sights of great artistic value. The city has numerous magnificent churches. They are especially worth a visit because they have preserved their original structure from ancient times. This self-guided tour will lead you to churches, cathedrals and basilicas with beautiful paintings, architecture and history:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour

Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour

Chiaia is deservedly considered to be the most exquisite part of Naples. Refined and exclusive, it hosts world-known brand name stores and is the place where one can always meet a famous personality. Home to once-in-a-lifetime pizzas and amazing seafood restaurants, it also offers gorgeous views of the Bay of Naples and its marina. The famous volcano Vesuvius can be seen from Chiaia too. Villa Pignatelli and Castello Aselmeyer are arguably the neighbourhood’s main attractions, however as you wander its streets you’ll see that there is much more to it. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular places in Chiaia.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Naples

Nightlife Walking Tour in Naples

Naples is a city with an exciting and diverse nightlife. There are different types of venues, clubs and bars, catering to a variety of tastes. The crowds at the discos are usually made up of young students who come from the many universities in Naples. There are streets packed with small wine bars. This self-guided tour will take you through the most seductive nightlife of Naples.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Art Galleries and Art Museums Walking Tour in Naples

Art Galleries and Art Museums Walking Tour in Naples

Italy is well known in the whole world for its outstanding artists. Naples has an especially rich culture and history that you can admire by visiting its museums and galleries. These contain priceless paintings and works of art that are both old and contemporary. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most prominent art exhibitions in Naples:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km