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  • Address: Centro Storico, Naples, Italy

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Historic Centre of Naples

It's too much to try to take Naples as a whole. This city is all noise and speed and grit, thrown at you  from the moment you step out of the train station or off of a cruise ship, and the greater metropolitan area of Naples spreads so far it even creeps up the sides of the surrounding mountains, including one very famous volcano – Mount Vesuvius. If you're willing to look beyond the sensory overload, however, you'll see why UNESCO named the historic centre of Naples a World Heritage Site in 1995.

The historic centre of Naples – sometimes called the “centro storico” or “antico storico” in Italian – is made up of more than 10 different city neighborhoods that funnel down the hills to the port. Walking through this historic centre gives us a chance to walk back in time – Naples is something of a museum piece, one that's never been off-limits behind red velvet ropes. This is the sort of museum that rewards those who dig in.

From the stick-straight Roman roads of the Spaccanapoli to the 13th century Castel Nuovo on the waterfront to the graceful 19th century Piazza Plebiscito and many monuments besides, Naples' historic centre represents more than 2,500 years of history. Underneath the city's streets are the remains of both Roman and Greek settlements. Italy's oldest opera house, the 18th century Teatro di San Carlo, still hosts regular performances. And the spectacular National Archaeological Museum is home to most of the artifacts removed from the nearby excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum.

It's easy to look at the historic centre of Naples as if it's some sort of living museum piece, but remember that this is very much a living city, constantly evolving and adapting to changing times. Soak up the energy in central Naples – have the city's signature dish in one of the old pizzerias along Via dei Tribunali or Via Spaccanapoli, browse small shops selling modern trinkets from ancient buildings, tour every church and museum you find along the way – and try to forget about the mammoth city sprawling in every direction around you.

Life feels concentrated in Naples' historic centre. It's the place to be. It's invigorating. It's delicious. Stay for a few days (making sure your hotel is in the historic centre) and enjoy this dynamic city.

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Private Tour: Discovering Naples Walking Tour, Naples, null
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Private Tour: Discovering Naples Walking Tour

Meet your guide and discover Naples on a walking tour from the cruise terminal or your hotel in town. Naples Old Town is an amazing crossroad of people and ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $286.03
Ancient Heart of Naples Stroll with Local Street Food Tasting, Naples, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Ancient Heart of Naples Stroll with Local Street Food Tasting

Discover the ancient heart of Naples on our incredible 2-hour walking and food tasting tour of this cultural and culinary capital. With its Baroque domes ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.62
Naples Segway Grand City Tour, Naples, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Naples Segway Grand City Tour

See Naples from a Ninebot Segway perspective! You have the unique opportunity to see the most interesting site in Naples in only 3 hours. Forget buses, cars ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.53
Pompeii and Naples City Tour, Naples, City Tours
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Pompeii and Naples City Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 18 Reviews

Discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the city of Naples on a full-day tour with an expert local guide! After touring Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.25
Naples Food Walking Tour, Naples, Day Trips
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Naples Food Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 158 Reviews

Enjoy an authentic slice of Neapolitan food culture during a 3-hour, small-group street food tour. Accompanied by a food-loving guide, make your way around ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.94
Downtown Naples Food and Wine Evening Tour, Naples, Food Tours
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Downtown Naples Food and Wine Evening Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Wear your walking shoes and bring your appetite. This 4-hour tour provides you with an exciting walking and dining experience in the ancient city of Naples. ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.25
Naples City Walking Tour, Naples, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Naples City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 371 Reviews

Follow an informative guide on a morning or afternoon Naples walking tour to discover the city’s historical sights, buzzing plazas and cultural delights. ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.49
Naples Guided Tour by Bike, Naples, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Naples Guided Tour by Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

There is no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Naples than by joining a bike tour. You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise and ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.04
Food Tour in Naples with Limoncello and Sfogliatella Tastings, Naples, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Food Tour in Naples with Limoncello and Sfogliatella Tastings

Partake in this 4-hour food tour from Naples where you will taste delights such as Limoncello and Sfogliatella. Walk the streets with your small-group of no ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.27
Semi-Private Day Trip to Pompeii and Naples from Rome, Rome, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Semi-Private Day Trip to Pompeii and Naples from Rome

The dreamy beauty of Naples will be best soaked in on this day trip with your guide who will show you a city rich in history. Visit the ruins of Pompeii, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $268.87

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