Explore the Spanish Quarters Walking Tour


What are you going to do:

  • Spend 2 hours in the Spanish Quarters like a true Neapolitan
  • Visit Vial Lungo Gelso, Largo Baracche, the church of Santa Maria Francesca and the Maradona’s Mural
  • Meet the friendly shopkeepers
  • Visit the artworks of Riccardo Dalisi and the street art of Cyop & Kaf
  • Street food Pizza Fritta

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Chatting is a common social practice in Naples: everything concerns the interest to talk about people’s stories and tales and about events and characters. You can talk about everything, always backbiting someone.

We will discover Lungo Gelso street, traditionally the prostitution street, we will snoop around to discover hidden artworks and street altars. Looking the places with the inhabitants’ eyes, we will discover hidden corners of rare beauty. We will walk through saints, Ladies, popular believes and great devotion, we will play tombola scostumata and houses of worship.

The aim of this walk is giving to give you the instruments for discovering, understanding and interpreting Spanish Quarters way of life. Smorfia numbers, that are linked to this tour, are: 80 the mouth (a’vucchella), 66 two spinsters (e’ ddoje zite) and 49 a piece of flesh (o’ piezzo e’ carne).

  • Meeting in Toledo Station
  • We will start with a typical espresso. Walk along Lungo Gelso street, Largo Baracche and visit Santa Maria Francesca church and Maradona murals
  • Meeting our friends shop owners
  • Street food tasting: fried pizza!
  • Hugs and kisses
More information
  • Duration: about 2 hours
  • Start point: Toledo Station
  • Spoken languages: Italian, English …and Neapolitan!
  • We advise you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Why this tour

The guided tour will make us discover the city through the stories told by the inhabitants. The walk will lead us through Spanish Quarters alleys, we will see the double Neapolitan soul, always divided between its sacred and profane part.