Chiesa e Chiostro di San Gregorio Armeno

Chiesa e Chiostro di San Gregorio Armeno: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

1. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Explore one of the oldest cities in Europe with your guide and cross the heart of the historic center of Naples from Piazza Bellini, where you still find visible portions of Greek walls. Skirt the Conservatory of Naples, with the chance to hear the rehearsals of young Neapolitan musicians. Continue to Via dei Tribunali, the Decumano Maggiore of ancient Neapolis, but also one of the liveliest and richest streets in Naples.  See the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta, with its ancient Romanesque bell tower, and the mysterious church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, an Angevin jewel, and the Duomo, which preserves the miraculous holy blood di San Gennar, beloved patron Saint of the city, will be waiting for you a few steps away. Back to Spaccanapoli, the lower decumanus, you will stroll through the teeming and characteristic Neapolitan shops. Discover the wonderful Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, with its square of the same name that makes the scenery unique. The last stop will be the precious Sansevero Chapel: the vision of the Veiled Christ, together with the story of your guide, will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Naples: City Center Walking Tour with Underground Entry

2. Naples: City Center Walking Tour with Underground Entry

A walk in the historic centre through alleys and streets, stories and experiences, flavours and traditions. A 'full immersion' in the Neapolitan city where every step is an encounter and knowledge, revealing an extraordinary multicultural Naples readable through the places 'above and below'. In fact, the historic centre is not only made up of historic palaces, enchanting squares, votive spires, churches with surprising monasteries, but also of artisan workshops, the famous S. Gregorio Armeno with its nativity scenes, street artists and atmospheres that change at every corner. It will be surprising to descend 121 steps and find the other face of the city, the Underground city with the Naples Underground tour.

Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

3. Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience Naples through its food and restaurant scene on a 4-hour evening walking tour of the historic city center. Sample traditional foods in tiny delis you’d never find on your own. Meet your guide at a pizzeria on Via Port’Alba, site of one of the city gates. Stroll off to sample the city’s rich cuisine at 7 different tasting stops, and enjoy delicious snacks of eggplant parmigiana, zucchini flowers, babà (Neapolitan rum cake) and sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastries). Pass the religious complex and monastery of Santa Chiara, along with beautiful squares like Piazza Bellini and Piazza del Gesù. Stop to try an original Pizza Margherita in the city where it originated. Sample a slice of Neapolitan pizza fritta, and sip on Aglianico wine. Come prepared to feast! Along the way, experience the hustle and bustle of Naples at night outside iconic monuments, such as the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella, Piazza San Gaetano, and the Basilicas of Saint Paul and Saint Lawrence. Stroll the colorful streets of San Gregorio Armeno, see the Royal Palace, and San Carlo Theatre, and much more.

Naples: Private Tour by Classic Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

4. Naples: Private Tour by Classic Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

Discover the historic buildings of Naples from the seat of a vintage Fiat 500 or 600, guided by a knowledgeable guide. The 5-hour tour explores the city’s historic center and Posillipo hill, source of inspiration for the paintings of the 19th-century school of Posillipo. Drive to the lively cobblestoned Spaccanapoli, the main promenade of the city leading to many of its most significant landmarks. Go to Gesù Square, site of the 15th-century Gesù Nuovo church, and enter the Santa Chiara Church. Continue to via San Gregorio Armeno, the "Christmas Alley". Your next stop will be Piazza Gaetano, named after one of the city’s 54 saints. Visit the famous Veiled Christ inside Sansevero Chapel (closed on Tuesdays) and the macabre Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (closed on Sundays), guarded by 3 bronze skulls (entry tickets for these sites are not included.) Admire the looming castle of Piazza del Municipio, and the entrance to the former public shooting gallery of the Galleria Umberto I. Continue to Piazza Municipio to marvel at the Castel Nuovo. See the facade of the oldest continuously active venue for public opera performances in Europe, at the Teatro di San Carlo in Piazza del Plebiscito. The east side of the piazza is home to the Royal Palace, while the west side hosts the Church of San Francesco di Paola (entrance), styled like the Pantheon in Rome. Visit Galleria Umberto I. Go to the port to see the Borgo Marinari and Norman fort of the Castel Dell'Ovo, before driving to the waterside Posillipo neighborhood. End at the entrance of the Parco Virgiliano, named after the Roman poet Virgil, thought to be entombed nearby.

From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

5. From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

This tour begins with a pick up in your hotel in Rome. A local and knowledgable guide to Naples will show you all the points of interest, and important and magical places to visit. Your first stops will take you on a walk to Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, the Bourbon King’s Square, and Piazza del Plebiscito. Here you can enjoy the view of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Passing through the Royal Palace of Naples, you will continue on your walk to the impressive Galleria Umberto and the Teatro di San Carlo. Stop at the famous Gambrinus café for a refreshment. Later, stroll along the Via Toledo and visit the interesting Spanish Quarter. The next stop is at Piazza del Gesù, where you can see the church Gesù Nuovo and its futuristic façade. Here you will find the entrance to the old town and the Spaccanapoli, the street that divides Naples. Continue to San Gregorio Armeno with its magic Christmas atmosphere, where you can visit the many craft shops that produce a mixture of Christian and modern nativity figures. On this tour you will also visit Piazza Bellini, now a popular meeting place for the locals and home to many interesting cafes, and pass through the old city gate Port’Alba to reach Piazza Dante. You will also visit the famous Sansevero Chapel or the Museum in Castel Nuovo. At this point in your tour, your expert guide will be happy to recommend a nice place to have lunch and recharge. After walking through Naples, you will be driven to the Amalfi Coast. Stroll through its quintessentially charming streets and admire the great view. Hotel drop off at the end of this tour.

Naples: Private Urban Walking Tour to the City Center

6. Naples: Private Urban Walking Tour to the City Center

Discover the beauty of Naples with an “urban trekking” path, easy to follow at any age. The walking tour is the ideal way to go and visit Naples from uphill down to the historic center. Start from the Vomero Hill, where you’ll enjoy a most beautiful view of the Gulf of Naples, and walk down to the Historic Center, the real heart of town, passing through the ancient steps, built in the 14th century. The tour starts with a spectacular view from the marvellous terrace of St. Martin’ Charterhouse, where you can enjoy an enchanting and breathtaking view over the entire Gulf of Naples from its amazing gardens. If closed, the Charterhouse will be replaced by St. Elmo Castle, the highest point of Naples from which to admire a 360 degrees view on the city.  The tour continues going down the quiet stairs of Pedamentina, one of the most ancient footpaths of the city. It is made of 414 steps and it connects the hillside of Naples to the heart of town, the historic center, and has panoramic and evocative view. As you go down you can see ancient houses and catch a glimpse of the most beautiful view of the Gulf and of Vesuvio. As you walk you will see the B&B of Mr Pasquale Nocerino: he is a violin player and his wife, Giovanna, is a ballet dancer. This is the neighborhood where Baudelaire lived for some time and where Marguerite Yourcenar set her tale “Anna, soror…”. From the Pedamentina you can also see the most famous Spaccanapoli, the Decumano Inferiore way which really cuts the town in two. As you go further walk along the lively, authentic, colourful Market of Pignasecca and finally get to the historic center of the town. It is the biggest in Europe and is listed as a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. Take a stroll and visit Spaccanapoli, visit its craft shops, walking by the main Piazzas, among folklore and ancient tales. Visit the Church of Gesù Nuovo and discover fascinating legends and the magic of the mysterious alchemical symbols on its facade, before entering in the Church of St. Clare. Go into the alley of San Gregorio Armeno and enter  the historical craft shop of the Ferrigno family, where the most ancient Neapolitan Crib is handmade. The day will come to end with a pleasant stop where you will be able to taste the real Neapolitan espresso accompanied by the typical Sfogliatella or Babà (excellent local pastries).

Classic Naples: Vespa Private Tour

7. Classic Naples: Vespa Private Tour

Discover Naples from the seat of a vintage Vespa in the company of a friendly and experienced guide. Naples boasts the largest UNESCO-protected historic center in Europe, and on this 4-hour tour you will see many of the most emblematic monuments, navigating streets that larger vehicles can’t access. Discover vibrant areas, such as the narrow streets of Spaccanapoli and Via dei Tribunali. Admire the facade of Gesù Nuovo, enter the Church of Santa Chiara, and walk through the San Gregorio Armeno (the Christmas Alley). Visit the famous Veiled Christ inside Sansevero Chapel (closed on Tuesdays) and the macabre Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (closed on Sundays), guarded by 3 bronze skulls (entry tickets for these sites are not included). Admire the looming castle of Piazza del Municipio, and the entrance to the former public shooting gallery of the Galleria Umberto I. After the historic center and main monuments of the city, enjoy the famous breathtaking views from Posillipo Hill, and have a relaxing walk into Virgiliano Park where you can admire the best panorama of the Bay of Naples. Authorized tourist guides have all been carefully selected. They will lead you along the chosen route on comfortable vintage Vespas, selected from among the most exclusive that Piaggio ever produced.

Naples: Local Markets Tour and Shopping Spree

8. Naples: Local Markets Tour and Shopping Spree

Visit the local markets of Naples that have a rich history and are an integral part of the culture and folklore of the city. Explore this true and unique tourist destination and have the chance to shop until you drop. Meet your local tour guide and begin your tour by visiting the Poggioreale Market better known as Mercato Caramanico. Explore the large open-air clothes and shoe market where the atmosphere is joyful and pleasantly chaotic. Get your tour guide to give you the best tips on where to make a real deal as you have about 1.5-hours of free time for shopping. Continue on your tour by visiting the craft market, situated in Via San Gregorio Armeno. Walk through the market which is famous for Christmas shopping but takes place all year round. Have the chance to buy famous figurines, traditional decorations, and souvenirs. Proceed along the picturesque Spaccanapoli and reach the last stop of this tour, the Pignasecca Market. Experience the heart of typical Neapolitan street food in this market which features incredible delicatessen shops, bakeries, and pastry shops.

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What people are saying about Chiesa e Chiostro di San Gregorio Armeno

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 362 reviews

Mario was fantastic!, he was very knowlegable about the local area and the cuisine and he seemed to know every person in the city. The local merchants were very friendly and accomodating, I only wish I had a bigger stomach, we were offered so much food that by the end we could only sample very small amounts of all the delicious offerings. Thanks again Mario and all the locals for an excellent evening.

Very interesting tour through the streets of Naples. The tour ended with a visit to the very exciting San Severo chapel. The star of the afternoon, however, was the guide Alessandra who, with intelligence and irony, made us enter the popular culture of Naples.

This is the second time we have booked a tour with you and it has proved to be excellent. You can rely on local guides and above all to choose the best ones. Truly exceptional tour !!!

Great way to learn about the history of Naples during a leisurely walk through the old city.

Great tour! Combination of delicious food and a super-enthusiastic guide.