Spanish Quarters Tour - Tour dei quartieri Spagnoli

Spanish Quarters Tour - Tour dei quartieri Spagnoli
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$49.41
Duration: 2 hours
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The tour discovering Quartieri Spagnoli ( Spanish district ) is recommended for those who wants to have a 360 degrees image going deep inside in one of the most characteristic areas of Naples that will lead to the discovery of unique places, opposing art expressions such as votive aedicules, symbol of popular devotion, and artistic murals, symbol of social redemption. We speak about a historical part of the city made up of three different districts (San Ferdinando, Avvocata and Montecalvario). It is among these alleys that we can still grasp the Neapolitan veracity: a mixture of tradition, history, style of life between the sacred and the profane. The tour will be rich in anecdotes and curiosities especially about the folklore of the “bassi”, the Neapolitan store-front level houses and lines of hanging laundry.  All in the frame of splendid palaces, little stores and typical market.

Meet your guide by Salita S. Anna di Palazzo in neighborhood chiaia and then set off on your 2-hour walking tour to explore the Quartieri Spagnoli.

Colors and traditions abound in the area, and as you walk your guide will point out legends, stories and lifestyle of these alleyways over the centuries and examples of beautiful Barocco architecture.

You'll stop at Palazzo della Stamperia. Apparently, an anonymous building, it is the ancient location of a seat of the royal printing house (a seat was also in the royal palace itself). Later he hosted a chocolate factory. Now it's a crib to discover.

Continue walking to the piazzetta Rosario di Palazzo where you will admire Sant’anna di palazzo Church, a cult building witnessed some important historical events related to two importants chracters of Napoli: Luca Giordano, the painter and Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca the revolutionary of which the guide will tell the stories.

 You'll then head in vico lungo trinità degli spagnoli where you will explore the contemporary street art in Naples and artists stories. Then you will see from outside the Nuovo tratro Nuovo, a little theatre really important for the history of theatre in naples.

Finally, you'll walk to gradini San Liborio, where you will find examples of neapolitan popular architecture: “I bassi” typical houses facing the street with a single room and a window. You will see also votive newsstands on the streets and will know details about particular relationship that Neapolitans have with saints.

Finish the tour in the Pignasecca market, where you will sample a typical neapolitan street food

The tour discovering Quartieri Spagnoli ( Spanish district ) is recommended for those who wants to have a 360 degrees image going deep inside in one of the most characteristic areas of Naples that will lead to the discovery of unique places, opposing art expressions such as votive aedicules, symbol of popular devotion, and artistic murals, symbol of social redemption. We speak about a historical part of the city made up of three different districts (San Ferdinando, Avvocata and Montecalvario). It is among these alleys that we can still grasp the Neapolitan veracity: a mixture of tradition, history, style of life between the sacred and the profane. The tour will be rich in anecdotes and curiosities especially about the folklore of the “bassi”, the Neapolitan store-front level houses and lines of hanging laundry.  All in the frame of splendid palaces, little stores and typical market.