Naples - Spaccanapoli or "Naples Splitter": a walk through the Main Street of Naples

Spaccanapoli or "Naples Splitter": a walk through the Main Street of Naples

(57 reviews)
Spaccanapoli, Naples, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

The city of Naples was founded by the Greeks almost 2500 years ago and has been one of the most important cities in the world. In the third largest city in Italy and in the first most important port in Europe there is a very particular street that cuts the city in two parts and it's called: Spaccanapoli, or "Naples Splitter". Spaccanapoli is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic center of the city since the Greek-Roman Age and was called "Decumanus" in Latin. I will take you to discover this street which is located in the heart of the historic center, a Unesco site since 1997. Along the tour we will be able to admire superb examples of Gothic / Medieval architecture such as the church of Santa Chiara or the beautiful façade of the Gesù Nuovo which hides many mysteries and so much esoteric symbols... I will also show you one of the most beautiful examples of Neapolitan Baroque and many Palazzos of the ancient Neapolitan nobles families. The tour will end in piazzetta Nilo or river Nile Square where the Egyptians from Alexandria of Egypt lived in Roman times and a magnificent and mysterious statue will tell us about its existence. Don't be too amazed by the magnificent postcards you can take because your tea could get cold! Your Archaeologist waits for you, ciao!

Meet your local guide

Raffaele the Archaeologist

Raffaele is a Neapolitan Archaeologist with 12 years of field experience and he's an Official Tour Guide of the Campania Region. He has a BA in Archaeology, a masters in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D in Archeological Heritage. Also he works on archeological excavations in Naples. Since he was a child, he has always loved the ancient history of Greece and Rome as well as art from the Middle Ages to the 20th (1900s). He loves to meet new people!

Raffaele the Archaeologist has been guiding since Apr 2015

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Naples with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Naples. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Ann C.

03 March 2021

So lovely to tour Napoli with Raffaele.

Christine G.

03 March 2021

An excellent guide. Interesting. Knowledgeable. Enthusiastic.

Marsha J.

03 March 2021

I feel like I was actually in Naples. Raffaele is an amazing tour guide.

Jytta J.

03 March 2021

Most enjoyable again thank you Raffaele

Jenny W.

03 March 2021

Lovely tour it was amazing

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