Best of Naples Food Tour
Meet your guide in piazza Bellini, close to one of the of the old city gates. Walk into the narrow streets of the historical centre to sample the Neapolitan cuisine in 7 different tasting stops, and enjoy delicious snacks of eggplant parmigiana, mozzarella, babà (Neapolitan rum cake) and sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastries).
Pass the religious complex and the monastery of Santa Chiara, along with beautiful squares such as Piazza del Gesù and Piazza San Domenico. Stop to try an original Pizza Margherita in the city where it originated. Sample a slice of Neapolitan pizza fritta, and sip on Aglianico and Gragnano wine. Come prepared to feast!
Along the way, experience the hustle and bustle of Naples 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 colourful streets of San Gregorio Armeno, see the Royal Palace, and the San Carlo Theatre, and much more.
The tour will end in Piazza del Plebiscito, one of the most beautiful places in Naples.
- Food tasting
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- Dress code is smart casual
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Let me start off by saying we've done food walking tours in 6 other cities of Europe, so we've had many different experiences, but this one probably took the cake for worst tour we've ever done. The tour started off in a great little spot of Naples but was really all downhill from there. Our group was just 3 people my wife, myself, and another guy. The first spot was a random pizzeria which looked like a typical tourist spot where our guide said she'd let us just be while we ate--though admirable, we just met this guy 5 minutes earlier and the first rule of tour guides is to provide a glimpse into the food, culture, and life of a typical Neapolitan. Instead the 3 of us waited alone outside for 40 minutes to get our ordinary pizza without being given any insight into the history of pizza in naples, how pizza is made, how typically eaten knife and fork vs by hand vs folded up, or what they typically drink with it beer, not wine. After finally being served the pizza, our guide came to collect us approx 15 minutes later...so 50 minutes into the tour we've stopped once and have been alone the majority of the time. I could get into the overall detail but I'll share a few other things that just made this tour ridiculous: 1 She repeated this 'leave us alone' at an osteria for a traditional pasta dinner again 35 minutes or so 2 one of the things she told us to look for was not going to restaurants with their menu posted in 3 languages 2 or less is fine, but 3 or more is just a tourist restaurant--what did the osteria have posted right in front that we noticed and then asked after we ate? A huge menu in 3 languages! 3 Though the highlight if there was one was the buffalo mozzarella at a tiny counter bar next to Sorbillo, after a few other non-eventful stops we literally came back to the same counter bar for a limoncello... again, no insight into why the limncello is so important to southern italians. 4 The majority of the tour seemed focused in a very small area, which in and of itself is not a bad thing, but it didn't feel like the tour really went through the best of naples, rather focused on a busier street or two. This review is not a reflection of the tour guide--she was very nice, but rather the tour is just organized very very poorly. Don't leave your guests to eat, your job is to host, create conversation, and give us a glimpse into their life in Naples.