Rione Sanità walking tour with a local guide
Activities

Rione Sanità walking tour with a local guide

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the lively Rione Sanità in Naples with a local guide
  • Discover the messages of social redemption behind its murals
  • Visit the Fontanelle Cemetery and Santa Maria alla Sanità Church
What to expect

Explore the vibrant Rione Sanità in Naples, one of the city's most colorful and folkloristic districts where the prince of laughter, Antonio de Curtis aka Totò, grew up. Get a deeper understanding of Neapolitan culture by listening to the stories behind the murals on the walls of this bustling quarter.

Discover the rite of the "pezzentelle souls" by visiting the Fontanelle Cemetery located on the slopes of the Materdei hill, the highest part of Rione Sanità which was used as a burial place during the terrible plague epidemic of 1656. Along the road leading to Borgo dei Vergini and the local market, you will admire two ancient noble residences, Palazzo Sanfelice and Palazzo dello Spagnuolo, both adorned with unusual hawk-wing staircases.

Just beyond the Ponte della Sanità dedicated to the partisan Maddalena Cerasuolo, stands the monumental Baroque Church of Santa Maria alla Sanità, known to Neapolitans as "Chiesa d'o Munacon". Inside the church, you'll marvel at the miraculous statue of the Dominican Saint Vincenzo Ferrer, to whom is attributed the end of the cholera epidemic of 1836; here you can also access the Catacombs of San Gaudioso, where the draining ritual was practiced.

Immerse yourself in the local culture as your guide reveals the important messages of social redemption behind the works of famous street artists that decorate the streets of Rione Sanità as a tribute to its inhabitants. Your last stop will be Porta San Gennaro, one of the ancient city gates that still features a fresco by Mattia Preti, an ex-voto for the end of the plague of 1656.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    Where

    Materdei (Metro Linea 1), 80136 Naples NA, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Meet your guide outside Materdei metro station (line 1). Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
    What to remember
    • Number of participants: min 2 people for the group tour
    • This tour is available in English and Italian
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    Provider
    Cantastorie Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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