Walking tour in the footsteps of the women of Naples
Activities

Walking tour in the footsteps of the women of Naples

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Listen to interesting stories about the women of Naples
  • Discover the role they've always played in the city's history
  • Fall in love with Neapolitan queens, saints and revolutionaries
What to expect

Get to know the "femmine" of Naples and the significant role they've always played in the history of the city. Naples, born under the protection of Parthenope, the siren who is still today one of the symbols of the city, has indeed seen many women protagonists of fascinating stories strolling through its streets. Join this tour and let a local guide unveil these interesting stories, still unknown to most visitors to Naples.

Learn about Sancia de Maioca, the second wife of King Robert of Anjou and a particularly devoted queen, so much so that she dedicated her entire life to the construction of convents, the most famous of which is the Monastery of Santa Chiara which was intended for the recovery of prostitutes. Discover the life of Maria d'Avalos, Count Carlo Gesualdo's wife and one of the most beautiful girls in the Kingdom of Naples, the protagonist of a tragic love that resulted in a ferocious murder. Another notable Neapolitan woman is Santa Patrizia, whose relics are kept in the Church of San Gregorio Armeno, who is especially venerated by women who wish to have a child.

Find out about the women who distinguished themselves for their revolutionary spirit: Eleonora Pimentel de Fonseca, director of the Jacobin magazine "Il Monitore Napoletano" and Luisa Sanfelice, both active protagonists of the Neapolitan Republic of 1799 who fought against the Bourbon regime. The famous women mentioned in local legends will also be part of your guide's narration: the Janara, who owes her name to the ancient priestesses of the goddess Diana and was transformed into a witch with the advent of Christianity; the Bella 'mbriana, the protective spirit of the home which appears in the form of a butterfly; the ghost of Bianca, a young maid of the noble Spinelli family, who endured a terrible death. Be amazed by stories of passion, tragic loves and violent deaths, all in the name of pink!

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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

    Piazza Bellini, 80138 Naples NA, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Meet your guide under the statue. 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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