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Via San Gregorio Armeno (Christmas Alley) Tours

Via San Gregorio Armeno (Christmas Alley)
It’s Christmas all year round on Via San Gregorio Armeno, in the heart of Naples’ charmingly chaotic historic center. This unique alley, one of the most popular attractions in the city, is lined with artisan workshops showcasing displays of the handmade figurines used to populate the city’s elaborate traditional nativity scenes.

The Basics
Walking and bike tours of the city center generally include a stop to browse Via San Gregorio Armeno’s crowded displays of figurines representing everyone from the Holy Family to pop stars and contemporary sports heros. On a Vespa or Fiat 500 tour, you can explore the alley and other attractions in the historic center: the teeming Spaccanapoli thoroughfare, Castel Nuovo, Teatro di San Carlo (the oldest opera house in Italy), the Duomo, and elegant Piazza Plebiscito. 

Naples is famous for its cuisine, and many tours of the historic center combine sightseeing with tasting local street food, including the city’s iconic pizza. The ruins of Pompeii are just outside the city, so you can easily tour both this famous archaeological site and the historic center, which is also home to the National Archaeological Museum, where artifacts from Pompeii are collected.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Kids especially love to browse the endless displays of figurines lining Via San Gregorio Armeno.
  • The alley and its artisans, many of whom spend their days carving and painting figurines in their workshops, make for great photos, so be sure to bring your camera.
  • Walking tours of Via San Gregorio Armeno in the historic center are outdoors; wear sunscreen and a hat in summer.
  • Touring the largely pedestrian historic center in Naples requires a considerable amount of walking, so choose comfortable footwear.
  • Wear modest attire that covers knees and shoulders if planning on entering Naples’ churches and cathedral.
  • Via San Gregorio Armeno is narrow, steep, and paved with cobblestones that may be difficult to navigate with a wheelchair.

How to Get There
Via San Gregorio Armeno is in the historic center of Naples, a short walk from both the city’s port and main train station. The alley is pedestrian only, but you can get close via public transportation by taking the metro to the Dante stop and walking from there.

When to Get There
San Gregorio Armeno is lined with displays and stalls staffed by artisans selling Nativity scenes and figures all year round, but the Christmas holiday season can be an especially busy time. To avoid the worst of the crowds, visit outside the month of December.  

The History of Neapolitan Nativity Scenes
First displayed in monasteries in the 16th and 17th centuries, Nativity scenes made their way into aristocratic homes, eventually becoming a tradition for all. Many people put up their nativity scene December 8, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, but wait until Christmas Eve to add baby Jesus. Displays often go beyond a manager scene and can represent the life of an entire community or village.

Address: Via San Gregorio Armeno, Naples 80138, Italy
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74 Tours and Activities to Experience Via San Gregorio Armeno (Christmas Alley)

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Neapolitan handicraft market and dinner

Neapolitan handicraft market and dinner

We will walk through the lively streets of the historical area of Naples .In the heart of the city center we will stop along the vicoli (the neapolitan narrow streets) to appreciate the unique works of the Neapolitan artisans. After the tour I will escort you to discover another kind of art: the Neapolitan cooking. So you will discover the taste of the local dishes in a typical restaurant.
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Tasty Ancient Naples & San Gregorio Armeno Food, Wine and Sightseeing Tour

Tasty Ancient Naples & San Gregorio Armeno Food, Wine and Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in Naples with this tour that pairs culture with cuisine. Meet your guide for a walking itinerary that takes in some of the most famous sights in the historic center, stopping along the way to sample street foods like “pizza al portafoglio” and “cuoppo”. Take a break at a traditional Neapolitan trattoria for dinner featuring a number of classic dishes before finishing your exploration.
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  • 4 hours
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Naples Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

Naples Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

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Naples is Italy’s third-largest city, but with so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, exploring the UNESCO-listed center and checking off top attractions such as the New Castle, Piazza Plebiscito, the Fountain of Neptune, and much more. Upgrade to a private tour for just you and your party.
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  • 2 hours
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Street Food Tour of Naples with City Sightseeing and Top-Rated Local Guide

Street Food Tour of Naples with City Sightseeing and Top-Rated Local Guide

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There is no city that loves food more than Naples, and no history that is more intertwined with its cuisine. Get a unique take on Neapolitan culture through the lens of its most iconic street foods with this guided food tour through the historic center. Take in the neighborhood highlights and learn of its lore while sampling fresh buffalo mozzarella, pizza fritta, pizza margherita, limoncello, sfogliatella, and baba’.
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Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

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Discover Naples during a half-day guided walking tour through the historic city center. Your informative guide shares highlights such as the San Carlo Theater, Plebiscito Square, Castel Nuovo, Royal Palace, and ancient underground ruins, along with artisan shops, cafes, and churches. The tour includes one hour of free time to shop and purchase lunch.
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Naples Shore Excursion: Private Old Naples Walking Tour

Naples Shore Excursion: Private Old Naples Walking Tour

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See the sights of historical Naples with this half-day shore excursion. The ideal activity when your cruise chip is docked at the Naples port, the tour includes takes in Naples’ atmospheric Spaccanapoli area, the UNESCO-listed ‘centro storico,’ the famous Christmas street of Via San Gregorio Armeno and several Gothic and baroque churches. Even better, the tour is private and the itinerary is customizable. So if you want to focus on the lesser-known sights and discover the city’s best pizza, you can do that, too.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Naples Guided Tour by Bike

Naples Guided Tour by Bike

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Get to know the southern Italian capital in a unique way with this 3-hour guided bike tour of Naples. Ride through the historic city with a professional guide, learning about Naples' archaeological, cultural and culinary history. Stop frequently for photos, including a coffee break along the way. Ideal for cruise passengers or short-break tourists.
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  • 3 hours
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Best of Naples: walk downtown with entrance at the Veiled Christ

Best of Naples: walk downtown with entrance at the Veiled Christ

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With its warren of narrow streets contrasting with sumptuous masterpieces of art and architecture, it’s hard to know where to begin when visiting Naples’ old town. Experience the city’s authentic neighborhoods and cultural treasures with this tour that joins together the Spaccanapoli thoroughfare and Via San Gregorio Armeno workshops with the most important churches and sublime “Veiled Christ” statue in the San Severo Chapel.
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Private Tour: Naples Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

Private Tour: Naples Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

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Take a classic Italian ride through Naples on this private, 5-hour tour by vintage Fiat 600. Led by a personal driver, pass the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Naples, Castel Dell'Ovo, Parco Virgiliano and other top attractions. Learn the history behind each major landmark you pass, hopping out to relax with coffee and cake at a local café. Take some time to explore by foot before returning to your original departure point.
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Naples Walking Tour - Private Walking tour with guide

Naples Walking Tour - Private Walking tour with guide

The best way to discover Naples is to walk through its famous historical center rich of artisan shops, street food, churches and underground excavations. Meet your guide in the city center by Municipio Square and start the tour through the monumental area. Explore the Galleria Umberto, Plebiscito Sq. and walk by Castel Nuovo and by the Royal Palace. Whereupon reach the historical center, enjoy free time to shopping and for lunch. Stroll through Spaccanapoli and Via San Gregorio Armeno, visit the buried ruins of the ancient Naples.
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  • 3 hours
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Tasty Naples Street Food Tour of MustEat Gourmet Specialties and MustSee Sites

Tasty Naples Street Food Tour of MustEat Gourmet Specialties and MustSee Sites

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If you’re short on time, let a local guide show you the best dishes during this walking street food tour. Ideal for food fans, you’ll sample classic Neapolitan dishes—like frittattine and arancini—and do some city sightseeing, for a comprehensive experience. Plus, listen to your guide share stories and facts about Naples that you might not hear otherwise.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Historical Naples: Origin, Cults, Legends

Historical Naples: Origin, Cults, Legends

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Welcome to one of the most ancient cities of the World! With your Local Guide, you’ll walk through the old town of Naples: from Piazza Bellini, you’ll reach the Music Academy and Via dei Tribunali, the upper Decumano of the ancient Neapolis: the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta, with its ancient tower bell, Sansevero Chapel, one of the most fascinating places of Naples: the lower Church of Purgatorio ad Arco. Few steps far, the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, in its Gothic majesty, hiding even a portion of the greek city! We’ll walk to Duomo at the end: the Cathedral of Naples preserves the Holy Blood of San Gennaro, the Patron Saint of the city and of all the Neapolitan spread around the world! We can wait to show you how wondeful, unique and special our city can be: it will be unforgettable! * tickets to Sansevero Chapel and Purgatorio ad Arco are not included in the price; to visit Sansevero Chapel you need the reservation tickets in high season.
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Naples Street Food Tour with a Native & Top Rated Expert

Naples Street Food Tour with a Native & Top Rated Expert

Experience the true beauty of Naples and Southern Italy, awakening all your senses and indulging in a variety of flavors, with this delicious street food tour. Guided by a local Italian, with a wealth of food expertise, enjoy authentic Neapolitan dishes. The tour begins in Piazza Dante, a square named after the poet Dante Alighieri and continues along the streets of central Naples, where you will indulge in the Neapolitan cuisine entering locally owned cafes, restaurants, sightseeing elegant churches and museums along the journey. Naples is a highly underrated city, with vast amounts of charm, art, culture to discover, enjoy and taste. Blessed with rich volcanic soils, an abundant sea and generations worth of recipes, food lovers and sightseers join us on this food walking tour of Naples to unravel this Italian masterpiece.
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Naples in Christmas Time Tour with San Gregorio Armeno Market & City Highlights

Naples in Christmas Time Tour with San Gregorio Armeno Market & City Highlights

Christmas is surely one of the best times of year for a tour of the fascinating city of Naples! Along the route you pass wonderful churches and monuments, see the super Christmas displays in the shops and hear Neapolitan Christmas songs being played in the streets. An English-speaking guide will recount you the history of the fascinating churches you enter along the tour route, such as the churches of Gesù Nuovo and Santa Chiara. When you enter Piazza San Domencio Maggiore there is time for a stroll around to taste some of the classic Neapolitan sweets. You stop at the famous Cappella Sansevero where the “Veiled Christ” is displayed. There is also a visit to the Church of San Lorenzo before to through one of the most amazing streets in the whole of Naples is Via San Gregorio Armeno, famous for its Christmas Markets and the nativity scenes handcrafted by local artisans. If you are in Naples at Christmastime come and join us to drink in the sights and sounds of this bustling metropolis!
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  • 4 hours
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Naples City Tour & Cribs in San Gregorio Armeno

Naples City Tour & Cribs in San Gregorio Armeno

A unique tour in a magical city, with its narrow streets and its streets rich in history and culture. Made even more magical by the Christmas atmosphere that you breathe in every street corner and that finds its maximum expression in Via San Gregorio Armeno, the famous street of the nativity artisans, famous throughout the world for the countless craft shops dedicated to the crib art.
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  • 30 minutes to 4 hours
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Guided Tour From The Chatedral To The Cloister Of San Gregorio Armeno

Guided Tour From The Chatedral To The Cloister Of San Gregorio Armeno

Good manners in Naples are a must, so, let us introduce you 'o munaciello and' a bella 'mbriana, which for centuries have been wandering among the palaces and houses of the city, together with numerous other esoteric figures that tell about  Naples, rich of history and myth that intertwine and you can’t distinguish the true from the imagination. And yet, this is the beauty! Among the crowded streets of the cribs there is a magical and silent place: the enchanting Church of San Gregorio Armeno, where once a year Santa Patrizia performs the miracle of the liquefaction of his blood, as well as the most famous San Gennaro of which we will visit the Cathedral and the Treasury, because, as is well known, in Naples, the sacred and the profane are mixed. San Gennaro is the richest saint in the world thanks to the donations of princes, popes and common people who over the centuries have created a treasure of jewelery and priceless jewels.
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  • 4 hours
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Walking Tour In The Historic Center Of Naples Small Group

Walking Tour In The Historic Center Of Naples Small Group

The alleys of the old town are animated by dozens of sellers of amulets but few know how the curniciello must be to get really effective and you will smile once you discover the origins of its "power". Good manners in Naples are a must, so, let us introduce you 'o munaciello and' a bella 'mbriana, which for centuries have been wandering among the palaces and houses of the city, together with numerous other esoteric figures that tell about  Naples, rich of history and myth that intertwine and you can’t distinguish the true from the imagination. We invite you to discover the esoteric and mysterious culture of Naples, strolling through the places of the historic center and making some obligatory stops to enter in this fascinating world. Esotericism and mystery have involved, over the centuries, writers and noble men, first of all the Prince of San Severo, ambiguous character animated by an incontestable curiosity. He left in Neaples a jewel of the Enlightenment: Chapel of San Severo.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Guided Tour of The Chapel of San Severo and The Historic Centre of Naples

Guided Tour of The Chapel of San Severo and The Historic Centre of Naples

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We invite you to discover the esoteric and mysterious culture of Naples, strolling through the places of the historic center and making some obligatory stops to enter in this fascinating world. Esotericism and mystery have involved, over the centuries, writers and noble men, first of all the Prince of San Severo, ambiguous character animated by an incontestable curiosity. He left in Neaples a jewel of the Enlightenment, ranging from artistic virtuosity to love for science in a Masonic key: The Palace and the Chapel of San Severo. In this place, a few steps from the street of the cribs, the famous Veiled Christ is jealously preserved but you can also admire the myriad inventions made by the Prince, like the primordial anatomical machines...to give goose bumps.
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  • 4 hours
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Naples Walking Tour with Local Guide Including the Veiled Christ

Naples Walking Tour with Local Guide Including the Veiled Christ

The charm of Naples is discovered walking through its streets, rich in history and traditions, and through its highlights. With local guide you will be guided in the historic center of Naples. Along the route you will admire the famous Piazza del Plebiscito, Piazza Municipio with Neptune Fountain and Maschio Angioino, also known as Castel Nuovo. The guide will tell you about the various anecdotes and the many stories which characterize these fantastic places.The tour will continue on the historic center through Spaccanapoli, the road that split Naples into two parts. Here you will admire the Gesù Nuovo Church overlooking the square , you will reach Via San Gregorio Armeno, where the craft shops famous for their cribs are open all year and Amazing and the Sansevero Chapel with its extraordinary veiled Christ from inside You can choose to do this 2.5 hour tour in a small group of up to 15 people or choosing the private option for you and your party.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Guided tour of Naples historic center

Guided tour of Naples historic center

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An incredible guided tour in which myth, legend, history and art come together, to create a unique historic center. We will go through centuries of history: from the Greek settlement to the Baroque city. During the journey we will discover and visit secular places such as the Church of Gesù Nuovo; we will cross the famous street of the Neapolitan nativity scene, via San Gregorio Armeno; we will get to know the mystery of the miracle of San Gennaro by entering the Duomo. Duration: 3 hours Minimum guaranteed 4 people In case of private tour, contact us with a message
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes to 3 hours
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Naples The City of Legends History and Forbidden Cults

Naples The City of Legends History and Forbidden Cults

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Explore the historic center of Naples with a local who will guide you through the most important places of the city that are famous for their mystery and legends. There is a story from the ancient world behind almost every peculiarity you come across. From the skulls and bones to the strange mystical symbols carved into the peculiar facade of Gesù Nuovo church, to the Egyptian obelisks and sphinx- proof of Naples’s millennia of multicultural history, hospitality and acceptance. Here, the line between reality and the supernatural is forever blurred as people flock to the cathedral to see the miraculous liquefaction of a vial of the blood of San Gennaro.
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Naples Street Food Tour with a local

Naples Street Food Tour with a local

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Taste your way around Naples during this attraction-packed street food tour. Sample the most iconic sweet and savory Neapolitan treats, from "pizza a portafoglio" to "sfogliatella," and travel down winding, centuries-old alleys in the historic city center. Highlights covered along the way include pizzeria-filled Via dei Tribunali, bustling Pignasecca Market, and a trip down Saint Gregorio Armeno, famous for its ceramic nativity scene vendors.
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  • 3 hours
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$192.01
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Ancient Naples ... every day

Ancient Naples ... every day

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Ancient Naples, the Historic Center of Naples A fascinating guided tour in which myth and legend mix together starting from the birth of the city itself, linked to the memory of the Siren Partenope. Twenty centuries of history will pass through. The historic center of Naples bears witness to the historical and artistic evolution of the city, from its first Greek settlement to the baroque city. Streets, squares, churches and monuments all constitute a treasure chest of artistic and historical treasures of exceptional importance.
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Private Tour: Discovering Naples Walking Tour

Private Tour: Discovering Naples Walking Tour

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Discover the best of Naples with this private walking tour. Let your knowledgeable guide introduce you to the historic center of Naples, originally founded by the Greeks and still showing influences of the many different ruling cultures over the centuries. Learn about the city's major historic attractions as well as some of the local delicacies.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$325.10
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