Sophia will show the beating heart of Naples with her guided tours through the city’s backstreets and hidden courtyards...
— Vogue, Feb 2018
“Looking for Lila is an utterly unique tour company.... Never has a city so been brought to life for me in a couple of days.”
— Mina Holland, Editor of The Guardian COOK supplement
Sophia was a lucky find…She has fast become our interpreter here in Naples, a human focus button in a city which, to outsiders, is still full of blurred codes and hazy rules.
“Using the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels as inspiration writer and documentarian Sophia Seymour escorts her charges through the neighbourhoods depicted in Ferrante’s writings, the books – and the walk – framing a unique insight into Naples’ food, architecture, art, politics and Mafia culture.”
— How to Spend it, Financial Times, August 2017

Featured in: The Guardian, Vogue, The Financial Times, Suitcase Magazine, The Idler, Culinary Backstreets

Looking for Lila was founded by Sophia Seymour, a graduate in History of Art and Italian at University College London and L'Orientale in Naples. Sophia received a first for her university thesis from UCL on grassroots social art projects in Scampia, the Gomorrah heartland of northern Naples and now divides her time between giving tours, working as a fixer for filmmakers and journalists (Conde Naste/BBC etc), making Naples centric documentaries, writing for The Guardian and running Nata Nyola Migrant Journal a platform publishing writing and artwork by asylum seekers, documenting their experiences in Europe. Sophia promises to expose the city's raw and hidden beauty, multi-faceted history, mythical cultures, mysterious secrets and intriguing daily life. After a day with Sophia you will leave wishing you had planned to stay for longer.



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All our walks are bespoke and open to suggestions. We are willing to tailor them to suit all interests. Please don't hesitate to be in touch to arrange. We can cater for all budgets.