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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.
— SUITCASE MAGAZINE, 2017
“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 working as a freelance journalist specialising in all things Neapolitans (The Guardian, The Idler and Culinary Backstreets) giving tours, working as a fixer for filmmakers and journalists (Conde Naste/BBC/CNN), making Naples centric documentaries 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.