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.
“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

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

"Looking for Lila: 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 Supplement, The Financial Times

Looking for Lila also provide production, location fixing and casting services for a range of clients from GQ Magazine by Conde Naste to the BBC. Our services expose the city's raw and hidden beauty, multi-faceted history, mythical cultures, mysterious secrets and intriguing daily life. With everything we offer we aspire to see beyond the surface of things to encounter the raw and visceral characters and places that make the city of Naples hum.


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 spent six years in the music business before returning to her beloved city of Naples. She divides her time between giving tours, working as a fixer for filmmakers and journalists, running language workshops, writing, make documentaries, exploring and researching grassroots social, arts and culture movements. Sophia will take you on a walk of Naples that will open up the city's secrets, explain its particularities, expose its beauty, engage you with its character and leave you 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.