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EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE NAPLES

Looking for Lila provides opportunities for the curious traveler to engage with Neapolitan politics, art, food and daily life. Each tour has been curated with lots of care and love so that we can bring the many aspects of Neapolitan culture past and present to life in a honest, enthusiastic and unique way.

For bookings and more information please contact us by email or telephone.
 

TOURS

1. Discover the historic centre and its hidden gems with a passionate local

2. Food for thought - indulge in Neapolitan delights and discover the city

3. Elena Ferrante's Naples

4. Sun, Swim and seasonal picnic

5. Neapolitan Feast and Tarantella live music

6. Customized and bespoke tours
 

(And if you need a place to stay, we can provide accommodation, too!)

 

DISCOVER AND UNDERSTAND THE MAGICAL HISTORIC CENTRE AND ITS HIDDEN GEMS WITH A PASSIONATE LOVER OF THE CITY

Looking for Lila takes you on unconventional walk around Naples' historic centre. This walk weaves through the alleyways and courtyards, revealing the city's hidden beauty and crumbling splendor. The tour gives a mix of myth, mafia, art, politics and anecdotes of daily life to give you an understanding of what it means to be Neapolitan. Expect to pop into secret courtyards, delve into artisan workshops and try the best street food and coffee. The tour finishes at one of Naples' busiest trattorias where you will find yourself among students, workers and professors enjoying their sacred lunch hour...

Suggested donation: from €70 per person or €250 for a private group of maximum 4 people

Tour lasts 3-4 hours. Every day from 9:30

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

See how much space your tummy will allow on this indulgent adventure to some of Naples' finest and most traditional food spots.

Naples is not only famous for pizza but also for a whole range of intriguing and delicious delights. This tour mixes eating, drinking and exploring with a sprinkle of culture, history and politics. You will learn how Italy honed its national cuisine, and how the tomato became the centrepiece for most dishes,  You will savour freshly squeezed Sorrento oranges and lemons, discover what friarielli broccoli is, learn the ways of the market, visit a pasta kitchen, try the best mozzarella and discover Vesuvius tomatoes whilst washing it all down with local wine, a spritz and some coffees to keep you standing!

Price: ‎€90 pp (includes all food, snacks, drinks and coffee).

Tour takes a maximum of 4 people at a time and lasts 3-4 hours. Every day 11am-3pm.

 

ELENA FERRANTE'S NAPLES

Trace the footsteps of Lila Cerullo and Lenu Greco on an intimate guided walk that brings to the fore Naples, the beguiling protagonist of the Ferrante stories.

This tour brings to life Ferrante’s superb storytelling by exloring the neighborhood where Lila and Lenu consolidated their friendship. We trace their footsteps through the tunnel in search of the sea, walk along the stradone, lunch at the neighbourhood’s oldest pizzeria, browse the upmarket boutiques of Piazza Dei Martiri, stroll through the bohemian historic centre past the bookshops of Via Mezzocannone, gorge on sfogliatelle pastries and experience the political occupations still active since the 1968 student rebellion.

Suggested donation: from €70 per person or €250 for a private group of maximum 4 people

Tour lasts 3-4 hours. Every day from 9:30

 

TYPICAL NEAPOLITAN DINNER IN A BASSO WITH LA TARANTELLA

Basso apartments are typically characteristic of Naples and particularly its historic centre. We offer you a chance to meet two extremely well known Neapolitan street artists who will welcome you into their home to try some home-cooked traditional recipes and dance the night away to some live Neapolitan tarantella.  

Price: from €65pp (dinner and dancing).

Bookings 5 days in advance. 4+ people. 8:30pm- 11:30pm.

 

 

SUN, SWIM AND SEA

Discover where Neapolitans go swimming when the city gets ferociously hot. We will give you an insiders guide to the Posilipo penisula, which you can choose to explore by motor boat, canoe or simply on foot. The coastline is dotted with the half-submerged ruins of decadent Roman villas. We will show you the best places to jump in the sea and swim along the protected wildlife and sea conservation area. With its turquoise water and secret coves this is the perfect morning out. We will provide you with a delicious picnic, too, with all the Campanian delicacies of Mozzarella, Tomatoes, hams and sourdough.

Price (variable depending on booking requirements, dates and numbers): from €90 (taxis and picnic included). 10pm- 2pm.

 

THE FIXER

Looking For Lila can help to facilitate your whole stay with one-off recommendations or entire weekend itineraries to suit any age group or budget. We can also assist with any requests for journalists, film makers, one off special requests, location scouting, research, connections and event organizing.

Looking for Lila offers:

  • Recommendations for the best hotels, guest houses and apartments
  • Reliable and fairly-priced taxis and transfers (Paestum, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Pozzuoli, Amalfi etc..).
  • Private visits and tours, events, chefs.
  • Top tips and bookings for the best off-the-beaten-track restaurants and drinking holes (for all budgets).
  • Nightlife suggestions and live music recommendations.
  • Personalised maps and guides.
  • Anything you want!

Email us with your travel dates and interests and we will be happy to put together a perfect trip for you to suit any budget.

EXPERIENCE NAPLES: STAY WITH US

Experience Naples with us. Stay in our unique rooftop studio flat which look out towards the Sorrento Penisula on one side and up to Castel Sant'Elmo on the other. We have furnished the studio uniquely and simply with a simple kitchenette, bathroom, handmade coverings, Italian linen and Amalfi ceramics.

 


CONTACT US

Please contact sophiaroseseymour@gmail.com or +393898463510 for bookings and more information.

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.