My Brilliant Friend Naples Shore Excursion
Experience authentic Naples with local driver and guide
If you loved the HBO miniseries and novel My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante as much as we did then you owe it to yourself to experience authentic Naples on your next trip to Italy. Our family and friends that grew up in Naples during the time the novel is set tell us that it truly captures both the beauty and brutal reality of the post war city. Today, Naples is still a city of contrasts and has an incredible wealth to offer those who visit, in terms of delicious food, beautiful sea views, incredible history, unique art and handcrafts, and loads of other cultural experiences.
We can arrange a private tour or shore excursion of Naples for people who loved My Brilliant Friend and want to taste, see, smell, and experience the true Naples. You will be picked up directly at the Naples port or your hotel with a luxury vehicle and a friendly, English-speaking local driver for your private day of discovery. Perhaps start the day with a delicious Italian coffee and a drive through the Rione Luzzatti and Gianturco neighborhoods that the novel is supposedly based on. Next you can enjoy a gelato in an upscale area and do some shopping just like Lenù and Lila (perhaps some shoes!) and then a stop for a pizza in a local pizzeria (in the city where pizza was invented). As the tour will be customized just for you, let us know if you want to see more neighborhoods or perhaps enjoy the beautiful views from the fortified Castel dell’Ovo on the water, an Underground Naples Tour beneath the city, or the Archeological Museum. Your private driver will return you to your hotel or cruise ship in Naples port at the end of your day. Get in touch with us to plan your personalized private excursion to experience true Naples with us. To read more about the different areas portrayed in My Brilliant Friend, check out this great article published in the NY Times.