On tour in Italy? Add Naples to your list of must-see destinations!
Naples is a city that lives on the edge. From urban bypasses splashed in graffiti to ancient churches filled with scared skulls and glittering night venues, you can find a little of everything this southern…
Naples is a city that lives on the edge. From urban bypasses splashed in graffiti to ancient churches filled with scared skulls and glittering night venues, you can find a little of everything this southern Italian city.
A slice of Italy …
Capricious and as wholly unpredictable as its many residents; Naples is the capital of the Campania region and home to two of Italy’s most famous exports, Sofia Loren and pizza.
While a chance encounter with Loren is always possible, you time might be better served sampling the chef’s pick in a local pizzeria.
Via dei Tribunali has a number of eateries that specialise in local favourites but for a true Naples pizza experience, you can’t go past the traditional Naples Margherita.
Naples’ Archaeological Museum
While the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum can often feel barren, the opposite is true for Naples’ Archaeological Museum.
Many of the best frescos from these sites are found in the museum, single-handedly making history buffs and art lovers will feel right at home.
The Farnese Collection – which features an impressive collection of restored statues originally excavated from Rome’s Baths of Caracalla.
Day trips from Naples
With its close proximity to Sorrento, ruins of Pompeii and Vesuvius, Europe’s only active volcano, you can see why so many people visit Naples when they are on tour in Italy.
And for those who like a mix of sea breezes, handmade pizza and ancient ruins a quick trip from Naples to the Amalfi Coast can quickly turn into the adventure of a lifetime.