Gobble down some excellent pizzas followed by scrummy gelatos, soak in the artistic vibes and dwell on some compelling history for a kaleidoscopic vacation in the vibrant city of Naples.
The Italian proverb says “See Naples and die” but I say, see Naples and live; for there seems a great deal worth living for.” ~Arthur John Strutt
Start off your Neapolitan vacation with a hot chocolate at one of the cafes in the heart of Naples.
Stroll around the Piazza del Plebiscito square in the heart of the city.
Bordering the Piazza del Plebiscito is the Royal Palace, Church Of San Francesco of Paola and many other significant buildings.
Take a guided tour of the sacred catacombs of San Gennaro. They are known for housing the tomb of Naples’ favorite saint Gennaro, the stunning frescoes, and a basilica underground.
A visit to the Naples National Archaeological Museum is a must. It is the largest archaeological museum in the world and is renowned for exhibiting the glorious Roman antiques along with other collections.
Admire the iconic fixture of Castel Nuovo in the Naples skyline and get awe-struck by the remarkable beauty of the Triumphal Arch at the entrance.
Admire the panoramic views when you visit the seaside Castel Dell'Ovo. The queer name comes from a legendary tale of a magical egg buried under the castle.
Spend some time people-watching at one of the trendy cafes on the busy Naples Harbor.
Take a ferry to the dramatic island of Capri, and spend sampling some local life at the cute Italian towns or exploring the caves.
Wander through the local markets, filling yourself up with traditional Neapolitan pizza. Napoli is after all the birthplace of pizza.
Take the bus up to the the medieval fortress of Sant'Elmo for a bird’s-eye view of Napoli. You can also check out the delightful Neapolitan Modern Art collection in the Certosa di San Martino Museum.
Head a few miles southeast of Naples to see the extensive ruins of the ancient disaster-struck city of Pompeii. The Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Jupiter are worth checking out.
Trek up the legendary volcano of Mount Vesuvius that devastated the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Also, the views from up here are impressive too.
Visit the ruins of another city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius- the city of Herculaneum, and peek into the life of people in the ancient times.