Naples or Napoli is the third Italian city after Rome and Milan, and the biggest metropolis of the south. The Italian expression “ See Napoli – and die”, when you've seen Napoli you can die happy because nothing surpasses it, sums up the local view of a city which seems to exist outside the norms which govern the other parts of Italy. This is an historic city rich with palaces, churches and monasteries which extends out to the Bay of Naples, one of the world's most famous celebrated seascapes, featuring little towns like Sorrento and Amalfi. You can use Naples as your base for day trips to Pompeii and Mount Etna.
5 things not to miss :
1 Pizza –
this is the town that invented what has
now becomes a world dish. Napoletean cooking consists of the three “P's”,
Pasta, Pizza and Pomodoro (tomato). The original and simplest pizza, the Margherita
can be tasted in one of numerous pizzerias using traditional wood fire ovens,
or from the street stalls which can be found on every street corner.
2 Castel del'Ovo –
The oldest castle in the city,
situated on a little island and connected to the mainland by a little bridge.
The unmistakeable look dominates all the landscape of the coast.
3 Promenade –
Lungo Mare. A panoramic stroll along
the sea, in addition to a simple pleasure, this is a tradition that today's
Napolitans have inherited from their ancestors. Naples' sea is not only to
look at but everyday provides great quantities of seafood which is then served
in local restaurants.
4 Royal Palace –
Overlooks one of the most beautiful
city squares. It has the form and dimensions of a palace deserving of the
greatest European royal dynasties.
5 Spaccanapoli –
Often considered the Ramblas of
Naples. “Split Naples” is literally a street that dissects the city. This
is where the best local arts and crafts are found. It's the heart of old Naples,
lined with places specialising in Christmas cribs which make for an unusual