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City Guide Naples, Italy

Visiting Naples

With a population of just over one million people, Naples is Italy’s third largest city. Situated in the southern half of the country, this is the capital of Campania and the Naples Province. Due to its location on the Bay of Naples, which is overlooked by Mount Vesuvius, it is a great city to visit.

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Naples by Neapolitans

Colm speaks to Luca, Carla and Gemma from Hostel of the Sun in Naples to ask them if their city is as dangerous as people say it is, where you will find the city’s best pizza, and what you shouldn’t miss there if you are planning a trip to the southern Italian city.

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Naples City Reviews

  • 90%

    starjada54

    A vivacious city

    I love Napoli! Its different busy, antique so much history I was even able to connect with my Jewish history there. The food is delicious the people are generous, kind full of life and energy. I am a new person because of my beloved Napoli.

    Insider Tip:Don't visit Pompeii its a waste of time Herculim is better & has more art work & original items.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Naples (not as nice as you think!)

    I rarely get off a train and head into a city and immediately feel unsafe - welcome to Naples! The main city centre is rather scummy. The metro stations also feel this way with only the train line to Pompeii actually having any helpful staff in it! The long walk round to Naples bay was nice but there isn't really much here, no beaches either. I'm thought Naples would be colourful and have a beach - perhaps I should have done more research as it was dirty and drab!

    Insider Tip:Waiters don't speak English, they list various things to you which you think are the toppings you get but they are actually extra charges! Try and pay exact as automatically just keep the change they owe you as a tip and "wont understand" if you question this!

  • 80%

    LewisWebster

    Naples - An Italian City like no other.

    Naples, the birthplace of pizza and a city with a passion for good coffee. There's so much to do in both the city of Naples and the surrounding areas. Pompeii, Herculaneum and Capri to name just a few. Not forgetting the best pizza in the world either: Da Michele.

    Insider Tip:Go and do the horse riding tour up mount Vesuvius.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    *BEST CITY IN ITALY! *according to me

    HIGHLIGHTS: Catching a ferry to the clear, turquoise waters of Capri Island & hiring a motor boat for the day with random travelers. Drinking beer and eating Pizza at the famous 'Pizzeria da Michele' from the movie Eat.Pray.Love. Hiring a taxi driver that dove like Michael schumacher.

    Insider Tip:Visit the local islands and jump of the rocks in to crystal clear water Guarantee a table at the famous 'Pizzeria da Michele' by arriving before 7pm - 20min walk from hostel. Watch out for Gypsy at the train station. Seriously.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Crazy

    Napoli is a beautiful city, and I mean beautiful. Everywhere you look there's a cathedral, or a castle or whatever building that is absolutely breathtaking. The drivers are pretty crazy here though, and you might not feel as safe on the streets as in other italian cities, but as long as you're careful everything will be just fine. The ruins of Pompei are just 30 to 40 minutes away by train.

    Insider Tip:You MUST try the pizza here. I personally recommend Brandi Pizzeria (where the first pizza margherita was made) and Da Michele's.

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Forgotten by too many travellers when visiting Italy as it is more commonly known for its fashion and rather than its culture, Milan is somewhere you should stick on your itinerary. Granted, it can be slightly more brazen than other Italian cities, but it also has some breathtaking architecture and intriguing museums.

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