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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

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    Anonymous

    Dirty, but loveable.

    A bit of some background information, I come from NJ, USA. The beginning of my trip found me in cities that were extremely polished. Walking into Naples and seeing litter felt like home for a bit. I loved it. The city is nice, a lot of shops and eateries to cater to nearly all your whims. And a decent night life.

    Insider Tip:If you are looking to go out at night, look for the town square.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Stay somewhere else

    I didn't do my research about Naples and wish I would have taken the advice of those that said not to stay there. The entire city is filled with graffiti, even the cities statues and landmarks. It is a really busy city with not much to enjoy as far as ambiance. The streets are dirty and the drivers are crazy (especially the mopeds).

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Worth the visit

    So much character and hustle. No issues here, the bad reputation it has is underserved this place is great

    Insider Tip:Catacombs

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    A Different City

    Still not sure what to make of Naples. My first impression was that it wasn't the nicest of cities and didn't seem that safe, but at the same time, it was fine to walk around the backstreets at night and I felt quite safe wherever I went. It is definitely a crazy city though. The little streets in the centre are packed with a mix of tourists and traffic coming from all angles and is therefore very hectic (great for city lovers, but might take some getting used to for rural dwellers).

    Insider Tip:A lot of the original artwork found in Pompeii is kept in the Archaeoligical Museum in Naples, not Pompeii.

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    Anonymous

    Naples for Students

    Awesome historic city located at the gulf of Naples that offers some of the best foods of the world (Pizza and spaghetti originate from here). Especially the street food is really good and affordable compared to the price level of other italian cities. There are several castles that offer nice views on the city and the gulf itself and several places close to Naples are also worth a day trip from there. The famous ruins of Pompeji are just one hour away....

    Insider Tip:Pizza Mateo offers an awesome typical Napolean style pizza that is better than any other pizza you ate before!

Italy: Itinerary

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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