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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    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.

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    *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.

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    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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    Naples, a place to see and learn

    Naples is, perhaps, not a city only to see, but to feel and understand. Some places that are labeled as sketchy are very inbteresting and full of history. Worth to visit and be intrigued by some of the oldest and most important historical spots in Europe. On the other hand, giants museums and a breathtaking coast, with one of the most famous volcanos in the world over your head and being the cradle of pizza are extra points too.

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    Naples Nightlife

    I spent 16 nights in Naples doing what locals do, Eating Pizza, drinking in various bars, squares and at outdoor DJ sets until 3/4.00am There was a steady range of DJ music venues with local none English speaking Italians enjoying music expressions and generally just hanging out :)

    Insider Tip:I do not speak Italian, but was fortunate to link up with cool Italians who were safe and spoke English. So travelling around to these different venues was safe for me. I was advised not to attempt negotiation of the city at night alone as Italian and non Italians were vulnerable to attacks in certain areas.

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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