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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%

    Anonymous

    Napoli

    Napoli is an amazing city with tons to do and is easily navigated. I was a little apprehensive after hearing some reviews of a 'gritty' city, but aside from some graffiti and liter which EVERY city has Napoli is filled with amazing people, food, and great sites.

    Insider Tip:Most Do's: Pompei, Vesuvius, Capri boat tour (80 E best money you'll ever spend), Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi. There is a local beach about 20 cab ride from hostel called LaGioia GO THERE! And eat at Matteo's Pizza. There are also parties at the main Piazza every night.

  • 80%

    hwright

    Naples

    Naples is a really great city. If you want authentic Southern Italy, this is definitely the place to go. The pizza is as good as they say, so eat up. Easy city to get around, the metro is super easy and cheap (p.s. go to the Toledo stop, it's ranked the most beautiful train station in Europe). Go down to the coast as well, it's relaxing and gorgeous.

    Insider Tip:Go up to the hill and you'll get a gorgeous view of Naples on the hillside. You take the rail car to get up there. Go to Gino's pizza, it's supposedly the original and it's very good. My favorite gelato was Fantasie Gelato, worth a trip!

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    It's an old, dirty and noisy city, near lots of beautiful places, so if you can stay in a village near, please do!

  • 100%

    mcerqueira10011308

    Best city in Italy

    A lot of people told me not to go to Naples, but they were wrong! It is one of the cheapest cities in the country, with the best food and with an amazing view! Go for it!

    Insider Tip:Try every food! The pizza napolitana is really amazing!

  • 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.

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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