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Naples Pocket Guide

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Naples is like an amalgamation of various Italian cities - it has the attitude of Milan, the sights of Rome, the passion of Venice and the culinary delights of Florence. It is noisy and slightly intimidating, but it is equally intriguing and extremely engaging. Plus it boasts one of the most spectacular settings in Italy, overlooking the Bay of Naples. Many who stop here only do so for a number of hours before going further south to Capri or Sorrento, as Naples is the gateway to both destinations. But if you are travelling to Naples, spend a day or two here before shooting off. You won't regret it.


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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Naples.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Naples... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Naples.

Naples City Reviews

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Quite danerous but still beautiful city

    Well of course this is the city I could feel the danger more the Northern part of Italy. However, Naples is still the city where people live. Just take a little bit more about your stuff and be aware of pick pocket or motocycle. Then you will be able to have good memories in this city. Walk around the city and the cost, visit historical sites, and do not miss all the delicioius pizza!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Naples is swell

    Do not believe what people tell you about Naples being dirty and dangerous. It is beautiful. There are buildings of such grandeur that if you saw it on a postcard, you would assume it was somewhere more stereotypically grand, like Rome.

    Insider Tip:Do the walking tour of Pompeii. It will make your visit more meaningful.

  • 90%

    andrea_s1823059

    Make Napoli a Stop While You're In Italia

    Prior to going to Napoli everyone told me that I was crazy for going because it was dangerous. People told me to keep my belongings close to me at all times etc. etc. I personally felt safe in Napoli and used my regular precautions while traveling. I loved that the city was what some people would call chaotic. It was loud and lively. The food is great! There's so much to see and you can easily take public transpor to places like Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. You can also go to islands from there

    Insider Tip:Transportation is cheap, but look into getting weekly passes or day passes.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Naples

    Loved this city! It was not what I expected. I had just spent time in Vienna, Prague, Paris and Budapest so the dirtiness of Naples was a shock but this atmosphere gives it it's own culture and makes the place feel alive and not just like a tourist destination. Travelled to Herculaneum and Pompeii as well as climbing Vesuvius - all of which are easy to get to from Naples. The food was so cheap and I didn't get hit by a scooter so I think I did well.

    Insider Tip:See some live music in the evening because it's amazing!

  • 80%

    carynjw

    Naples - an unpolished diamond

    I really enjoyed my time in Naples, I thought booking 4 nights there would be too much, but it's easily spent. Pompeii (wear comfortable shoes), boat trip to Capri, (slightly overpriced, shop around), free walking tour which I highly reccomend as it gave us a really different view of Naples and the underground tunnells, all really interesting. Naples comes with a bit of a bad name, but have your wits about you and you'll be just fine.

    Insider Tip:The churches may not look like much from the outside, but are stunning inside.

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