Naples is a city of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its traditions, culture and cuisine known all over the world. It is no coincidence if the pizza was actually born here and has become the emblem of a city rich in flavors and a thousand years old. Ancient and modern history mingle in the streets that still make it a gem to visit. Let’s see how to visit Naples in a few days.
To visit Naples in all its facets and beauty, it would take months, but with this simple guide you can learn about the fulcrum and the center of this beautiful city. First of all, book a B&B or an inn in the area of Mergelina so you can move around easily on foot. Mergellina is the area of the promenade, so you can take Via Caracciolo and Via Partenope up to the harbor area of Via Marina.
View of Naples from Mergelina
Mergellina is full of bars and restaurants in the evening where you can taste the typical dishes of Neapolitan cuisine and the famous Pizza Margherita that is known throughout the world. In the morning you can dedicate yourself to visit the National Museum at Piazza Dante. You can do all this on foot or using the subway. From there you can walk the old, full of tunnels and alleys, streets of Naples where you’ll find antique shops.
A trip through Via Roma, Piazza del Plebiscito with the ancient basilica of San Francesco di Paola and in front of the Royal Palace of the Bourbons, who reigned during the period of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Salerno Palace and the Palace of the Prefecture. Skip to Via dei Mille, follow it you will find yourself in Martyrs’ Square that is chic and full of shops. In Bausen, a side street of Via Chiaia, there are several ethnic restaurants, from Spanish to Mexican, Cuban and Greek so that will give you plenty of choices to choose from.
Piazza dei Martiri
A special sight, not to be missed, is the Veiled Christ in the Chapel of San Severo, a sculpture in a unique position of mysterious meanings, surrounded by religious and esoteric symbols. Do not miss a visit to the underground Naples, the most hidden part of the city carved in tufa caves and over the years has been used for many different reasons.
Veiled Christ at Museo Cappella San Severo
Naples photos by: Guowen Wong, Marjorie Stern, Hannes Rada, Francois de Nodrest, get directly down
For more on Naples check: Where to eat in Naples | Restaurant A Pignata
By +Nikos Kontorigas