MINI GUIDE: WHAT TO VISIT IN NAPLES
Visit Naples by train and discover the energy and liveliness of the City of the Sun, an incredible mix of modern trends and ancient memories. Prepare to be excited.
Naples is a city come alive with art, music, exquisite cuisine, spectacular archaeological sites, extraordinary characters and a tumultuous history. If you’re going just for the day, you’ve got to check out these destinations. Take a walk through the characteristic Spanish quarters of the city and the beautiful Galleria Umberto I, as well as the majestic Real Teatro San Carlo, in Piazza Municipio, where you’ll find Palazzo San Giacomo and the imposing Maschio Angioino. From here, in just a short walk down via S. Sebastiano, so you can admire the courtyard of the Monastery of Santa Chiara and piazza del Gesù Nuovo on the way as you head toward the characteristic via del Duomo. Once you arrive in via del Duomo, you just have to stop and gaze ... The Duomo, famous in popular beliefs for hosting the blood of San Gennaro.
After having this cultural visit, take a moment to gather yourself in a typical bar and taste a delicious Neapolitan espresso, accompanied by a sweet treat of haute patisserie, while admiring Piazza del Plebiscito.
But it will surely be the scent of the pizza margherita fresh out of the stone ovens to entice you to enter one of the many pizzerias of the city ... needless to say, you will come out satisfied!
Your trip to Naples would not be complete without a day spent at the Pompeii excavations. Walking through the streets, you can witness the lifestyle of the ancient Romans and many of the frescoes, mosaics and remains of the ancient city still on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
But Naples is not just art and culture. If you are ready to feel strong emotions, the power of Vesuvius and the spectacle of the Gulf is sure to leave you speechless! The excursion to the volcano will bring you to a breathtaking view: the fumaroles, the crater, the villages from above and ... the Gulf in all its immensity.
If you are planning a romantic weekend, once you arrive in the city, we advise you to jump on the first ferry you can in order not to miss out on the wonders of the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, which decorate the Gulf of Naples with their naturalistic beauty and inviting panoramas. On a winter weekend, savor the magic of Christmas by visiting the famous street of the Nativity scenes, Via San Gregorio Armeno, famous all over the world for the countless artisan shops dedicated to the art of the Nativity.
All that’s left to do now is pack your bags and leave by train to discover this truly lively city.
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