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  • What's under that archway?
    What's under that archway?
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  • Street shrine.
    Street shrine.
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  • What's up there?
    What's up there?
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    Meet The People

    by painterdave Written Nov 6, 2012

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    If you are walking Naples, take some time and get to know the people. If you find it hard to talk to them, think of a question and ask someone. Those shopkeepers, workers, nuns, and teens seem to enjoy talking to visitors. We had the greatest discussion with a senior citizen on the bus who told us that his job was to transport prisoners all over Italy. We got his viewpoint on restaurants, where to go, and life in general.
    We found the people always interested to know who we were and where we were from, all of which opened the door to talk about everything under the sun. These moments I remember to be special, and I think you will have your own to bring home.
    Don't be afraid to break the ice!

    Chances To Know Someone Famous Pizza Makers Just Waiting For Conversation & A Break From Work Waiters Like To Talk To Customers
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    Wander the centro storico

    by leics Written Oct 30, 2011

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    Naples' historical centre is absolutely fascinating.

    It's a rabbit-warren of narrow streets and arched alleyways, decrepit buildings, tiny shops, cobbles, hidden courtyards..... and a vibrant atmosphere.

    Naples centro storico is literally built on top of Graeco-Roman Naples...underneath your feet lie two-storey-high Roman streets, temples, theatres, cisterns, water-channels... The two main streets (Via dei Tribunali and Via San Biagio dei Librai, follow the exact lines of the Roman decumanus major and decumanus inferior (and those original streets still lie below).

    But in modern centro storico you'll find shops selling everything you could possibly desire (from junk to one-off artworks), scooters picking their way through the crowds, trolleys making deliveries, people shopping, neighbours chatting,children wandering home from school, cafe staff taking trays of espresso orders to and from local offices, tiny street shrines, odd bits of Roman stonework cannibalised and re-used.....and, everywhere, the iconic (to me, anyway) Neopolitan sight of washing lines strung across the streets.

    Absolutely unmissable. I could have spent all day just wandering this area of Naples.

    It's a maelstrom of crowded humanity but absolutely wonderful to explore.

    What's up there? Fruit and vegetables...and clothes... What's under that archway? Street shrine. What's along there?
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    Lose yourself in Centro Storico

    by Wowmoment Updated Apr 13, 2008

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    The ancient streets are very narrow and built on a grid.

    A map from the tourist information centre (Piazza dei Gesu) will show you the various periods of buildings such as Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo etc. But if that is not of interest just wander and enjoy getting lost in this rabbit warren.

    Tourist and religious goods next to groceries Porta S. Gennaro Streets all look similar These figures used to make a Nativity scene Cars appear from everywhere!

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    Naples Panorama

    by Mikebb Written May 16, 2006

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    Our visit was only for a short time however we were able to quickly get the flavour of this busy city. The area around our hotel had some hills which gave the area character. Many buildings had taken advantage of the hills to gain sea views. From our hotel we had some great inland views.

    View from our hotel, Naples
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    Sea and sun

    by xaver Updated Dec 19, 2005

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    If you can, wake up, take a coffe and go to join the sea view.
    Napoli and its life style could never exist away from sea and sun, that's what mainly influence people in here, they can have nothing but they will still be proud of their sun and their sea.

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    Safe and easy way to see Napoli's best sights!

    by xxgirasolexx Written Jun 16, 2005

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    Many cities have CitySightseeing buses and I have found this to be a safe and easy way to see some of the best sights. It is pricier than taking public transportation, but you have the opportunity to get on and off the bus using one ticket for 24 hours. There are also headsets that give information in a variety of languages. Personally I love double decker buses, so I rode on the top even in the rain. There are two lines. Line A is the art tour and stops at Piazza Municipio, Piazza del Gesu, Piazza Dante, the Museo Archeologico, Capodimonte, the Catacombe S. Gennaro, and so on. Line B will take you on a tour of the Bay of Naples and is absolutely fabulous. The stops include Santa Lucia, Piazza Vittoria, Posillipo, and Via Parthenope.

    View of the street from the top of the bus
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    Kamikaze activity RENT A CAR

    by lolita2002 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Kamikaze activity RENT A CAR

    Driving in Naples is more than an amazing adventure, the streets are so narrow and you see all the cars damaged. But we did it...and you have too! Pray a lot and drive like an italian. If some shouts you , you shout too.
    If you need adrenaline...this is the ideal activity

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    Street theatre

    by CliffClaven Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Naples is a city of street theatre. And the one-act plays can occur at any time. Walking home late one night, old Cliffie stepped aside as a police car roared into the tiny piazza and three carabinieri leapt out. Two men beside a car threw up their hands and shouted: Non sparate, non sparate (don't shoot). The inevitable crowd gathered, jostling carabinieri and car thieves, while the owner of the car threw wild punches towards the thieves and a plump Neapolitan mamma wailed and cried: Ma non lo arrestate, c'ha sette creature - Don't arrest him, he's got seven kids.

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    The castle

    by Beograd Updated Dec 15, 2004

    ...and no wonder they come here for photos. The place is so nice! Big terrace with sea and city in a distance...

    The wind is very strong here, so be prepared for that!

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    The view

    by polardabar Updated Sep 26, 2004

    The never-ending city, cars roaring, the volcano in the background, the Sun & the salty scent of sea. That's Napoli.

    'A pretty cool city!' thought polar* to himself... :)

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    Naples at night

    by roven Written May 17, 2003

    poor people.... someone needs to go there and help them learn how to have fun..

    (uhhhhhghhhhhhhhh!)

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