Naples Travel Guide

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Naples Things to Do

  • Archaelogical Museum

    The Farnese Bull is the tallest and largest work in the museum. The Doryphorus is also a fine statue. Another full length statue is the Dancing Faun which stood in Pompeii at the house of the same name. The last two statues are from Roman times, first a Roman matron and finally a River God.

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  • Galleria Umberto

    4 out of 5 stars

    Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery. It is located directly across from the San Carlo opera house. It was built between 1887–1891, and was the cornerstone in the decades-long rebuilding of Naples — called the risanamento (lit. "making healthy again") — that lasted until World War I. It was designed by Emanuele Rocco. The Galleria was...

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  • Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Castejl Nuovo is surrounded by five round towers originally built by Charles I of Anjou between 1279-83.In the next centuries they were rebuilt until in 1453-67 Sagrera finally finished them along with the triumphal arch and the castle rooms. Across the road are two equestrian sets of statues in bronze.

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Naples Hotels

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Naples Restaurants

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  • Proper food at last!

    Found this place quite by chance after being ripped off by the establishment on the quayside. After a week of the usual fare of pastas and pizzas, and extremely poor or downright, rude service, this place gave us the variety of food we had been craving, at a price that was very reasonable. Very pleasant hosts, who took the trouble to write their...

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  • Cafe and Pastry at Gambrinus Near the...

    The finest coffee shop (gran caffe) in Naplesis named Gambrinus and is located just beyond the Galleria and theSan Carlo Opera in Piazza Trieste e Trentequite expensive).

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  • Ciro a Medina

    Restaurant close to our hotel and used to international visitors, still a good value pizza and salad for us, quality and price both top notch!Mrs B very happy with a simple marinara and mine with aubergines from a coal oven, sooo tasty, one of those limonicellos to finish with, enjoyed our visit here.

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Naples Nightlife

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  • Nightlife near the docks!

    There are many restaurant and bars, some nightclubs too along the waterfront at night. It is beautiful! Some places charge entrance fee, even if it looks like a restaurant, ask before. Many restaurants here charge a cover charge. Enjoy, it is beautiful to have dinner there! Quite casual.

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  • Dinner and Party

    Hyppokampos : I have worked here as General Manager for a year , I think that it is a very kool place to hang out on a friday to have dinner and dance to a very good music. The best of all is the STAFF .. super !

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  • My favorite nighttime spot

    La Bavarese.This place is soooo much fun. Dancing. Live bands and some good food. Order pitchers of sangria and have some fun. They now have dance instructors that teach Latin dances free. Don't be surprised to see families with young children there either. They may look small, but some of those kids can dance.MAKE RESERVATIONS for a sure shot at...

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Naples Transportation

  • Funicular

    Funicular railways generally get a visit on our travels. Found 2 operating in Naples, believe there is a third also.In truth not much to see as they travel through the hil and are very much part of local transport rather than an attraction for tourists.

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  • Where to stay near airport

    I am getting ready to do the same thing on Monday. My husband and I have a bed and breakfast in the Salerno Province down near the beach about 100 miles from Napoli. We are getting ready to head to the states and you are CORRECT with your concerns. We pick up days guests down by the port and down town just to tour around for the day and there are...

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  • Driving to Coreno

    Assuming that you have not already left on your trip, Coreno that you are referring to is near Frosinone. That is in Lazio north of Napoli. The roads A1 is fine once you get away from the port that can be VERY TRICKY. It is a bizarre place where the boat is accessed. My husbands picks ups and drives friends that come in by cruise around for the day...

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Naples Shopping

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  • Hunting For Antiques

    There are a few stores that have old items, of which some are antiques, rather than old cast off pieces of junk.This shop was closed on Sunday, and had a sister shop across the street. It would have been fun to go inside, because they were both jammed with old items. Look at the Photos. Bargaining is advised. Make an offer less than what they...

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  • Chocolate in Napoli

    Gay Odin Chocolate shop is located on the famous Via Toledo downtown. Via Toledo is the the most popular shopping area in the city. Gay Odin has been around since 1894, and is even highly recommended by some travel guides. ChocolatesAlbanesi, Trifoglio, Scorzette, Tarallini, Limoncello, Cremini,Verdeprato,Bombonati, Africanelle, Pasta di mandorla,...

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  • Wedding gowns

    There are several wedding gowns shops in via Duomo and I don't know the names of all of it to be honest. I know couple of brands and on the internet I found some shops, so you can check it out, visiting the links mentioned below.Not all the shops have web pages available at the moment and especially in English, so you should check it out in live...

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Naples Local Customs

  • Christmas cribs

    These nativity scenes, known as presepi, are a Neapolitan tradition dating back to the 13th century. Over the years it has become a real art form; in the 17th century nobles would commission renowned artists to create their very own nativity scene, as can be seen in the Santa Chiara cloister and in the Museo di San Martino. But there’s no need to...

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  • Diego Armando Maradona

    If you are fond of football (soccer for american English), you will remember Diego Armando Maradona, a very famous argentinean foorball player. He played some years for Napoli/Naples football team, and they won the Scudetto (league) twice. He was (I think he still is), an idol here.I found this pic on Via San Biagio dei Librai, and I bet the...

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  • Language

    I cannot say or emphasize it enough if you are going to Italy please please PLEASE learn at least enough of the language to communicate! I studied for 6 months before our trip so I was not fluent but it made for a wonderful experience to be able to communicate. Some of the worst behavior I have ever seen was from frustrated American tourists who...

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Naples Warnings and Dangers

  • Naples Taxi Ride

    My wife and I visited Naples on the 18th May and were very disappointed that we did. We had the wildest taxi ride from Stazione Centrale to our hotel that you could imagine.The manager of our hotel told me by email to ask the driver the price before getting in and to ensure that it was no more than 15 Euro so before getting into the cab I asked how...

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  • Don't Be Fooled!

    So unless its changed dramatically since I was there in 2009, its no different then being in any other big city LA, NYC, Chicago, Atlanta. Be aware of your surroundings, and pack lightly (I made this mistake of course I lived in Sorrento for 3 months)! Behind the graffiti, trash, insane traffic and loud people is a vibrant, bustling, beautiful city...

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  • Not dangerous!

    I went to Rome and Naples in September of 2012 as a 40-something single woman. Before going, I read all the information I could find about Naples. Not surprisingly, some people love it, and some people hate it. I think I am closer to the love side. There is graffiti. Sometimes there is trash in the streets. People hang out outside. Coming from the...

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Naples Tourist Traps

  • Naples tourist trap - traghetto to...

    The traghetto to Capri is a real tourist trap- the tour-retour ticket is valid only at the same day.The taxis are extreme expensive- 10-15 minutes = 25-30 Euros, most of the taxi drivers are non tourist-friendly. There are a lot of websites with useful tips, but I prefer www.cities-step-by-step.com, or www.italy-city-travel-guides.com (I think its...

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  • Naples "Tour" is a shill

    If you want a "tour" of Naples that's really a shill for all the local shopping centers, then Naples Trolley Tours is for you! And only $25 per person. Don't bother. On a rainy day, go to the Silver Spot Cinema at Mercato Mall instead. Every seat can be reserved, and they're all like first-class airplane seats. But don't take the Trolley to get...

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  • African street hawkers

    We stayed very near to the Piazza Garibaldi and these guys were everywhere selling knockoffs of everything you can imagine from Fendi to Dolce and Gabbana, Rolex, Movado you name it they had a cheap knockoff that they would want twenty euro for. Don't fall for these cheaply made goods. Ignore the street hawkers unless you want something and then...

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Naples What to Pack

  • My guide books in Naples

    Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Rome.Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”.Naples. 1996, 128 pages.Around the World. Italy. Second edition. Publisher "Around the World", 2005, 520 pages, 150cities, 370 churches and cathedrals, 120...

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  • An autumn visit

    Luggage with wheels may not be such a great idea here because of all the cobbles – Chris pulled ours valiantly all round the Piazza Garibaldi on our first evening but he had to lift it a lot :( You’ll want to dress in layers at this time of year. Temperatures ranged from a warm 22 degrees centigrade in the middle of the day, which found us sipping...

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  • Cold in Napoli?

    Take luggage with wheels, it's much easier to pull it than carry it around as the traffic is what it is in Naples... :) It's not always that warm in Naples! I visited the city in early November and when I left from Rome it was almost +20 degrees but when I arrived to Naples (the same day) it was only +8 degrees! You can imagine I was freezing in...

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Naples Off The Beaten Path

  • Naples in Moscow

    I (and you) may refresh our memory about Naples even without leaving Moscow. We should go to the Main Building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and see the Plaster cast of Apollonios and Tauriscos of Tralles (Punishment of Dirce, the so called Farnese Bull) or the Movable Heater, the galvanoscopes of the Balance and Weights which are...

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  • A whispering statue...

    This statue of an old man in the typical reclining Roman-dining position is thought to date from the time of Nero.It is supposed to be a representation of the river Nile, which is why the tiny square in which it is set is called the Largo del Corpo del Nilo and a nearby church in even-tinier Piazetta Nilo is called Sant'Angelo a Nilo. Apparently,...

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  • Enjoy the decrepitude

    Many buildings in central historical Naples are in very poor condition. It has not been a rich city for many, many centuries.... and that shows.But, somehow, the peeling plasterwork, the grime and the decay only add to the experience and the unique atmosphere...for me, as a visitor, at any rate. I imagine it is quite a different thing to actually...

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Naples Sports & Outdoors

  • National Sport

    In a country that is topographically shaped like a leg kicking a soccer ball (mainland Italy with Sicily) it's no wonder that soccer reigns supreme here. I would see pickup games everywhere when I was here. Between buildings on cobblestone streets or on clay courts like this one in Giardini Pubblici. Games are on every TV station, in restaurants...

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  • SSC Napoli

    In their history Napoli have won Serie A twice, first in 1987 and then again in 1990. They have also won the UEFA Cup which they achieved in 1990 and the Coppa Italia three times. Historically, Napoli are the ninth most successful club in Italian football and the most successful in Southern Italy.When Argentine Diego Maradona joined the club from...

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  • Forza Napoli!

    Head out to the stadium if the team still exists... The fans and hooligans can be more exciting to watch than the actual match itself!

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Naples Favorites

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  • Naples - good or bad?

    We had ten days in Naples, we stayed at The Royal Continental, right on the front, over looking Castle D Ovo. The hotel was OK for what we paid, about €150 per night for a room on the 9th floor. We arrived in Naples by train following 5 traumatic days in Rome. Our taxi driver was very helpful and spoke fair English, but was rather pushy about...

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  • Naples that I saw in 1996

    Naples (Napoli) is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan.In 1995, the historic centre of Naples was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, a United Nations programme which aims to catalogue and conserve sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of mankind. The...

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  • Summer in Naples

    Walking down the lungomare you'll see many people sunbathing and swimming, finding thei own place on the stones of the breakwater. There are also many steet vendors where you can buy some granita or ice cream.

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