- National Archaeological Museum of NaplesPiazza Museo 19, Naples 80135 Italyrecommended National Archaeological Museum of NaplesEven if you don't really like museums, this one is awesome, with the treasures of Pompeii. Highly recommended.recommended National Archaeological Museum of NaplesAll the best finds from the Roman sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum ended up here. Excellent collection of sculpture and mosaics. Now open is the once-forbidden "secret" room with erotic frescoes and ... read moresculptures.Stephen Bugno
In a day trip, you should be able to save two hours for a walk through this museum.
- La Sfogliatella MaryVia Toledo 66, Naples 80134 Italyrecommended La Sfogliatella MaryThe best sfogliatelle in Naples, according to my friend who lives here. I've had others that were as good, though not for the same price. Both types here are good, though I prefer the flaky variety. ... read moreThis bakery in the Galleria also sells other local favorites like baba.Keane
Best sfogliatelle, best prices and most convenient location along Via Toledo at the entrance of the Galleria.
- ScaturchioVia Cimarosa 26/28, Naples 80129 Italy
- BelliniVia Santa Maria di Costantinopoli 79/80, Naples 80138, Italyrecommended BelliniI've only had the pizza for the road, and it is a massive portion for just 1,50 euros. It's folded and wrapped so you can eat it on the go. It's basically a whole pizza in a portable form. Be sure to ... read moreask for it hot because, during the second visit, they gave me an unheated pizza. It was a hot day, so it actually worked better for me.Keane
Good to-go pizza recommended to me by a local. Make sure to get it hot.
- Pizzeria Di MatteoVia dei Tribunali, 94, 80138 Naples, Italyrecommended Pizzeria Di MatteoYou don't actually have to fine inside of Di Matteo to enjoy their goods. The renowned Napolitano restaurant sells a number of delicious fried items outside. Take, for example, the mouthwatering ... read morearancini or the fried cheesy macaroni known as the croche'... O Madonna! But if you choose to dine inside, you'll get some of the best pizza in the world for just 5-6 euros per pie. Yes, the whole pie. It is amazing. This is heaven. I just came home after eating it and I want to go back now.Keane
Great pizza in Naples.
- Cappella SanseveroVia Francesco de Sanctis, 19, 80134 Naples, Province of Naples, Italyrecommended Cappella SanseveroYellonero
Barbara, if I had to see ONE thing in Naples, this church is where I would stop, again. Also known as Santa Maria della Pietà chapel, it's a small church but not that hard to find - it's just north of San Domenico Maggiore, in the historic center. The attractions here are the marble sculptures inside, notably Giuseppe Sanmartino's The Veiled Christ. I'm not particularly a religious person but, to stand there in awe of that work, it was as close to "illumination" (to quote Sean Connery in Indiana Jones) as I had ever experienced in my life.
Here's a photo from the web: http://www.arte.it/work_of_art/cristo-velato-5047 but it doesn't really do it justice - you have to be there to fully appreciate the genius of that sculpture!
- ScaturchioPiazza San Domenico Maggiore, 19, Naples, Province of Naples, Italyrecommended ScaturchioAn excellent place to try two of Naples' specialties: sfogliatelle and baba. Stop in here for excellent pastries and an espresso on one of Naples' most beautiful squares.Stephen Bugno
you have to try a sfogliatelle while you're here. this is a good place.
recommended Historic Centre of NaplesIn my opinion one of the most genuine historic centers of Europe because its still a residential zone and a commercial area for those residents. No international shopping brands or chain restaurants ... read morehere. Just bakeries, butchers, and coffee bars. And a tremendous amount of churches. The streets are narrow and the buidlings are high. I could walk around the "centro storico" for days and would still find it interesting.Stephen Bugno
Wander through the historic center for the afternoon, stopping in churches and eating pastries and pizza.
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I've been in Naples five years ago so I cannot suggest you anything for dinner, however I suggets you trying to find something in Chiaia, which is a very alive part of Naples.
- SpaccanapoliLargo Paparelle 13, 80138 Naples, Italyrecommended SpaccanapoliIt is a very curious street which cuts Naples in two. it is very long and made of three main streets. it was built by the Greeks so it is very ancient and crosses different areas of the city, one of ... read morewhich, Quartieri Spagnoli, is not really recommended for tourists. In via San Gregorio Armeno there is the Market of Presepi; the characters of Presepi are hand made in small laboratories along this street. they are open all through the year, but obviously during Christmas time the became even more interesting.
- Castel dell'OvoVia Eldorado 3, Naples 80132 Italyrecommended Castel dell'OvoCastel dell'Ovo is a symbol of Naples and represent a really interesting spot. It was built around 100 B.C. and was occupied during the century by different dominators. It was even used as a prison.Manuela Nadin
It is not necessary to visit it inside; it is just nice to look at it from outside, while walking along the sea.
- Piazza del PlebiscitoPiazza del Plebiscito, Naples 84090 Italyrecommended Piazza del PlebiscitoPiazza del Plebiscito is the most famous square in Naples. It is in the heart of the city and there are really interesting monuments all around. However it is a little dirty and maybe tourists prefers ... read morevisiting other spots in town. However I think it is a must see.
- Hostel of the SunVia Melisurgo 15, Naples 80123 Italyrecommended Hostel of the SunIf you like hostel culture, you'd like Hotel of the Sun. This place is located in an old building, (the elevator is little bit tricky) in a very convenient location. It's quiet residencial area. ... read moreFifteen minutes walking distance away from the Naples old city. Tram works perfectly. The hostel is two blocks away fromt the tram station, and it's the last station of the tram. The place has a very lively vibe, friendly and informative. The owners are helpful with the plans.
- Di MatteoVia dei Tribunali, 94, Naples, Italyrecommended Di MatteoThe best pizza in town, you can find in at Di Matteo. Di Matteo is well-known for the best pizza even for the locals. Try their Pizza Margherita. That would be not only the best pizza in Naples, the ... read morebest in the world. I've heard quite a few stories about Naples being expensive, but it's matter of if you find the right place to eat. Only 4 -6 Euros, you'll get the entire pizza for yourself. Try their fried pasta (almost fried mac and cheese). It's good to start the meal.
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FYI. Today's (1/13) Sunday NY Times Travel Section has a "36 Hours" Article on Naples.
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This is from a blog of mine because the restaurant is not in Gogobot.
If you can find this place it is well worth it. Ask a local Neopolitan.
Frederica was willing to take us out to a restaurant that she wanted to go to for a while and then give a tour of Naples in her car. The restaurant was in the Spanish Quarter and it was called Nannella. This was authentic Napoli. Waiters flying around with up to 8 dishes on their arms, lots of yelling out orders from the kitchen and the fastest service imaginable. Plates just appear right in front of you. The food was delicious! At the end of the meal Danielle was dragged into the other room by one of the waiters and he started twirling her around to the music that was playing. We were then ready for the bill and Abby was told by Frederica to yell out "eh Pasquale!" which was our server's name. He did not say it loud enough so I bellowed it out and Pasquale stopped, wandering what the hell was that. With the bill payed and a nice tip next was Frederica's tour of the city at night.
Read more: http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/jimkbarton/6/1235521164/tpod.html#ixzz2HswGMDCy
- NennellaVico Lungo Teatro Nuovo, 103, 80134 Naples, Province of Naples, Italy