Naples Travel Guide
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- 96%Local Culture
- 88%History Buffs
- 81%Art & Design Lovers
- 66%Budget Travelers
- 62%Green Travelers
- 59%Luxury Travelers
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- NaplesJun 13, 2014
omg !!!!! what can I say, I was stationed in this amazing city when I was in the navy!!!!!! this is paradise found to say the least. I had the privilege of living here for a total of 4.8 years. Have been back a million times, In fact I hope to soon to make one last visit, the vist of returning to live in bella Napoli tutti mia vita, for the rest of my lifeRecommended for:
- NaplesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Apr 15, 2014
Naples is definitely my favorite city with its lively and mystic character. The city overflows with culture, italian cuisine and small alleys :-) Go here if you want to visit the real authentic Italy. It's rough, dirty, noisy yet absolutely beautiful.Recommended for:
- NaplesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Dec 03, 2013
Naples should get more credit than it is given as a destination city. It is a major port hub for ships that traverse all over the Mediterrean and the world, it has got many interesting stories from the times of the Bourbon kings to the massive destructions seen during WWII AND it is a wonderful jump off point to see Capri, the Amalfi Coast and of course Pompeii! Don't even think of leaving Napoli without at least getting a slice, no an entire pizza pie.Recommended for:
- NaplesNov 06, 2013
The grundge of New York subways, high unemployment, low wages, the street garbage of Delhi minus the wandering water buffalo--Naples has it all. People are generally unhelpful (non-Italian speakers get "the look", as in "moron"), so getting around is a bit of a challenge. I confess, I didn't see most neighborhoods, so I'm sure my experiences leave out the places where people may actually buy and wear Versace, versus carrying very bad imitations on the metro while juggling a few babies over a stroller. Get thee to Sorrento (preferably on the CurreriViaggi shuttle, and not the well-used, famous-for-its-pickpockets Circumvesuviana train).Recommended for:
- NaplesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Apr 17, 2014
Naples is a wild ride. The food is notoriously amazing, but so is the crime. It's beautiful but untamed, a really unique place among Italian cities. Great art and architecture go hand in hand with crazy traffic and amazing pizza.Recommended for:
- NaplesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 07, 2013
The place you love to hate. This is probably the most intense city in Italy, for better or worse. It's definitely worth to explore it for a few days and experience all its perks and contradictions as well as some of the best food and sights the country has to offer.Recommended for:
- NaplesCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
Naples is a place I'll always love but will never want to live in. It's simply too crazy, dirty, dark and mysterious for me; but that is also why I love it (minus the part about being dirty). Sure there are trash problems and crossing the street defies logic, but it's also home to some of the most interesting people and delicious foods. One needs no introduction to Pizza Neapolitana, though visitors might still be surprised at how dang cheap it is. For 1,50 euros, you're able to score an entire pizza pie, folded for on-the-street consumption.
It's a delicious place.
Then there's the beautiful waterfront, Chiaia and Vomero; refined areas where the income is noticeably higher. They offer a different atmosphere for those looking for a break from the narrow streets of Centro.
Finally, Naples is the perfect meeting point for trips to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Capri and Ischia are just boat rides away.Recommended for:
- NaplesApr 30, 2013
Naples is an incredibly complex city with an often devastating past. Before visiting, I absolutely recommend you read as much about the city as you can--about its culture, it's history--because if you go as I did, unfortunately uninformed, you will find yourself completely at a loss for words at the foot of the crumbling, poverty-stricken landscape. Personally, I fell in love with this city long before I ever visited it for its music. Naples has an incredible folk music tradition--some of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard can be traced back to this city (listen to Roberto Murolo to hear what I'm talking about). Through these beautiful songs, I constructed my own idea of what this city would be, and this is always dangerous. However, I met some unforgettable people in this city, and for that, I will always remember it with fondness. Now that I have done some reading on Naples, I really want to visit it again, better informed.
- NaplesMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersApr 18, 2013
One of my favorite cities in the world. It reminds me of my home town Philly a lot. Naples is also a perfect base to go see Vesuvius, Pompeii, Capri and the Amalfi Coast among other places. Of course the food is sensational and the pizza is the best in the world. There is also plenty to see in do in Naples itself. I got a little bit lucky in befriending a local and she took us out to a few places most tourists don't see.
- NaplesMar 16, 2013
A interesting blend of 1000s of years of many diverse cultural occupations and rulers, which has culminated in to a montage of many architectural periods and era's... I am informed these include Etruscan, Greeks, Romans, Normans, Arab, Spanish, French, German...
- NaplesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Feb 11, 2013
Naples is one of the most charming places in Italy. I actually got a mixed feeling from this place, but after all, it was good to be in such a colourful place. Naples is still quite authentic. Small and old streets with laundry hanging, cobble stone streets with vespa passing, and streets full of street vendors.... and not to mention I had the best pizza in the world - the origin place of Pizza. I would love to explore more of this region.
- NaplesDec 05, 2012
I absolutely loved Italy, but there was something about Naples that didn't resonate with me. The city seemed to be dirtier than Rome and had a sketchy vibe to it that made it seem less safe than any other place I had been. While the pizza was phenomenal and the shopping very affordable, I would not add Naples to any "must see" list for Italy.
- NaplesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersHistory Buffs+ 2Nov 14, 2012
On our cruise, Naples , was one of our stops. Not wanting to pay the high price of an excursion to Pompeii ( $129.00 per person) we did it on our own for under $30.00 the bus line at the cruise terminal will take you to the main train/bus station which is about 2miles away. Then you take the train to Pompeii Scriva. In all it took us 45 minutes travel time. We felt safe traveling and enjoyed seeing the ruins all day.
- NaplesNov 02, 2012
Senza parole! Si dice tanto, in bene e soprattutto in male, di questa città ma io non saprei immaginarmi lontano da "lei". Ogni volta che ho la possibilità di passeggiare per i suoi vicoletti come per le strade più blasonate la scopro sempre nuova ed affascinante.
- NaplesJul 05, 2012
Naples was a train ride from Pompei. It is known as the ghetto of Italy. When traveling to shady places, not just Naples, be sure to carry small bills with you. Don't expect the vendors to give you the correct change when you are buying something with a large bill. I once paid $25USD for two bottles of water. Otherwise, Naples is a great and interesting place with fantastic pizza.
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Aliases: Napoli, Ercolano, Nápoles