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Help Barbara Kossy with their list: Sun! Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast

Barbara Kossy is looking for advice on Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast :

I'll be in Naples and environs for 10 days, so I'll have plenty of time to explore. Do you know of an eccentric or off-beat attraction? Restaurant? Store? I'm looking for the un-usual.

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Kip Stolberg recommended Herculaneum
HerculaneumErcolano, Ercolano 80056 Italy
I liked this better than Pompeii. It had more the original art and was easier to get around.
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Kip Stolberg

Everyone goes to Pompeii, but this has just as much to offer.

Keane recommended Vomero
VomeroVomero, Naples 80127 Italy
Vomero is the posh area located above Naples. I've been told there's also a sketchy side to this otherwise lovely area. With great views, lots of shops and fancy hotels, it's worth a trip up the ... read more
funicolare (mountain tram) to see what it's all about.
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Keane

Head up the hill to Vomero for a different side of Naples (literally). It's up in the hills, so you'll have to take the funicolare or the underground to get up.

Keane recommended Il Vero Bar del Professore
Il Vero Bar del ProfessorePiazza Trieste e Trento 46, Naples 80132 Italy
One of my Napoletana friends brought me to Il Vero Bar del Professore, a cafe (or "bar") located very close to the sea. She told me that it was the best espresso in Naples. I could not disagree. ... read more
Service was friendly and there didn't seem to be an additional charge for sitting outside. It's a lovely cafe that can sometimes get packed, though it's very comfortable when you can grab a spot.
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Keane

This is THE cafe in Naples, apparently.

Keane recommended La Sfogliatella Mary
La Sfogliatella MaryVia Toledo 66, Naples 80134 Italy
The 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 more
This bakery in the Galleria also sells other local favorites like baba.
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Keane

The best sfogliatelle in Naples.

Keane recommended Buco Pertuso Cafe
Buco Pertuso CafeVia Palladino 21, Naples 80137 Italy
It's a cool, down-to-earth lounge in Naples where you can catch live music and chat with bartenders who seem like they've been here forever. Prices aren't bad and the decor is very artsy chic. I had ... read more
originally wanted to go to another place nearby, but it was packed for a private event. I came here on the advice of a local friend and had a much more pleasant time.
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Keane

Great place for live jazz and a drink.

Keane recommended Scaturchio
ScaturchioVia Cimarosa 26/28, Naples 80129 Italy
One of the best sfogliatelle I ever had. Service was friendly and the restaurant is very pretty. This location is high up in Vomero, where you can shop and catch some views as well.
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Keane

Another great place for sfogliatelle. This place is fancier and more expensive than La Sfogliatella Mary.

Keane recommended Pizzeria Di Matteo
Pizzeria Di MatteoVia dei Tribunali, 94, 80138 Naples, Italy
You 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 more
arancini 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.
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Keane

One of the top three pizzerie in Naples (and thus the world).

Keane recommended Bellini
BelliniVia Santa Maria di Costantinopoli 79/80, Naples 80138, Italy
I'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 more
ask 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.
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Keane

CHEAP pizza to go.

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Check out the Sansevero Chapel Museum (Capella Sansevero) for an unusual attraction. The church features the Veiled Christ and a number of other strange and intriguing artistic pieces. I haven't been here, but even my friend who grew up in Naples thought it was a strange attraction.

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D'Maris Coffman recommended Stabiae
StabiaeCorso Vittorio Emanuele, 101, 80053 Castellammare di Stabia, Province of Naples, Italy
Very well-preserved Roman town. Hard to find and parking is a bit scarce, but well worth a few hours. You can get entrance with the ticket that you buy for Herculaneum and Pompeii.
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D'Maris Coffman recommended Villa Poppaea
Villa PoppaeaVia Sepolcri, 2, 80058 Torre Annunziata, Province of Naples, Italy
This is another name for the Villa Oplontis, which is tucked away in a semi-urban area between Sorrenta and Naples. People tend to pass it by, though it's on the same ticket as Herculaneum and ... read more
Pompeii.
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D'Maris Coffman recommended Herculaneum
HerculaneumErcolano, Ercolano 80056 Italy
Well worth an afternoon. Much, much smaller than Pompeii, but sensitively curated. If you go before here you go to Pompeii, you'll find both more rewarding.
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D'Maris Coffman recommended Eboli
Christ Stopped at Eboli (according to Carlo Levi) and so you should you. It's the gateway to the south and well worth a half day's visit. Be sure to read the novel, which is a wonderful sketch of ... read more
internal exile in Mussolini's Italy.
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D'Maris Coffman recommended Salerno
Often overlooked in favour of Naples, Salerno is one of the earthiest Italian cities. And the water is so crystal clear. Do swim off the jetty or just enjoy the sunshine.
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D'Maris Coffman recommended Ravello
Beautiful town above the Amalfi Coast somewhat back from the coastline which means fewer tourists. World Heritage site with plenty of parking for once!
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D'Maris Coffman recommended Scala
Great 12th-century cathedral and castle. Think Duchess of Amalfi. This was the seat of the republic in the middle ages. Great place to spend an afternoon, especially if you've got sunburn.
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Julia P recommended Ischia
This island is fascinating for its volcanic hot springs and dwellings built of green stone. The mud is known for its beautifying properties, and you can clamber down a mountainside to natural springs, ... read more
with boiling hot water bubbling into the sea. There, you make a little bathtub at the edge of the water with rocks, and mix the hot spring water with the cold sea water to suit yourself.
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Julia P

Hey Barbara, have you been to Ischia? They have these really cool hot springs in the ocean, plus interesting green stone buildings...it's gorgeous and less touristy than Capri. I wish I had a secret mozzarella place to tell you about, but that's my other thing in Naples and south...eat as much mozzarella as possible and check to see where it's made on the day. Sooo good! Have a wonderful trip!

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