Spaccanapoli Street: Naples Splitter
If you are planning a vacation in Naples, Italy, attractions, opportunities for entertainment and relaxation as well as for sampling local culture are plentiful in and around the city.
The capital of Italy’s Campania region has a lot to offer on the surface and under it, in the city and around it —parks and villas, churches, subterranean tunnels, museums, eateries, restaurants and lots more awaits the visitor of Napoli.
There are lots of great things to do in Naples, Italy. The city’s long history, its ancient monuments, winding, medieval streets and spacious piazzas, the natural beauty that surrounds Naples, with the wide open, crystal clear sea, its dramatically rising coastline and the breathtaking view of the Vesuvius guarantee that every visitor finds plenty to do here —here are just a few of your possibilities:
Try the Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Margherita
Naples, Italy pizza is certainly one of the major attractions. You need proper nutrition to be able to explore the city and what better way you can imagine to get that nutrition than by tasting Pizza Napoletana, one of Italy’s most famous dishes? Want to eat the best pizza in Naples Italy?
Try the Antica Pizzeria da Michele Via Cesare Sersale 1/3 is making authentic Neapolitan pizza since 1870.
Just Wander Around the Historic Center of Naples
The best way to explore real Naples is by walking around the old historic center without having any particular destination. The old center is lively and exciting, ancient and modern at the same time, having something new and beautiful in store for you whenever you turn a corner.
Just walking around will also give you the opportunity to meet and talk to locals, though be prepared that the local Neapolitan language is different from the Italian language.
If you start at Spaccanapoli, you’ll have access to important landmarks and monuments such as the Basilica of Santa Chiara, San Domenico Maggiore or The Church of Gesù Nuovo.
Visit Ancient Towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Naples is a holiday destination that can keep you busy on its own, but you should not miss the opportunity to explore one of Italy’s most famous attraction, the ruins of Pompeii.
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius devastated the city of Pompeii and the adjacent Herculaneum in 79 AD and drove away the survivors of the eruption, leaving behind a strange site with the tokens of everyday life preserved in great condition, providing visitors an opportunity to explore a two unique archeological sites located side by side.
You can easily reach Ancient Pompeii on foot from the train stop Pompei Scavi. Circumvesuviana is the network that provides services to Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum. You can take this train at the main Naples railway station Napoli Centrale (Naples Central Station).
You could even venture to the Archaeological site of Paestum, at only 75 minutes from Naples by train. It boasts three of the best-preserved ancient Greek temples in the world.
Take an Underground Tour of Naples
Naples is a city that stretches not only above the ground. The city of Naples rests atop a major geothermal area and the complex system of tunnels, reservoirs and underground paths is like an underground city on its own right, with ruins from ancient Greek and Roman times certainly worth your attention and time.
You can access Napoli Sotteranea, Naples underground in English, from Via dei Tribunali, in the old historic center of Naples.
Visit Interesting Museums and Castles
Naples gives home to some very interesting museums. The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, also known as MADRE, hosts some wonderful exhibitions of modern art, while those interested in items removed from the ruins of Pompeii will certainly enjoy a tour of the National Archeological Museum.
As for impressive castles, Castel Nuovo also known as Maschio Angioino and Castel dell’Ovo are two Naples, Italy attractions you won’t want to miss.
Gallery of Pictures of Naples, Italy
As you see, when it comes to Naples, Italy, attractions and the possibility to spend your vacation actively are just as much there for you as the possibility to just wander around and relax.
Naples is so varied and so exciting that it is very difficult to capture its special atmosphere in pictures, even so, if you click the button below, the gallery you find will give you a glimpse of its beauty and a sample of its unique atmosphere.