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The Soul of Italy

Naples, Italy

Forget all you've ever heard of Naples and prepare yourself to enjoy one of Europe's most vibrant cities that is also the gateway to some of the continent's most beautiful scenery. Looking at the Amalfi Coast or the island of Capri is like seeing a beautiful painting come alive, and is the perfect complement to a stay in the frenetic city of Naples or a visit to the fascinating ruins of Pompeii.

Soak up the atmosphere at any of these places, admiring the spectacular cliffside villages, the deep blue sea, or the majesty of the Vesuvius volcano. Have a pizza where it was born, and experience some of Italy's finest hotels and restaurants.

It is not the fairytale that is Venice, the cosmopolitan center that is Milan, or the museum city that is Rome, but Naples and its surroundings are the very soul of Italy and the perfect escape that provides both urban excitement and sophisticated seclusion.


Top 10 Sights and Attractions

  1. One of the world's richest archaeological collections in the NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM.
  2. A daytrip to Pompeii.
  3. A drive around the AMALFI COAST.
  4. A trip to Capri.
  5. The landmark CASTEL NUOVO.
  6. The grand PALAZZO REALE.
  7. Capodimente's outstanding art collection.
  8. The DUOMO, the city's cathedral.
  9. The art and cloisters of CERTOSA DI SAN MARTINO.
  10. PAESTUM's Greek temples.

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Where to Stay

Look for the hotel or hostel that best matches your budget, type of trip or personality. Here you can guarantee a room but you do NOT pay anything at the time of booking. Payments are only made at the hotel and there are no booking fees. Most hotels allow cancellations with no penalty if done up to 24 or 48 hours in advance. You'll see that information at the time of booking and again in the confirmation email.

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Eating and Drinking

The city where pizza was invented has some of the most authentic Italian food in the country. Drive down the Amalfi Coast or take the ferry to Capri and you'll also sample some of Italy's best and freshest seafood. Expect high prices in Capri but reasonably-priced meals in Naples.

Shopping

Naples is not a shopping destination like Milan. However, there are some interesting shops as you walk down Via Chiaia, where you'll find some of the names of Italian fashion. A visit to the Galleria Umberto I shopping arcade is another must, as is checking out the many famous nativity scenes, even if you don't plan to buy any of them. You'll find many of the old workshops down Via San Gregorio Armeno by the Duomo, showing small figurines and life-size figures depicting not just the nativity scene but also historical and political events.

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