Naples is steeped in Roman and Herculean history, resulting in a plethora of fascinating cultural sites to explore. Start at the National Archeological Museum, where a 17th-century palazzo houses one of the world’s best collections of Graeco-Roman artefacts; and explore the Capodimonte Museum’s staggering assortment of Italian paintings and sculptures. Don’t miss the chance to take a day-trip to the vast archeological site of Pompeii, exploring excavated Roman ruins of streets and houses.
Unlike many big cities where global brands dominate, Naples’ shopping scene is overrun with family-run businesses and artisanal workshops. The town of Herculaneum is home to a huge vintage clothing market where you can spend hours rummaging for one-off pieces; while the historic centre’s narrow alleys are bursting with antiques shops. For a real treat, splash out on a suit or shirt from one of the city’s famous bespoke tailors.
Naples is one of Italy’s culinary heavyweights, thanks to its rich volcanic soil and coastal location. Some of the country’s finest pizza is found along the bustling Spaccanapoli – opt for a traditional margherita, best enjoyed in one of the many authentic eateries bursting with locals. Old-fashioned trattorias serve mouth-watering seafood; feast on clams, mussels and freshly-grilled fish followed by indulgent desserts. For a tasty bite on the go, stop at one of the city’s many street food stalls, where popular snacks include arancino (stuffed rice balls), parigina (double-layer pizza bread filled with tomato sauce, mozzarella and ham), pizza a portafoglio (folded pizza) and sfogliatella (ricotta-filled pastries sweetened with candied fruit).
From glitzy grand dames with sea views to slick city boltholes, there are plenty of large-scale hotels in Naples. But scratch the surface and you’ll also find several charming boutique options, such as guesthouses housed in former convents or elegant retreats set a safe distance from the bustling city centre.
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