Experience the true cosmopolitan flavour of Naples, a large, bustling Italian city that’s been spared from most tourist influences.
Naples is drenched in history, from the Bronze Age to its time as a settlement of the Roman Empire and beyond. The city is littered with plazas, parks, churches and even several castles like the Castel Nuovo or the block-like Castel dell'Ovo. The city's Roman roots are on display at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which houses the world's largest collection of Roman artefacts. Stepping onto the Piazza Plebiscito brings you back to the days of antiquity while the church San Francesco di Paola invites you inside to marvel at its statues and architecture. Enter the Historic Old Town and see locals going about their daily business, and stroll the Spaccanapoli and stop into a pasticceria for a sweet pastry or any of the hundreds of cafés for a cappuccino. Finish the day with a real pizza made according to traditional methods in the birthplace of the dish itself.
The ill-fated settlements of Pompeii and Herculaneum are just an hour's trip away by train. Mount Vesuvius can be hiked from Pompeii in a day and provides amazing views over the entire Naples area. The three beautiful islands of Ischia, Capri and Procida are great for day trips direct from Naples on a quick ferry. The charming small town of Sorrento, just to the south, is a good place to relax away from the energy and intensity of Naples.
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