There are many places to visit in Naples, city full of charming corners and with the always menacing Vesuvius behind it. Although it is a city that we could say without fear of being wrong that you love or hate it, with a reputation for dirty, chaotic and dangerous, we are also sure that if you give it a chance, you will surely love it.
Naples stands out for its narrow streets, old buildings with balconies with clothes hanging, its great atmosphere, lifelong stores, churches, palaces and of course, the best pizzas in the world.
Also very close to Naples you have several essential visits such as the best preserved cities of the ancient Roman Empire Pompeii and Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius and the beautiful Amalfi Coast.
We have made a list of 10 places to visit in Naples, based on our experience during the trip to Naples and Pompeii in 4 days. We start!
Spaccanapoli is one of the three main streets of the old town of Naples and its origins date back to 3000 years ago, when it separated the northern part of the south. This street currently gives its name to the entire neighborhood of the historic center.
Strolling along Spaccanapoli street surprises you with many things, among them, which runs in a straight line, unlike the tangle of labyrinthine streets that surround it. As you go through it, you will see how this narrow street, in which its buildings have the romantic decay typical of the historic center of Naples, is one of the places to visit in Naples more essential
During the walk, in addition to dodging a scooter, you can enjoy shops with fresh and traditional products, restaurants of homemade food, some of the best pizzerias in Naples and especially, life on the street and balconies of the Neapolitans.
A good option to get to know the historical center and the curiosities of the neighborhood is to book this guided tour in Spanish through Naples or this free tour in Naples. Free!
2. Basilica and the Convent of Santa Clara
The Basilica of Santa Clara is in the Gothic style and was built in the fourteenth century on Roman baths. On one side is the monastic complex in which its cloisters stand out, a museum and remains of archaeological excavations, which we are sure, will not leave you indifferent.
We especially recommend its cloister since it has a beautiful garden in the central part, with the walls decorated in pastel colors and tiles, which is also a little visited place, so it is perfect to enjoy the tranquility and peace that is breathed .
Spanish Quarter of Naples
Map of the places to visit in Naples essential
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