If you are thinking about visiting Naples, one of the most charming cities in the south of Italy, you should get ready to live an experience you will never forget. Not only is the city extremely gorgeous and vibrant, in it you will have the chance of savouring delicious meals and be embraced by the friendliness and warmth of its inhabitants.
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To get you read and excited about visiting Naples, you should check the following 5 amazing things to do in Naples:
Visit the historic sights of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Among the best 5 amazing things to do in Naples you can find the historic sights of Pompeii and Herculaneum which are two ancient Roman cities that are not far from the centre of Naples and very easy to reach by public transport or by car. Both Pompeii and Herculaneum were famously destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius, the volcano that can be found very close to Naples, back in AD 79. Both places are among the most visited places in Naples thanks to the interesting things you can find there.
In Pompeii you will be able to explore around and come across incredible sights such as the amphitheatre which was finished in 80BC, the Temple of Apollo where items dating back to 575BC have been found and those infamous and heart-breaking preserved corpses made of stone. In Herculaneum, despite being smaller than Pompeii, you will also find plenty of things to see such as the baths, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite with its ancient mosaics and the MAV which is an interesting virtual museum.
Enjoy the delicious, traditional food from Naples
Among the best 5 amazing things to do in Naples you must make sure you try out the magnificent cuisine of the area. Some of the best and most popular dishes include the parmigiana di melenzane which is made with fried eggplant, tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan and basil. Also, no one can leave Naples without having a pizza in the Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba which is believed to be the first pizza restaurant in the world (in fact it opened in 1738).
If you get the chance to ask any inhabitant of the city that they usually have for lunch on an average Sunday, chances are 99% of them will tell you “ragù”, which is the tomatoe sauce used on pasta which is cooked for hours and which includes pieces of meat and sausage. But in Naples they also have many traditional sweets such as babà (which is a little cake soaked in room) and, of course, the sfogliatella, the delicious flaky pastries filled with ricotta cream and topped with powdered sugar.
Walk around the historic centre
In case you didn’t know, the historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and nothing you can do in the city will beat walking through its narrow streets and coming across beautiful places such as the Maschio Angioino castle, Piazza Plebiscito (the biggest square in Naples), Castel Dell’Ovo and the catacombs that can be found very close to the Basilica of San Gennaro, which was built during the 5th Century.
Discover the masterpieces in the museum’s of the city
Art lovers won’t be disappointed by Naples because there are some incredible museums filled with masterpieces. One of them is the National Museum of Capodimonte which houses an impressive collection of Renaissance, Baroque and modern paintings as well as classic sculptures. And another museum worth checking out is the Naples National Archaeological Museum where you can mostly find classical sculptures and artifacts found in the 1750s in various archaeological sites such as Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Have a fun night out
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Saturday or a Tuesday, people from Naples like to go out and have fun which is why you will always have the chance of having a good night out. Make sure you check out the Borgo Marinaro (where the gorgeous Castel Dell’Ovo is located) from 9pm onwards to enjoy some cocktails in some little yet very trendy bars which will also play the best music to keep you going until the early hours.