28 Jan What to see in Naples: our masterpieces
If you still haven’t decided whether to go to Naples or not, we advise you to abandon any prejudice and keep your eyes wide open. Naples is a beautiful Italian city overlooking the sea – it’s one of a kind, it’s unconventional, alternative and artistic and can surprise any tourist with its charm and unchanged identity over time.
For this reason, a trip to Naples is an experience that will surprise you at every street corner and, above all, make you want to go back again. Being very cheap and having a rich folklore, it’s completely different from the other Italian cities and resists globalization to maintain its roots. Just think that its old town centre (together with pizza) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the largest in Europe. Here you can find a wide range of monuments belonging to different eras, streets and alleys rich in history and culture, marvellous views, a lively nightlife, an unmatched gastronomic tradition in the world, tasty street food, friendly and generous inhabitants and a unique and original theatrical lifestyle.
Its central location also allows you to reach the nearby islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida (in about 30-60 minutes), the Amalfi Coast, Herculaneum and Pompeii, Caserta and Rome. It enjoys a rather mild climate, and it’s cold only a few days of the year, so you can organize your trip at any time. From a gastronomic point of view, the Neapolitan cuisine, besides being excellent, is also quite cheap, so it’s possible to eat not only the best pizza in the world.
Other typical dishes are the ragù, Neapolitan genovese, pasta with beans, pasta with chickpeas, pasta with potatoes and provola, seafood spaghetti and many other delicacies. We can’t talk about the Neapolitan cuisine without mentioning some excellent desserts, such as babà or sfogliatella and His Majesty, coffee.