Naples is a city rich in it’s history and culture. It is the home of Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum and pizza. This city is truly fascinating, and one you may wish to re-visit as there is so much to see and do. As rough as it’s reputation is, the allure of Naples will leave you wanting to see all of the city’s diverse offerings.
Pompeii – here lies one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. The ruins of Pompeii stretching over 66 hectares – stand today to remind you of the force of Mt Vesuvius. This site offers you the rare experience to stroll the streets, and envisage how those who walked this earth over 2000 years ago lived. It really is a snapshot of an ancient time.
Herculaneum – this archeological site is remarkably wonderfully preserved. Smaller than Pompeii – you will see less tourists here, and find it is much easier to cover the ancient site. The extent of what you can see here is so unique. This is attributed to how the city was encased in volcanic material, preserving many of the organic features.
Mt Vesuvius – considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes, as it has an active core, it is impressive. The panoramic view from the walk up to the crater is spectacular.
Aperitif, Prosciutto or Mozzarella Bar – explore the streets of Via Bisignano, Via Cavallerizza a Chiaia and Piazza Giulio Rodino. These streets are lined with people spilling out of the many popular venues. Take your pick or explore them all.
The waterfront Chiaia district is where you will want to be for the night-life, and by day it’s a short stroll to the boutiques and art galleries. We loved this district.