"Benvenuti a Napoli!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Naples by sargentjeff
Naples Travel Guide: 1,251 reviews and 3,120 photos
Napoli at first seems dirty and full of chaos. There is actually much to be learned about really living life in Naples. The pizza is, by far, the best in the world and you must have a caprese salad with the region's own "mozzerella di bufala" The original and only true mozzererella. Piazza Pleblicito is home to some beautiful sights. The Church of Francesco di Paola. (we were married there) and the royal palace. Also teatro San Carlo. Go to Gambrinus for a famous coffee. (just adjacent to the piazza) and then head up the Corso for some shopping.
Mergellina, the area next to the water and home of many luxurious hotels and restuarants is a must. Trianon makes the best in pizza in Naples.
Napolitans have a different outlook on life. Current theory attributes this to the fact that Neapolitans reside at the base of a volcano that could blow its top at any moment (Pompei and Herculaneum have first-hand experience), so they live for the moment (“Live today, for tomorrow we die”). Neapolitans do not stand in lines; generally disregard traffic regulations; do not hurry to get anything accomplished; enjoy the art of conversation (rather loudly if two automobiles are involved), and all this and more makes for a loud, brash and chaotic environment.
If you drive, you have to get in a mindset to do so. Be aggressive and don't be afraid of honking your horn.
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The real naples isn't at the airport, or the train station, rather on the back streets of the city. Here you will see all sorts of things. Clothes hanging on the lines is just one "Napolitan" sight, which is common. It has a simple beauty about it, which, when looked at through open eyes, can be appreciated.
The reason I chose this photo as a lead in was because it is an awesome church in Piazza Pleblicito. Also on that piazza sit the Royal Palace and the Teatro San Carlo.
- Pros:Great place to have fun and experience some real Italian life
- Cons:Traffic, Chaos, Corruption and Petty Crime
- In a nutshell:Naples is like no other place on Earth!!
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