Exploring Naples Italy in 24 Hours

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Exploring Naples Italy in 24 Hours

Italy is a frequented destination for tourists, but some cities are more popular than others. The city of Naples doesn’t see nearly as many visitors as does Rome, but there certainly is a lot to do there. If you are traveling to Italy, but don’t have a lot of time to spend in Naples, you can see quite a bit of the city in just 24 hours.

The Morning

Start your day off at a café. There truly is no better way to experience a cup of coffee and a danish. The locals can also give you recommendations of things to see or do. Once you are finished, head over to Piazza del Plebiscito. This is the main square of Naples and gives an interesting look into the 19th century of the city. Afterwards, head over to Palazzo Reale. This is one of the most popular monuments in the area. It dates back more than 400 years and the palace contains beautiful tapestries and artwork. If you have time, don’t forget to take a trek underground and explore the tunnels of Napoli Sotterranea. They date back to 4th century BC and are really a once in a lifetime experience.

The Afternoon

Around noon, take a break to have some pizza. After all, the area is known for it. If pizza just isn’t your thing, try some spaghetti or another hearty dish. Once you are finished, head on over to a castle. Either Castel dell’Ovo or Castel Nuova are good choices. They were both meticulously built and offer a lot of history to tourists. If you have time, make sure you visit the Museum of City History or the Duomo as both are worth the trip.

The Evening

After exploring the city al day, you must have a good meal and a glass of wine! There are a lot of great restaurants in the area, including Al Faretto. While pasta is usually the signature dish, the seafood is also phenomenal in Naples. After dinner, relax at Villa Comunale and enjoy the shoreline. If your stomach can handle it, stop for dessert before you head back to your hotel room or head over to one of the local bars to have a drink and listen to some of the live music that often takes place. Enoteca Belledonne and Cammarota Spritz are both excellent choices and tend to have friendly locals that are more than willing to recommend a good drink.

Day Trips From Rome

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017

Day Trips From RomeFor those visiting Rome, you don’t just have to stay in the city. After seeing all the sites you are interested in, there are many day trips that you can go on just outside of Rome. These are some of the most popular destinations to visit.

World Heritage villas at Tivoli

There are two World Heritage Sites in Tivoli. Villa d’Este is a Renaissance villa that’s located on a hilltop center. There are garden fountains here that are extravagant in nature. Villa Adriana is only a few minutes away and features buildings that were created by the Roman emperor, Hadrian, back in the 2nd century A.D.

Castelli Romani

Located amongst the hills and volcanic lakes, this destination is great for foodies. There’s everything from pizza to pork. The white wine is often recommended by locals. Scuderie Aldobrandini is a small museum that’s worth visiting that has much on display about the area’s history. The first floor museum of The Palazzo Apostolico restaurant, recently opened. Once you are finished you can go upstairs for a world class meal.

Naples And Pompeii

Naples and Pompeii are just a short distance from each other. Once in Naples, head to Museo Archeologico Nazionale to see classical art. Cappeal Sansevero is a great place to go to see sculptures. While in Naples, make sure you try the Neapolitan pizza. The city of Pompeii is large and you can expect to spend an entire afternoon there. Make sure you check out the ancient brothel of Lupanare as well as the forum.

Sorrento

Located on the Amalfi Coast, this is a popular destination for tourists. The Piazza Tasso has activity occurring practically all times of the day. In the middle of the square is the statue of Torquato Tasso, who was a Renaissance poet. The Basilica is close by as well as the marina and beaches.

Positano

This city is located on a hilltop along the Amalfi Coast. The beach, Spiaggia Grande, is often visited by tourists as it’s easily accessible. You will need shoes if you visit here as it has pebbled soil instead of sand. The hills surrounding the area make for excellent places to hike. There’s numerous walkways to choose from. The actual center of town is small, but don’t let the size fool you. Here you can find numerous shops and restaurants. For those looking for a bit more of an adventure, Amalfi is also an excellent place to go. It’s not very far from Positano and can easily be reached by bus. It’s fairly easy to navigate and has a lovely beach and downtown area.

Lucca Italy - What to See & Do

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017