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Review: Naples

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Old Quarter Naples

  • By SilverTraveller Discerning-Traveller_2

    1 review

  • Oct 2013
  • Husband

38 people found this review helpful

It's so easy to fly to Naples from UK and merely pass by as a transit point to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sorrento or Capri and Amalfi coast beyond but just consider stopping for a moment to discover at least the Old Quarter. You can get a real feel for Italian life with just a half day walk through the streets dipping into churches and museums, peering up and down the narrow streets adorned with washing lines. Students hang around the University area chatting in groups, laughing and gesticulating as only the Italians can do, Vespas come and go with an assortment of humanity riding from young child passengers to elderly gentlemen. The cafes buzz with men playing cards and drinking their coffee. Even if you dont usually venture into museums don't miss the Museo Cappella to see the the famous 'Veiled Christ' renowned the world over for the remarkable tissue-like quality of the marble. It is incredibly hard to believe it is actually marble. The Cathedral is also worth another stop. Some people are concerned about safety in Naples but acting sensibly we felt completely safe. There is a fairly strong police presence around at least in the daytime when we walked around. Dont miss out on what Naples can offer. The bonus of course is the food and drink are considerably cheaper than the tourist areas down the coast.

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  • Su
    over 6 years ago
    Thank you for your review. I'm one of the people who have flown into Naples, but never explored it! We will certainly visit now, after reading how interesting it is.