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NAPLES LIFESTYLE CITY GUIDE - PINKTROTTERS

Headed to Naples, Italy? Here are the top places you should be sure to add to your itinerary for maximum food, fun, and fabulous-ness!


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NAPLES LIFESTYLE CITY GUIDE

If you have never visited Naples, Italy be prepared to train your palate to pizza perfection, and take in beautiful views of the city.

BEST NAPLES HOTELS:

HOTEL ROMEO: located opposite the port from which ferries to Capri and Ischia depart. It was the first luxury hotel in Naples to prefer a modern design, which also look a bit oriental. It offers elegant rooms and a rooftop pool overlooking the port of Naples.





GRAND HOTEL VESUVIO: this hotel is located opposite the Castel dell'Ovo, in the ancient district of Saint Lucia, a 15-minute walk from the port, where you'll find the boats to Capri, Ischia and Amalfi Coast. It is a 5-star luxury hotel with a classic design, situated on the Caracciolo promenade: an excellent point for travelers interested in sightseeing tours, food and shopping.

HOTEL PARTENOPE RELAIS: this panoramic hotel, situated a few steps from the best shops of the city, offers a magnificent view of the bay and a great value for money.

HOTEL COSTANTINOPOLI 104: located in the heart of Naples, in a nineteenth century villa just 500 meters from the Duomo. This hotel is perfect for travelers interested in art and museums. In fact, it is a 5-minute walk from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and just 2 km from the Central Station, in Piazza Garibaldi.

HOTEL PIAZZA BELLINI: situated is in the old center of Naples, 300 meters from the metro station "Museo", and housed in a building of the sixteenth century. Hotel Piazza Bellini offers uniquely styled rooms, decorated with paintings by the local artist Alessandro Cocchia. It is a 5-minute walk from the shopping area of Spaccanapoli, and 700 meters from the Cathedral of Naples: a great location for art and shopping lovers!

HOTEL NAPLES: this hotel is situated in the old center of Naples, along one of the most beautiful streets of the city, Corso Umberto I, in front of one of the most important universities of Southern Italy, the "Federico II". Hotel Naples is located in a young and vibrant district, surrounded by the ancient Neapolitan pizzerias.




BEST NAPLES PIZZERIAS:



PIZZERIA "DA MICHELE": the oldest pizzeria in Naples, defined by many as "the sacred temple of pizza", and the set of the movie "Eat, Pray, Love". The characteristic of this pizzeria are the tastes, only two: margherita and marinara. It is probably the best pizzeria in the city!


ANTICA PIZZERIA E FRIGGITORIA DI MATTEO: located in the old center, between narrow streets, here the pizza was created as street food, and it should be eaten folded in four parts, "a portafogli"!

PIZZERIA SORBILLO: not far from "Di Matteo." In this pizzeria you'll eat the largest pizza of the city. Then, you will be entertained by the friendly pizza maker, a true showman!

PIZZERIA "IL PRESIDENTE": located in Via dei Tribunali, the ancient street of pizzerias in Naples, it was so called after the visit of the President Clinton. Here, the tasty fried pizza is a must!





PIZZERIA PELLONE: this pizzeria is located near the central station and, as in all those aforementioned, arm yourself with patience! Here, especially at lunch time, the crowd is so great.


BEST NAPLES RESTAURANTS:


IL COMANDANTE: located near the port, this Michelin-starred restaurant is a window on the wonderful view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. The menu is delicious and to have dinner in front of the Gulf of Naples is a stunning experience.

PALAZZO PETRUCCI: this renomated restaurant is in Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. The main element of the restaurant, renovated and decorated in a minimalist tone, is the fully exposed kitchen, which shows the skill of the famous chef.




BELUGA: on the ninth floor of the Romeo hotel, the Beluga Skybar offers a cosmopolitan service and a wonderful view on the Bay of Naples. It is a perfect combination of international atmosphere and refined design: an elegant and glamorous place with great food.

KUKAI: this minimal, dark, intimate Japanese restaurant, with glass mirrors on the ceiling, offers the best sushi in town. Located in the heart of Naples, you will undoubtedly enjoy!


BEST NAPLES CAFE':



GAMBRINUS: the Gran Cafè Gambrinus is one of the most successful examples in Italy of European-inspired literary cafè. It is the meeting point of the intellectual Neapolitan elite. It is a veritable museum, an architectural jewel in liberty style: stunning!




GRAN CAFFE' CIMMINO: hidden in a side street of Via Filangieri, a short walk from Piazza dei Martiri, it is the "bourgeois salon" of the city. Here the kids of the prestigious high school "Umberto" have breakfast and the rich people of the city meet here every day for a coffee, a drink, a light meal or a tea.

GRAN CAFFE' LA CAFFETTERIA: in the vibrant Piazza dei Martiri is located this ancient and elgant cafè that will make you breath the soul of Naples.

LAZZARELLA: a few steps from Piazza del Gesù, one of the most beautiful squares of Naples, it is a small, comfortable cafè! The service and the coffee are the top!

BEST NAPLES SHOPS:


Naples is a city that offers many alternatives to shopping lovers: you will decide how much your pockets will lighten: prices change wildly from one area to another of the city!

The area of Chiaia, with the wonderful Via dei Mille, houses the most expensive and elgant shops. Here you will find the famous brands such as Gucci, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, etc., and historical boutiques such as Tramontano, in Via Chiaia, where you'll love the very precious and too expensive handmade bags, and the legendary Marinella, with its ties known in all the world.




However, in the old center you will find many shops with great prices. The most characteristic and crowded streets are undoubtedly Via Roma and Corso Umberto: here you'll breathe the Neapolitan folklore!


Written by PinkTrotter, Antonella: The Travel Gazette

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