Collected by Lorraine Vaccari
Via Chiaia, 1/2, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
The most famous café in town, this historic spot oozes period charm and maintains much of its original Belle Epoque decor. The main bar is for stand-up coffees and aperitivi, but there are several cozy salons for a sit-down treat. The terrace is a...
Via San Carlo, 15, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
I just love the huge space and the glass ceiling of Galleria Umberto. It is located across from Teatro di San Carlo and despite its modern look, I was surprised to find out that it was built between 1887–1891. The Galleria was named for Umberto I,...
Via S. Gregorio Armeno, 8, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
Giuseppe Marco Ferrigno is one of the most known for its Neapolitan terracotta traditional characters. Started also as a family business since 1838, Ferrigno family passes the mastering of traditional terracotta figures from one generation to...
Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, 18, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
The interior of Santa Chiara is a serene, luminous space that provides a perfect setting for its fabulous Angevin funerary sculpture, most notably the tomb of Robert d’Anjou (1343-45) towering over the main altar, and created by the Florentine...
Via Duomo, 228, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
Dedicated to Naples’s patron saint, the medieval cathedral of San Gennaro is hidden behind a bland, pseudo-Gothic facade. But the dimly lit interior is splendid, home to paintings by Luca Giordano and his followers and topped by a magnificent gilt...
Piazza del Plebiscito, 1, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
In its heyday in the 18th and early 19th century, Naples was one of the most important cities in Europe, and the dimensions and splendor of the Royal Palace are reminders of that era. You can visit the lavish Royal Apartments (accessed via a...
Via San Carlo, 98, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
Begun in 1737 by the Bourbons (who were great opera buffs) but rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in 1816, this is Italy’s largest opera house and one of Europe’s most prestigious. Its magnificent interior, done out in splendid red and gold,...
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