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Via de Sanctis Francesco, 19/21, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
This chapel was built as the funerary monument of the noble di Sangro family in 1590, but re-vamped in the 1750s by the eccentric Prince Raimondo who hired the most renowned artists of the day to decorate the building. The most famous of the...
Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Napoli NA, Italy
This museum is probably the best one that you've never heard of (unfortunately). It has more Greco-Roman antiquities than I've seen in more well-known sites and its various treasures will keep you occupied while escaping summer's heat. Even if you...
Centro Direzionale Isola E7, 80143 Napoli NA, Italy
As someone who is always looking for a chocolate stores while traveling to different places, I was thrilled to find Gay Odin. I’ve been eating good chocolates in different places in the world but Gay Odin is by far, the BEST chocolate I’ve ever...
Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1115, 80142 Napoli NA, Italy
Via San Gregorio Armeno, or Christmas Alley. A series of streets with endless shops and stalls selling tchotchke during the holiday season, and a great way to view presepi, the Neapolitan nativity scenes. Best to go in early December before the...
Via Pignasecca, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
La Pignasecca is renowned for its abundance of cheese, pastry, and fresh fish stalls. As you shop, don’t miss snacking on the biscuits (tarrale) from Panificio Vincenzo Coppola. Open daily, Via Pignasecca. Read Tom Downey's "Tailor Made in Naples...
Via dei Tribunali, 253, 80139 Napoli NA, Italy
This small octagonal church was built for an institution founded in 1601 by local aristocrats. Their charitable acts are illustrated in Caravaggio’s famous altarpiece, Seven Acts of Mercy, a superb example of the artist’s chiaroscuro style in...
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 Alfonso D'Aragona, 19, 80139 Napoli NA, Italy
Long popular with actors and film-people (director Federico Fellini used to eat here), Mimi is one of those classic places that serves consistently reliable food in comfortable surroundings. The menu favors fish: Start with the spaghetti alle...
Via Alabardieri, 30, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy
Situated in the picturesque grid of narrow streets in the waterfront district of Chiaia, this restaurant and pizzeria is a classic. Choose from the extensive menu (octopus, potato and black olive salad; rigatoni with fish sauce; roast veal with...
Via dei Tribunali, 94, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
Each year I head to "Christmas Alley" in downtown Naples to do a bit of window shopping and people watching. I always make sure to stop by Di Matteo for a fried pizza (or two) to go. At only 1 euro per slice, it's a deliciously affordable option.
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