Guide to Naples, Italy: Food, Art & Culture

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  • Italy

  • Adventure Travel

  • Arts & Culture

  • Boutique Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Architecture

  • History

  • Foodie

A small street in Naples featuring hanging clothes.
Curator’s statement

The Bella Chaos! Naples is beautiful, chaotic, gritty and sublime. Too often just a quick stop for those headed to Capri, Pompeii or the Amalfi, Naples rewards those who come to discover her. The kind of city you dive into and embrace — it's superstitions, passions and heart are laid out for all who are willing to find it. Spend your days in some of Italy's most important museums or just wander the streets in search of street art (there's plenty) and the world's greatest pizza. And don't be surprised if people suddenly break out into song or the red-coated Scio Scio throws salt on you. It's all part of the charm.

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Where to stay In Naples, Italy

Romeo Hotel

Discover contemporary luxury and Italian elegance at this sleek and sophisticated hotel in the heart of Naples, where impeccable service, stunning views and exquisite design create a memorable stay experience.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Immerse yourself in timeless elegance and breathtaking views at this iconic waterfront hotel in Naples, where classic charm, impeccable service and a rich history combine to create an unforgettable stay.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Costantinopoli 104

Experience the allure of Naples at this boutique hotel, where historic charm, modern sophistication and personalized service come together to create a unique and memorable stay.

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Things to do In Naples, Italy

Colorful buildings on hills surrounding the blue sea.


Naples National Archaeological Museum - Most of what was found in Pompeii is here including the Gabinetto Segreto, or secret cabinet of 1st-century Roman erotic art found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Plan for the better part of the day and don't miss the marble statue of Naples founding Siren, Parthenope.

The Capodimonte Museum - A former Royal Palace sits high atop Naples and offers some of the best views of the Bay of Naples as well as major works by Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian.

Museo MADRE - housed within the 19th-century Palazzo Donnaregina, showcasing Naples' thriving contemporary art scene.


Fondazione Plart - See what's currently on at Fondazione Plart.

PAN (Palace of the Arts in Naples) - See what's currently on at PAN or better yet, book a tour with ALL STREET ITALY and let them connect you with local artists and street food vendors.

Day Trips

  • Pompeii

  • Sorrento

  • Capri

  • Herculaneum

  • Caserta

Places to eat & drink In Naples, Italy

A small street of restaurants.


Da Concettina ai Tre Santi - Run by Ciro Oliva and his family for more than 60 years in the ancient and lively Sanita neighborhood.

L'antica Pizzeria da Michele - Known as one of the oldest in the city, they only serve two types of pizza: marinara (tomato, oregano and garlic) and margherita (tomato and mozzarella.)


Antica Pizza Fritta da Zia Esterina Sorbillo - Located on Spaccanapoli, the narrow main street in the historic district, known for its deep-fried pizza.


Scaturchio - Try their Sfogliatella or Zeppole near the Santa Chiara Monastery in the Piazza San Domenico Maggiore.


Gran Caffè Gambrinus - A historic cafe serving coffee overlooking the Piazza Plebiscito since the 1860s.

Intra Moenia Literary Café - Located in Piazza Bellini, it offers a casual coffee or cocktails experience in a literary atmosphere just outside the University.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Henley Vazquez’s guide, These Are the 10 Best Hotels in Southern Italy.

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