When we talk about this city, we talk about pizza of course. But there are so many more things to do in Naples. Most people stay here just one day, others stay a little bit longer. We suggest spending at least 2 days here to get the most out of it. Naples in an incredible city. It’s chaotic, it’s artistic, it’s warm and friendly. It’s definitely worth a visit!
The city is the third largest one in Italy and it was the capital of the Kingdom of Naples and the Two Sicilies until the unification of the country. You can still see the long-lasting heritage of its power.
Here are the things to do in Naples.
Naples in one day
If you’re in a rush and you have just one day to spend here, this is the itinerary for you. You’ll start your day in Via dei Tribunali, the home of the local street food. Walk around and enjoy the vibes of the city. Stop along the way for a tour of the underground Naples. The tour takes usually 1 or 2 hours. You’ll discover an original ancient Greek and Roman aqueduct. Proceed to Museo Cappella Sansevero to take a look at one of the most stunning statues in the entire World: Veiled Christ (Cristo Velato in Italian). Take the metro at Dante metro stop and take off at Toledo. This is the most beautiful metro station in Naples, where they paid special attention to making the environment beautiful with art pieces.
Once in Toledo, you can choose to walk on the main road to do some shopping. Or, you can explore the Spanish Quarters (Quartieri Spagnoli in Italian). This neighborhood is an extremely lively one. You can find amazing food stalls, typical trattorie, and beautiful churches.
Walk towards Piazza del Plebiscito and challenge yourself to cross the square blindfolded. It’s impossible, you will see!
End your day visiting the two main castles: the Royal Palace and Maschio Angioino. If you have time constraints, just visit them from the outside and enjoy the sunset on the Lungomare. Here, you must have a typical aperitivo with some taralli and a beer.
Naples in two days
We suggest spending at least two days in this incredible city. In fact, there are so many things to do in Naples that one day could be a little bit of a rush. During the first day, follow the itinerary above. You can take it slower and visit the Royal Palace and Maschio Angioino on the morning of your second day.
If you’re an art lover, then you should definitely go to the Archeological Museum. Here you can also find a secret gallery with erotic art coming from Pompei and Ercolano.
If you prefer to walk around, instead, go to Spaccanapoli and explore another lively district of Naples. In this neighborhood, there are also two famous churches you can visit: Gesù Nuovo and San Domenico Maggiore. Finish your walk to Certosa, where you can enjoy the panorama from the top.