Naples always gets a mixed reaction when people mention that they want to travel there or that they have. You can forget all of the shocking stories, because Naples is one of the most fascinating places that you can visit in the entire world.
Did you know that historic city center of Naples is now a UNESCO World Heritage site? This area has been visited by hundreds of poets and artists from all over the world, because of its beauty and inspiring qualities.
We know that you can enjoy the beauty of Naples, especially if you follow these five tips.
The Underground City
Yes, there is a whole other city for you to explore under Naples!
Naples was built on top of tuff, which is a soft volcanic stone.
For thousands of years, the residents have dug up passageways and chambers beneath the city.
You can visit all of the ancient Greek aqueducts, pagan burial chambers, Christian catacombs and World War II air raid shelters.
The Capodimonte museum has all of the art masterpieces that you need to see in your lifetime and it’s all in one place.
This is where you can see art by Caravaggio, Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Titian, Bellini and Andy Warhol.
Villa Floridiana is an estate that was built as a gift from King Ferdinand I to his second wife. The estate has all of the original furnishings for you to see as well as beautiful gardens.
You will also be able to see the National Museum of Ceramics. There are over 6,000 pieces in the ceramic collection and you can see everything from Japanese Edo pieces and other European pieces.
One of the most unique places that you can visit in Naples is the Doll Hospital. The L’Ospedale delle Bambole is located in a small building. They restore dolls to their original beauty.
The staff dresses up nursing clothing, so that they can look after all of their patients. You will even have an opportunity to watch the dolls being operated on.
National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa
The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa is located in an old Bourbon workshop. You will learn about the history of the railways in Italy from the middle of the 19th century to the high speed trains of today. There are many different locomotives on display and the museum is next to Italy’s first railway line, the Naples Portici.
Naples is a city of beauty and romance and you will enjoy it immensely. As you are exploring the area, take the time to be aware of your surroundings, but relax and have fun. There is so much to see and do and you will not want to miss any of it.
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