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Are you planning a trip in one of the most beautiful city in the world and you want to figure out what are 10 great things to do in Naples? Here are some advice to discover Naples both off the beaten tracks and also the most famous points of interest.
Let's see what are 10 things to do in Naples.
1. NAPLES WALKING TOUR
The first thing to do when you arrive in Naples is to explore the city off the beaten tracks: see what usually tourist don't see.
You have the possibility to discover Naples from a different point of view, for free, with JM walking tour. Joining a free Naples Tour you will see hidden places and a passionate local guide, will explain mysteries, secrets, and traditions of the city.
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2. VISIT MASCHIO ANGIOINO
One thing to do, if you are a real Naples lover, is visiting the Maschio Angioino.
Maschio Angioino is one of the four castles of the former seven in the city and one of the most important monuments in Italy, for its massive structure, refined XV century entrance, and its status as a symbol of Neapolitan wealth and power, from the 13th century on its name was adapted to the power of one the dynasties that ruled over Naples.
3. ADMIRE PALAZZO REALE
Do you like Neoclassical art? Palazzo Reale is waiting for you!
Palazzo Reale is a masterpiece of Neoclassical architecture and repository of innumerable art treasures, it features a number of different architectural details, starting from the 17th century.
Formerly the residence and government centre of the Bourbons, its rooms are an example of royal splendour.
4. A WALK THROUGH SPACCANAPOLI
Spaccanapoli is an urban axis - originated in the Greek times - that once connected Tribunale della Vicaria to the Church of Santa Maria ogni Bene dei Sette Dolori.
This street is one of Naples's most important pedestrian streets.
5. HAVE THE BEST PIZZA IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER
The whole centro storico is known for its food culture and the best pizza you could ever have.
From the original pizzeria where pizza was invented, until the main road parallel to Spaccanapoli, Naples is packed by an uninterrupted series of pizzerias that serve also other typical foods of the region.
6. CONCERT AT TEATRO SAN CARLO
Teatro San Carlo is considered one of the oldest opera houses in the world, still in its former splendour.
For centuries San Carlo has been Naples' principal stage for world-class opera, music, theater and ballet.
7. GO TO CASTEL DELL'OVO
The authentic shape of the castle built on an a former island is very much connected with the origins of the city, as it stands on the Greek harbour of the city, still under water, and to the immortal legend of the latin poet Virgilio.
8. DUOMO DI NAPOLI
The Dome is a paleochristian and later gothic complex consisting of a church and underground features, it was built as a sign of devotion to Santa Maria Assunta and later sacred also to the Saint Patron of the city, San Gennaro where the miracle of his blood still occurs today.
Its interiors are filled with numerous treasures.
9. MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO
The Archeological Museum was first constituted in the 18th century by the Bourbons. It is housed in the Palazzo degli Studi at the west end of Piazza Cavour, one of the original gateways to the old city.
The collections of the Museum were first opened to the public on February 22nd 1816, contains masterpieces of greek and roman sculpture, mosaics, frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum, and it is a loyal witness of the great past that Naples had in European history.
10. MERCATO DELLA PIGNASECCA
Mercato della Pignasecca: with this term we denote a very authentic and preserved street market that bears the name of a tree that was present under the Spanish realm.
It is used only for any kind of food, fruit, vegetables, objects and as many detail things you can imagine, and it is definitely one of the best alive from Neapolitans.