Are you planning a trip to the capital of Campania and are you looking for some suggestions on what to do in Naples to make your visit unforgettable? Below we propose 7 experiences not to be missed to live the city at 100%!
1. Have breakfast in Mergellina with Espresso and Sfogliatella
The morning in Naples must absolutely start with an excellent breakfast.
Go to Mergellina, the neighborhood located on the seafront at the foot of the hill of Posilippo, and order at the bar counter a coffee and a sfogliatella, two of the dishes not to be missed in Naples.
Your day will start great looking at a magnificent view of the Gulf and Vesuvius.
2. Admiring the Veiled Christ
At this point you will be ready to start exploring the city.
The museums of Naples are wonderful and all deserve a visit: you will surely love the Archaeological Museum with the Pompeian collection, Capodimonte with its rich picture gallery and the Royal Palace with its historical apartments.
Among all, however, there is one museum in particular that we recommend, the San Severo Chapel. Inside it is kept one of the most beautiful works of Italy: the Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino.
The sculpture represents Christ deposed covered by a veil: its realism is extraordinary and will leave you speechless.
3. Eating a pizza in the alleys of Naples
Among the advice on what to do in Naples you should not miss one of the best experiences: eating a pizza in the alleys of the city!
Naples is chaotic, disorderly and noisy and its alleys are its emblem. It is easy to get lost in front of so many colors, sounds and people, but it is one of the characteristics of the city and must be fully experienced in order to really understand it.
In the surroundings of San Gregorio Armeno, a street famous for its small stores of Nativity scenes, you will find several pizzerias where you can sit and enjoy one of the best pizzas in Naples.
If, however, you are not satisfied and want to live a unique experience, then book your place to join the Naples Pizza &Co Food Tour.
During the visit you will have the opportunity to taste not only the classic version of pizza, but also the fried one and other excellent preparations such as pasta omelette and Neapolitan tarallo.
4. Learn how to make pizza
Speaking of pizza: a trip to Naples is a great opportunity to really learn how to make it!
So why not take part in a pizza lesson? You will be able to discover secrets and tricks to replicate Neapolitan pizza at home and, of course, you will also have the chance to taste some delicious pizza!
After each pizza lesson organized by us at Do Eat Better Experience, each participant is given an ebook with the recipes learned during the hours spent together: in this way you will be able to amaze your friends even when you come back home!
5. Eat a cuoppo walking around Spaccanapoli
Spaccanapoli is one of the main streets of the city.
Its origin dates back to the Greek era and its importance meant that even in Roman times the street remained one of the fulcrums of the city’s urban structure. Over the centuries Naples has changed, but Spaccanapoli has remained.
Today you can admire the store windows and do some shopping or admire the buildings and monuments that you will meet along the street.
If, like us, you’re a real gourmand, you could take the chance to buy the famous Neapolitan cuoppo, a paper bag full of fried delicacies of various kinds, and enjoy the city center with peace of mind.
A great idea to spend a few hours in company and discover the historic center of Naples is to participate in our Street Food Tour of Naples. The tour is guided by a local person who will accompany you to discover the iconic places, tell you about their history and curiosity and guide you to taste some amazing dishes of the Neapolitan street food tradition!
6. Participate in a Food Tour
Among the best things to do in Naples are the Food Tours: the gastronomic tradition of the city is particularly rich and the capital of Campania can be considered one of the capitals of taste in Italy.
Naples is not only pizza, but also pasta, fried food, desserts and coffee. Each dish is intertwined with the city’ s history and the surrounding area.
You cannot visit Naples without having known its cuisine.
If this is your first time in the capital of Campania we suggest you take part in the Traditional Gastronomic Tour of Naples to get to know some of the main traditional dishes and to explore the famous and welcoming Vomero district.
If you are not convinced that a food tour is one of the things you absolutely must do, check out the reasons why taking part in a gastronomic tour of Naples is a great idea!
7. Discover Naples Underground
Finally, before leaving the city, we want to give you one last piece of advice on what to do in Naples: a visit to the underground city.
Naples Underground is a real parallel world, a city under the city. Below the chaotic alleys, there are others, now silent, that tell the past of a thousand-year-old city.
Here you can admire the remains of Greek and Roman times, a gallery built in the Bourbon era, but also a much more recent anti-aircraft shelter, the underground gardens and a seismic station.
An experience not to be missed!
These were our advice on what to do in Naples to live a unique, authentic and unforgettable travel experience. We hope they will be useful to you.