Both Certosa di San Martino and Castel Sant’Elmo were architectural feats of their time and are still recognized today as impressive structures. Both sit at the highpoint of Naples, in the Vomero area, and lend the most spectacular views of the city and the Bay. The contrast between the ex-monastery and the ex-military prison sums up the true essence of Naples.Continue reading «Certosa di San Martino & Castel Sant’Elmo»
The majestic and tranquil “Castle of the Egg” is an ideal and convenient site to see, especially if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Naples’ chaotic downtown. Once you have visited you will understand why this beautiful Spanish castle is often the focal point of pictures of the Bay of Naples. The castle appears to float gracefully over the water, as it sits atop the isletMegaride, linked to the mainland by bridge. Besides touring the picturesque halls of the Castel dell’ovo you may also have the chance to see one of the periodical art exhibits at the on-site museum.Continue reading «Castel dell’ovo»
If you enjoy history, archaeology and ancient relics you will definitely want to visit the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. The museum is one of the most important and leading archaeological museums in the world. It contains an unprecedented collection of Roman-Greco antiquities from Pompeii, Stabiae, Herculaneum and other archaeological sites located in and around the region of Campania. It is also the oldest arechaelogical museum in Europe.Continue reading «The National Archaeological Museum»
The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (M.A.D.RE) stands in the historical heart of Naples, close to the Cathedral and the Treasure of St.Gennaro, a hundred yards from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. The museum is home to contemporary art with a rich permanent collection of works made specifically for this building as well as many periodic exhibitions.Continue reading «Museo MADRE»
The Palace and Museum of Capodimonte ‘Museo di Capodimonte’ is a grand Bourbon building in formerly the summer residence and hunting lodge of the kings of the Two Sicilies, set high above the city in beautiful gardens. It houses the main museum and art gallery of the city, and is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art, with several important works from other Italian schools of painting, and some important Ancient Roman sculptures.
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If you want to experience what the ancients used to consider “the entrance to the regions of hell”, then you can’t miss a walk atop the Solfatara Volcano. There is nothing to fear, as the volcano is dormant, like all of the volcanos in the Campi Flegrei area. However, you should prepare yourself for sensory overload of the nose. The Solfatara volcano is famous today mainly for its explosions of sulphuric gases, topping 160 degrees, its boiling mud pit and its carbon vapors. The combination of green, blue, yellow and red exploding out of the ground is truly an exhibition of mother nature´s ability to create the brightest, most vivid colors you may ever see in person. This volcano is a preferred stop for travelers of any age, with any interest.
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To make things a bit easier for you to understand all the great culinary options available while you are in Naples, we’ve compiled links to some great third-party reviews and articles from travel guides and experts.
If you see something you like, stop by the front desk of the hostel and talk to one of our well-trained staff/travel advisors and get a custom map with directions for getting from Hostel to your destination.Continue reading «Reviews Of Naples Restaurants »
Gino Sorbillo has long been considered one of the top pizzerias in Italy. Terrific ingredients, wood-fired oven and recently renovated interior combine to provide the best atmosphere and “vibe” of any Naples Pizzerias. Sorbillo’s family-run establishment and has an extremely open 2nd floor which is always crowed. Expect long wait times unless you arrive at 7:00PM.Continue reading «Gino Sorbillo Pizza Naples»
One thing you can expect from a stay at Hostel of the Sun is that we will take the time to help you plan out your trip to explore Naples and surrounding areas. Don’t think of us simply as a warm bed because we are here to ensure your travel experience in Naples is a memorable one. Just be honest and direct about your expectations and interests; since we’ve lived here for decades and have had thousands upon thousands of guests just like you—we’ll earn your precious Euros by helping plan the best use of your time in Naples.
If you’re the type who prefer to pour over the details of “professional” travel experts, here are a few links for ya.Continue reading «Great Travel Tips For Your Visit To Naples, Italy»
Considered by many to be one of the top pizzeria’s in Italy, Da Michele focuses its decades of expertise (it opened in 1870) on two simple pizzas: the margherita and the marinara. Quick service, tasty food–be sure to try if you are spending 1-2 days in Naples.Continue reading «Da Michele Pizza»