Naples or the charm of authenticity
Built through the ages by the dynasties that ruled it, Naples is as lawless as it is animated. A distillation of the essence of Italy and the Mediterranean, Naples offers visitors the never-ending spectacle of its local population in addition to its architectural heritage. Book a flight to Naples and you're in for much more than a pizza !
After a flight to Naples, enter the old town by way of the Piazza del Gesù Nuovo and stop to admire the Spire of the Immaculate Virgin. This square, with its unmatched buildings, bears the mark of each of the populations that have influenced the city's history. Succumb to the beauty of the Santa Chiara Monastery and its Gothic architecture. One would never guess that the inside is adorned with incredible columns covered in majolica tiles. Dividing the city in two, the main street of Spaccanapoli is the starting point of a maze of vicoli, the side streets of working-class Naples. The city's historic center is full of exceptional heritage sites, including gorgeous squares such as the Piazza Del Plebiscito and registered monuments such as the Palazzo Reale. Hiding behind San Domenico is the sumptuous Sansevero Chapel. Be sure not to miss it! Here you will find the crown jewel of Naples, Giuseppe Sanmartino's Veiled Christ, a masterpiece of the Late Baroque period.
Your Naples travel guide can only tell you so much about this exuberant city's distinct atmosphere: the authentic side of Naples is found in the gestures and voices of its inhabitants. The Via dei Tribunali, with its Roman arches,is home to a market you don't want to miss. The Via San Gregorio Armeno workshops, which produce nativity scene figurines, are a reminder of the importance of Christmas traditions in this city of 448 churches.
A plane ticket to Naples takes you to an excellent starting point for a tour of the Amalfi Coast. Give in to the temptation of Capri, Pompeii or Ischia !