Are you planning a day in Naples and are afraid that just 24 hours are not enough to discover its beauty? Visiting it in a single day is not impossible! By following the right itinerary, you’ll familiarize yourself with the spirit and energy that characterizes this extraordinary city, by admiring its monuments and attractions, visiting its most important streets and piazzas, and savouring its culinary specialities.
Follow our tips on how to spend 24 hours in Naples, and get ready for an unforgettable day in the city of the sun!
The historic centre and Spaccanapoli
Our ideal itinerary starts from the heart of the city: the historic centre, home to the ancient origins of Naples, where the symbolic places making it world-famous are concentrated. Starting from the central station at Piazza Garibaldi, we easily reach Spaccanapoli, the picturesque long, narrow street dotted with artisanal boutique and historic pizzerias, that crosses Piazza del Gesù and Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. From here, we can also reach San Gregorio Armeno, the famous “street of Nativity scenes”, and Port’Alba, the booksellers’ street.
Don’t miss a visit to Piazza Municipio, by the port, where the imposing Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, may be admired. Another mandatory stop is Piazza del Plebiscito, the city’s most famous piazza, where the Royal Palace and Teatro di San Carlo are located.
Monuments, museums, and churches in the historic centre
Strolling through the streets and alleyways of the historic centre of Naples is the best way to discover the city’s most beautiful churches and monuments. Don’t miss: the Santa Chiara Monastery with its evocative majolica cloister, the Sansevero Chapel with the sculpture of the Veiled Christ, the Cathedral and the Treasure of San Gennaro, and the prestigious collections at Museo Archeologico.
Seafront and Castel dell’Ovo
Called “lungomare,” the Naples seafront is one of the world’s most beautiful. A highly recommended stroll for those spending only a day in the city, it allows visitors to take in some of the city’s marvels at a single glance, while walking by the sea: Vesuvius, the Isle of Capri, Castel dell’Ovo, and the Posillipo hill. Don’t miss a visit to Castel dell’Ovo, on the little island connected to the seafront, where ancient Naples was founded.
Shopping itineraries: Via Chiaia and Via Toledo
Shopping lovers must include a visit to Via Toledo, one of the city’s most important and bustling streets. The street is home to shops of every kind, as well as the spectacular Toledo underground station, considered Europe’s most beautiful. Continuing towards Piazza del Plebiscito, you may also visit the elegant Via Chiaia, the street devoted to luxury shopping.
The flavours of Naples
You mustn’t leave Naples without savouring its culinary specialities. While strolling through the historic centre, you can enjoy the city’s best sfogliatelle, eat the famed Neapolitan pizza in one of the historic pizzerias, and sip a memorable espresso!
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