After a hearty breakfast, you should reach the Renaissance piazza S. Domenico Maggiore (where there is the fourteenth-century church) and revenue from Scaturchio. It is one of the best bakeries in the city (do not miss the “ministerial”: a praline filled chocolate, which owes its name to the long bureaucratic process that overcame to win the backgammon).

Once you have made breakfast, you are ready for the city. Follow until you cross Via Toledo Spaccanapoli, which divides into two parts Naples. Five minutes and you will be in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo.

Enjoy the complex of Santa Chiara, sumptuous emblem of the juxtaposition of styles, tastes and cultures typical of the city: Roman baths not far from the tomb of Philip of Bourbon and the cloister of the Poor Clares, covered with colored tiles.

Continuing along Via Benedetto Croce, find the square and the statue of the god Nile Nile. It is called the “Body of Naples” and is said to be the exact center of the city.

Take a few minutes and check out the junk on the square (various antiques, even fun), visit the adjacent hospital dolls, puppets shelter for “sick”, and walk in Via San Gregorio Armeno, the picturesque street of presepisti, which techniques of the eighteenth century update, year after year, with their imagination also find provocative.

Proceeding by S. Gregory arrive at by the Courts and, turning right, you will cross the Cathedral and then the great cathedral with its magnificent baptistery, the early Christian basilica and chapel that houses the relics of San Gennaro and the two ampoules containing his blood ( dissolves twice a year: on the first Sunday of May and 19 September).

We will advise us several restaurants and pizzerias to eat typical Neapolitan produce. After lunch, the afternoon can start by visiting the Angevin, imposing castle built in the year 200 to the Angevin court. Admire the five cylindrical towers and the Arc de Triomphe, you can walk along Via San Carlo.

On the left the Real Teatro di San Carlo, built in 1737 by Charles of Bourbon, is the oldest and among the most beautiful in Europe and can accommodate up to 3 thousand spectators.

In front of the Galleria Umberto I, elegant passage of the 800 commercial, in which there is a pastry Mery, perfect for a snack of hot puff or a slice of pastiera (a little further, there are also the elegant Caffè Gambrinus Belle Epoque, and the Grand Cafés Coffee, with tastings and its museum).

Moving on, here is Piazza Plebiscito bounded by the seventeenth-century Royal Palace, residence of the Bourbons during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Savoy after the unification of Italy, has a sober façade behind which Vanvitelli lavish environments, including the beautiful Theatre of the court.

From here, take Via Chiaia, the shopping mecca of quality reserve also intriguing surprises (from NennaPop emerging designers and vintage pieces, gifts for fancy style Betty Boop go to Ici c’est moi). If, however, suffered the charm of the dress to measure, take it all: arrive in Via Filangeri, where there is the studio of the master Mariano Rubinacci (dressed as legend). Chosen the dress, let Him give you a piece of fabric: you can go from Marinella tie to match you with a copyright.

At this point you are ready to drink. Decide if you reach the Trip or the Lanificio 25 (ex factory became a space for creativity and good living) or go to the waterfront. Via Caracciolo will surprise: a wonderful view of the Bay, Castel dell ‘Ovo (legend has it held up an egg hidden in secret: if it were to break, as well as the collapse of the fortress, Naples would be overwhelmed by a series of catastrophes) and many locals.


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