NaplesItalian West Coast
Whether you are seeking a truly Italian city break, a busy base for exploring the island's or simply want to experience the chaotic but cool feel of Naples, this region has a way of making you fall in love with it in a less predictable way than its neighbouring Rome and Venice.
Whether starting with an Apertifo, choosing your sticky-sweet gelato or ending your day of discoveries with a pizza and Limoncello shot, this all-Italian region is the face of authenticity, indulgence and footprints of history. A little rough around the edges, but achingly lovable, there is no corner of Naples that disappoints.
The Ultimate City Break
With lots to see and do, drink and taste, Naples offers an energetic city break perfect an all-Italian experience. Before taking on the Amalfi, it is abundantly clear this vibrant, electric region has a grit like no other. Take a walk along the main shopping street, Corso Umberto, also known as il Rettifilo. For a luxury shopping experience, head to Chiaia where petite branches of Prada and Gucci offer unique regional finds, while a peak at the grand columns of the 1816 Basilica di San Francesco di Paola and the 17th-century Palazzo Reale are never too far away. For off-the-beaten-track city sites, take to the leafy Vomero, where cafés and gelaterias invite you to endless Neapolitan gastromony.
The Historic Spaccanapoli
Spaccanopoli, the historic centre of Naples, has a shed-load of character, topped off by historic beauty and architectural elegance. Its chaos of back alleys and terracotta rooftops feel aesthetically bold in every way, while its fascinating architecture tells us a story of Ancient Greek influences and baroque beauty. Visitors can expect to see churches with paintings by Caravaggio, as well as immerse in the bustling buzz of real Neapolitan life, proving Naples truly is the perfect taste of Italy.
Across sparkling blue seas the brooding slopes of Mount Vesuvius make for an impressive backdrop. On top of that, honey-coloured cliffs are framed by the sea and vineyards shimmer with the promise of the crisp wine to come. However, it isn't just the Bay of Naples peaking out into the Amalfi that counts, right in the heart of Naples, rugged rooftops and swinging washing lines meet with the azure of the sea, and if the grit of Naples can be embraced, it offers an all-Italian beauty like no other.