This is Serena's hometown. Mario and Serena visited together or their trips. With its ancient Roman ruins, a wealth of great food, fantastic weather, and a volcano on the doorstep, Pozzuoli had the small town charm, with a small port and great view. Enjoy aperitivo & lunch by the water. Few points of interest: Anfiteatro Flavia, Rione Terra, Volcano Solfatara.
Mergellina Harbour is a small port located in the Central part of the coast of Naples. This port is the most picturesque Harbor of Naples. You need to go here and take the best picture with the Vesuvio in the back!! Near by you can also visit: Castel Dell'Ovo (Ovo castle), Piazza del Plebiscito, Il Palazzo Reale (The Royal Palace of Naples) and more!! Now its time to eat the BEST pizza of your life!
The Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Neighborhood) is one of the most famous areas of Napoli. A place made of narrow alleys, clothes hanging in the sun, small taverns, elements that best represent the soul of Naples and the Neapolitans. Located close to the historic center of Naples, the Spanish Neighborhood arise in the 16th century as an area used by the Spanish soldiers during the occupation, the Spanish Neighborhood presented crime and especially prostitution, linked to the bad habits of the soldiers who lived there . Today the Spanish Neighborhood extend over three areas and offer you a series of activities and attractions to visit in one of the most beautiful and most characteristic neighborhoods of Naples
This street is in the heart of downtown Naples, with the best Neapolitan Street Food! The tradition of representing the Holy Family as true art lives on in this narrow street, which is crowded on both sides with hundreds of artisan workshops with colorful displays of Nativity scenes (Il Presepe). Just like us, here you can enjoy the best Street Food of Napoli and find the most typical souvenirs!! While here, we recommend you also see Napoli Sotterranea. Underground Naples is a mandatory stop for visitors and for locals. You should definitely visit this substratum that has supported the city of Naples for about 5000 years and immerse yourself in a unique and exciting experience. However, do not attempt if you are claustrophobic. Also, don't forget to take a picture and rub Pulcinella's nose for good luck!! The famous Busto di Pulcinella.
This is one of Serena's favorite! La Costiera Amalfitana, stretching along the southern side of Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi coast dazzles with its mysterious grottos, craggy cliffs and shimmering bays. It's only about an hour from Serena's hometown and it's A MUST! Here you will feel in a movie, a fairytale. You will enjoy breathtaking views, beautiful streets and amazing food. The Amalfi Coast is home to 13 cities and towns. Our all time fav is Positano.
Pompei is a Roman town frozen in time, thanks to a devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Explore houses from modest to majestic; see Roman shops, baths and brothels. You can even see old graffiti still visible on some of the wall.
Last but not least, our all time favorite, the beautiful Island of Capri. Mario and Serena visited Capri two summers in a row and also celebrated Mario's birthday on one trip. You can get to Capri taking a ferry from downtown Napoli. Capri is pure romance, you will definitely love it. It has dramatic views, the bluest ocean you’ve ever seen, with the scent of lemon blossoms in the air. We definitely recommend: La Grotta Blue (only reachable with a small boat), Marina Piccola for a beach day and the best sea food lunch with sea view, i Giardini di Augusto, La Piazzetta di Capri is one of the most famous squares in the world, here you can enjoy the best aperitivo while you might see celebrities pass by. Capri it’s said to be the spot where Odysseus nearly succumbed to the Sirens’ song… a fitting legend for this alluring island. Capri is been location for many movies and it's where all celebrities come to every summer. If you visit Capri, make sure you make reservation at "da Paolino"!
Neapolitan cuisine has ancient historical roots that date back to the Greco-Roman period, which was enriched over the centuries by the influence of the different cultures. Food in Napoli is the main character! People here take food very seriously, following traditions passed on by generations. If you love food like we do, here you can find recommendations to where to go eat while in Napoli. Let's start with PIZZA of course! Pizza was invented in Napoli in 1889 for Queen Margherita of Savoy (La figlia del Presidente, D'angeli, Da Michele). PASTA & MORE typical Neapolitan dishes & Seafood (Nennella, Hosteria Toledo, A Figl Ro Marenar, Pescheria Azzurra, Tandem Trattoria, Signora Bettola). SPRITZ (Cammarota, Peppe Spritz). GELATO: (Casa Infante, Mennella). STREET FOOD ask for Frittatina, Crocche & Arancino (Di Matteo). PASTRIES you must try the most famous Sfogliatella & Baba' while you're visiting the Galleria Umberto l (La Sfogliatella Di Mery)