5)Do not cross the street without attention!
Naples, as all the big cities, is very chaotic and not always the rules of the highway code are strictly respected. For this reason it is advised to cross the street with caution even if the traffic light is green. The same it is valid for those people who are driving. It could happen that a pedestrian doesn't walk on the pavement or a motor-scooter can suddenly pop out.
Finally, if you have an appointment, go in advance, public transport is not always on time!
A guide useful and funny for your first visit in Naples
Naples is a city full of history, culture and traditions. Its beauties are famous all over the world. You can find any kind of information how to spend your holidays in Naples. But what about the things that you absolutely must NOT do in Naples? Those things that no tour guide or map is talking about? Let's find out together!
5. Visit Naples but don't be on a diet
Naples is one of the most appreciated cities in the world for its cuisine. It is impossible to resist the culinary temptations of this land. But its delicacies can not be defined light, so don't think too much about calories, but try everything, you will not regret it!
How to resist a sfogliatella in the morning? To pizza, to pasta omelette and to fried cuoppo? Avoid foreign and international restaurants, choose the Neapolitan street food and local trattorias where you could taste the Neapolitan traditional dishes at really cheap prices.
4. The Neapolitan pizza maker will never prepare a pizza with pineapple: don't order
Neapolitan pizza doesn't need any introduction. But often it is easy to fall into the temptation of ordering too stuffed pizzas or those pizzas that for a Neapolitan would be a sacrilege like pizza with pineapple!
Opting for a classic margherita is the ideal solution to enjoy the real Neapolitan pizza. Moreover, often the most famous pizzerias have long waiting times, so it would be recommended to go there in advance or choose other pizzerias. The pizza in Naples is always excellent and it is a guarantee everywhere.
3. Can I offer you a coffee? Never refuse a coffee!
In Naples coffee is a ritual and a real moment of socialization valid at all hours of the day. For this reason, refusing a coffee would be a great insult for a Neapolitan.
At the bar it will be served with a glass of water that must be drunk before coffee, to "clean your mouth", drinking it later it means that you didn't appreciate coffee. It is also a good idea to tip to the counter, 10 or 20 cents, as an advance thanks for a good coffee.
An ancient custom, still in use, which highlights the great heart of the Neapolitan, its cordiality and the importance of relating with others is the so-called "caffè sospeso" (suspended coffee): when you order a coffee you pay another one for who will come later and can not afford it.
2. Avoid the hour with interminable waiting lines in your visit: you can't miss anything in Naples
Among the main tourist attractions that often require long waits, firstly the Sansevero Chapel, a place of fascinating mystery where you can admire the famous statue of the Veiled Christ.
Here there is always a long line at the entrance, so it would be better to go there early in the morning or book tickets online.The same you can do for the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, invaded by tourists especially on weekends and during the holidays time.
The same also for the famous San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the presepio (nativity scenes), that especially during the Christmas period is very crowded. It is better to go there for a ride early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the loss of patience.
Between a coffee, a sfogliatella and the waiting lines you risk losing some beauty of Naples.