Naples in one day: the most important things
Naples in one day: where to start?
I've been around the world ... the sun of Naples I've never found anywhere!Roberto Murolo
Naples in one day: going to Spaccanapoli
Via Duomo, along Via San Biagio dei Librai, you'll cross the famous historic center of Naples, and will cross it through the famous Spaccanapoli, the lower decumanus of the ancient Naples dating back to the Roman period of the city.
This exceptional road that seems to divide the city in two, still retains the path and some peculiarities of its past. The Spaccanapoli road must be traveled straight until you get to Via Toledo. Since this is a straight and very long road, Spaccanapoli turns out to be easy to follow and useful for orientation in addition to being one of the most famous streets of Naples.
Naples in one day: the shopping streets
Via Toledo is one of most important road of Naples as well as one of the main shopping streets. Seats of institutions, shops, banks, and not only, in via Toledo you will find everything. Along Via Toledo from Piazza Dante, at some point it will appear on your left the impressive Galleria Umberto I.
Inspired by that of Milan, the Galleria Umberto I is a clear example of Italian Liberty style. Its valuable manufacture and the refinement of its architectural style make it wonderful to visit and admire.
After visiting the gallery, however, you will need to get back on via Toledo (to do that it's enough to remember wich of the 4 exit you entered).
Continuing you will find, one after the other, Piazza Trieste e Trento, and then Piazza Plebiscito. There, you'll want to take the time you prefer to admire the Royal Palace but taking into account that you will pass again to Piazza del Plebiscito later. Same for the Teatro San Carlo.
Later, you will need to take Via Chiaia, the street of Naples that climbs behind the historic Plebiscito square.
Via Chiaia is a wonderful shopping street of Naples, accessible only on foot, connected with all the main streets of luxury shopping in Naples. Traveled the whole Via Chiaia you will be in Piazza dei Martiri. From there you can take Via Calabritto and find on Piazza Vittoria.
Naples in one day: the seaside
Once arrived in Piazza Vittoria you can decide whether to visit the Villa Comunale of Naples, which will open majestically at your right hand, or look out on the beautiful Naples's seafront. In both cases, the situation would be perfect to stop for a coffee and, maybe, find a moment of rest.
Once restarted, you will need to walk the beautiful via Caracciolo. You will come across the majestic Castel dell'Ovo. A visit to the castle and to the near Borgo Marinari is a must.
Walking via Caracciolo you will end up back in the majestic Piazza del Plebiscito. If you didn't enjoy it at first, this is an opportunity for a better look.
From Piazza del Plebiscito move towards the Teatro San Carlo, go straight and continue until, on your right, it appears the splendid Maschio Angioino.
The square which opens in front of the Maschio Angioino is Piazza Municipio. in front of it there is via Medina. Along Via Medina and then, going down Via Guglielmo Sanfelice, you'll find Piazza Giovanni Bovio.
In Piazza Giovanni Bovio you can take the metro (the station is Università) and return to Piazza Garibaldi, or decide to reach the central station along Corso Umberto I, where, arrived in the afternoon, you can dedicate yourself to a relaxing shopping stroll.
Here we are finally here. An Italian proverb says: - See Naples and then die ! But I say: - See Naples and live - because there is much here worthy of being lived.Arthur John Strutt