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  1. Your information has been so helpful! We only have one night in Naples, and it’s on our last day in Italy before heading back to Arizona, USA. I had a really hard time deciding what area to stay in, and finding a hotel that had a view and a balcony (balconies are very important to us). Hotel Paradiso has views for days and convenient access to the funicular and other public transport so that we can go tour the areas we want to visit! Also, I am gluten free, and most DEFINITELY grateful for the suggestions on GF pizza!

    I’m digging through the rest of your website for info on other places we will be visiting. Grazie mille!

    1. Hi Valerie,
      Thank you for your comment and I’m glad my tips have been useful to you. One reader told me that Sorbillo’s did not have GF pizza when they went. I’m not sure if they were just out for the day or not offering it anymore, but I would definitely try to call (or ask the hotel to call) and confirm availability of GF pizza wherever you decide to go. Enjoy Naples!

  2. Thanks for this guide; informed my brief (and fabulous) trip to Napoli!
    PS. Entrance to the scenic gardens at Palazzo Reale is from Room VIII at 3:15, at least on Mondays

  3. ok i just cancelled my reservation at Hotel Romeo for the Rinuccini Relais, we are off to Procida from Naples and I was misguided into thinking being near the port was the right choice. So glad I came across this website and I am delighted with this hotel which looks like what I really wanted all along but could not finding the boutique hotels websites

    1. Sometimes being near the port can have its advantages, but I think Rinuccini Relais is a great choice! I’d love to know how you like it after your trip. I hope you enjoy Naples (and Procida) as much as I do!

  4. My wife and I visited Napoli for the first time in June 2019. Planning (and hoping) a return in October 2021 adding week on Capri and 10 days traveling Puglia. My mother and father met in Napoli in Fall 1944; he was a wounded paratrooper and she was a U.S. Army nurse. We are returning for our 50th wedding anniversary and probably last trip to Europe. We stayed at the BEST B&B with a view in Napoli. Dipintodiblu! Will stay again. Thank you for your view of Napoli. Oh, we have lived in Guayaquil, Ecuador and Napoli almost feels like home. . but the Pizza is BETTER. 🙂

    1. Hi Jim,
      What a sweet way for your parents to meet! Thank you for sharing.
      Glad to hear you enjoy Napoli and the pizza : ) There are so many beautiful views in that area of Posillipo. What a find. I hope you can return again this year. Ten days in Puglia will be lovely. Enjoy your trip (fingers crossed) and happy early anniversary!

  5. Hi, I found it very interesting and loving the tips of the blog of vcs! Valuable tips to plan your trip to Italy and avoid beginner mistakes. Congratulations on the site and this post will help a lot of people !!!

  6. I’m sorry but I’m from Naples and even if sometimes your words sounds lovely and deeply inspiring, some other times you do not really describe what Naples really is and feels like. Sometimes you bring those who read in a fantastic walk downtown Naples some other times you are quite offensive. I’m Napoletean, I’m from the province but I do not see myself or either of my people between your pages.

    1. I’m sorry to have offended you, Vilandra. I am obviously an outsider and therefore experience Naples in a different way than a local. Thank you very much for your critical feedback. We lived in the area for over two years and I’ve missed it deeply since we moved. You are lucky to call such a beautiful region home.

    2. I’m glad Vilandra said this. I thought so too. Your words and the photos you took are beautiful, however you come off as rather culturally insensitive, particularly the sentence “All the stereotypes are alive and well in Naples.” It’s rather patronizing.

      1. Of course, I would never mean to be disrespectful or patronizing. Naples is an amazing city and I really enjoyed the time I spent there. I’ll be sure to update this post. Thank you for your comment.

        1. Hi Scarlett. Thank you for your advice and sharing your experience. Truly, Naples is an acquired taste made for tastebuds many just don’t possess. I’m one of them! Truth and candor are important caveats for those considering to relocate to any city or country. Had I’d fully known the struggles my wife and I would have had in Naples, we would have never relocated here. I pray we begin enjoying this city and culture before it’s time for us to leave. I will also visit the sites you’ve recommended.

          1. Hi JD, Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I understand that Naples isn’t for everyone. There is definitely an adjustment period when relocating (and certain things you might never get used to!). Definitely check out the places I recommended in this post. I truly miss living in Italy!

            Don’t forget about the wonderful travel opportunities. There is so much to see in Europe and the options nearby aren’t bad either. Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Ischia and Capri are all so close.

            Feel free to email me if you have any other questions!

        2. Hello! I was born and raised in the historic center of Naples, I read your article and I am really happy that you have appreciated the city in this way. Thank you so much for your beautiful article – it’s easy to stereotype a city with such a strong character but I’m so glad you were able to see beyond that, and it sounds like you discovered the true soul of the city! See you on your next visit to Naples 🙂 cheers, Marcello

  7. Hi, love your blog a lot and it’s very helpful to me since we are arriving to Naples next week and my kid have a celiac disease too it’s relaxing to know that there are a lot of possibilities for us. I wanted to know about the weather in August at Naples for traveling with young kids, is it that bad?
    We’re going to spend most of the vacation in a farm at Ostuni but still, we have 3 nights at Naples

    Thanks a lot

    1. Hi Sherry,
      I lived there for years and have celiac, so rest assured there will be some options. Sorbillo’s by the sea is my favorite place for pizza. Ferragosto is the time in August when Italians leave the city and go on a beach vacation, so you might run into a lot of closures. I won’t lie to you, Naples is hot and humid. It depends on what you are used to. If you’re from Texas, you’ll be fine. But if you’re from London, it might take a while to adjust. Ostuni will be wonderful as well!! What an experience for your kids! Enjoy!

  8. I just found your blog and love it. We might be moving to Naples, so all of this information has been perfect.

  9. Since finding out I’m Sicilian thanks to ancestry, my family and I are taking a Mediterranean cruise to Italy and Greece and will be in Naples for hopefully one exciting day, you’ve given us some great ideas.

  10. Loving all the photos your took! Do you mind telling me the general areas of Naples you explored? I’m only going to be in Naples for a day. How did you manage getting around the city (public transport, taxi or mostly walking?)

    1. Hi Sarah, I mainly take the metro and walk when I visit Naples. That really depends on where you are going though. These photos were taken all around the city, but mainly near Piazza Plebiscito and the castle on the water. There are plenty of amazing pizza places in walking distance of the mains sites! Enjoy!

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