According to recent travelers, the sweeping views of Naples and Mount Vesuvius are reason enough to plan a visit to the Certosa e Museo di San Martino.
It's not difficult to find a quality pie in Naples, but L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele and Pizzeria Brandi are among the city's (many) favorite establishments.
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After you've explored Naples for a few days, consider taking a daytrip to the nearby Amalfi Coast, where towns carved into cliffs await. If you've got your own set of wheels, the short jaunt to the coast should take you just over an hour.
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This opera house is everything an Italian opera house should be, down to the red velvet curtains and the gilded exterior.
Thanks to its ancient piazzas and magnificent churches, the historic center of Naples holds the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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The coffee in Naples is almost as famous as the pizza. To feel like a real Italian, throw back a shot of espresso at the bar or while gazing at Mount Vesuvius.
Described by visitors as one of the best museums in Naples, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli houses impressive collections of Graeco-Roman artifacts, including mosaics unearthed from Pompeii.
If you want to see a preserved time capsule of Italian life in A.D. 79, head to Pompeii. Tours of this archaeological site are often combined with trips to Mount Vesuvius.
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Don't forget to look up while touring Naples' ancient monastery, the Certosa e Museo di San Martino.
Artists represented inside the Museo di Capodimonte include Titian, Sandro Botticelli and Andy Warhol.
Pick up some souvenirs (think: nativity sets and figurines of Napoli football players) along Via San Gregorio Armeno.
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For a unique glimpse of the city's past, head underground during a tour of the San Gennaro Catacombs.
The thoroughfare that sits alongside the Gulf of Naples (known as the Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli) is a scenic way to stretch your legs.
Naples was founded as a port town centuries ago.
The Museo di Capodimonte was once a royal hunting lodge but is now an art museum and a great place to take in sweeping city views.
This alley might not look like much, but it's lined with some of Naples' most delicious street foods.