Romance from Verona to Naples – Day 6: Contrasts of Naples

We move to colorful Naples from the majestic Rome. The city is known to the whole world for its breathtaking view of the powerful silhouette of Vesuvius and the most delicious Neapolitan pizza. Today you are going to visit excellent local restaurants, enjoy the picturesque coast, and stroll along the walls of the impregnable fortress.
Romance from Verona to Naples
Visiting:

Trip duration: 8 days

Juan Coustillas

Antico Forno Roscioli

Bakeries, Pizza Places


Meet a new day and have a fresh Roscioli pastry for breakfast near the famous Campo dei Fiori, in the very centre of historic Rome. Enjoy coffee and drinks from the full bar, free Wi-Fi and the quick and really friendly service here.

Olio&Pomodoro

Pizza Places


This contrasting and whirling city has a wonderful feature. It attracts people with all its attractions and drawbacks. One of the greatest attraction of Naples is its traditional Vomero pizza. Try it for lunch, being in the city for the first time, and you will love the whole city forever with its bustling streets, whirling markets and constant controversy, with its magnificent combination of tastes and gorgeous views of the blue bay.

Fountain of Giant

The Fountain of the Giant has got its name for a reason. Its height is over 10 meters. This is one of the most famous landmarks of the city, giving it the exquisite look. The fountain is located in the historic centre of Naples and offers a breathtaking view of the city and the bay. Since its creation in the XVII century (by the architects Pietro Bernini and Michelangelo Naccherino), the fountain has changed its location several times. The design with marble emblems and majestic high arches symbolizes the king's power over the city. Among the details of the construction, it is also important to list the statues of gods fighting the sea monsters, and the entire structure is supported by the female figures, classical for such structures, the caryatids.

Castel dell'Ovo

Castles


The beautiful view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the medieval structure of Castel del Ovo is extremely picturesque. It reflects not only the romance of medieval architecture, but also a century-long history of battles and captures of the port city. In addition, the castle served not only as a fortification from which the city started, but also as a state prison, which had seen many famous prisoners in its time.

Piazza del Plebiscito

Plazas


Piazza del Plebiscito is the largest, most beautiful and rich in historical edifices square in Naples. This is the main city square, located near the port, with attractions of the period, ranging from the Middle Ages to the New Age, on its territory. The Castle of Lutsilia and Greek city walls were here in antiquity. The piazza got its modern look in the XVII century, when several palaces were built around it. The square was named after the 1860 referendum, in which the inhabitants of Naples voted to join the Piedmont region. Piazza del Plebiscito is framed by the Royal Palace, and closed with the neoclassical building of Basilica di San Francesco di Paola on the opposite side.

Gambrinus

Cafés, Cocktail Bars


End the day by dining in a refined restaurant with a pleasant service. Here you will find a varied menu and a wide bar list. Enjoy an unforgettable dinner with beautiful views in the window, a refined interior and a warm welcome. This place has long attracted celebrities and even the royal family, who came here to drink coffee after a walk aroud the city.