Naples, Italy

Jan 16th, 2017, 04:23 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 126
Naples, Italy

September we're planning a two night stay in Naples traveling by train. I thought staying close to the train would be easy to drop off luggage. Does this sound like a good plan or should I focus on a hotel in a different section of Naples. I appreciate your knowledge!
Joy2 is offline  
Jan 16th, 2017, 05:24 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 20,006
The area around the train station in Naples is known to be a little run down and "sketchy" and might feel a little scary to some. In part that depends on your comfort level in cities. Some people are terrified of anything "urban" so might not feel comfortable anywhere in a big city like Naples. I haven't been there in ten years, but it did kind of feel that way to me then. Maybe the area has improved. I walked a bit way from the station and found Naples much nicer - wish I'd stayed in Naples instead of Sorrento, when all was said and done. (I didn't care much for Sorrento, though none of it felt like the area around the Naples train station.)

If I were going now, I'd use my smart phone and Google Maps to navigate the bus and subway system in Naples to get from the train station to a hotel that's in a more appealing section of town.
Andrew is offline  
Jan 17th, 2017, 12:33 AM
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 624
You should definitely think of staying some other area of Naples. Take a taxi to get there. I think the areas around the museum and the galleria are nicer.
frencharmoire is offline  
Jan 17th, 2017, 12:40 AM
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 754
I stayed in a hostel near Naples station last summer, just 5 mins walk away. The quarter is okay for me, there are thieves and pickpocket but nothing more than that, just be cautious. People in that quarter are nice and kind. It was indeed convenient for luggage, and it is in walking distance with the main attractions in town (not short distance, but walkable). There's a subway line run from the station into the town, you can always take it if you don't feel like walking.
FuryFluffy is offline  
Jan 17th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 126
Thank you!
Joy2 is offline  
Jan 17th, 2017, 10:13 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,301
We really loved Naples but don't stay near the train station! Stay closer to the centre of the old town instead.

We found Naples to be gritty, but loved its charm. You can see our pics here

Happy planning!
jamikins is offline  
Jan 17th, 2017, 10:44 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 52,739
The area around the train station in Naples is known to be a little run down and "sketchy" and might feel a little scary to some>>

we had friends who stayed near the station for several nights during which they did not venture out after dark. They are not unexperienced travellers but are probably not the bravest.

I would definitely stay nearer the centre. And get a cab both ways - when I went on a day trip a few years ago we were trying to get back to the station and though we could see where it was on the map, we simply couldn't work out how to get there so in the end we had to accost someone who was locking up his shop [figuring that he'd be pretty safe] and ask him for help. He very kindly escorted us to a spot where we could see it, and went on his way, but we had to ask for someone else to help us to to get across the traffic to get to the station itself. AND the person in front of us almost got run over in front of our eyes, on the zebra crossing in front of the station building.

We still laugh about it now!
annhig is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Jul 22nd, 2013 04:18 PM
Jun 3rd, 2012 09:10 PM
May 7th, 2006 06:11 PM
Jul 29th, 2005 11:18 AM
Apr 25th, 2005 08:14 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:23 AM.