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travelerwife Apr 22nd, 2005 10:29 AM

One Day in Naples
 
Our August cruise has a port of call in Naples. Although we've traveled throughout Italy before, the only time we spent in Naples was in the train station - full of hustlers and not very pleasant. What would anyone recommend for one day that will give us a GOOD impression of Naples?

TexasAggie Apr 22nd, 2005 10:37 AM

You could train to see Pompei and/or Herculaneum.

Alternatively, you could see the Archaeology Museum in Naples and several of the beautiful churches.

Capella Sanservo church (10am-6pm, last entry 5:40pm, 5€ each) is famous for its statue of the veiled Christ.

Gesu Nuovo church and Santa Chirara church (9:30am-1pm, 3:30pm-6:30pm, free) are also supposed to be noteworthy.

ira and mermaid, frequent posters, are both very knowledgable about Naples and can probably suggest more options.

Carolina Apr 23rd, 2005 09:02 PM

Sorrento may be another possibility if you don't fancy Pompeii or Herculaneum. All three are easy to get to.

TexasAggie Apr 25th, 2005 08:55 AM

topping for travelerwife

Pausanias Apr 25th, 2005 09:14 AM

In addition to the above suggestions you might consider visiting the Capodimonte National Museum of Art, touring the Palace, walking through Spaccanapoli or visiting Santa Lucia. Naples has a bad reputation, but I've visited several times without a problem. I find it a colorful, exciting city.


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