One of the oldest civilisations in the Western world, the city of Naples in southern Italy is a city of contrasts. On the one hand, it's home to breathtaking art, some of the best Italian food in the world and a rich history spanning centuries. But it also has a reputation for being a little rough around the edges. While you should certainly be wary of pickpockets here, you shouldn't let it stop you from visiting Naples and experiencing everything it has to offer.
When you visit Naples, don't forget to bring your walking shoes as the city is quite hilly. Naples sightseeing should begin with a visit to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (Archeological museum). Here you can marvel at a spectacular array of Greco-Roman artefacts including sculptures, exquisite mosaics and relics from Pompeii. Next, spend some time admiring the ins and outs of the city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro. The Museo di Capodimonte, which houses some of the most important Italian art, is also worth a trip.
Of course, one of the best things to do in Naples is eat. This is the city where pizza was born after all, so indulging in a Pizza Margherita or two is practically obligatory. Naples also has some of the best pasta, seafood, street food and coffee in Italy. Did we mention the mild Mediterranean climate makes it the ideal place to travel to year-round? Naples, here we come!