Napoli

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Napoli
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Information
Country:
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Italy
Population: 975,000
Licence plate: NA
Major roads: A1, A3, A16
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Napoli is a city in the south of Italy. It has quite a lot of tourism, for sure less than Rome, but lot of people from all around the europe and usa come every year, and considering it's urbanistic structure, it can be considered as a wild cesspool of treasures and crazy locals. Local wine, like Falanghina, Aglianico, Greco di tufo and many more wines are great and with special taste, and some of them are even doc or dop. If you go to Naples, don't avoid trying the pizza, the real one!

Hitching Out

North towards Roma

Right behind the central station is a road that leads to the autostrada towards the north. Hitching in this kind of area is really quite difficult because of its central location and the perhaps fear of other seemingly dangerous locals. Jason and his friend waited almost two hours for a real ride not asking for money. It was the first time in a month of hitching the south of europe had they been asked for currency.

Public Transport

Naples is really walkable. Scour those fantastic narrow streets in the Spanish quarter. There are some metro lines and buses.

Places to Visit

The main attractions are not only out of the city, like Pompei or Amalfi, or the islands (Capri, Ischia and Procida): the so called Maschio Angioino, the Castel dell'ovo, Castel Sant'Elmo, the Royal palace and the church of San Francesco da Paola in Piazza Plebiscito, and the numerous churchs which made Naples be called in past "The city of the 500 churchs"!, and the Chapel Sansevero, as well as many more historical places. Naples is actually the first big greek colony in the italian peninsula, in the VIII century b.C..

Places to Avoid

The outer areas of Napoli are reputed to be dangerous but..

Accommodation and Sleep

Hospitality sites may be your best bet, but try to arrange it in advance, if possible. Getting stuck in Napoli for the night with a huge backpack isn't the most desirable of adventures.

Ferrys

There are conenctions to Corse, Sardegna and Sicilia from Napoli.