Naples is a busy, lively city with wide avenues, narrow alleys, beautiful historical buildings and a magnificent bay.
When in Naples, you must visit Castel Nuovo. This castle was built in the 13th century and has three very distinctive dark towers, each with a different shade of grey. The towers’ different colours are due to the igneous rocks of which they are built. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which is one of the world’s most important archaeological museums, and Teatro San Carlo, the second biggest theatre in Italy, are well worth a visit.
You can relax in the magnificent Bay of Naples or on the romantic island of Capri. The true charm of Naples is to be found in the narrow alleys overhung by washing, where Italian mamas lean over balconies in the hope of starting a conversation with any passer-by. These alleys are now few in number, but you will find some behind Piazza del Plebiscito.