Naples praised by Lonely Planet: the famous guide enhances the most beautiful places and traditions

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Many satisfactions for the city of Naples, which after being included in the company's online guide Air France and indicated by CNN Travel as one of the most beautiful places to visit in 2022, also receives praise from Lonely Planet.

In fact, the Australian publishing house that produces touristic guides, has included Naples in one of these, describing all its scenic beauties and places to visit once in the city.

The Historic Center

Defined "the beating heart of the city ", the historic center of Naples is a place not to be missed that contains 3 millennia of history. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is full of monumental buildings, churches, cloisters that can be visited, as well as the unmissable route of Underground Naples.

Here you will also find trendy clubs, wine bars, historic cafes, with accommodations accessible to all.

The Spanish Neighborhoods

The Spanish Neighborhoods of Naples, known all over the world, are “the essence of Naples films” with old-fashioned pizzerias, laundry to dry hanging from the balconies and scooters whizzing through the various alleys.

The area was commissioned by the Spanish viceroy Pedro Álvarez de Toledo y Zúñiga as a place for his troops in the XNUMXth century. This is one of the densest and least luxurious areas of Naples.

Reaching Via Toledo you can stroll among the various shops, among aristocratic palaces until you reach the San Carlo Theater and the wonderful Royal Palace.

Pizzeria Naples

Il Vomero

The Vomero is a district of Naples, located on a hill, it is accessed via the funicular. An elegant and refined place among cafes, ice cream parlors and trendy clubs that crowd Piazza Vanvitelli.

Furthermore, here, one cannot fail to visit the beautiful Certosa di San Martino, also home to the museum, and Castel Sant'Elmo from which you have a truly breathtaking view of the city.

In the Vomero district, the "boutique hotel " that is a very special small luxury hotel, characterized by a truly intimate and refined environment.

Saint Lucia

The district of Borgo Santa Lucia, located south of the Spanish Quarters, is full of hotels, restaurants with terraces that offer special views of the sea.

Here you can taste many dishes based on seafood and more, stroll along the seafront and enjoy the view of Capri and Castel dell'Ovo.

Santa Lucia in Naples


Chiaia is an affluent neighborhood of Naples, located west of Santa Lucia. Here you can stroll among the high fashion shops, ateliers, art galleries and bookstores. Also characteristic is the Villa Comunale, where, twice a month, small local producers put their products on sale, including cured meats, cheeses and much more in the Campagna Amica Meratini.

In addition, here there are many places in which to have aperitifs, such as Via Bisignano where Cantine Sociali is located, Via Alabandieri and Via Ferrigni.

If you want to immerse yourself in culture then you cannot miss the Pignatelli Museum.


The Sanità district is located north of the historic center of Naples, it is referred to as a rapidly growing district. Here you can take part in the various guided tours at Catacombs of San Gennaro and San Gaudioso, visit the fontanelle cemetery and much more.

Internal photo and article sources: Lonely Planet

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