Contributed by: Dan Conlon
I guess I qualify to answer all three questions. I am an Old Guy and have a favorite city in Naples, Italy or Bella Napoli and I like to share it with others.
The best thing about Napoli is watching the people and how much they enjoy life and family. The food is fantastic. If you have not had a Margharita Pizza from Napoli, you have not had a pizza. My favorite restaurant is Brandi’s near the opera house. There are many castles and old ruins to explore as well as the narrow city streets.
Unlike Roma you do not have to compete with all the tourists as the tourist that do visit Napoli drift off to Capri, Pompeii or Sorrento. I enjoy just sitting in a piazza watching the people go by or the side of the street and watch the traffic go by.
You can climb Mt Vesuvius and view the Bay of Naples. You can take the funicular up to Vomero and shop the open air markets or relax with a view of the city. You can even go underground and explore all the underground tunnels with a guide of course.
One thing about Napoli it does not change. You can come back in 10 or 20 years and take off right where you left off. I know, as I have been there.
Dan Conlon is a Cool Old Guy and a Travel Professional. Check him out at http://conlontravel.com