We started our visit to Italia in the amazing port of Napoli. We flew from Munich to Italy for a reasonable good price and service with Eurowings. We paid a bit extra so we could choose our seats on the “Best” area of the plane which is located when Business Class is normally on other planes. We had a small bottle of wine and pay 4€ for what I thought, was a yummy sandwich on board.
We arrived in Napoli at 3:50 pm. We wanted to make the best out of that afternoon since it was our only day in Naples, we even considered going somewhere to get pizza right away with our bags before check-in in at the hotel, but we were warned by friends and by the internet, not to be running around in this city with personal belongings. Napoli is one of the cities in Italy where loads of people get robbed so we didn’t want to take any chances.
We asked where to get a taxi and one thing that surprised us was that most taxis where actually van size, it felt unnecessary space for only 2 people. We asked if there was a fixed rate for coming out of the Airport and they explained there is a 5€ fee per person and 5€ for each bag. So all and all we would have to pay something around 38€ to get to the hotel. I thought this was a bit too much so asked if there´s Metro or any other transportation to the city but the guy dispatching the taxis said with a loud Italian accent: “No, no, no metro! no train.!! Only taxi to hotel “ and quickly got us a taxi without leaving us much time to figure out anything else.
Once in the taxi, we thought then at least it will be faster to get to the hotel so we would have more time later to see some of the city and go out for dinner. The first moments going through the streets of Naples we had a sense of how intense and vibrant the city is. It has that Port vibe and very old constructions that still stand there telling a story of how old the place really is and it feels wonderful to be part of it.
We stayed at one of the most classic hotels in Naples, The BW Signature Collection Paradiso. Located in the Posillipo hills, it has one of the best views of Napoli. From here you can see the stunning Vesuvio, the Sorrento Peninsula, all the Via Caracciolo, the Castel dell´ Ovo, the Island of Capri and the old port of Mergellina.
After arriving at the hotel we knew we had a bit of time before dinner to hang out in Naples. The main problem then was, we had to choose what to do. Naples is so full of amazing places to see, we had a hard time choosing one where to go first.
Finally, after realizing we didn’t have much time, we decided to hit the road and go to the Spanish Neighborhood of Toledo. We saw a video recommendation on how beautiful the Train Station was, so we decided to take it from there.
Like I said it was hard to choose, but after walking around this area I was happy we chose this location. We got to experience one of Naples most traditional neighborhoods and accidentally end up visiting one of the best places for pizza in the whole world! After walking a bit through the lovely streets of Toledo we found ourselves near the Via del Tribunale where one of the best pizzerias in Naples is located. We headed then to Gino Sorbillo and got to eat the best pizza we ever had!
Pizza Diavolo at Gino Sorbillo