Reid's List: Naples ★★★

The cloisters, Reid's List: Naples, Naples, Italy (Photo by Jean-Christophe BENOIST)
The cloisters, Santa Chiara, Naples

My favorite things to see and do—and places to sleep and eat—in Naples

Reid's List is a designation I reserve for sights, experiences, lodgings, and places to eat that I find truly interesting and worth your time, but that may not be very famous.

It's a way for me to take some second– or third-string spots—amazing little museums, fabulous tours—and give them top billing after the "can't miss" A-list.

Here you will also find sandwich shops along Michelin-starred eateries, funky hostels rubbing shoulders with five-star hotels. Enjoy!

Sorry. Nothing fits that criteria.

Activities, walks, & excursions links
 

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Sights in Naples

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The cloisters (Photo by Jean-Christophe BENOIST)
Santa Chiara
Naples: Centro Storico

The most beautiful cloisters in Naples

 
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Veiled Christ (1753) by Giuseppe Sammartino (Photo courtesy of the museum)
Cappella Sansevero
Naples: Centro Storico

An exuberantly baroque chapel in Naples

 
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Cloister of San Martino (Photo by Velvet)

Paintings, presepi, and great views at a monastery-museum high above Naples

 
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 (Photo by Together4europe2012)
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Naples: Capodimonte

The catacombs of San Gennaro

 
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Presepio figurines in a shop on Via San Gregorio Armeno (Photo by John Myers)
Free
I Presepi di Napoli
Naples: Centro Storico

A Neapolitan Bethlehem—The Presepio Christmas Crèche shops of Naples's Via San Gregorio Armeno

 
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The main facade (Photo by Palickap)
San Domenico Maggiore
Naples: Centro Storico

Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque art masterpieces in a Neapolitan church

 
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 (Photo by Miguel Hermoso Cuesta)
Free
Castel dell'Ovo
Naples: Chiaia

The castle out to sea in Naples

 
The Maschio Angioino, or Castel Nuovo (Photo by Luca Aless)
Castel Nuovo
Naples: Port

The "New Castle" in Naples was built in the 1200s

 
Museo Civico Gaetano Filangieri (Palazzo Como) (Photo by IlSistemone)
Free
Museo Civico G. Filangeri
Naples: Centro Storico

Some nice paintings in a free (!) small private museum set in a lovely 18C palazzo

 

Experiences in Naples

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 (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Naples

 

Lodgings in Naples

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A bedroom (Photo courtesy of the B&B)
€€
B&B Ovo - Slow Travel
Naples: Centro Storico

A three-room B&B with modern appointments overlooking a leafy square in the heart of the centro storico

 
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A bedroom (Photo courtesy of the hotel)
Hotel Ausonia
Naples: Chiaia

A quiet hotel with a nautical theme in a nice neighborhood of Naples, Italy

 
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A bedroom at the Hotel des Artistes (Photo courtesy of the hotel)
€€
Hotel des Artistes
Naples: Centro Storico

A mid-range hotel on a quiet courtyard near the cathedral

 
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A bedroom (Photo courtesy of the hotel)
€€
Hotel Rex
Naples: Port

A good deal in the swankiest hotel neighborhood in Naples

 

Dining in Naples

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The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
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The main room (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€

The grand dame of Neapolitan cafes

 
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Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
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Making a pizza alla salsiccia (Photo courtesy of the pizzeria)
Pizzeria Trianon da Ciro
Naples: Centro Storico

A true locals' pizzeria in Naples

 
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Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 
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 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
Gran Bar Riviera
Naples: Chiaia

The inventor of the ice cream tartufo

 
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The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
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The dining room (Photo by Marco P)
€€
Vini e Cucina
Naples: Chiaia

A tiny trattoria in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Mimi alla Ferrovia
Naples: Centro Storico

A refined restaurant near the station in Naples

 

Lodgings in Italy

 (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Hostels, B&B's, apartments, farm stays, castles, university dorms, campgrounds...there are so many of these budget options I needed to create a whole separate section on this website just to fit them all in

 
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All about how I select hotels and other lodgings for this site

 

Dining in Italy

How I select restaurants for this site