Naples is one of those cities that needs more time than most people give it. Cruise ships tiptoe their guests in and hurry them out – they are missing out on the heart of this great, enduring city.
Fodor’s Travel likes smaller European cities:
When it comes to traveling across Europe, most tourists come equipped with a checklist of must-see places: London, Paris, and Rome, among others. Meanwhile, lesser-known cities remain under the radar for most travelers—but bypassing these “second cities” would be a mistake, as these destinations offer distinctive cultures and histories that are worth experiencing firsthand.
“Built like a great amphitheater around her beautiful bay, Naples is an eternally unfolding play acted by a million of the best actors in the world,” Herbert Kubly observed in his American in Italy.
We love it – ‘a steaming, bubbling, reverberating minestrone…’