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Top Choice Chapel in Centro Storico

Cappella Sansevero

It's in this Masonic-inspired baroque chapel that you'll find Giuseppe Sanmartino's incredible sculpture, Cristo velato (Veiled Christ), its marble veil so realistic that it's tempting to try to lift it and view Chr…
Top Choice Cathedral in Centro Storico

Duomo

Whether you go for Giovanni Lanfranco's fresco in the Cappella di San Gennaro (Chapel of St Janarius), the 4th-century mosaics in the baptistry, or the thrice-annual miracle of San Gennaro, do not miss Naples' cathe…
Top Choice Basilica in Centro Storico

Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Vast, Gothic and cleverly deceptive, the mighty Basilica di Santa Chiara stands at the heart of this tranquil monastery complex. The church was severely damaged in WWII: what you see today is a 20th-century recreati…
Top Choice Church in Centro Storico

Pio Monte della Misericordia

The 1st-floor gallery of this octagonal, 17th-century church delivers a satisfying, digestible collection of Renaissance and baroque art, including works by Francesco de Mura, Jusepe de Ribera, Andrea Vaccaro and Pa…
Top Choice Neapolitan in Centro Storico

Salumeria

Small producers, local ingredients and contemporary takes on provincial Campanian recipes drive bistro-inspired Salumeria. Nibble on quality charcuterie and cheeses or fill up on artisanal panini, hamburgers or Salu…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Centro Storico

Bottega 21

Top-notch Tuscan leather and traditional, handcrafted methods translate into coveted, contemporary leather goods at Bottega 21. Block colours and clean, simple designs underline the range, which includes stylish tot…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Centro Storico

La Scarabattola

Not only do La Scarabattola's handmade sculptures of magi (wise men), devils and Neapolitan folk figures constitute Jerusalem's official Christmas crèche, but the artisanal studio's fans also include fashion designe…
Top Choice Sweets in Centro Storico

Gay-Odin

Not so much a chocolatier as an institution, Gay-odin concocts some of the city's finest cocoa creations, including oh-so-Neapolitan chocolate 'cozze' (mussels). For a punch to the palate, try the chocolate-coated c…
Top Choice Club in Centro Storico

Spazio Intolab

Housed on the 1st floor of the Lanificio – a Bourbon-era wool factory and 15th-century cloister turned culture hub – Spazio Intolab draws an easy, arty, cosmopolitan crowd with its all-night parties. Regular DJ sets…
Archaeological Site in Centro Storico

Complesso Monumentale di San Lorenzo Maggiore

The basilica at this richly layered religious complex is deemed one of Naples' finest medieval buildings. Aside from Ferdinando Sanfelice's facade, the Cappella al Rosario and the Cappellone di Sant'Antonio, its bar…