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Top Choice Historic Site in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Galleria Borbonica

Traverse five centuries along Naples’ engrossing Bourbon Tunnel. Conceived by Ferdinand II in 1853 to link the Palazzo Reale to the barracks and the sea, the never-completed escape route is part of the 17th-century …
Top Choice Pizza in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

50 Kalò

That this trendy pizzeria's name roughly translates as 'good dough' in Neapolitan is no coincidence. At the helm is third-generation pizzaiolo Ciro Salvo, whose obsessive research into Naples' most famous edible tra…
Top Choice Neapolitan in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Da Ettore

This homey, eight-table trattoria has an epic reputation. Scan the walls for famous fans like comedy great Totò, and a framed passage from crime writer Massimo Siviero, who mentions Ettore in one of his tales. The d…
Top Choice Italian in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

L'Ebbrezza di Noè

A wine shop by day, 'Noah's Drunkenness' transforms into an intimate culinary hotspot by night. Slip inside for vino and conversation with sommelier Luca at the bar, or settle into one of the bottle-lined dining roo…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

L'Antiquario

If you take your cocktails seriously, slip into this sultry, speakeasy-inspired den. Wrapped in art nouveau wallpaper, it's the domain of Neapolitan barkeep Alex Frezza, a finalist at the 2014 Bombay Sapphire World'…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

E. Marinella

One-time favourite of Luchino Visconti and Aristotle Onassis, this pocket-sized, vintage boutique is the place for prêt-à-porter and made-to-measure silk ties in striking patterns and hues. Match them with an irresi…
Top Choice Bar in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Ba-Bar

Swinging, candlelit Ba-Bar is a solid all-rounder, punctuated with quirky vintage objects and pulling a friendly, mixed crowd. It's a top spot for a pre-dinner aperitivo, a lingering catch-up in the cosy back room, …
Top Choice Bar in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Barril

From street level, stairs lead down to this softly lit, buzzing garden bar, where grown-up, fashionable types mingle among birdcage seats and vintage Cinzano posters. Fresh, competent cocktails include giant, creamy…
Museum in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Museo Pignatelli

When Ferdinand Acton, a minister at the court of King Ferdinand IV (1759–1825), asked Pietro Valente to design Villa Pignatelli in 1826, Valente whipped up this striking Pompeiian facsimile. Now the Museo Pignatelli…
Pastries in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Pasticceria Mennella

If you eat only one sweet treat in Naples (good luck with that!), make it Mennella's spectacular frolla al limone, a shortbread pastry filled with heavenly lemon cream. Just leave room for the mignon (bite-size) ver…