The southern Italian city of Naples has a gritty allure, from its crumbling architecture to underground bars and graffiti-emblazoned buildings. Among the life-stirring piazzas, you’ll find buzzing nightlife. Enjoy everything from a glass of chianti at a cosy wine bar, to aperitivo-crafting, techno-thumping nightclubs. Our local insiders reveal how to enjoy a night on the town, Neapolitan style.
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The bar-lined Piazza Bellini welcomes a young, hip crowd for people-watching, lively conversation and refreshing aperitivi around Ancient Greek ruins. The east side of the square attracts visitors, while locals gravitate to the west. Enjoy a little bar-hopping while rubbing elbows with students and cooling down with a spritz. Just don’t be surprised if you get caught up in some fun, flirtatious gazing. Recommended by local insider Debbie Oakes
Piazza Vanvitelli beckons visitors to the heart of the bourgeois Vomero district, where you’ll find buzzing cafes, bars and restaurants slinging cappuccinos and creamy gelati to everyone from stiletto-wearing nonni (grandmas) to stylish teens taking selfies. This fashionable Neapolitan neighbourhood also offers panoramic views of the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri, as well as luscious, art nouveau-style buildings. Expect to find this central area bustling with street life late into the night. Recommended by local insider Debbie Oakes
Pepi Vintage Room
If you’re looking for an unpretentious, reasonably priced cocktail from expert mixologists, blended with upbeat DJs and live music, then Pepi Vintage Room is for you. This place is one part dive bar and one part speakeasy. You’ll find a wide range of beer, wine, sangria and spirits to whet your whistle. For delicious drinks, friendly bartenders and great deals in the centre of Naples, this casual, local haunt is a must. Recommended by local insider Debbie Oakes
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.