Capodimonte Museum in Naples, which has one of Caravaggio's paintings

Caravaggio Art in Naples

The Baroque master Caravaggio is closely associated with Rome, but he spent several years in Naples near the end of his life and left behind some incredible paintings you can see in Naples today.

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April 16, 2015 by
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Positano's beautiful Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Positano’s Church of Santa Maria Assunta

For the most part, visitors to Positano are focused primarily on its beaches and the views one gets after climbing back to the hotel in the evening. But one of the things that makes the town picturesque is the little church on its harbor, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

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March 26, 2015 by
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The Many Layers of the Amalfi Cathedral

The beautiful Amalfi Cathedral

The Amalfi Cathedral dominates the small Piazza Duomo in more ways than one. The entrance is at the top of a long flight of steps, and the exterior decoration is ornately decorated. But there’s more to this cathedral than meets the eye.

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March 19, 2015 by
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A Musical History of Sorrento

Sorrento Musical

Sorrento is a popular vacation spot for Italians, as well as a cruise stop and high point of many a foreigner’s trip to Italy. You can learn more about the history of the Sorrentine Peninsula through a local production of the Sorrento Musical, held at Teatro Tasso.

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February 19, 2015 by
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Caffe Gambrinus in Naples

Naples' Caffe Gambrinus

Coffee in Naples is taken very seriously, and one of the best places to see this in person is the legendary Caffè Gambrinus.

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January 22, 2015 by
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Hidden Naples: Anatomical Models of the Sansevero Chapel

Veiled Christ in Sansevero Chapel

Among the many churches to visit in Naples is the relatively small Sansevero Chapel on a sidestreet in the historic center. You might not even notice it, or think such a small church isn’t worth the time, but in addition to some astonishingly beautiful marble sculptures the chapel also holds a bizarre pair of anatomical models in its basement that you won’t want to miss.

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December 26, 2014 by
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Going Underground at the San Lorenzo Maggiore Church

San Lorenzo Maggiore underground excavations

When you walk into the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore, you should have a look around what lies above the ground. But the best part of a stop at this church is beneath your feet – the excavations in the basement.

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December 12, 2014 by
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Naples’ “Christmas Alley”

Modern figures for nativities in Naples

While Christmas trees often decorate Italian piazzas now, they are an imported (and somewhat recent) addition to the holiday season in Italy. The most traditional Christmas decoration throughout the country is the nativity scene, or “presepio,” and the best place to get everything you need to create your presepio is Naples’ famous Christmas Alley.

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November 27, 2014 by
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Piazza Trieste e Trento

Gambrinus Cafe on Piazza Trieste e Trento

One of the most famous public squares in Naples is the wide open Piazza del Plebiscito, but the nearby Piazza Trieste e Trento isn’t to be overlooked – it’s home to one of Naples’ most fashionable cafes.

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October 30, 2014 by
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Funiculars in Naples

Naples Funicular

Getting around in the city of Naples usually means lots of walking and, sometimes, taking the bus. To get to the tippy-top of the Vomero and Posillipo Hills, however, you might want to take one of the funiculars in Naples.

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October 9, 2014 by
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