Ciao! My name is Maria 🙂
and as you may have guessed I’m Italian and I love my country even if I’ve been living in Paris (the city of love) for 6 years.
But my dream is to have one day my own house on four wheels, a van to travel around the world.
As you can see, I love to travel!
Curious, creative and determined, I naturally chose to combine my passion with my work.
Today, I work full time as a content creator and travel blogger for SHe Travel Club,
If you love Italy, food, history and fashion, follow my blog to discover Italy in a different way, the dolce vita, the dolce farniente and the best kept secrets of the Italian ragazzi, the best pizzas, cafés and the must-see places to meet the Italian youth, my fashion addresses and cultural places not to be missed.
Let’s start with my favourite city, Naples.
The southern atmosphere, the music, the chaos, the art and architecture, the energy and above all the unbeatable value for money pizzas, make Naples one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
You may come back with a few extra pounds, but this historic city is worth a visit. Southern atmosphere guaranteed!
Naples and the dolce vita !
Caffè, Cappuccino, Sfogliatelle, Babà, Pizza, calzoni, pasta al ragù.
This is not an episode of Masterchef, but a few hours’ escapade in Naples!
To visit Naples is to travel back in time and discover more than just a city, but a universe.
When to go to Naples?
You can visit Italy all year round.
La Dolce Vita is experienced from January to December!
Where to stay?
Do you dream of experiencing Naples at 360° and relaxing in a spa?
The perfect address for you is the Cellammare Suite & Spa
Located directly on Via Chiaia, in Naples, the Cellamare Suite & Spa offers rooms and suites with sauna, jacuzzi and emotional shower as well as a 1.5 hour spa treatment that is a MUST!
Piazza Plebiscito is 700 metres from Cellamare Suite & Spa.
The San Carlo Theatre is 500 metres away.
Naples International Airport, the nearest airport, is 8 km away.
What to visit? My must-sees
The historic centre of Naples is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Spaccanapoli, San Gregorio Armeno with its emblematic nativity scenes and good luck charms, IT’S A MUST!
Via Chiaia & Piazza Plebiscito, PLEASE!
I strongly advise you to try the Neapolitan coffee, the best in the world! But also the cappuccino and babà at the « Bar del Professore » you won’t be disappointed!
Galleria Umberto I to taste the hot cake symbol of Naples, not to be missed: THE SFOGLIATELLA!
The view from the Sant’Elmo Castle, WONDERFUL!
Be careful! Going up is not an easy task! You have to have faith and not eat a big pizza before. Prepare the thighs!
AND OF COURSE, EAT A LOT OF PIZZAS!
For your information, the oldest pizzeria in Naples, « Da Michele » makes the best pizza in the world at just 3 Euros! It keeps its authentic character by offering just two flavours of pizza, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so what are you waiting for? GO!
It’s easy to eat in Naples, whether it’s in Via Spaccanapoli and the pizzas al taglio (by the slice) or in the restaurant, you’ll easily find something to enjoy! I remind you that Neapolitan pizza is a World Heritage Site, so take some time to taste it!
Forget about work and the clouds of Paris and have a drink at the Lungomare!
Walk along the Lungomare from Castel dell’Ovo to Mergellina, you won’t regret it 🙂
Shopping on Via Toledo, a MUST
Stroll through the Quartieri Spagnoli
In short, enjoy the dolce vita!
Best Hairdresser in Naples
Balato Parrucchieri Official @balatomarianohair
The youth and nightlife of Naples:
Know that you can eat and drink for really cheap. The big advantages of Naples!
I advise you to go to Piazza Bellini, the meeting place of Neapolitan and foreign youth! You won’t have to choose the bar that attracts you the most!
« Pino Napoli » restaurant in via Chiaia will leave you surprised for its decoration, its beauty and above all its delicious food!
I warn you, the decor is a bit more expensive than usual but the atmosphere is guaranteed :))
You will be able to walk along beautiful paths to reach Vesuvius, the pearl of Naples!
Surroundings not to be missed
The Amalfi Coast (Positano, Amalfi, and much more!)
The beautiful islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, which I will tell you about in my next article!
The archaeological site of Pompeii
I invite you to go beyond your preconceived ideas and discover the real Naples, a city with many facets whose greatest assets are the kindness of its inhabitants and its gastronomy.
Naples is noisy, then poetic, then breathtaking, that’s what makes it unique!
« When you come to the South, you cry twice, when you arrive and when you leave ».
Alessandro Siani, Welcome to the South