Naples is divided into 21 different zones, each with their own style and appeal. There are many things to see throughout the city, and in fact there are so many monuments that it is considered an open-air museum. One well known area is the triangle of San Ferdinando, Chiaia, and Posilippo. There are many monuments and features in this area that many tourists have come to associate as the face of Naples. It is a beautiful area for tourists to visit and get a good feel for the city, and if you like shopping, Chiaia contains high-end shops such as Ferragamo, Frette, and Armani. Chiaia faces the bay and you can get a beautiful picture of the area here. Take a walk down the bayfront promenade and Villa Comunale park, especially at dusk. This is the time when locals will come out and walk with their families and friends, and perhaps enjoy a gelato (Italian ice cream) on a warm day.

If you visit Il Centro Storico, you will see all of the developments from the Medieval and Renaissance periods, including inspiration from the Spanish viceroys and the Neapolitan Bourbons. Piazza Plebiscito is a wonderful place to people watch and take in some beautiful architecture.

From Piazza Plebiscito walk up Via Toledo, you will eventually come to a cross street Via San Biagio which is referred to as Spaccanapoli (split Naples ). It is a very straight street that is full of character! You will come to Piazza Gesu where there are some beautiful churches, and eventually as you walk along this street you will come to a cross street, Via San Gregorio Armeno, which is referred to as Christmas Alley.  This street is filled with shops with tourist trinkets, and Presepi figures. Presepi are Nativity scenes, and everyday people are depicted in the figures, from fishmongers to greengrocers and pizzamakers. Some of the Nativity figures are handmade with real fabric clothes, while others are terracotta and hand painted. Presepis are really wonderful handicrafts and typical local Christmas decorations to bring home from Naples.

The Spanish Quarter is a historical area that was originally built to house the workers of the king of Naples. It was built during the same time as the original Royal Palace was built in the 1600's for the King Philip III of Spain. The Spanish Quarter has tight streets that wind through the quarter, along with many delicious restaurants and cafés. Finding the Spanish Quarter is easy. From Piazza Plebiscito, walk along Via Toledo and it will be along your left.

You can see another charming neighbourhood by taking one of the funiculares up to an area called Vomero. Along with some beautiful apartments, there is a Castle, San Elmo. This Castle has an Art Museum inside, and if you would prefer to only go to its roof top for a spectacular view of Naples, it is possible to buy only a terrace entrance ticket (about 3euros). The castle has an almost a 360-degree view of Naples and its surroundings, and on a clear day, Vesuvius is beautiful from this location! When walking along the wall of the Castle San Elmo, try to locate places below that you have toured (Piazza Plebiscito, Galleria Umberto, Castel Nuovo, or Spaccanapoli).  Enjoy Naples and all its neighbourhoods!