I am determined to visit Naples next year, though lots of friends and family seem determined to put me off! We have seen it briefly, only the train station and Piazza Garibaldi though, on our way to southern Italy, needless to say, that was not too nice! I am certain, that there are some nice things to see in Naples, and like anywhere, we will be careful not to make ourselves targets.
I have some questions then:
1)How long is long enough in Naples? I was thinking 3 to 4 days might be about right? I enjoy sightseeing, seeing museums, taking in the general ambience etc. I have already been to Capri and the Amalfi in the past etc, so am not fussed about revisiting them, the same goes for Pompei.
2) What part of town should I be staying in? Obviously NOT Piazza Garibaldi! Do I want to be in the Bay of Naples? How far is that for access to the main City?
3)Does anyone know of an affordable hotel in a good location please?
4) I see a car is not particularly recommended in Naples? (I have seen how Neopolitans drive, so no surprise there!), however we are happy to hire a car when we leave Naples for our next location, but where should that be??? As I say, we have already done the Amalfi, and further south down to Calabria, so I was thinking of perhaps the other side of Italy, or somewhere north of Naples? We do not mind doing a few days here, and afew days there to see as much as poss. We intend our holiday to be between 10 and days in total.
Please advise me, and then I can look at flights!