Want to spend a weekend low cost in Naples? Well! We have two news, a good one and a bad one:
- The good news is that Naples i is a low-cost city.
- The bad news is that Naples is so big and rich that unfortunately you will miss many wonderful things, but it will be the excuse to come back!
The first thing we recommend is to stay in a B&B or hotel in the center, between Via Toledo,Corso Umberto, Corso Vittorio Emanuele or Via dei Tribunali We don’t recommend the station area. Alternatively choose the district of Fuorigrotta, you will be close to the buses, the metro and the circumflegrea (and also the stadium San Paulo, if you are a football fan).
In the morning we recommend visiting 4 churches symbol of Naples:
- the church of the new Jesus
- the monastery of Santa Chiara ( of which we spoke here)
- the church of San Domenico
- the Duomo.
They are mostly free churches and you will not waste time making long lines. If you think you have time this weekend in Naples, visit the Chapel of San Severo, although the line will probably be quite long. However you can buy the ticket online that will allow you to skip the line and save time.
In Spaccanapoli you can also visit the beautiful Palazzo Venezia (which we talked about in this article) whose entrance is always free.
To do some low-cost shopping, absolutely choose:
- Via dei Tribunali with bargain shops
- the Pignasecca full of shops of shoes and clothes
- via Toledo where you will find the great clothing chains.
- Spaccanapoli for your souvenirs is the most recommended place because you will find nice objects for a few euros as well as wonderful craft shops.
Stay for lunch in via Toledo: it is worth waiting a while to eat at the restaurant “Nennella“ who for a few euros will make you taste all the traditional dishes (15 euros per person for a full lunch) anddo not miss his pasta and potatoes with spun provola, a dish that has made this restaurant famous.
For a Neapolitan coffee you can choose one of the historic bars and take it at the counter but if you want something new try the coffee ‘Caldofreddo’ of the bar Mastracchio in Vico della Tofa on the Spanish Quarters.
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In the afternoon take a walk to the Riviera di Chiaia with its showcases of important brands or arrive in Mergellina, promenade Caracciolo, completely pedestrian area. Having an aperitif here is not very expensive (between 5-7 euros per person)and one of the most popular bars and the Vanilla Caffé.
If you don’t want to spend too much for dinner then move back to the old town and look for the area of Piazza Bellini where you will find pizza and soft drink for 7 euros is always there you can have a nice drink for 5 euros in one of the small night clubs.
During your weekend in Naples, do not miss the breathtaking view of the gulf from the hill of Posillipo and take all the photos you can, maybe after drinking a good coffee at the famous coffee shop il Serpentone.
For Sunday lunch in Via Toledo you will be spoiled for choice in the street food between traditional cuisine (discover here the classic Neapolitan street food) is the most modern (discover the new Neapolitan take away here) and in both cases will not cost you much.
Rest a bit on one of the benches in the Villa Comunale or on one of the rocks on the seafront.
Do not go away without having tasted at least one sfogliatella nice,hot and also cheap and we recommend Attanasionear the station. Alternatively a nice snowflake from Poppella or one of the super babas of Casa Infante (do not worry you will recognize them immediately!)