Do you crave a slice of the good life? Yeah, us too! We’ve been dreaming about la Dolce Vita luxuries; thick whipped ice cream, the aroma of strong coffee, fresh clams and the Mediterranean breeze blowing in from the bay. Naples is a distillation of all that’s “bellissima” about sun-soaked Italy, with its own distinctive character and dialect thrown into the heady mix.
Add the Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli to that list. The kings famed luxury resort is found at the heart of Naples, in the UNSECO district with views of those ancient treasures and pink-hued skies.The richly-appointed rooms, each with sophisticated spaces and traditional decor, mean a stay here is as historical as stepping into the old city.
Once you make your way through the streets of locals shouting in thick dialect across alleys lined with wet laundry, past shrines to the Madonna with blue neon and plastic flowers potted into palazzo walls, churches decorated with carved skulls and teenagers on mopeds speeding down the narrow one-way streets – it is clear that two forces drive this glorious city: past and present.
Maybe it’s the biblical location looking out onto the movie-set flawless Capri and the reserved Ischia, and the most renowned volcano in the world looming in the distance, Vesuvius, with Pompeii left as nature's tomb. Or maybe its the history of the Greeks, Romans, Normans, the Spanish and even the Italians. But this is a city that has stood by its legacy through thick and thin, and, once struck by its cupid arrow, this city will never let you go! For Naples is one of the most romantic cities in the world.
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Optional Pompeii Tour
Make sure you take the time to explore the archaeological wonders of Pompeii too. Guests can opt for a half day tour to the site, for an extra £49 per person, so there’s no reason not to explore this blockbuster gem. Like the Palazzo, Naples has it all.