‘See Naples and then die’ – inspired words written by Goethe in his diary when he visited Italy in the 18th century. Those who have been, know that it doesn't get much better than this. The Centro Storico has changed little since those days: a maze of narrow streets packed with churches, small shops, cafés, pizzeria's and bars where it always seems to be time for drink.
A messy, noisy and somewhat dilapidated maze perhaps, but that's part of its charm: Naples is not neat and tidy. A rough and tumble port city with an impressive history reflected in the many churches, monasteries and chapels clad in Carrara marble and golf leaf, and baroque palazzi adorned with art by Caravaggio, Carracci and Cavallino. Throw in a passion for great food and drink with a dash of typical Neapolitan temperament and it quickly becomes clear: a visit to Napels is much more than a city trip, it's an experience.