Naples & the Amalfi Coast

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A vibrant city with an unmatched zest for life, glittering islands and chic coastal towns, a slumbering volcano and some of the most important classical sights in Europe - Naples and the Amalfi Coast at once delight and overwhelm. Packed with insider tips, this smart and stylish guide serves up an irresistible slice of Italy.
  • STREET LIFE - dive into Naples with our five detailed walking tours and in-depth guide to the city's magnificent sights...
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Overview

A vibrant city with an unmatched zest for life, glittering islands and chic coastal towns, a slumbering volcano and some of the most important classical sights in Europe - Naples and the Amalfi Coast at once delight and overwhelm. Packed with insider tips, this smart and stylish guide serves up an irresistible slice of Italy.
  • STREET LIFE - dive into Naples with our five detailed walking tours and in-depth guide to the city's magnificent sights
  • EAT WITH GUSTO - where better to get pizza than in the city that created it? Track down the best retaurants with our extensive reviews
  • STAY IN STYLE - top accommodation option, whether you're seeking a charming B&B, 16th-century palazzo or luxurious spa
  • JET SET - includes the superstar haunts of Capri, Ischia, Procida, Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello
  • KNOW YOUR WAY - full-colour, grid-referenced maps guide you through the city and beyond with ease
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781740598125
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Lonely Planet City Guides Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Naples & The Amalfi Coast     5
The Locals     6
Sun, Sea & the Silver Screen     6
Theatre, Curses & Falling Churches     8
Name Your Price     10
Island Life     12
Myths & Legends     14
The Authors     16
Getting Started     17
Events Calendar     18
Routes     21
Classic Routes     21
Tailored Trips     24
History     25
Neapolis     26
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies     28
Don Pedro & the Viceroys     29
The Bourbons     30
War & Peace     32
Modern Times     34
Culture     35
Southern Savvy     36
Saints & Superstitions     38
Port of Call     40
Sexual Politics     42
Arts & Architecture     44
The Ancients     44
The City on Canvas     46
Falling Palaces     48
Neapolitan Theatrics     50
The Silver Screen     52
Food & Drink     53
Food for Life     54
Cafe Society     56
Cucina Povera     58
Campanian Wines     60
Eat Your Words     61
Quarters     63
Naples     64
Organised Tours     65
Centro Storico & Mercato     66
Spaccanapoli     67
Via Duomo     74
Mercato     76
Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli     78
Santa Lucia & Chiaia     82
Santa Lucia     83
Monte Echia     87
Chiaia     88
Vomero, Capodimonte & La Sanita     90
Vomero     91
Capodimonte     93
La Sanita     95
Mergellina & Posillipo     98
Campi Flegrei     102
Pozzuoli     103
Baia     104
Cuma     106
Elsewhere     106
Walking Tours     107
Spaccanapoli & the Centro Storico     108
Royal Sites & Spectacular Views     110
A Seafront Stroll     112
From Catacombs to Capodimonte     113
Climb the Ancient Hill     114
Eating     115
The Eating Scene     116
Centro Storico & Mercato     118
Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli     120
Santa Lucia & Chiaia     122
Vomero, Capodimonte & La Sanita     125
Mergellina & Posillipo     126
Entertainment     127
Naples Nightlife     128
Drinking     129
Clubbing     131
Music     133
Theatre     134
Opera     135
Dance     135
Cinema     136
Shopping     137
On the Street     138
Centra Storico & Mercato     139
Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli     141
Santa Lucia & Chiaia     141
Vomero     144
Sleeping     145
Room Service     146
Centro Storico & Mercato     148
Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli     150
Santa Lucia & Chiaia     151
Vomero     153
Mergellina & Posillipo     154
Elsewhere     154
Ancient Sites     155
Ancient Sites     156
A Volcanic Landscape     158
Pompeii     160
Herculaneum     165
Paestum      168
The Amalfi Coast     169
Bay of Naples the Amalfi Coast     170
Capri     172
Ischia     188
Procida     200
Sorrento     204
East of Sorrento     215
West of Sorrento     217
Amalfi Towns     220
Positano     221
From Positano to Amalfi     228
Amalfi     230
Ravello     237
From Amalfi to Salerno     241
Salerno     244
Directory     249
Transport     261
Language     267
Behind the Scenes     271
Index     272
Maps     277
Greater Naples     278
Central Naples     280
Vomero     283
Santa Lucia & Chiaia     284
Capodimonte     286
Campi Flegrei     287
Pozzuoli     288
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