Where to Stay in Naples: 9 Best Areas & safety

In this post, I will help you to find Where to stay in Naples Italy (for first time, for family, for 1 night, 2 nights), the best areas to stay in Naples (with a video and map), best hotels in Naples for all budgets (including the hotel where I stayed), and the safest places to stay in Naples.

Originally settled in the 1st millennium B.C by the Greeks, Naples is one of the oldest continually inhabited locations in the world. It is the birthplace of pizza and is the third-largest city in Italy after Rome and Milan.

Located in southwest Italy on the coast by the Gulf of Naples, Naples is a good base to explore Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, the islands of Capri, Ischia, Procida. The city also offers easy access to the Palace of Caserta, Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius.

Where to stay in Naples first time?

The best areas to stay in Naples for first-timers and tourists are Centro Storico, Chiaia, Piazza del Plebiscito, Port of Naples, Vomero, and Posillipo. These neighborhoods offer central locations and a wide range of accommodation options for all budget travelers.

Centro Storico is the overall best area to stay in Naples for first-timers who want to be in the historic heart of Naples, easy access to historical sights, the main train station, as well as many traditional pizzerias, trattorias, restaurants, and bars.

You can easily reach Naples by car, by train with three main stations, Central Station in Piazza Garibaldi, the Mergellina, and Campi Flegrei station; and by air via the Naples international airport.

Naple is generally safe for tourists, but like other big cities, there are pickpocketing and scams. You should always take precautions, stick into central and touristy neighborhoods, and avoid around the Garibaldi Central Station and Spanish Quartier late at night.

If you want to stay in one of the safest areas to stay in Naples, look into Chiaia, Piazza del Plebiscito, Centro Storico, Posillipo, Vomero, and Port of Naples.

Where did I stay in Naples?

When I first visited Naples, I stayed for 3 nights at the Albergo Palazzo Decumani in the historic center. It is centrally located, within a short walk from Naples Cathedral and Spaccanapoli. Also easy access to the Università Metro. I had a wonderful breakfast, and a spacious, quiet room.

💖 Best Area for first-timers:Centro Storico
💎 Best luxury hotel:Decumani Hotel De Charme
🏨 Best mid-range hotel:Il Tesoro Smart Suite & SPA
💰 Best budget hotel:MelRose Napoli

Map of areas and neighborhoods in Naples:

Map of Best Areas & Neighborhood to Stay in Naples, Italy
Map of Best Areas & Neighborhood to Stay in Naples, Italy

🎬 You can watch this video about the best areas in Naples, and continue reading:

How to get around Naples for first-time tourists?

Naples is well-connected domestically and internationally through various transportation options. Naples International Airport is the main airport serving the city. It has regular flights from major European cities and other international destinations.

Naples has excellent rail connections with other Italian cities. You can take high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, or Frecciabianca) from cities like Rome, Florence, and Milan, making it convenient to reach Naples by train.

If you prefer driving, you can rent a car and reach Naples via Italy’s well-maintained highways. Driving in the city can be challenging due to traffic and limited parking.

Once you’re in Naples, you can easily get around by public transportation. Naples has a metro system with Line 1 and Line 2, connecting various parts of the city. It’s an efficient way to avoid traffic and reach popular destinations.

Naples has funicular railways and trams that connect the city’s higher and lower areas. They offer both practical transportation and scenic views.

Naples is a city with many narrow streets and historical areas, making it ideal for exploring on foot. Walking allows you to discover hidden gems and soak in the local atmosphere.

Generally speaking, Centro Storico, Chiaia, Piazza del Plebiscito, Quartieri Spagnoli, Lungomare Caracciolo, Port of Naples are The best areas to stay in Naples for tourists. These are popular neighborhoods for visitors, offering a wide variety of attractions and amenities.

Here are the detail of the best areas to stay in Naples for travelers:

The Best areas to stay in Naples for tourists are:

1. Centro Storico

Centro Storico, where to stay in Naples for first time tourists

Centro Storico is the best overall area to stay in Naples for first-time travelers due to its prime location, well-connected to public transportation, and its safety. Staying here allows you to be located within walking distance to the top sights, as well as many restaurants, bars, and shops.

Centro Storico, also known as Decumani, or the historic center, is the UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also a well-preserved area and is the largest historic center in Europe. It is compact and walkable, you can easily explore on foot.

This are has high concentration of historical and cultural landmarks. Magnificent Baroque Churches, squares, shrines, and museums, all dating back to the Roman era, fill ancient, narrow cobbled streets, beneath which mazes of underground Greco-Roman ruins provide even more incredible things to see.

Among the most prominent attractions are the Basilica Di Santa Chiara, a recreation of the original 14th- century cloistered church that was destroyed during the 2nd world war, and the Capella Sanservo, a beautiful chapel, filled with sculptures and works of art.

Perhaps its most impressive attraction is the Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro), a stunning, 13th-century piece of architecture. It is filled with glorious works of art and mosaics, as well as the Royal Chapel Of The Treasure Of San Gennaro and its beautiful altars.

The cathedral is also known for the Miracle Of The Blood phenomenon, in which a vial of blood belonging to Saint Januarius is said to re-liquefy at 3 occasions each year. To one side of the cathedral is the oldest chapel in Naples, the 4th-century Basilica Santa Restituta with excellent ceiling frescoes and columns from a Roman temple.

There are several other churches around the cathedral including the 14th century Gothic Santa Maria Donnaregina, the churchs of San Paolo Maggiore, and San Filippo Neri, and the Gothic church of San Lorenzo Maggiore, where you can find an archeological site underneath to learn more about the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and medieval civilization.

You can visit the Teatro Bellini, a private theater and opera just across the street from the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples on Via Conte di Ruvo.

Naples’ Old Town is home to numerous squares that are popular among both locals and tourists. Piazza Bellini, for examples, is a vibrant hub of nightlife in Naples. It is named after the famous Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini and is surrounded by bars, clubs, and restaurants.

There are also the squares of Piazza del Mercato and Piazza del Carmine with its Basilica of the Carmine Maggiore. The church holds the annual Festa del Carmine every May, starting with a solemn procession of the icon through the streets of the neighborhood, which turns into a party in the piazza where everyone is welcome.

In addition to the historic attractions, Old Town is filled with many traditional bars, restaurants, pizzerias, shops, and live music venues. You can try many cusine here such as Neapolitan pizza, Margherita, Marinara, tiramisu, and wine!

Centro Storico has plenty of accommodations that suits all kind of travelers, from cheap backpacker hostels, to family-friendly, traditional, stylish, and luxury hotels.

Remember, Naples Old Town is a bustling and lively area, so be aware of your belongings and take precautions against pickpockets. Enjoy your time exploring the historic center and immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Naples.

Stay in Centro Storico you are a first-time traveler; you prioritize seeing the city’s most historic sights; you don’t want to hire a car; you have only one night in Naples;

Best places to Stay in Naples in Centro Storico:

  • luxury ($$$): Decumani Hotel De Charme, 4-star hotel, located in a historic building, in the heart of Naples’ historic center. It is set within walking distance from the Church of Santa Chiara, Centrale Train Station, and the harbor for ferries to Sicily, Ischia and Capri,
  • mid-range ($$): Il Tesoro Smart Suite & SPA, 4-star hotel, located in the historic center, within walking distance from San Gregorio Armeno, National Archeological Museum, and the Sansevero Chapel Museum.
  • budget ($): MelRose Napoli, 3-star family-friendly hotel, located close to Maschio Angioino, MUSA, and San Gregorio Armeno.

2. Chiaia

Chiaia is a stylish and upscale neighborhood situated along the scenic Naples waterfront. It offers a blend of elegant boutiques, upscale restaurants, and beautiful promenades. This area is a great spot for those looking to enjoy a slightly more upmarket visit to Naples.

Chiaia is located between the historic center and Posillipo, offering easy access to the historic center, Piazza del Plebiscito, 12th-century Castel dell’ Ovo, and the Spanish Quarter.

Possibly the most famous attraction in the area though is the Villa Comunale. Created in the late 18th-century as a royal garden, it was opened to the public after the unification of Italy in 1869, becoming the city’s largest park in the process, a distinction which it still holds to this day. 

Featuring beautiful, lush green gardens, scenic coastal roads and stunning fountains, you can easily get lost in your surroundings for an afternoon. It is home to the Anton Dohrn Aquarium, a renowned scientific institution established a year after the park was opened to the public.

Being located right next to the sea, it is home to Lungomare Caracciolo promenade where you can enjoy beautiful views of Mount Vesuvius and Castel dell’Ovo, its music, street vendors, and lovely bars, restaurants, and pizzerias.  

It is known as the most romantic setting in Naples, and it is common to see couples in love walking along or enjoying a meal. The seafront promenade stretches from the charming Marina Santa Lucia to the little port of Mergellina.

The district is full of exclusive shops, bars, and restaurants, allowing you to sample a range of the finer things on offer in the city. You can find luxury boutiques and designer stores along Via Chiaia, Via dei Mille, and Via Calabritto.

Chiaia has a reputation as one of the safest neighborhoods to stay in Naples due to its low crime rate. If you value the safety, proximity to the sea, trendy shopping and dining, and upscale atmosphere, Chiaia is an excellent choice in Naples.

The neighborhood has plenty of accommodation options, many of them offer spacious rooms with sea views, gardens and rooftop terraces.

Stay in Chiaia if you are looking for the safest area to stay in Naples; you want high-end shops, bars, and restaurants; you are first-timers and families;

Best places to stay in Naples in Chiaia:

  • Luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Parker’s, 5-star hotel, located in the residential Corso Vittorio Emanuele, offering amazing views of the Gulf of Naples, and good access to public transportation.
  • Mid-range ($$): Exe Majestic, 4-star hotel, located in Naples’s exclusive Chiaia quarter, close to Piazza Amedeo Metro and Piazza Plebiscito.
  • Budget ($): Chiaia Suites, great guest houses, located within walking distance from Galleria Borbonica, San Carlo Theater, Chiaia Suites, Mappatella Beach, and Via Chiaia.

See more: 7 Best and Safest Areas to Stay in Naples Italy

3. Piazza del Plebiscito

Piazza del Plebiscito is considered one of the best areas to stay in Naples, especially for families due to its central location, safety, easy access to many attractions, amenities, and transportation options.

Piazza del Plebiscito is located right in the heart of the city, on the borders of both the Chiaia and Quartieri Spagnoli districts, close to Centro Storico and the sea. 

Staying around Piazza del Plebiscito will allow you to be located within walking distance to many major attractions. Additionally, it is well-conncted to public transportation, making it a great base to explore other parts of Naples.

The area is typically bustling with tourists, locals, and police presence, which contributes to its overall safety. It is large pedestrian area holds the occasion events or concerts.

Piazza del Plebiscito is one of the largest public squares in Naples, providing ample space for families to relax, play, and enjoy outdoor activities. Children can run around and expend their energy while parents can sit back and take in the beautiful surroundings.

The piazza, also known as Largo del Palazzo, translating to the square of the palace, for the dominating Palazzo Reale and the Bourbon’s royal palace. Piazza del Plebiscito gets its name from the plebiscite held here in October in 1860, under the Kingdom of Two Sicily, to consent to the takeover of Italy.

The square is framed by historic buildings, such as:

  • The Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), a 17th-century royal palace, one of four palaces in the area that were used as residences by the Bourbon kings.
  • The Basilica of San Francesco da Paola, built to mimic the world-famous Pantheon in Rome.
  • the twin pastel palaces, Palazzo Della Prefettura and Palazzo Salern

The excellent Teatro San Carlo is next door to the Royal Palace while the Galleria Umberto I, a stunning, late 19th-century building, is just across the road from that.

Important attractions such as the Castel Nuovo and Castel dell Ovo are both within walking distance while if you just stand where you are and gaze skywards you’ll find Castel Sant’Elmo which looks down onto the square. 

After sightseeing, you can visit bars and restaurants around the square’s historic buildings. Noteworthy spots include Naples’ favorite coffee bar, Gran Caffè Gambrinus, which is great for a quick snack and delicious local coffee.

The are around Piazza del Plebiscito has plenty of accommodations options ranging from budget to luxury, including family-friendly hotels, guest houses, apartments, B&Bs.

Stay here if you are traveling with children; you want to witness some of the most important sites in Naples’ more recent history; you want centrally-based with plenty of hotels.

Best places to stay in Naples in Piazza del Plebiscito:

  • luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Vesuvio, 5-star prestigious hotel, located right on the seafront, offering views of the Gulf of Naples, the island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius. Within a short walk from Castel dell’Ovo in the historic quarter of Santa Lucia and the port for boats to Capri, Sorrento.
  • mid-range ($$): Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto, 4-star hotel in the heart of Naples inside the historic Galleria Umberto, opposite Teatro San Carlo and the Royal Palace of Naples. Within easy walk to the port and Beverello Harbor for boat trips to Ischia, Capri island.
  • mid-range ($$): Le Mummarelle Napoli, great bed and breakfast in Naples near Mappatella Beach, a short walk from Castel dell’Ovo.

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4. Quartieri Spagnoli

Quartieri Spagnoli, where to stay in Naples on a budget

The Quartieri Spagnoli, or Spanish Quarter, is a authentic and budget-friendly area, located to southwest of the Centro Storico, within easy walking distance to to Piazza del Plebiscito, Port Of Napoli, Via Toledo, Chiaia and Vomero neighborhood.

Founded in the 16th-century to house Spanish garrisons and stop revolts from the Neapolitan people, their language is stronger here than anywhere in the world.

The Spanish Quarter offers budget friendly accommodations and dining options, so if you travel on a budget and want to stay in the heart of the city, this is a great base.

The Spanish Quarter is known for its lively atmosphere, narrow streets, and bustling markets. It is a working-class area that offers a glimpse into the authentic daily life of the city. The neighborhood is characterized by its colorful buildings, hanging laundry, and the constant buzz of activity.

You can find numerous traditional shops, small trattorias, and pizzerias serving delicious Neapolitan cuisine. The area is also famous for its vibrant street life, with locals chatting in the streets, children playing soccer, and artists showcasing their talents.

The area is home to the incredible collection of churches, including the Sant’Anna di Palazzo, the 1560 Santa Maria Della Mercede a Montecalvario, Chiesa di Santa Maria Francesca.

This is the location of the medieval Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino). It was built in 1279 and subsequently rebuilt two centuries later. Featuring 5 individual towers, visitors will be in awe at its glory, both inside and out, before climbing to its top to take in some stunning views of the city.

You” be located close to the Port of Naples (Pier Beverelli), where ferried depart to the islands of Ischia, Capri, and Procida, as well as Sorrento, Ravello, Positano, Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast.

Then, when you think you have seen everything there is on offer, a whole new world will open up underneath the city. Geothermal tunnels and catacombs are just waiting to be explored, which will give you an entirely new perspective on the city and its history.

For history buffs who want to learn the history of Naples since the Greek times, visit the nearby National Archaeological Museum. It displays a huge collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, and artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Stand at the beginning of Via Toledo is a beautiful square, Piazza Dante, which is named after its large statue of the Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. You can enjoy stunning surrounding buildings and visit the quaint bookstores and small bars and restaurants in the small alley Via Port’Alba.

Quartieri Spagnoli has a reputation for being a bit rough around the edges. While it has improved over the years, some visitors may feel uncomfortable with the area’s perceived safety risks, especially at night. It is advisable to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings.

You can easily find affordable accommodations around Quartieri Spagnoli. There are the form of guest houses, bed & breakfast, and 3-star traditional hotels.

If you’re adventurous, seeking an authentic experience, and don’t mind the lively atmosphere, it could be a great choice. However, if you prioritize safety, tranquility, and a more tourist-friendly environment, you may prefer alternative areas in Naples.

Stay in Quartieri Spagnoli if you are first-timers; you’re in Naples for two nights; you are working on a budget; you want an immersive and authentic Neapolitan experience.

Best places to stay in Naples in Quartieri Spagnoli:

  • mid-range ($$): Bell’s, sustainable bed and breakfast, located within a short walk from Royal Palace of Naples, San Carlo Theater, Galleria Borbonica, and Via Chiaia.
  • mid-range: Toledo Place, Great B&B, located near Maschio Angioino, San Carlo Theater, and Galleria Borbonica..
  • budget: Casa Calu’ , nice apartment, located close to San Carlo Theater, Royal Palace of Naples, and Galleria Borbonica.

5. Port of Naples

Port of Naples, where to stay in Naples near ferries

Molo Carlo Pisacane, or Port of Naples, is a great base if you have only one night in Naples and plan to travel by ferries. It is a safe neighborhood, located close to Chiaia and Piazza del Plebiscito.

Porto Napoli is one of the largest ports in Italy and the Mediterranean. The ferries and hydrofoils to the Gulf of Naples (Ischia, Capri, and Procida), Sorrento Peninsula (Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano), Salerno, Sicily, Sardinia, and the Pontine Islands depart from the port area of Molo Beverello.

You are also within walking distance to the historical churches, palaces, and famous attractions such as the San Carlo opera house, the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Castel Nuovo, Piazza del Municipio, and Neapolitan Quartieri Spagnoli.

Piazza del Municipio is one of the most important squares in Naples and is surrounded by the Mercadante Theater, the Bank of Italy Palace, the Banco di Roma headquarters, the Grand Hotel de Londres, and the maritime station.

It is where you find Neptune Fountain, which was built during the Spanish viceroy by Giovanni Domenico D’Auria following a design by Domenico Fontana, the Swiss architect. It relocated to this square in 2014 due to the construction of the Municipio underground station nearby.

Behind the fountain lies the Palazzo Municipale, the town hall which was commissioned by the Bourbon King Ferdinand I and now the seat of the local government of Naples. Adjacent to it is the Castel Nuovo, the new castle, built by King Charles of Anjou.

Port of Naples is a great place to stay if you plan to take a ferries; you want to stay in the hotels with ocean views. You can find cheaper accommodation around Piazza del Municipio and more expensive if you want to stay near the waterfront.

Best places to stay in Port of Naples:

  • luxury ($$$): Romeo hotel, 5-star hotel, opposite the ferry port for Capri and Ischia. The hotel has a rooftop pool overlooking Naples Harbor.
  • mid-range ($$): Smart Hotel Napoli, 4-star hotel, set in the Port of Naples area, near Museo Cappella Sansevero, San Carlo Theater and Palazzo Reale Napoli.
  • budget ($): Beverello Rooms, great guest house, featuring air-conditioned soundproof units with a desk, a coffee machine, a safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a bidet.

6. Lungomare Caracciolo

Lungomare Caracciolo, beautiful waterfront neighborhood

Lungomare Caracciolo is named after Via Caracciolo seafront street. This 3 km seafront starts from from Via Nazario Sauro in Santa Lucia to Mergellina, and ends at via Caracciolo.

Here you will find important points of interest like the Villa Comunale, the Riviera di Chiaia area, Via Santa Lucia with the famous church of Santa Lucia, the area of Borgo Marinaio which is home to a beautiful little port with bars and fresh fish restaurants and the Castel dell Ovo.

Lungomare Caracciolo has four ways Lungomare Caracciolo, via Partenope, via Caracciolo, and via Mergellina. Stroll along these promenades and enjoy the views of Mount Vesuvius, the island of Capri and Ischia. 

On the via Nazario Sauro which stretches from Santa Lucia pier to Castel dell’Ovo, you can find well-known restaurants and luxury hotels such as the Hotel Miramare and the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia.

On the Via Partenope, you can find renowned seafront restaurants and pizzerias like Vesi Pizzagourmet and Sorbillo Lievito Madre al Mare, and brand hotels such as the Grand Hotel Vesuvio and the Royal Continental Hotel.

via Caracciolo near the Villa Comunale offers beautiful views of the Posillipo and Vomero hills. Here you will find the Rotonda Diaz and General Armando Diaz.

Meanwhile, the via Mergellina connects Caracciolo to Piedigrotta, at the base of the Posillipo hill. Here you will find the Port of Mergellina, the lighthouse, and the famous chalets with coffee, ice cream.

Lungomare Caracciolo hosts numerous events such as  America’s Cup, the Davis Cup, sailing championships, the New Year events.

You can easily reach Lungomare Caracciolo by train, the nearest metro station is Mergellina in line 2; and there are buses that go through Via Marina and stop in Santa Lucia.

Lungomare Caracciolo offers high-end accommodations, with ocean views. it is a great area for a romantic getaway.

Best places to stay in Naples in Lungomare Caracciolo:

  • luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Vesuvio, 5-star hotel, located right on the seafront, offering views of the Gulf of Naples, the island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius.
  • mid-range ($$): Hotel Royal Continental, 4-star hotel, set right on Naples’ seafront promenade, in a quiet neighborhood. It offers a seasonal rooftop pool, with views out of the Bay of Naples and Castel dell’Ovo.
  • budget ($): Rex Lifestyle Hotel, 4-star hotel, situated near the Molo Beverello harbor and Castel dell’Ovo, offering a central location close to public transportation and main monuments of Naples.

7. Vomero

Vomero, where to stay in Naples for nightlife

Vomero is a safe and residential neighborhood located on a hilltop, to the west of Quartieri Spagnoli and north of Chiaia. It is known for its stunning views over the city, vibrant nightlife, and local atmosphere.

The neighborhood is home to a medieval fortress, Castel Sant’Elmo, providing some of the most stunning views in the city, Mount Vesuvius, the Gulf of Naples, and the Tyrrhenian Sea. 

While visiting the castle, you can explore the surrounding area including the Pedamentina in San Martino, Certosa e Museo di San Martino, the Neapolitan Museum, and the Belvedere San Martino.

Vomero is well-conncted with the historic center by public transportation. You can take the funicular cable car on Piazza Montesanto to the top of the hill. The funicular journey up is pretty spectacular too.

That’s because Vomero has developed a reputation for its thriving nightlife scene. With a range of bars and restaurants from the streets around Piazza Vanvitelli, this is a district that has something to offer each and every night of the week.

Piazza Fuga has some cool lounge bars, and Via Aniello Falcone is a long road filled with bars too. You’ll find a historic market in the Rione Antignano area which is especially good at Christmas.

Vomero is generally considered safe, but as in any other places, it’s always advisable to take precautions and be aware of your surrounding, especially at night.

Vomero is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city, making it a perfect destination for anyone looking for a more exclusive vacation. There are a good range of mid-range accommodation options and luxury hotels in the area.

Stay in Vomero if you want vibrant nightlife; you want to be in a safe area; You aren’t too worried about price; You prefer local atmosphere and picturesque views;

Best places to stay in Naples in Vomero for first-time visitors:

  • mid-range ($$): Hotel Cimarosa, 3-star hotel, the chic Vomero neighborhood, one of the city’s most fascinating districts. The hotel is very well served by public transportation, with subway and cable car stops nearby.
  • budget ($): La Chambre, great accommodation, close to shops and restaurants.
  • budget ($): Gentile Relais, great hotel, that has an elevator and luggage storage space.
  • budget ($): Villa Albina, located within walking distance from Villa Floridiana in the Vomero district of Naples. Close to Vanvitelli Metro Station.

8. Posillipo

Posillipo, a wealthy residential area in Naples

Posillipo is located to the south-east of the historic centre, on the northern coast of the Gulf Of Naples. Posillipo is a prestigious neighborhood with beautiful views. It’s known for its upscale residences and a relatively safe atmosphere.

This area is a destination perfect for those looking to explore some of the history of the area and witness some stunning coastal views, without worrying about mobs of tourists at every turn. Climb to the hill in Posillipo you will have the best views of Mount Vesuvius from its top.

The biggest draw to the area is the Pausilypon Archaeological Park, which is known locally as one of the most beautiful places in the city. It is also home to the Posillipo Market, which opens on Thursdays.

Among its most prominent features are the Imperial Villa, a 1st-century B.C structure, featuring a 2000 seat theatre; and the Tunnel Of Sejanus, a 770-metre long path through the cave of Sejanus, which joins the Imperial Villa to the other ruins in the area.

Beyond those, the site also contains the ruins of the House Of The Spirits, the School Of Virgil, a Roman Aqueduct, as well as other villas, baths and monuments.

While the area has been left largely untouched around the ruins, a few more modern attractions are present, including the Villa Rosebery, the residence of Italian presidents during their stays in Naples, and the Mausoleo Schilizzi, a mausoleum dedicated to those who gave their life for their country.

Staying Posillipo, you will also be close to the Fuorigrotta neighborhood. Fuorigrotta is home to the famous Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, a good place for sport lovers.

Combine all of this and you’ve got the recipe for a magical stay in a beautiful, historical part of the city, that you can enjoy at a slightly slower pace than elsewhere. You can choose to stay at its guest houses and B&B.

Stay in Posillipo If you want to sightsee without all the crowds, you prefer a more residential; you are particularly interested in Roman ruins, you love stunning coastal views.

Best Places to Stay in Naples in Posillipo:

  • luxury ($$): BW Signature Collection Hotel Paradiso, 4-star hotel, offering unforgettable view across the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius from its location on Posillipo Hill. It is well connected by public transport to Naples city center, and is close to the Mergelina Marina where you can board for the islands of Ischia and Capri.
  • mid-range ($$): B&B La Nave, self-catering apartments in the Posillipo district in Naples, within a short distance from Posillipo seafront, Nisida Island, and Campi Flegrei Train and Metro Station.
  • mid-range ($$): B&B Vista Mare, Located on the edge of the sea, close to a bus stop with links to the historic center of Naples. Posillipo Hill has lots of small cafés and bars, with in short distance to Lungomare promenade and Egg Castle.
  • mid-range ($$): Lux, beachfront B&B, close to Bagno Donn’Anna, Bagno Ideal, and Bagno Elena.

9. Naples Central Station

Staying near the Central Station (Napoli Centrale) provides excellent connectivity for exploring not only Naples but also other destinations in Italy. The area is suitable for travelers who value convenience and want to have easy access to public transportation for day trips or further travel.

The area around train station is the best area for one night in Naples. The train station is located next to the Centro Storico, and is a transport hub of the city.

It is connected to the Napoli Piazza Garibaldi underground station which is served by Metro Line 2 and the Circumvesuviana trains that link Naples with Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sorrento, and Amalfi Coast.

There are also rains to Rome which is 1 hour 10 minutes, to Florence which is 2.5 hours, and to Salerno to Naples which is a 35-minute. There buses to Capodichino Airport, depart every 15 minutes.

The area around train station is packed with boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment venues fill the district. Attractions nearby are Porta Capuana, Piazza San Francesco a Capuana, and Piazza del Mercato Square.

Like any major transportation hub in a city, there can be some concerns about safety, especially during late hours. It’s advisable to take precautions such as being aware of your surroundings and keeping an eye on your belongings.

Being a bustling transportation hub, the area around Naples Central Station can be noisy and congested, especially during peak travel times. If you prefer a quieter environment, you might find the constant hustle and bustle overwhelming.

There are plenty of places to choose from and they include B&Bs and apartments as well as a few hotels. If you are on a budget, Stazione Centrale may just be the place for you.

If you prioritize convenience and easy access to transportation, Stazione Centrale can be a practical choice. However, if you prefer a quieter atmosphere or a more authentic neighborhood experience, you might consider other areas of Naples.

Stay in Stazione Centrale if You want to be close to a transport hub; you’re looking for where to stay in Naples, Italy for one night; you don’t mind the noise;

Where to stay in Naples for first time visitors?

Naples Old Town is the best overall area to stay in Naples for first-time visitors. Booking hotel here allows you to be located within walking distance to the city’s most famous attractions. There also plenty of hotel options, restaurants, and bar nearby.

What are the safest areas to stay in Naples?

The safest areas to stay in Naples are Chiaia, Vomero, Posillipo, Piazza del Plebiscito, and the historic center. It’s always recommended to take safety precautions, and avoid the Central Station and the Quartieri Spagnoli at late night.

Where to stay in Naples with family?

The best areas to stay in Naples with family are Piazza del Plebiscito, Chiaia, Centro Storico, Port of Naples, Vomero, Posillipo, and Quartieri Spagnoli. These areas provide plenty of activities and attractions for families with children of all ages both young and old.

Where to stay in Naples for one night?

The best areas to stay in Naples for one night are the Centro Storico, Central Station, and the Port of Naples due to their proximity to attractions and excellent public transportation options.

Where to stay in Naples for 2 nights?

The best areas to stay in Naples for two nights are the Centro Storico, Port of Naples, Piazza del Plebiscito, and Chiaia because these are the city’s most covenient locations for short time visit with a unique atmosphere and easy access to different attractions.

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In conclusion, Centro Storico, Chiaia, Piazza del Plebiscito, Lungomare Caracciolo, Port of Naples are some of the best places to stay in Naples for tourists and first-timers due to their central locations, safety, and wide range of amenities. Centro Storico is best overall base for first-timers.

Personally, I will choose Centro Storico as the best location in Naples for first visit due to its safety, prime location, and excellent connection to public transportation. Staying here allows you to be located within walking distance to many major attractions, restaurants, bars, and shops.

About Author: Linda Smith

I'm Linda Smith, the Hotel Expert, an experienced travel blogger who passionate about traveling. I'm here to share with you all my travel experiences and tips. I cover a wide range of travel topics, specializing in sharing information about the best areas, neighborhoods, and hotels in each city. I hope all these things will make your travel easier.

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