Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbors like Rome, Milan, or Florence, the charming city of Naples delivers a true taste of Italy with its winding cobblestone streets and delicious pizza. If you want to ditch touristy Rome, or fashionable Milan, and instead take a road less traveled, Naples is the perfect destination for you with its classic laidback Italian vibe. Here are a few reasons to take a trip to Naples.
Ancient ruins are not only for history geeks. With their peaceful silence of long lost time, ancient ruins always transport you to another age. And the ones you can see in Naples are particularly evocative. Just a short distance from this city, there are ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the cities destroyed by the deadliest Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD. The cities which were covered in volcanic ash that day, still stand as haunting reminiscent of the ruins and even the bones of those who were buried alive. Naples National Archeological Museum features the excavated artifacts from both sites, and also an interesting secret room full of famous erotic arts from both cities.
Of course, no list of Naples can be completed without this! Pizza is literally a big deal in this city. Forget all those flashy varieties, as Naples’ signature invention is the classic straightforward Margherita. The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana ensures the pizzerias are following the set of stringent rules for official certification. As per the rule, the dough of pizzas can’t be stretched to more than 0.15 inches in thickness, and only a specific tomato and certified mozzarella di bufala can be used in pizza preparations. Moral of the story, Naples is the kingdom of fresh, delicious, pocket-friendly pizzas, with pizzerias at almost every street corner.
Naples is also a great gateway to several wonderful seaside destinations like the gorgeous islands of Capri and Ischia, the picturesque Sorrento town, and well, the celebrity-clad Amalfi Coast too! If you are staying in Naples, all these spots are perfect for a day trip, just a short boat, train, or car ride away.
3 Exciting Places to Explore When Visit Podgorica, Montenegro
Podgorica is Montenegro’s capital city. This city is given a lot of importance because it is the educational, cultural, political, and economic center of the country. It is also known to have a lot of architectural and historical value. But it is the confluence of the rivers Ribnica and Morača that makes the city so attractive. Here is a list of places you might want to explore during your trip there.
Montenegro’s Niagara Falls
The name may make you smile but the idea behind using this name was probably to get the attention of the tourists. It also has a restaurant by the falls named Niagara. The falls themselves are about 4.3 miles from the center of the city. By that logic, the restaurant is perfectly placed. Thankfully, the prices at this restaurant are not as steep. The best time to visit this spot is during the winter.
Watching a Local Football or Basketball Match
If you wish to be part of something adventurous then go watch the KK Buducnost basketball game. You can watch the match at Moraca Sports Center. They have won a whopping 11 consecutive basketball league games at a domestic level, which is pretty impressive. Watching a match here will give you an insight into how they organize sports events here. If you enjoy watching football, then the FK Mladost and FK Buducnost are the leading clubs to watch in action. You will find them playing at either the Mladost Stadium or the Pod Goricom Stadium, respectively.
This is the Centre of Modern Arts and is the very pink building you will encounter. It is placed in the middle of the park. There is no entry charge, meaning free. You can peruse through both the temporary and the permanent exhibitions. With very little information on display, it would be wise to hire a guide to explain more about the art.