GO FOR: Strolling safely through a gentrified quarter of one of Southern Italy's most exuberant cities. Vespa riders in slim suits rev their engines quietly, yielding to well-dressed women carrying shopping bags from Prada and Gucci.
A short walk from the traffic-clogged historical center, the seafront neighborhood of Chiaia boost shady plazas and narrow streets more suited to walking than driving.
Stroll along a new car-free portion of the lungomare, Naples' seaside promenade, for views of the Mount Vesuvius volcano and the Island of Capri. Explore the 16th-century Villa Comunale park. Then pick among the bars tucked into a warren of back alleys, and raise a glass to discovering a neighborhood the city's elite have considered their secret for centuries.
|Bespoke tie maker Giorgio Ricciardi|
Find out more about where to eat, stay, shop in Naples' Chiaia neighborhood, see my story in the September-October issue of Virtuoso Life Magazine.