If you are in Naples for a single day it is very likely that you are heading to Amalfi Coast or Sorrento or you are waiting to take the flight that will bring you back home.
I love Naples and therefore, frankly, I do not see it as the best option, it would deserve much more time to be visited, but above all lived in all its essence.
If you stay one day here is my advice with the hope that the next time you return to enjoy Naples and dedicate the time you deserve to live this city!
Establishing the starting point is clearly difficult as it is subjective. You could have arrived by plane, by train or staying in one of the many hotels in the city
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Let's start with the Cathedral of Naples.
A visit to the Crypt and the Museum of San Gennaro and then to San Biagio of the Booksellers where you will cross the ancient center through the famous Spaccanapoli.
Remember that you do not have much time available and then enjoy the walk observing what surrounds you maybe doing up and down San Gregorio Armeno , have a coffee at San Lorenzo Maggiore and come back again for Spaccanapoli . Direction Piazza San Domenico Maggiore.
Turn right and 50 meters here Cappella San Severo. Even if you are in Naples for a day, I consider it a mandatory stop. You can not leave Naples without visiting it. Trust me.
After the visit to the San Severo Chapel continue towards Piazza del Gesù. On your left you will find the poignant beauty of Church of Santa Chiara, entering the Church of the New Jesus on your right hand side. They both deserve a fleeting visit.
In the meantime, you'll definitely need refreshment. In this case I suggest you enjoy the Neapolitan Street Food . A wallet pizza, a fry, or a Neapolitan tarallo. Eat by walking . You will find it enjoyable and gain time. Long time.
From Via Toledo down to Piazza del Plebiscito.
Walking through Via Toledo you can also decide to take a stretch of the Quartieri Spagnoli. All you need is to turn into one of the alleyways on your right to experience a unique and unrepeatable emotion. At the end of Via Toledo in front of your eyes you will find yourself marvelous!
On your left Galleria Umberto I and the Teatro San Carlo. As soon as you reach Piazza Trieste and Trento, Piazza del Plebiscito opens up before you in all its majesty.
It is one of the largest squares in Italy here are waiting for the Royal Palace and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola.
Your itinerary continues. You go down to the sea and arrive at Via Caracciolo. On your imperious left rises Vesuvius and on your right Castel dell'Ovo .
From here you can walk in total relax (it's a pedestrian zone) the promenade to enjoy a poignant landscape and take Naples with you forever in your heart, even if you've been there for only one day!