Naples Italy is one of the most popular destinations to visit for a holiday. This enchanting coastal city is home to fine dining and some of the best shopping in the world. There is so much to see and do while you are on holiday in Naples. Here we take a look at some of the best souvenirs you can collect whilst on holiday here.
If you love art and architecture then a visit to the Uffizi Museum is an absolute must. Within the museum there are numerous artifacts that span several centuries, each displaying their owner’s particular taste in art and Italian culture. Amongst these you will find some beautiful examples of religious art such as the Last Judgment. This incredible work of art was used by the church in an attempt to appease God, and shows Jesus Christ’s agony at the crucifixion.
In Naples Italian wine is a drinkable delight and you will be able to sample many different types. Some of the best vineyards in the country can be found in the northern region of Tuscany where the Murano region predates the creation of the modern wine market. During your time in this area you should be able to visit many of the villas and farms to see the wines being made.
Naples is also famous for its rich pastry and cheese production and you will be able to sample many different varieties here. As you are traveling through the countryside you may come across a farm or some of the local artisan markets where you can purchase some of the best produce in town. The gelato which is produced here has won many awards over the years and has become something of an Italian fashion trend. Gelato literally means “icing fruit”, and many restaurants will offer a free tasting before you purchase any.
Umbria is another region that you should spend some time in. Here you can experience some wonderful mountain views and plenty of shopping. For souvenirs you can purchase beautiful hand crafted Umbrian jewellery. In fact many traditional villages and cities in Italy have an old world charm about them and you can find beautiful handcrafted jewellery from many of them.
The best way to see all of these regions of Italy is to travel by train as the scenery is simply beautiful. There are two main routes to choose, the historic route and the coastal route, and you can get around Naples much more easily using both. If you are planning on doing a lot of traveling by train in the coming months it is a good idea to book your ticket as early as possible to guarantee yourself a spot. You can also save quite a bit by purchasing a ticket for onward travel online.