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“Chic little corner of Naples”
Review of Santa Lucia

Ranked #56 of 789 things to do in Naples
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This area is full of over priced restaurants and hotels, but you pay for what you get. There's the marina with some outstanding boats (and a few battered "rowing" boats you can hire to sunbathe on (there is no beach here)) and the vistas from the marina restaurants are exceptional (especially Transatlantico - which will get its own 5* review).

The castle Ovo also provides a higher vantage point for some spectacular views and is free to visit.

It is busy during the day but seems to really come to life in the evening, you can expect to pay 7 euros for a beer and 5 to & 7 euros for a glass of wine and 3 to 4 euros for coke, fanta etc. The cheapest food is pizza and these start around 8 euros for a basic margarita up to 17 euros for sea food toppings. pasta is around 14 euros and steaks anything from 18 to 30 euros and usually don't include vegetables, Fish is also very expensive.

It is a base for visiting the main local tourist hot spots of Pompeii, Vesuvius, Sorrento Herculaneum and the isle of Capri.
We travelled independently not part of any organised tour/s.

It costs about 15 euros (fixed price) to get from the area to the main central station, but then the local train is only about 4 euros to Sorrento (takes 1 hour and 15 mins), Vesuvius 2.8 Euros (45 mins), Herculaneum 2.6 euros (25 mins) - timings are on the slow stopping every station train - for the fast train you can knock off between 10 and 25 mins journey time. Capri is reached via the ferry about 35 euros return and takes about an hour.

Whilst a very expensive 4 night city break, we did fit in quite a lot and were blessed with glorious weather. And a city we would very much like to visit again and maybe spend more time in Naples to take in its history and culture.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

A fancy and nice area in town, if you get tired of the hustle bustle of the historical center, take a walk here, it is lovely

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Hotel was wonderful — great location, helpful and friendly staff, and comfortable accommodations. Would highly recommend this lovely, stylish hotel with its elegant exterior, inviting entrance and appealing lobby. We enjoyed the large, clean, well-kept room that offered a small balcony with a lovely view of the sea and Castel dell'Ovo. Short walk to lots of superior restaurants.

Thank Sophiebaby
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

To the west of the Piazza del Plebiscito, on the slopes of Pizzofalcone and extending down to the sea, lies the district of Santa Lucia. South of the wide Via Santa Lucia, this is an area of modern streets laid out on a regular plan, but to the north, it is a picturesque huddle of narrow stepped lanes where you can see traditional Neapolitan life. It would be a shame to miss this very real neighborhood of shops and bakeries, artisans' workshops, little cafés where locals down their espresso, and streets where children play. Laundry usually hangs overhead, and conversations are carried on between balconies and windows across the narrow streets. It's a colorful place any time of day, but especially lively in the evening.
A must see

Thank Adybeig
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Santa Lucia is a spectacular spot with superb views across the water. You can come here and you have to decide whether to sit down somewhere and watch the world bo by, enjoying a drink, or be part of the world and really enjoy yourself? Choices, choices!

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