Climbing the hill through Vomero, you may feel that, despite the fact that you're in a central district of Naples, you've stepped into an entirely different Italian city. There are quaint pedestrian streets, a ton of local shops and gelaterias, and the excellent views from the two prominent landmarks at the city's high point, the old San Martino charterhouse (now a high-quality museum) and the medieval fortress, Castel Sant'Elmo. In a city whose neighborhoods differ greatly in poverty level, upkeep, and attitude, Vomero is not only a great place to enjoy a traveler-friendly ambiance, but a great place to eat and drink as well.Gastropubs are en vogue in the area, with establishments like The Penny Black Pub (Via Enrico Alvino), Herr Daniel (Via Tino da Camaino), and the L'Oca Nera Irish Pub (Via Gianlorenzo Bernini) proving to be most popular for the nightlife crowd. As far as grub goes, fresh produce and other miscellaneous items can be bought at the market at Piazza Antignano, while Via Scarlatti and its terminus, Piazza Luigi Vanvitelli, are the central tourist areas, following suit with plenty of ice cream, pizza, and other dining options.
Note:We suggest arriving via public transportation (subway, bus, etc.), for parking can be quite a lot of trouble.