SpaccaNapoli Home ticked all of our boxes for a five night stay in Naples. Situated in the vibey Spanish Quarter, you will feel like a local if you choose this apartment as a self catering option.
This 90 m² property has an unusual layout with one bathroom off the entrance, and the other off the passage leading to the living area. The first bathroom is small, with a shower and the larger one has a bath. Down the passage is a living room with a dining room table which Dave used as his work space. Off this was a large bedroom with a queen bed, and a dressing room. Next to that was the second bedroom, also with a queen bed, and plenty of cupboard space. Both bedrooms have small balconies, and a third one is off the kitchen. The kitchen had nearly everything one could think of. Luigi left coffee and bottled water. And the only thing ‘missing’ was a sharp knife. We used the table in here for all of our meals. And I was very grateful for the dishwasher.
Getting to SpaccaNapoli Home
There is no need for a car in Naples so I suggest if you have driven there you find somewhere to park out of the city centre, where parking is cheap. We flew into Naples-Capodichino International Airport or you can take the train to arrive at Napoli Centrale which is located at Piazza Garibaldi. From the airport catch the Alibus at a cost of €5 to Napoli Centrale. From there you will get on to Metro Line 1 and get off at Toledo. At this stage, ignore what Google Maps tells you if you have suitcase to drag. It is easier to walk under Via Toledo and take the Piazza Montecalvario exit. Turn left when you get out of the station then turn left onto Vico 1° Montecalvario. And again left onto Via Concezione a Monte Calvario. Turn right onto Vico Noce and right onto Vico II Portapiccola a Montecalvario. When you get to Via Francesco Girardi cross the street and number 66 will be in front of you.
A perfect host
I made our reservation for May, in January and contacted Luigi straight away to ask for early check in. He let me know it would not be a problem, and it really wasn’t. He made sure the apartment would be ready for us from 11am but told me we could arrive earlier and leave our luggage there. We only made our way there at 11am and I sent an SMS to say we were waiting in the courtyard. Luigi came down and guided us to the lift which took us to the apartment. He showed us around, put the suitcases in the dressing room for us and then dealt with the formalities. He was available at any time during the day via WhatsApp to answer questions and we could leave when we were ready on the Saturday morning.
Shopping in Naples
SpaccaNapoli is an amazing area of Naples with many market shops, fishmongers and butchers. You can also head towards Montesanto and see what the small vendors have on offer there. For our basic groceries we shopped at Sole 365 Via Incoronata. It is an 800m walk, but up a steep hill when you get back, so I recommend taking a backpack to carry your groceries home. Our walk to buy groceries took us past Bar Charlies at Via dei Greci and I can recommend stopping there for afternoon aperitivo.
Things to do in Naples
There is a lot to do in Naples, and despite all recommendations, I do not suggest you use any transport app. To get on and off the public transport is as simple as using the tap and go facility on your credit card. And try and walk as much as you can. There are so many things to see that you will miss if you are on a bus or metro line. Pick one of the funiculars to go on – we chose the one from Montesanto to Morghen, starting off at Corso Vittorio Emanuele and walking to Castel Sant’Elmo when we got off at the top station. Visit Mappatella Beach and walk around the gardens at Palazzo Reale. We also took a day trip to Pozzuoli to see the Flavian Amphitheatre. Read more about our trip on our holiday blog.
Communicating while travelling
The apartment has WiFi which was excellent for while we were there. But the rest of the time we needed to be contactable. I downloaded the Airalo App and we used this on one phone to hotspot our other devices to. This was extremely helpful when using Google Maps to get around Naples. Use referral code TANDY4186 if you want $3 off your first purchase.
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View the previous posts on July 6:
- 2022: June 2022 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2020: Roasted Garlic Toum
- 2018: Duck Liver Pâté
- 2016: June 2016 Showcasing In My Kitchen
- 2015: Spinach And Ricotta Gnocchi
- 2012: Mint
- 2011: Caraway
- 2010: Pork Chops With Apple Verlaque Sauce And Shiitake Mushrooms