‘La Dolce Vita’ is Naples mantra, and this town certainly does like to enjoy itself. It has a rich legacy of fine arts, with a wonderful theater where visitors can enjoy opera and classical music seasons almost all year round. Then there is the banging nightlife with numerous discos and bars open late in the summer, full of tourists and glamorously dressed locals alike
Many music bars are found in Piazza dei Martiri, Piazza San Pasquale and Piazza Amedeo. They are almost always busy but people generally move on later to the likes of San Pasquale di Chiaia, Piazza Sannazzaro and Lungomare Mergellina where you will find the trendy clubs. The most popular wine bars are located here too, such as S’Moove and the Joyce Irish Pub. The Old City Center is the area where many of the alternative clubs are located due to a steady patronage from the university students. White in Vico Satriano is one of the trendiest lounge bars in the city. The disco La Mela in Via dei Mille is more laid back but still attracts large numbers of people every day.
Theater and Music
The San Carlo Theatre is the city’s most famous and is a tourist attraction in itself. The interior and exteriors are superbly decorated and throughout the year opera and philharmonic seasons are hosted here. But getting a ticket in the height of the season might be difficult unless you book ahead online. With such an impressive legacy of fine arts, stretching back the prosperous times under Aragon rule in the 17th Century, Naples boasts a fine tradition of opera and music which flourished during the Renaissance and still thrives to this day.
Alternatively, Theatre Diana is a popular choice with locals for its contemporary productions, the Cilia theater is a more modern theater that hosts musical evenings, while Theatre Bellini is one of the best known and prestigious in the city and regularly hosts musicals, plays and comedy in Italian and other languages.