Pizza, you’ve heard of it, right? But have you ever wondered where it came from? The answer is Naples. Yes, this beautiful southern Italian city is the birthplace of that oh so famous dish. And if that’s not a big enough draw to try coliving here, then I don’t know what is. The pizza is to die for.
The city itself is a tourist hotspot, so be warned but that’s also what makes it such a vibrant hub of life. With so many statues and historic buildings on display, the whole city becomes your museum. If you do want to go a bit deeper into history though, you can visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, where in particular you can discover finds from the destroyed cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It is highly recommended that you make the trip out to the cities as well. Just wondering around where the remains of life are preserved almost perfectly is haunting yet powerful. You can even take a 30-minute hike up the sleeping volcano, which caused the destruction and enjoy spectacular views of the Bay of Naples.
Back in the city, nomads can get to know the place upside and downside. First, by visiting the beautiful and impressive cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro. This place is full of exquisite frescoes. Second a more hidden gem the Sansevero Chapel. Which may look plain as day from the outside, but once you enter, it feels like you’ve entered a whole other world. Underneath it’s Naples Underground tunnels you’ll want to explore.
Naples has a bit of a history of being a difficult place to stay, and many remote workers may be put off by that, but recent works by the mayor have resulted in positive changes to this now trendy spot. Still fairly pricey, and the locals do not speak English well, but with so much history and balmy temperatures year-round, you’ll lose yourself in your coliving experience of this stunning place. Make sure to travel around cheaply using the Metro, and pop by the Toledo Art Station for a special surprise. Trust us!
Fun facts about Naples:
- The word Naples means “New City”, and is derived from the comes from ancient Greek Νεάπολις
- Margherita Pizza was named after Queen Margherita, can you spot why?
- There are 7 castles in Naples - Castel dell’Ovo, Castel Nuovo, Castel Capuano, Castel Sant’Elmo, Forte di Vigliena, Castello del Carmine and Castello di Nisida
- Naples is home to the most Michelin Star restaurants in all of Italy