Traveling to Naples for the weekend or even for a day from Rome is easy and cheap. Through sites like trenitalia.it or italiarail.com, you can get to Naples in two hours for 25-euro round-trip (or, if you're willing to pay a bit more, you can get there even faster). Despite what you may think, you have actually never truly eaten pizza until you have visited Naples. Again, we swear, it’s worth visiting Naples just for the pizza. So, here's what to do and what to eat when in Naples, Italy.
Head up to Castel Sant’Elmo to see a 360-degree view of colorful Naples and its unbelievably blue coastline. Then, trek back down the windy streets to walk the coastline itself and see the port at eye-level.
Must try: fried street food at Passione di Sofi (fried bread rolls, fried potatoes, fried rice balls, fried pasta, fried pizza, fried calamari, fried mozzarella, need we say more?). If you have a sweet tooth, try graffa. Graffa is alike to a warm, fluffy, cinnamon sugar donut, but is even better.
Gelato: Go to Bilancione and get the gelato either on their award-winning cone or stuffed inside brioche bread. You really can’t go wrong here.