Multiple Locations on the Caracciolo Promenade|Via Francesco Caracciolo, Napoli, Italy | Map
You’re going to the birthplace of modern pizza. Naples is roughly 225 kilometers south of Rome, and is situated right next to the world-famous Mount Vesuvius. If you’re coming from outside Italy, you should book a flight to Naples International Airport, although you can expect layovers in other major European cities if you’re coming from North America. Once you’re in Naples, your best bet is to take the metro bus, which is considered the most reliable form of transit in the city. Check this local's blog to find out everything you need to know about getting around and exploring the city.
Let’s face it: you don’t need to stay at a 5-star hotel for a pizza festival. Naples offers an assortment of affordable lodging options including near the waterfront, but they get cheaper the further inland you go. Since you’ll be rubbing elbows with expert pizza chefs and hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, it’s wise to book a place months in advance if you can.
This is probably the most pizza you will ever see in your life. No doubt you’ll be tempted to scarf down everything in sight at the beginning, but you don’t want to be the guy or gal who upchucks a Neapolitan masterpiece in front of everyone. Take it easy, savor every bite and let your stomach digest all the cheesy goodness.
When you aren’t busy stuffing your face, there’s live music entertainment to tide you over until your next slice. Take some time to let your food settle so you bask in the Mediterranean sun and vibe to local music acts.
Yeah, you read that right. That means you’ll have more money to guzzle down pizza and refreshing drinks.