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Colorful and vibrant Naples is a cheerful and fascinating city, home to pizza, music, ice cream and the famous Farnese collection. From Naples you can easily visit Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Ischia and Procida. Like in any big city, it is best to have a clear idea of where you are going and how much you should be paying when on Naples vacations. Naples is situated on the coast, approximately two hours by train from Rome. Journey length and prices vary according to which kind of train you take. An energetic walker armed with a street map can see most of central Naples on foot. The city has a very well developed lodging infrastructure which includes Naples vacation rentals, luxurious houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Naples holiday rentals and luxury hotels. Much of the character of Naples vacations is contained in the chaotic and untidy streets around Via Toledo and Spaccanapoli, where the impoverished and anarchic Naples of myth is still vibrantly and deafeningly alive. Within these areas, there are many interesting piazzas and churches. Naples Cathedral, the Duomo, is dedicated to San Gennaro, and is a medieval building with an early twentieth-century facade and lovely Renaissance chapels. The attached Basilica Santa Restituta is part of an ancient building from which you can access Greek and Roman excavations. The Chapel of San Gennaro is the home of the Saint's blood, kept in phials which dutifully liquefy each year. You can easily find Naples short term rentals near all these must-see attractions. Some of the most important sights of Naples, and Italy, are to be found in the Archaeological Museum, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Find Naples vacation rentals or Naples vacation home rentals nearby. The famous Farnese Collection consists of some of the finest pieces of Greek and Roman sculpture still existing. The works on display originate from the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum and other sites. The museum is fascinating in itself, with vast halls barred off and covered in dust-sheeting, balconies with “Danger! Likelihood of collapse.” notices and erratic labeling. The collections are so rich that you are sure to see treasures. Several of the mosaics from local sites are breathtakingly beautiful and look amazingly fresh. Most jaw dropping of all for the innocent (like ourselves) is the collection of Roman 'pornography' on the first floor. Including garden ornaments, statues, frescoes and good-luck charms, these two rooms illustrate a bawdy and robust aspect of Roman culture.