In the heart of bustling, chaotic Naples is a world apart to enjoy a summer evening listening to the lapping of the waves. Cross a bridge in the shadow of a Norman castle and enter the Borgo Marinaro, the old fisherman's village that still retains its small-town marine atmosphere despite being at the shore of a major city. Meander through the lanes of the old quarter, which was the original arrival spot for the Greeks several millennia ago. The marina is still filled with fishing boats, sail boats and other pleasure craft.
This is a district of hip bars, stalwart restaurants and lively pizzerias. Inviting tables decorate the piazzas and streets under the shade of big umbrellas, and the district sits in the shadow of the stolid Castel dell'Ovo, built in the 12th century and still a Neapolitan favorite. The castle hosts art exhibitions and offers spectacular views from its ramparts. For a fun evening in Naples, walk down to the Borgo Marinaro and sample the city's famed fare.
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