I went to Napoli from April 27 til May 4th and here is what we did:
27th Drove down from Roma in a rental car, stayed at Hotel Mediterreaneo downtown, shook off jet lag, walked on via roma, and ate at some place on Medina
28th Woke up and went to Capri from Molo Beverello - all day. Took the Aliscarfi to port of Capri, then took Funicalari to town of Capri (very beautiful), then hired a taxi who took us to Piccola Mare (Rocks) for 30 minutes and then onto Anacapri for 2 hours and then back to the port for 50 Euro (was a good deal). At Anacapri, went up Monte Solarno on chairlift, drank wine on the top of the mountain (what a view) and almost fell asleep coming down the lift.
29th Drove in Rental car to Vietri su Mare - very beautiful, cought a lot of ceramics and had a nice time. Drove south on the amalfi coast to Majori for lunch. Then drove to Ravello for the afternoon in the town and villa Cimbrano...just awesome. Drove back to Napoli over mountain via Angri to autostrada.
30th Drove to Pozzouli and had lunch. very nice and away from Napoli. Then went to Solfatara the vulcano, the colleseum, Baia/Bacoli, Arch Felice, and Cuma. Cuma was awesome greek/Roman ruins. Then drove up the coast to Penetamare and ate dinner, saw my old villa in Varcaturo on the way back to Napoli via the tangenziale that night. Wife had a cheap purse snatched on Via Roma that night. Lost no money but she was upset.
1st Went to Ischia and rented a moped for the whole day and we rode double. Had a great time and drove around the entire island. Recommend Posidien beach for a few hours of hot baths.
2nd Hung out in Napoli all day and evening. Went shopping on via Roma and Via Chiaia. Had a nice day.
3rd Did the hydrofoli back to Capri again and pretty much did the same itinerary as our first visit. We love Capri...and yes went back to the top of Monte Solarno on the chairlift again.
4th Woke up and drove to Roma early in the morning. Checked into a Marriott Courtyard near the Airport and dropped off luggage and then drove to the Colleseum/Forum/old Rome area and took a very long walk. It was a nice stroll through history and took 3 hours. Then got back into the car and drove to St. Peter's Basilica. Very heavenly. Drove back to hotel and ate dinner in a little beach Marina town called Fiumacino - very nice.
5th Woke up and flew back to Florida
Beautiful Views from islands and mountains.
Beautiful preserved historic sites
Italian came back to me by the end of the week
Driving was very hard but I did not have one scratch on my car rental - unbelievable. I would rent another car cause it allows you to be spontaneous.
Expensive - the dollar does not go very far.
Hotel A/C did not work. The view was awsome though
The town looked a lot like it did 20 years ago. A little more cleaned up - but not much. Agnano and Bagnoli were the pits - just like they were 20 years ago and I cannot believe I worked there for 4 years.
By the end of the week - my Neopolatan Intalian was coming together and it was fun - but a lot of work - to speak continuous Italian. Overall we had a great time. Next time I do not think I will stay downtown Napoli. Mabee Pozzuoli, or on Ishica or Capri. But I am not disappointed that I did stay in Napoli cause it was a rush.