after a disastrous first night at another b&b, I went online and found this place. what a difference. staying here is like suddenly having long lost relatives in napoli to stay with. carmine's parents are both in the 80's. mama seems always in the kitchen. after a day of touring, I'd sit down for a cup of tea and learned how to play scopa (a card game) with papa for a half hour. carmine is a very giving host. after I was turned away at a restaurant for being a solo diner, he walked with me to a different restaurant (on his way for his evening run) and made sure they would seat me. and what a great meal it was. another night when I mentioned I loved mellanzane parmesan, he telephoned a restaurant he said served the best in town to make sure it was on the menu that night.
my big tip about napoli is get out of the old town which is all that seems to be on the tourist maps they give out. many people told me how dirty and dangerous napoli was, but once I found my way around I'll forever tell those people they don't know what they're talking about. go to castel d'ovo and the chiaia district, then take the funicular up to the vomero district.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We welcome in our apartment those who want to stay in the city centre and live a pleasantly elegant and cosy atmosphere only the private house can offer.At the B&B Bellini 67 in Naples city center the concept of hospitality is to let you feel in a family, at home, but if you do not prefer so, you privacy will be totally respected.B&B Bellini 67 offers its guests two nice and spacious double bedrooms, with ample wedding beds or twin beds, provided with balcony overlooking the internal courtyard or the street, air-conditioning and WiFiThe bedrooms are soundproof, very important feature for a B&B in Naples.The private internal bathrooms are provided with shower and hairdryer.The breakfast, continental or English on demand, is very abundant and is served in the living room at whatever time the guest prefers.In the common area there is a cocktail corner where you can also drink the wine we produce in the countrysideThere is also the possibility of parking inside the building's yard and using a strongbox service. ... more less