Via Toledo, Via Chiaia, and Via dei Mille
In Via Toledo (also with the old name “Via Roma” called), one of Naples’s longest shopping streets, you find numerous boutiques, a department store, and branches of big chains. Located in this street, which is for the most part a pedestrian area, is also the Galleria Umberto I, which impresses by its neoclassical architecture. At the Piazza Trieste e Trento, which is the end of the pedestrian area, you find the elegant Cafè Gambrinus in the Belle Époque style. It represents a part of Naples’ s history, and when you look at the long counter with dolci (cake and pastries), it will be hard to choose: You should definitely try a sfogliatella! Diagonally opposite the café extends the big Piazza Plebiscito with the Palazzo Reale. If you haven’t shopped enough yet, you turn before Cafè Gambrinus into the exclusive Via Chiaia. Here, you find mostly brand boutiques, but also antiques- and art dealers. The price level continues to increase in the Via dei Mille, the most exclusive street in Naples.
Via Toledo approach: Take the Metro line 1 to Piazza Dante, and continue on foot to Piazza Plebiscito (longer tour). The Metro station in the Via Toledo hasn’t been finished yet. From the Vomero, you can reach Via Toledo by the funicular railway “Funicolare Centrale”. The station Piazza Trieste e Trento is across the Galeria Umberto.
Via Chiaia and Via dei Mille approach: Take the Metro line 2 to Piazza Amedeo. Continue on foot to Via dei Mille. From Vomero, you can take the “Funiculare Chiaia” until you arrived at the last station (Via del parco Margherita).