Gay Naples Naples City Guide City Guides > Italy > Gay Naples Naples Curation by Jamie McGhee, words by Ian PackhamNaples has it all – layer upon layer of history, dedicated fashionistas cruising on Vespas through sun-drenched piazzas, simple but sublime cuisine, and, of course, UNESCO certification as the birthplace of pizza. Italy’s third-largest city has come a long way from its staunchly Catholic traditions. Since 1996, Napoli Pride has been the party to end all parties, and same-sex couples do not faze younger Neapolitans. That said, outside of areas known for flying the rainbow flag, public demonstrations of affection between men is still rare and could raise the eyebrow of the odd passing nonna. For everything you want to know about the city, check out Mr Hudson’s Naples gay travel guide. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in NaplesThe perfect location of ROMEO hotel, opposite the ferry terminal to the islands of Capri and Ischia, two major Naples points of interest, also provides guests with stunning rooftop pool views over the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius beyond. Its spacious rooms are as stylish inside as the modern edifice is outside, emphasizing natural materials such as wood and Tramontano leather. A stay at the ROMEO hotel also includes complimentary use of the 1000m2 spa, with its hot tubs, saunas, and modern gym equipment. A short distance along the bayside, and with equally fine sea views, you’ll find Grand Hotel Vesuvio. The rooftop pool overlooks the ancient Castel dell’Ovo, whose breathtakingly grandiose interior of majestic chandeliers, jardinières, and polished hardwood have to vie for attention as a result. Nearby La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel has a similar list of features, with a rooftop terrace complete with hot tub rather than the pool, and an interior decoration scheme with the lightest of touches. White, airy rooms are finished with floral feature materials and exquisite marble bathrooms.The edifice of Hotel Il Convento dates back to the seventeenth century, and is the basis for one of Naples’ more tranquil stays; the convent of Santa Maria Francesca is right next door. However, the boutique stores of Via Toledo are just a couple of minutes’ stroll away, and each room has its own private balcony from which to admire this vibrant city. A little further away from the heart of Naples, midway between Sorrento and Pompeii, is Capo la Gala. Taking its cue from its surrounds, the design has a definite, but subtle, nautical theme. Together with the local limestone from which the hotel is constructed, this styling helps Capo la Gala blend effortlessly into its surroundings. Its features include a large outdoor swimming pool and spa, though it’s the endless seascapes that will stick in your memory the longest. ROMEO hotel | Photo: Kenzo Tange Architects ROMEO hotel | Photo: Kenzo Tange ArchitectsThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more The favourite places of Robert SchraderRobert Schrader is a writer, photographer and editor of travel blogs Leave Your Daily Hell and Japan Starts Here. He talks to Mr Hudson about his passion for travel, and some of his favourite places. Read story > Osaka Travel guideThe warm, quirky personalities in Osaka will have you spellbound, particularly behind the Kabuki Theatre in Namba and within the niche nightlife offerings of Doyama. To access this content, you must purchase City Guides subscription. Explore > The favourite places of Luis CanutoSpain Seven Degrees is an exclusive travel agency specialised in gay tours in Spain. We talk to Luis Canuto, CEO and founder, about some of his favourite places. Read story > Subscribe to our newsletterYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.