There is a great variety of accommodation on offer in Naples, and the distinctive contrasts between each neighbourhood mean they invariably portray the city in different lights. The historic centre of Naples is a maze of tiny alleyways and lively piazzas, its epicenter located from the coastline to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in the north. Quartieri Spagnoli is the home of Neapolitan life and a fantastic neighbourhood from which to gain a grasp of the real Naples. Centro Storico is another quintessentially Neapolitan neighbourhood, although not for the faint-hearted. Parts can seem run-down and after dark there can be a certain edge, but this shouldn’t stop you exploring this vibrant neighbourhood at the nucleus of ancient Naples. Hugging the shoreline is the upmarket neighbourhood of Chiaia, home to wealthy Romans and visiting tourists. Designer boutiques, art galleries, mansions and parks characterize the area, and the bars and restaurants draw the fashionistas. Vomero, a green residential neighbourhood that can be reached by funicular, is another beautiful neighbourhood well worth exploring.