Top attractions in Naples
Snuggled into the coast of Campania with an urban area incorporating four million inhabitants, Naples is one of Europe's best-kept secrets.
A true jewel of the Mediterranean, a drive along the Amalfi Coast will dazzle you.
Naples' opera house's programme is diverse, with ballet shows taking place between April and June, too. Even if opera and ballet are not your thing, the house is lovely to behold.
If you are a classical history buff, you've come to the right place. See statues and artwork depicting the beginnings of Europe's rich heritage.
The unusual architecture of this church of "New Jesus" dates from the year 1470. It also faces one of Naples' main squares. The inside of the church is also worth a look for its frescoes!
Located on the peninsula of Megaride, the "Egg Castle" dates back to Roman times and has since seen it all: Norman, Saracen, Spanish, and French invaders. See it as part of a wider tour of Naples to understand its history.
Four days or so should cover the basics - take out whole days for trips outside of Naples, such as to Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Pretty walkable, especially in the city center. There is also a transit system serving the whole metropolitan area, including a funicular taking you up into the hills.
All year round, but go between October and March to avoid crowds and very warm weather.
In Italy, some stores and other attractions are closed at lunchtimes or in the afternoons, so double check before you set out somewhere.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+39
- Best time to visitAll year round, but go between October and March to avoid crowds and very warm weather.
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The Naples Underground Tour is definitely a highlight of this city, which boasts plenty to see and do. Our guided tour took us about 40m under the streets of Naples and the Basilica San Paolo D’maggiore. After meandering through the narrow tunnels and seeing how the residents of Naples transformed the caverns and tunnels from a rubbish dump during the 2nd World War, we were treated to a trip to what had previously been used as a local apartment until the remains of an Ancient Roman Theatre were discovered. This part of the tour was a real treat. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of both locations and spoke faultless English. One of the best tours we did on this particular cruise.
The overall experience was great. Christian (the driver and guide) was an excellent driver navigating through the narrow roads and being cautious. I never felt unsafe riding in the nice mercedes van with a few other passengers. Christina also provided great info about the area and the things to look for on the way there. Definitely worth it !
During our trip to Rome, some of the group wanted to see Pompeii. A friend gave me advice to stay off of the “rickety” train from Naples to Pompeii and if we could afford it take the tour from Naples. We did and had an easy trip. Our visit to Pompeii was very enjoyable with a wonderful guide Elisa whose commentary amused us all. It was a great day in Pompeii!
The guide Teresa was very pleasant, attentious and intelligent... We were charmed with the astonishing beautiful place. I strongly recommend you to take the tour by boat around the island... Gorgeous!!! La guida Teresa è stata molto piacevole, attenta e intelligente... Siamo rimasti incantati dal bellissimo posto stupefacente. Vi consiglio vivamente di fare il giro in barca intorno all'isola ... L'isola è splendida !!!A guia Teresa foi muito agradável, atenciosa e inteligente... Ficamos encantados com o lugar que é espantosamente lindo. Recomendo fortemente que você faça o passeio de barco ao redor da ilha... Realmente vale a pena!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum through GetYourGuide. The actual tour provider was Napoli City Vision. A benefit I like of using GetYourGuide was that the entrance fees were included. Yes, you might save a couple of euros booking just the tour and paying the entrance fees separately (which is what most tours have you do), but I really liked having the entire thing paid for in advance. We couldn't decide between the two archeological sites and were pleased to find a tour that included both, and included guides for both. Many tours do not include a guide for Herculaneum. Sure, you can see these things on your own, but what exactly are you seeing? Having a guide is invaluable to put what you are seeing into context. Our guide was Stefania for both Pompeii and Herculaneum. She did a wonderful job explaining everything and keeping our group together. We were even pleased with the light lunch between the tours, simple fare that hit the spot.