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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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.
Mario was our guide for the day. We were a party of 8 visiting for the day. Mario was waiting for us promptly at the cruise port in Naples and explained the schedule of the day. We were disappointed that the boat ride was not possible, but it was due to weather conditions. I really appreciate that the tour operator kept our safety at the top of his list. We met Carmine at one of our stops, and it was a pleasure to speak with him. Mario was very informative as we drove along the Amalfi Coast. We were allowed ample free time at each of our stops and he was always waiting for us right at the agreed upon time and place. I am a travel agent in the US and will recommend your services to my clients. Great tour and fabulous tour operator.
I will recommend this to everyone. If you get Andrea as a guide (our tour was English speaking), I can attest to his knowledge and friendliness. Try to check ahead of time on the status of the trail up to Mt. Vesuvius; we were lucky and it had only re-opened the day prior. It is a beautiful view from the top and worth every step. Then to have a tasty pizza and explore Pompeii with an educated, and hilarious guide, Willie. A great time. No need to pack heavy. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Bring cash for various 'gift shops' and convenience stands.
This ticket got us into both catacombs in Naples with the tour. Both were amazing. It was a little difficult understanding where to meet for the Gaudioso catacombs and we almost missed the tour. I would suggest changing the meeting place to the ticket counter inside the church.
Amalfi coast is beautiful. Pompeii is breathtaking do not miss it! Two hours full of history. Our Pompeii 's guide Laura was simply excellent. Maria our guide for the rest of the tour was funny,informative and super friendly. Last but not least Rosario. Such a professional driver and great singer :) Overall great team and amazing experience! Thank you all