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Highlights of Naples

Snuggled into the coast of Campania with an urban area incorporating four million inhabitants, Naples is one of Europe's best-kept secrets.

Naples: Amalfi Coast

Naples: Amalfi Coast

A true jewel of the Mediterranean, a drive along the Amalfi Coast will dazzle you.

Pompeii & Herculaneum

Pompeii & Herculaneum

Experience the haunting ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, plunged into death and destruction by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79.

Teatro di San Carlo
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Teatro di San Carlo

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.

National Archaeological Museum

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.

Gesu Nuovo

Gesu Nuovo

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!

Castel dell'Ovo

Castel dell'Ovo

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.

Planning Your Naples Visit

How long should I stay in Naples?

Four days or so should cover the basics - take out whole days for trips outside of Naples, such as to Pompeii and Herculaneum.

How walkable is Naples?

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.

When should I visit Naples?

All year round, but go between October and March to avoid crowds and very warm weather.

Anything else I should know?

In Italy, some stores and other attractions are closed at lunchtimes or in the afternoons, so double check before you set out somewhere.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    All year round, but go between October and March to avoid crowds and very warm weather.

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What people are saying about Naples

Pompeii & Herculaneum: Can't decide which- See Both!

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.

Best excursion and guide for Amalfi Coast

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.

Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat Reviewed by Linda, 11/10/2018

Fantastic Guide adds to an unforgettable experience.

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.

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius: Full-Day Trip from Rome Reviewed by Keith, 10/30/2018

This tour was amazing. My favorite thing we did in Naples.

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.

Great Experience. I wish I could do it again!

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