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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

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

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.

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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

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

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

A great experience and some lessons for life! Lucia is wonderful.

Super fun and friendly, the first thing my girlfriend and I did when we got back to England was go straight home and make some more pasta. I would recommend to anyone, whatever age or ability. Lucia will make sure you have a brilliant time and eat some delicious food.

Naples: 3-Hour Traditional Home Dinner Reviewed by Piers, 05/22/2018

Excellent afternoon spent touring the vineyard

Included transportation, lunch and wine tasting with amazing views over the area, we will definitely visit again! My regret is not having my cash with me to tip!

Naples: Wine Tasting with Mediterranean Lunch Reviewed by Ganesh, 05/19/2018

Five stars in spite of the bus being 1/2 hour late.

The bus was a half hour late getting to the meeting point. "Traffic." The bus was comfortable and we stopped at Casino for a break. The rest stop was near the foot of Monte Casino of WWII fame. Interesting to see. In spite of drizzle and light rain most of the time, we enjoyed the visit. Having a guided tour helped. Carmelo was a good guide. The bus driver was from Casino and on the way back to Rome we stopped at a local deli. I welcomed the chance to get some salami - we had been buying salamis and dry ham since back in Barcelona. We ended up with some very good venison salami. When we arrived back in Rome it was pouring rain and the bus driver let us off within a couple blocks of our hotel. Also, our tour assistants, Francesca and Joya, were very good at their jobs. So, five stars in spite of being initially late.

Excellent guide for a fascinating relic.

Our guide Linda was excellent. Informative and interesting. Good group courtesy informing where she was located for any stragglers. Well done. Onto train off and on again without a glitch. Good to do this tour early and have the rest of the afternoon free.

Half-Day Pompeii Express Tour from Rome Reviewed by KAYE, 05/16/2018

Perfect if you have a short time in Naples

This tour was really excellent! We had only 5 days in Naples, and wanted to see as much as we could in that time. This tour suited us perfectly! Some folks were impatient as they had little time to get things done, however if you follow their lead and have an easy-going attitude you will have an excellent time. *NOTE* - PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING THE BUS TOUR GUIDES SAY! They are keeping things moving and there are a lot of groups going to different places (Sorrento etc), so you may be on a different bus from the bus that took you to Pompeii when it's time to head to Vesuvius. They order you based on where they picked you up - and they have your names too. You just really have to pay attention and be sure you listen carefully to where The Vesuvius bus is eating etc. The Pompeii tour was incredible and hit all the hot spots, but it moves quickly. You could spend a whole day in Pompeii, if you have the time - however, the tour gave us much more than any self guided trip