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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

Great small group experience with musical guide

The Easy way to experience Pompeii and Vesuvius if you want a comfortable door to door tour. The clean modern mini bus was on time with a sensible driver. The group was only six on this day although we joined seven others for the Pompeii tour with an experienced knowledgeable local guide. All the entry fees were included as was a delicious pizza lunch. There was some confusion over the “wine tasting” which others in the group did get. We thought this was a separate experience on the way home but it turned out to be three tiny tastes with a different three course lunch selection. We thought we had had the best of it as the Vesuvius walk would have been even harder with the big lunch. On our way home our happy bus group sang along to some opera then listened to our guides band singing their own compositions (they were very good) A great choice of provider for this tour for those looking for a well organised day. Thank you Matti (guide) and Jacamo (driver) .

Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Vesuvius Winter Tour Reviewed by Sharon, 09/05/2019

Avoid the August crowds, and ask for Lea to be your tourguide

Capri was very crowded, but it was August; go in a less busy period for a more relaxing visit. If you use the clair lift be aware that you need to be quick getting on and very quick jumping off, so if mobility is an issue chose something else as the guys "assisting" you can't wait - maybe if the lift was slowed down a little it might be easier. We took the round the island boat tour as an added option (available on the island) and it was a wow experience. Our guide, Lea, was well informed and extremely helpful, and the lunch provided was good (drinks extra). If you are lucky enuogh to have Lea as your guide you are guaranteed to make the most of your visit to this beautiful island.

Island of Capri: Full-Day Tour from Naples Reviewed by Philomena, 09/01/2019

It's a MUST DO for Rome, don't miss out!

Chiara was an exceptional tour guide, we loved her! She was humorous, personable, and had many, many interesting facts about the history of Italy and the geographical significance of the regions. She shared her love of Italy with us and gave us insider information on what locals in Rome like to do. I could have walked Pompeii for 4 hours! Our guide, Arianna, was highly educated on the history and facts of the city. She was protective of us as a group and took us to see the best parts of the massive ruins. This is a Must Do with City Wonders tours!

Brilliant day, well organised ticket and audio collection.

We decided against organised trips as they all appeared to spend only 2 or 3 hours at Pompeii, getting the train from Sorrento was easy and we spent over 6 hours in Pompeii. The Audio guides were informative and easy to use. There were also longer talks for additional background, ideal for rest stops in a shady corner.

Excellent tour - Ugo our guide brought Pompeii to life

Excellent tour. Our guide Ugo was FULL of information. He really brought Pompeii to life, pointing out things that I would not have seen only for him. He took it at a nice pace as it was really hot. He was very aware of the group requirements and kept us out of the direct sun where possible. Couldn't fault it.