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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

Nice leisurely drive to Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi

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 !

Fast train from Rome, pick up @Naples train, a great day in Pompeii!

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!

Wonderful place/Posto meraviglioso/Local maravilhoso

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!!!

Island of Capri: Full-Day Tour from Naples Reviewed by Rodrigo, 11/20/2018

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