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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

    1. Naples: Amalfi Coast

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

  • Pompeii & Herculaneum

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • 4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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 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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 29,440 reviews

We covered a lot of interesting sites, but didn’t feel too rushed. I liked that we had earpieces so even at the back of the crowd we could hear everything he was saying. The guide was engaging and entertaining, and did a good job of keeping certain topics “PG” for my younger children (phallic symbols and brothel). Fascinating and well organized. Would recommend.

Milly the tour guide was absolutely fantastic. Very personable, knowledgeable and a fantastic storyteller. I learnt heaps and I saw lots of new things that I hadn’t seen in my other visits to Naples. I highly recommend this tour especially if it’s with Milly.

Our Driver Paulo was great and patient. Our tour guide Iliria in Pompeii was so knowledgeable and again so patient with our 3 year old. Definitely recommend this day trip to anyone and everyone! Wonderful memories made here!

Abbiamo fatto un tour privato con Paolo: non potevamo trovare guida migliore. Ci ha trasmesso la sua passione e ci ha fatto scoprire Pompei con una professionalità unica.

Michel was amazing!!!! He was knowledgeable and engaging! He made our tour of Pompeii/Herculaneum so much better than if we had been on our own.