Things to do in

Naples

The vivacious hometown of the pizza reels you in with its panoramic bay views and archeological wonders.

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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.

Frequently asked questions about Naples

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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 23,131 reviews

It was a wonderful tour with Francesco. Booking a day tour is highly recommended especially if you have limited time in Italy and you want to see the best spots. Very convenient and comfortable with the private car in touring around Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. You would be touring for an hour for each town, excluding some random stops for picture taking and the lunch along the way. The restaurant for lunch in Praiano has nice sea view with delicious seafoods and Italian food. The driver, Francesco, also shares some facts and trivias about Italy. He also gave recomendations where to go when you start to do your own tour. Definitely a memorable one.

Omg!! Serena was an amazing human being!!! That woman was so friendly, fun and informative!! She made this trip so worth while!! My husband and I was blown away by how much she knew about Italian history!! She brought out my inner child when she told us about the Greek mythology of Italy! When we travel back to Italy we want Serena!! That lady deserves a raise! Wonderful experience!!!

Manuel looked after us beautifully. He engaged with the whole family, drove safely, arrived promptly and spoke good English. He ensured we had a great day, supported by wonderful Elena our pompeii guide, very knowledgeable and patient. Probably need more than 2 hours at pompeii next time, but we had a busy day. Wine tasting lunch was nice, no pressure to buy. Definitely recommend.

Beautiful excursion along the Amalfi Coast, thanks to the punctuality, friendliness, competence and professionalism of Rosanna and the great driver Maurizio. Visited Amalfi, ravello and very pleasant little stops overlooking Sorrento and Positano. The experience of sharing emotions and landscapes with people of other nationalities is also nice. Recommended!

Nice trip, learned a lot from the tour guide Luciano Leoni.