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Piazza Municipio, Naples

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Naples: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

1. Naples: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

Explore the birthplace of pizza with a 24-hour ticket valid for up to 2 routes on this panoramic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Discover the unforgettable sights and flavors of Napolitano culture at your own pace. The ticket gives you the freedom to explore one of the world’s oldest cities at leisure, with buses running every 45-90 minutes. You can even take in views of Mount Vesuvius from the city's waterfront. The hop-on hop-off bus is also ideal for shopping expeditions and exploring the many tasty restaurants that Naples has on offer. Use your 24-hour pass to explore the following attractions: Line A Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Chiesa Del Gesu Nuovo Stop 3 - Piazza Dante - Ingresso Ai Decumani Stop 4 - Museo Archeologivo Nazionale Stop 5 - Porta San Gennaro Stop 6 - Palazzo Caracciolo Stop 7 - Stazione Garibaldi Stop 8 - Corso Umberto I Stop 9 - Piazza Bovio/Universita Line B Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Piazza Vittoria - Via Calabritto Stop 3 - Viale Dohrn Stop 4 - Mergellina - Piazza del Leone Stop 5 - Capo Posillipo - Veduta Panoramica Stop 6 - Posillipo Stop 7 - Parco Vigiliano Stop 8 - Via Petrarca Stop 9 - Piazza Vittoria Stop 10 - Chiatamonte Stop 11 - Via Acton/Porto Stazione Marittima, pier for cruises and Le Isole Del Golfo

Naples: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

2. Naples: Sightseeing Tour by E-Bike

Get a better appreciation of the historic city of Naples and its impressive monuments on a guided e-bike tour. Cruise by the city's hottest sites like Castle Nuovo and Castle dell'Ovo. Admire views of Bay of Naples and the towering Mount Vesuvius.  Start with a ride down Spaccanapoli in the historic heart of the city to arrive at Piazza del Municipio, where the 13th-century Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino) is located. Ride onwards to the grand Piazza del Plebiscito. Marvel at the colonnades of the Royal Palace and the oldest active opera house in the world at the Real Teatro di San Carlo. Next, cycle in safety along the bike paths of the promenade to Marinaro, home to the Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle in Naples.  Learn about some of the legends associated with the castle, such as the myth of the siren Queen Partenope. Look closer at the old settlement of Monte Echia, considered the first area of Neapolis settled by the Greeks. Travel along the magnificent coastline of the Gulf of Naples with impressive views of Vesuvius and the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida at almost every turn in the road.

Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

3. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Palace of Naples and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola. Pass by the historical shopping gallery, Galleria Umberto I, and the iconic opera house, Teatro di San Carlo. Drive to Pompeii to learn about fascinating places like the Forum, the thermal baths and the House of the Vettii. Discover the Lupanar, burnt by volcanic ash and stones during the volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Take a break to relax over lunch, including pizza and a drink. Continue to Torre del Greco, passing through Vesuvius National Park. Walk to the top of the only still active volcano in continental Europe. Stroll around the crater at an elevation of nearly 1200 meters to see a panoramic view of the charming bay of Naples. Return to Naples where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Napoli: Walking Tour of Naples with Local Tour Guide

4. Napoli: Walking Tour of Naples with Local Tour Guide

Spend a few hours learning about the city of Naples from your guide. Visit famous sites like the Piazzo Plebiscito and the San Carlo Theatre, and learn about the city's traditions from a local. Start your tour from the Piazzo Municipio, where you will meet your guide and learn the itinerary for the tour. Walk through the streets of Napoli, admiring the colorful buildings and impressive architecture. Make stops in the city’s famous squares, the San Carlo Theatre, Toledo Street, and more. Stroll to the Spanish Quarters and travel down the narrow main street Spaccanapoli. In the historical center, your guide will tell you all about the food and drink of the area. Learn about street food like the pizza pocket or their espresso coffee and the special way the locals drink it. Throughout the tour you can ask your guide for tips and recommendations of places to visit or restaurants to dine in, to ensure you make the most of your time in Naples.

Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

5. Naples: Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Start from the ancient street of Spaccanapoli located in the heart of the historic city of Naples to reach Piazza del Municipio where the castle Maschio Angioino is located and then head to Piazza Plebiscito with its royal palace and San Carlo theater. Proceed to the promenade along the cycle path where you will stop at the ancient village of Marinaro which houses Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle of Naples and source of ancient legends like that of the siren Parthenope. In front of the castle, you will see Monte Echia, considered the  first settlement area of Neapolis by the Greeks. Your tour will then continue crossing the magnificent coastline by the splendid gulf setting characterized by Vesuvius, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. Your next stop will be at Virgilian Natural Park from where you can easily climb the hill of Posillipo. From here, you will leave to cross the former industrial area of Bagnoli and visit the North pier (a walk of 1000 meters over the sea and a work of industrial architecture that was the old pontoon of ILVA). Finally, return to the center through the west of the city.

Naples: Royal Palace and Spanish Quarters Small Group Tour

6. Naples: Royal Palace and Spanish Quarters Small Group Tour

Immerse yourself in the historical allure of Naples with our exclusive small group tour, where you'll discover the city's most iconic treasures. Marvel at the majestic Maschio Angioino, a medieval fortress steeped in history. Bask in the artistic grandeur of Teatro San Carlo, one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious opera houses. Stand in awe at the monumental Piazza del Plebiscito, the beating heart of Naples. The highlight of the tour is the exclusive access to the Royal Palace, where you can explore the opulent rooms and historical treasures that once hosted royalty. Continuing our journey, we venture into the vibrant Spanish Quarters, traversing Via Toledo until we reach the iconic Maradona mural. Experience the dynamic energy of this historic neighborhood before concluding our adventure.

Naples: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

7. Naples: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

”You see Naples,” said the German poet Wolfgang Goethe, “then you die.” But this isn’t supposed to sound ominous. Goethe was paraphrasing a local saying that suggests you can learn everything you need to live well by visiting this most Italian of cities, with its proud traditions, delicious food and seaside beauty under the timeless watch of Mount Vesuvius. And what about history? There’s been a lot of it here, from Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Byzantium to Goths, Saracen Pirates, Angevines, Aragonese, Bourbons and Napoleonic generals. I’ve spent time studying these episodes for my podcast, A History of Italy, and I’ll guide you through them today, while we walk. The tour starts in one of Italy's largest squares near the impressive Castel Nuovo. From there, we’ll make our way through the theatre district and the main shopping street where you can taste some Neapolitan delicacies. That’ll take us to the grand Piazza del Plebiscito where you’ll find the imposing Royal Palace of Naples and Naples Cathedral. We’ll end the tour with a stroll along the seaside, where there are views of the city stretching out towards Vesuvius. The tour ends at the ancient and oddly named “egg castle”, Castel dell'Ovo. Join me on this walk to some of the most important historical landmarks of old Naples. Along the way, you’ll discover why “That's Amore” as you fall in love with the city like so many others have before you.

Naples: City and Street Food Market

8. Naples: City and Street Food Market

This walking tour starts every day from Naples in Piazza Municipio by the Neptune Fountain. Take the chance to visit the city of Naples with a local guide that is not just a guide, but is also a true Neapolitan traditions believer! With your guide you will discover the real heart of Naples, full of the artistic influences left by the different domination suffered by the city after the Greek and Roman ages. Visit the Piazza Plebiscito with the magnificent Royal Palace, walk along the seaside to enjoy the view of the bay and Mt. Vesuvius, stroll inside the food market Pignasecca and taste different typical dishes, and walk through the narrow roads of the historical center and in the famous "Spaccanapoli". In the historical center take the chance to enter into a craftman shop to learn about the tradition of the handmade statues of the Nativity (called “Presepe”), a tradition deeply felt in Naples during the Christmas time that goes back to 1000 years ago. Walk along the central nave of Naples Cathedral also known as “Duomo”, and be fascinated by the history of Saint Gennaro and the liquefaction of his blood.

Welcome to Naples - Guided Walking Tour

9. Welcome to Naples - Guided Walking Tour

Let the captivating tales of Naples' storied past and its rich cultural heritage come alive as our passionate local guides lead you through the city's labyrinthine streets, showcasing its architectural marvels and intriguing secrets. Delve into the soul of Naples and be enchanted by its vibrant spirit. On our free walking tour you will see among others the impressive Piazza del Plebiscito, where you'll marvel at the grandeur of the Royal Palace and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. As we venture into the historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you'll be immersed in the city's rich tapestry of history, from its Greek and Roman origins to the influence of the Spanish, French, and Bourbon dynasties. We will get to see the mesmerising beauty of Naples Cathedral, a harmonious blend of Gothic and Baroque styles, and the exquisite Santa Chiara Church, adorned with intricately decorated cloisters. Walking around the city our expert guides will regale you with tales of famous Neapolitans, such as the visionary poet Giacomo Leopardi, the brilliant composer Gioachino Rossini, and the legendary Caravaggio, whose masterpieces grace the city's churches and museums. We will also see the magnificent Castel dell'Ovo, a mediaeval fortress perched on the edge of the Bay of Naples. Here, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramas of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the imposing Mount Vesuvius, and the city's enchanting skyline. As we stroll through the bustling streets and charming alleyways, you'll experience the true essence of Neapolitan life, with its infectious energy, warm hospitality, and delectable cuisine. Our guides will share tips on where to try authentic Neapolitan pizza and indulge in the city's irresistible street food, such as cuoppo and sfogliatelle pastries. They will also tell you where to go to witness the vibrant colours of Naples' nightlife, places where lively bars, historic taverns, and traditional music create an unforgettable atmosphere. Join us on the Historic Naples free walking tour and let the magic of this ancient city sweep you off your feet. This tour will leave you captivated by Naples' allure and eager to explore more of its hidden wonders! During our 2,5 hour Welcome to Naples free walking tour you will see and discover: - Neptune’s Fountain on Piazza Municipio - Piazza del Plebiscito - Royal Palace - San Carlo Theatre - Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta …and much, much more!

Naples: Private Tour by Classic Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

10. Naples: Private Tour by Classic Fiat 500 or Fiat 600

Discover the historic buildings of Naples from the seat of a vintage Fiat 500 or 600, guided by a knowledgeable guide. The 5-hour tour explores the city’s historic center and Posillipo hill, source of inspiration for the paintings of the 19th-century school of Posillipo. Drive to the lively cobblestoned Spaccanapoli, the main promenade of the city leading to many of its most significant landmarks. Go to Gesù Square, site of the 15th-century Gesù Nuovo church, and enter the Santa Chiara Church. Continue to via San Gregorio Armeno, the "Christmas Alley". Your next stop will be Piazza Gaetano, named after one of the city’s 54 saints. Visit the famous Veiled Christ inside Sansevero Chapel (closed on Tuesdays) and the macabre Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (closed on Sundays), guarded by 3 bronze skulls (entry tickets for these sites are not included.) Admire the looming castle of Piazza del Municipio, and the entrance to the former public shooting gallery of the Galleria Umberto I. Continue to Piazza Municipio to marvel at the Castel Nuovo. See the facade of the oldest continuously active venue for public opera performances in Europe, at the Teatro di San Carlo in Piazza del Plebiscito. The east side of the piazza is home to the Royal Palace, while the west side hosts the Church of San Francesco di Paola (entrance), styled like the Pantheon in Rome. Visit Galleria Umberto I. Go to the port to see the Borgo Marinari and Norman fort of the Castel Dell'Ovo, before driving to the waterside Posillipo neighborhood. End at the entrance of the Parco Virgiliano, named after the Roman poet Virgil, thought to be entombed nearby.

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we saw all the important points on each routes, I recommend it absolutely. You can use during all day the ticket and for sure you'll not say that you forgot visit X place with the routes of the bus.

Very valid alternative to public transport. For 24 hours you can visit and reach the main areas of Naples in the center and along the seafront. Recommended from the first day of holiday in Naples..

It allows you to get to know the main places in Naples in a convenient way. Ideal if you don't have much time to get around.

This is a great way to see the city and hear some of its history. The ability to get off and on was a great bonus.

Experience already done for the second time... always fascinating