3/5 - Okay
Verified travelerNov 18, 2019
Dirty city. Lots of beggers. Gorgeous views.
With classical architecture, unbeatable pizza and round-the-clock vibrancy, Naples remains one of Italy’s most exciting cities to visit.
Naples is a modern Italian city with a fascinating history, which can be traced back to its founding by sixth-century B.C. Greeks. The city has decadent royal palaces, art nouveau architecture, fashion boutiques, stylish restaurants and churches rich with religious art.
Start your visit in the Centro Storico, Naples’ historic old town. Its narrow, cobbled streets are abuzz with scooters and tourist chatter while market traders sell curios such as instruments and antiques.
Stunning architecture abounds; the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and its immaculately preserved furnishings present the finest example. Naples’ former military prowess is shown in its two main castles, the Castle of the Egg (Castel dell’Ovo) and Castel Nuovo. Visitors interested in religious art could fill several days wandering the many fine churches; the Gesu Nuovo Church and the Capella Sansevero are good places to start.
A trip to nearby Mount Vesuvius provides the perfect break from the city center bustle. Enjoy the views across Naples at the volcano’s 4,000-foot (1,200-meter) summit. Visit the nearby towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were buried in ash and lava when Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79. After centuries of excavations that are still ongoing, the towns provide a time capsule of Roman life.
Naples invented pizza! Specialist pizzerias in town squares, back streets and shopping malls throughout the city will cook some of the best pizza you’ll ever taste.
Traffic in the city is notoriously busy. Driving is best left to locals. A good subway network covers much of the city. If you stay near the city center you may find that despite Naples’ large size, you can reach many of the most interesting sights on foot. Taxis are a safe, but expensive, way to get around too.
Historically Naples had a reputation as an unsafe city. While you should take the same precautions as you would in any other major city, you needn’t be over-worried about crime in the Naples of today.
Winters tend to be wet. If you visit from March through October you’ll have a good chance of enjoying the warm, Neapolitan sun.
2.5/5(2 area reviews)
Mingle with the locals in the historic park, explore the little aquarium or gaze out to sea from this stylish part of the Italian city of “Napoli.”
This suburb of Naples is unique in that it is full of hospitals and clinics, which gave the area its name.
Stroll around this district and watch the locals zoom around on their Vespas, fix their cars, eat pizza, and mingle in shops and cafés.
Sample the irresistible wares of a chocolate factory, see a bridge to nowhere and explore the narrow maze of streets in this neighborhood that starting taking shape in the ’60s and ’70s.
Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2019
Reviewed on Nov. 14, 2019
This coastal stone castle in the old fishing village of Borgo del Marini offers panoramic views towards central Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Get a glimpse of what Italy was like in medieval times, admire ancient architecture and enjoy the stunning views from this iconic Neapolitan building.
Take a walk through this beautifully preserved royal building with its gold ceilings and opulent furniture.
Find cafés, fashion boutiques and one of the finest interiors in the country at this late 19th-century shopping arcade.
Tour one of the world’s most majestic opera houses or splurge a little and attend a concert here to listen to famous Italian opera singers.
See ornate tombs, explore the stunning cloister and browse the archeological museum in this religious complex in the heart of Naples.
Explore the ancient city of Pompeii, one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world, and enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Amalfi Coast. With your local driver leading the way, soak up the charming atmosphere of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.
Explore Pompeii, one of the world's most visited archaeological sites, and enjoy a drive up to the crater of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the city and preserved its ruins in ash in 79 AD. A glimpse of ancient Roman culture and panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples await you.
Take the chance to visit the best villages on the Amalfi Coast. The twisty road, suspended between the sea and the slopes of Lattari Mountains, offers a stunning view of the overhanging shore. You will have the chance to take several photos during brief stops.
Explore the enchanting island of Capri on this full-day tour from Naples. See Roman ruins and designer boutiques as you stroll through the town's narrow streets. A delicious lunch at a local restaurant completes your unique experience.
Drive along the Amalfi Coast passing spectacular views and rolling hills on your way to visit three of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy—Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Enjoy leisure time to explore at your own pace and roam narrow streets lined by centuries-old buildings.
Visit: Chiesa di Santa Maria della Colonna, Via Dei Tribunali 282, 80138, Naples Italy The Monumental Complex of Santa Maria della Colonna reopened after a long restoration, is located in the heart of Naples, Via dei Tribunali, and includes the Church and the monumental Cloister.
Verified travelerOct 3, 2019
A very dirty city where driving looks impossible on very narrow crowded streetswith no names.