May is arguably the best month to visit Naples and the surrounding area. The days are generally warm and the city buzzes with a string of special events. Among these is Wine & The City, a two-week celebration of vino, food and the art of living, as well as Maggio dei Monumenti, a month-long festival packed with cultural offerings, from art exhibitions to themed walking tours.
June and September are also good bets, with summery days tailor-made for sightseeing and enjoying Naples' inimitable street life.
Most Neapolitans take their annual break in the searing heat of August, during which many of the city's restaurants and shops close for two to four weeks.