Welcome to Naples


Art & Architecture

Naples' wealth of cultural assets is extraordinary. You'll find two royal palaces, three castles, and ancient ruins that include some of Christianity's oldest frescoes. The city's Museo Archeologico Nazionale claims the world's finest collection of Pompeiian frescoes and mosaics, while its Cappella Sansevero holds Italy's most extraordinary marble sculpture. You'll find Caravaggio masterpieces in the Pio Monte della Misericordia, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano and Museo di Capodimonte, the latter palace home to countless masterpieces. Of course, we could also mention all those frescoed baroque cupolas, but that would just be boasting.

History & Legend

Naples' millennia-old backstory could bust a bookshelf. Settled by the Greeks and conquered by the Romans, it's a nail-biting tale where myth and fact entwine into one bewitching whole. Did Queen Joan II really throw her lovers to a peckish crocodile in the Castel Nuovo? Do the skulls inside the Cimitero delle Fontanelle have esoteric powers? And just how did alchemist prince Raimondo di Sangro create those inexplicably perfect arterial systems inside his Cappella Sansevero? Curious tales and unsolved mysteries seep out of every Neapolitan stone, casting a strange, hypnotic spell.

Glorious Food

Blessed with rich volcanic soils, a bountiful sea, and countless generations of culinary know-how, the Naples region is one of Italy's epicurean heavyweights. It's here that you'll find the country's best pizza, pasta and espresso, its most appetising street markets, not to mention some of its most celebrated dishes. From garlicky spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) to sultry ragù (meat and tomato sauce) and silky parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmigiana), the food on these streets is all about intensity and pleasure. After all, life is too short for diets, so follow the locals' lead and succumb to your gluttonous whims.

Idiosyncratic Shopping

In Naples, retail therapy is as individualistic as the city itself. Here, global chains still play second fiddle to family-run businesses and artisan workshops. Neapolitan tailors have long lured foreign dandies with their impeccable suits, shirts and ties, while the city's handmade leather gloves are sought by the global fashion royalty. Skinny streets and weathered courtyards are dotted with a plethora of workshops and boutiques, selling everything from butter-soft satchels, organic ceramics and meticulous pastori (nativity-scene figurines), to rare Neapolitan lithographs and gourmet local food and wine. Leave plenty of room in your suitcase.


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Naples to Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip with Admission

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaAfter pickup from your hotel or the Naples train station, take a 30-minute drive to Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was entirely destroyed by the sudden eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. The largest archaeological site in Europe, today Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.When you arrive, your guide will pick up your group’s pre-ordered tickets and lead you on a 2-hour walking tour of the fascinating grounds. Witness the destruction first-hand as you visit Pompeii’s most famous sites, including the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and the Lupanare brothel, giving you a glimpse into daily life during the Pax Romana. Today you can see shapes of objects — even bodies — that were buried beneath the volcanic ash and pumice.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Vesuvio, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaAfter your tour, enjoy a pizza lunch with your group followed by some free time to browse the shops. Then board the coach and drive 40 minutes to legendary Mt Vesuvius. Embark on a moderate hike up the volcano with your guide. When you reach the summit at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters), you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the picturesque Bay of Naples from east to west. Peer down into the crater and see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano!There is a rest point where you can choose to wait for your group if you do not wish to climb all the way to the top, but the hike is worth the effort. After your Mt Vesuvius hike, relax on the drive back to Naples in the early evening.Duration: 1 hour

$53.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello Private Tour from Naples

By taking a private tour, you have the option to spend as little or as much time as possible in the picturesque towns of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, world-famous for their charm and colorful architecture.The villages scattered along the Amalfi Coast have always attracted visitors, bewitching all who visit. The charm lies not only in the towns themselves but also in their history and rich legacy of fine churches, villas and monasteries. See below for more information.

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Naples to Pompeii Half-Day Trip with Priority Admission Ticket

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania See Pompeii’s ancient piazza and Forum, where business dealings, elections, speeches and processions would have played out during Roman times. Wander the site, marvel at the ancient limestone columns still standing today and capture the centuries-old scenery on camera. Continue onward with your guide to the thermal baths, where many of the townsfolk would have bathed, chatted and lived out their daily lives before the eruption. Wander down Via degli Augustali and discover the Lupanare, Pompeii’s brothel. A 2-storey building with five rooms on each floor, the Lupanare is decorated with some of the city’s most lustful frescoes. Your exact route will depend on the crowds and weather conditions. Duration: 2 hours

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Private Naples Shore Excursion: Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Province of Naples, CampaniaWith its cliff-top position overlooking the sea, bustling port, picturesque bays and panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Roman times.Since this is a Private Tour, you can stay here as long as you like within the 8 hours of the service. If you are not interested in visiting Sorrento, you can decide to move on to the next village.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Garage Parking Di GennaroPositanoPositano sits in a splendid panoramic position on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline. Its enchanting town center of delightful pastel-hued houses surrounds the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta, its laneways are lined with quaint, colorful shops and its numerous beaches are world famous.Since this is a Private Tour, you can stay here as long as you like within the 8 hours of the service. If you are not interested in visiting Positano, you can decide to move on to the next village.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Amalfi CoastAmalfiAmalfi's typically Mediterranean architecture, made up of lanes and characteristic white houses piled one upon the other, makes it one of Italy's most famous resorts.Since this is a Private Tour, you can stay here as long as you like within the 8 hours of the service. If you are not interested in visiting Amalfi, you can decide to move on to the next village.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Duomo di Ravello, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaRavello is situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast, boasting exceptional views of the coast and its marvelous villas and gardens.Please note that you will get off the vehicle as close as possible to the heart of the village, which is located in a pedestrian area.Since this is a Private Tour, you can stay here as long as you like within the 8 hours of the service. If you are not interested in visiting Ravello, you can decide to skip it and spend more time in the previous villages.Duration: 1 hour

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Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Molo Beverello, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe main port is where the tour starts, if you arrive in Naples by cruise ship or if you have an accomodation in Naples.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Marina Piccola, Sorrento, Province of Naples, CampaniaMarina Piccola is the main port of Sorrento, where the tour starts if you arrive in Sorrento by cruise ship or if you have an accomodation there.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Blue Grotto, Anacapri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe Blue grotto, is a small cave , open only if the sea is not rough, accessible by boat.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Villa San Michele, Anacapri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaVilla San Michele, known as Axel Munthe house, the name of a sweden doctor and writer, who bought a ruined building and built this house , which is today famous for its architectural interiors and its gardens.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Monte Solaro, Anacapri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaAnacapri is the second largest center of the island and the second stop, where you can decide if spend the time walking by the village or catch the chairlift to Mount Solaro.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Piazza Umberto I, Capri, Island of Capri, Province of Naples, CampaniaCapri main square , La piazzetta, is the life center of the island.Duration: 1 hour

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Daily Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Tour from Naples

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaTake the chance to visit in only 2 hours the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, the vast archaeological area under the UNESCO patronage.Pass By: Forum, Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe Forum was the centre of Pompeii when it was first founded and even after the city's enlargement, when it could hardly be called 'central', it remained the focus of political, economic and religious life.Pass By: Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane), Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe Stabian Baths take their name from the fact that they lie at the intersection of the Via Stabiana and the Via dell'Abbondanza. They are the oldest baths in Pompeii and four different building phases can be identified.Pass By: Temple of Jupiter, Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe Temple of Jupiter, dedicated to the Capitoline triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, dominates the north side of the Forum.Pass By: Macellum, Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaThe Macellum, or food market, stands in the north-east corner of the Forum. The complex, built in the imperial age as a covered market, had a large number of shops on its periphery on the Via degli Augustali and on the Forum as well as on the inside under a colonnade around its large internal court.Pass By: Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaTo the south of Ravello's cathedral, a 14th-century tower marks the entrance to this villa, famed for its beautiful cascading gardens.Pass By: Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaThe St. Andrew Cathedral is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo in Amalfi downtown.