Children are adored in Naples and little ones are welcomed almost anywhere. On the downside, the city has few special amenities for junior travellers, and its congested, cobbled streets aren't especially stroller friendly. With a little adaptation, however, young families will find Naples endlessly intriguing and even a little magical.
History & Culture
- Napoli Sotterranea
Head down a secret porthole into a subterranean labyrinth of Graeco-Roman passageways and cisterns.
- Napoli Paint Stories
Ditch baroque for cutting edge on this walking tour of Naples' burgeoning street-art scene.
- Cimitero delle Fontanelle
It's Halloween every day at the ghoulish Fontanelle Cemetery, neatly stacked with human skulls and bones.
Smaller than Pompeii and closer to the city, Herculaneum brings 79AD alive with its ancient shop signs, pools and changing rooms.
- Kayak Napoli
Take a guided paddle to experience the city from a very different and beautiful angle.
- Mt Vesuvius
Peer into a crater and play a game of spot the landmark atop mainland Europe's only active volcano.
- Parco di Capodimonte
Let little ones run free in Naples' largest and most beautiful city park.
- Parco Sommerso di Gaiola
Peer at sea life and Roman ruins aboard a glass-bottom boat at this precious marine reserve.
Need to Know
- Babysitting Higher-end hotels can organise babysitters.
- Discounts Most museums offer discounted entry for children, some for EU citizens only.
- Getting around Ditch the stroller for an ergonomic baby carrier.
- Lifts Many older buildings in the centro storico don't have lifts. Check before booking accommodation.
- Resources See Lonely Planet's Travel with Children or Naples-focused https://napoliperbambini.com. For more general tips, check www.familytravelnetwork.com.