Sitting on the banks of the Gulf of Naples, Italy’s third-largest city is filled with captivating art, panoramic views, timeless food and a lovable rustic charm.
Naples’ millennia-old history reads more like a legend. You can uncover its Greek and Roman heritage at the Naples National Archaeological Museum amidst an inimitable collection of antiques, sculptures and mosaics. The ruins of nearby ancient towns Pompeii and Herculaneum offer an exciting journey back in time – while the UNESCO-listed city centre introduces you to a culture that has survived through ages.
The city’s cobbled streets are adorned with hundreds of incredible attractions – from Gothic churches to baroque palaces. Architecture aficionados will love Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a street lined with Italian art nouveau buildings. Elsewhere, the medieval fortresses of Castel dell’Ovo, Castel Nuovo and Castel Sant’Elmo stand unbeaten, dwarfed only by the mighty Mount Vesuvius on the horizon.
With generations of expertise to draw on, Neapolitan cuisine ranks as one of Italy’s finest. Here in the Campania capital, pasta dishes take inspiration from the sea, and wines are produced with a fiery passion. A sfogliatella pastry with espresso is the traditional way to start the day, and you’ll find only the freshest local produce at appetising street markets. Renowned as the birthplace of pizza, a visit to Naples isn’t complete without tasting the iconic and original Margherita.
Naples International Airport is located in the north of the city, about five kilometres from the centre.