Naples is a port town at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, it’s well placed for visiting Pompeii, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and the islands of Capri and Ischia, it also has the benefit of being a budget airline destination.
Things To Do
Naples has a number of interesting sites to visit such as the Museo Archeologico Nazaionale (Arcaeological Museum) which houses numerous artefacts from Pompeii and much more; Teatro San Carlo the famous opera house of Naples, Castel Nouvo, the Palazzo Realie (Royal Palace) and the Galleria Umberto I.
Out and About
With a good street map it is possible to get around Naples easily by foot, though like any major city, public transport facilities are plentiful and provide a quicker alternative to walking. The city’s main train station is Stazione Centrale, it’s located in the Piazza Garibaldi, where there are also plenty of buses and a metro stop.
Naples has plenty of dining options available, but as the birthplace of the pizza, unsurprisingly pizza is found on many of the menus in Naples eateries; lookout for restaurants with the ‘Vera Pizza’ sign, as these pizzerias make their pizzas the traditional way.
If you’re looking for evening entertainment Naples has plenty of bars and clubs to offer, it’s also a city well served with opera, theatre and dance productions.
The area around Naples offers plenty of fascinating and beautiful sites, towns and islands to visit; the Circumvesuviana Train provides a budget service to Sorrento, Pompeii (for the archaeological area and bus connection to Vesuvius), Castellammare di Stabia (cable car to Monte Faito), Pompeii Torre Annunziata (for Oplontis) and Ercolano Scavi (for Herculaneum archaeological area). While the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida are just a short ferry or hydrofoil journey away.
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