Naples

What to do

#1 HISTORY - With its 17 square kilometres and over 2000 years of history, Naples offers its visitors countless exhibitions and art treasures in the largest historical centre in Europe listed by Unesco as a world heritage site. Wear your most comfortable shoes.

 

#2 SPIRITUALITY - In the heart of Baroque religiosity stands the austere church of Santa Chiara. Built in 1310 by Robert of Anjou, it preserves the sepulchral monuments of the Angevin royal family. Those who pass by Naples cannot give up the pleasure (sensory, it must be said) of a walk in the famous Cloister of the Clarisse. It is enough to cross the avenues flanked by the 64 octagonal pillars, covered with majolica, to inebriate yourself with peace and floral essences. Especially in spring.

 

#3 SWEET BREAK - For us there is only one snack and it is here, at Casa Infante, by the most welcoming family in Naples who takes us by the throat with their artisan desserts every time they welcome us to their home. We advise you to taste everything, from spreadable pistachio to ice cream, passing through the bomboloò: soft butter brioche with a heart of custard filled with fresh cream. Have fun!

 

#4 STREET ART - Naples is an important attraction for all street art lovers. Wandering through its alleys, it is possible to observe and marvel at the astonishing beauty of some authors' "smears". Have your camera ready for the intense San Gennaro by Jorit in Forcella, the works of Roxy in the box in the Spanish Quarters and the Madonna with the gun of the English artist Bansky.

 

#5 PAUSE - Happiness in Naples can be reached at any time of day. Just climb the Posillipo hill - considered a magnificence accessible to all - and reach the Virgilian Park, the best panoramic terrace to stop, admire the Gulf of Pozzuoli and the islands of Ischia, Procida and Capri, and recover from the metropolitan chaos.

 

#6 PIZZA – You can't come to Naples and don't eat pizza, and we'll make you eat it excellent. Enjoy your first real Neapolitan Pizza at Pizzeria Ntretella and then stroll to Poppella for a dessert.

7# KAYAK - What would you say to enjoying the spectacle of the sunset on board a Kayak? After all, even Naples seen from the sea is a whole different story. The start is at the bay of green rocks, do not miss it.

 

#8 SEE HOW ROMAN PATRICIANS LIVED The Pausilypon Archaeological Park is one of the most fascinating landscapes of the Gulf, and here it is possible to admire the remains of the Theatre, the Odeion and some reception rooms of the villa, whose maritime foundations are now part of the neighboring Park Sommerso di Gaiola, overlooked by the lookout points overlooking the sea of ​​Pausilypon.

 

#9 SPEAKEASY - The aperitif is at L'Antiquariato, a precious Neapolitan hidden gem to visit before the last supper, because as they like to say "We are hidden but not invisible". The cocktails are all delicious, the gin and tonic an ever green. A parallel world made of precious bottles, velvet sofas and swing music. The best place in town to have a drink.

 

#10 PLASTIC WORLD - You go down the steps of a historic building to enter the Plart Foundation, a gem for design and installation enthusiasts. The history of plastic, from its invention to a sustainable future, and our modern history, are told in a collection of objects, newspapers, videos and interactive games - all under a beautiful nineteenth-century building.

 

#11 SOCIAL DINING - The last supper is intimate, romantic and already a little nostalgic. You can only get to A Casa di Amici (A Friend's House) by boat, in fact they come to pick you up at the port of Mergellina to take you to the owner of the house, a fisherman who only prepares the fish he catches in the day.

Where to Stay

Hotel Excelsior

Naples

A deluxe seafront 5* hotel with magnificent views of the Bay of Naples from the rooms and the rooftop restaurant and solarium cocktail bar.

DETAILS

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Naples

Sumptuous old-school glamour on Naples'seafront welcoming royalty, politicians and celebrities since 1882.

DETAILS

Caruso Place

Naples

In the heart of the historic center of Naples, on the pedastrian via Toledo; here an ancient noble residence is today an elegant and refined guest house.

DETAILS

Villa Avellino

Naples

Contemporary comforts in historic settings and a convenient base to explore the wonders of the Bay of Naples.

DETAILS

Hotel Decumani De Charme

Naples

Charm and a great deal of history at this former 18th century Archbishop’s residence in the heart of the historic centre of Naples.

DETAILS

Naples and Southern Italy

Whether you want a journey that is always on the go, an itinerary between cities or a coast-to-coast trip, we help you customize your holiday with multiple destinations to suit you.

 

Take a look at our recommended itineraries and best travel combinations or tell us the trip that suits you best, the types of hotels and the length of your stay. Whether it's a car-free holiday or a fly and drive, use our expertise to choose your adventure.

Naples and Ischia: City and Spa break

A well-matched twin centre holiday that combines the vibrant capital of southern Italy with the relaxing island of Ischia, travelling between the two by hydrofoil across the Bay of Naples

£ 1780 per person - 7 nights

Naples and Ischia: City and Spa break

A well-matched twin centre holiday that combines the vibrant capital of southern Italy with the relaxing island of Ischia, travelling between the two by hydrofoil across the Bay of Naples

Car-Free Holidays

The Bay Of Naples, The Amalfi Coast And The Cilento National Park

A multi-hub romantic holiday, taking advantage of Pozzuoli’s historic heritage, the Amalfi Coast’s chic and the Cilento Park’s natural wonders – all in the midst of the beautiful Tyrrhenian seascape.

£ 2260 per person - 14 nights

The Bay Of Naples, The Amalfi Coast And The Cilento National Park

A multi-hub romantic holiday, taking advantage of Pozzuoli’s historic heritage, the Amalfi Coast’s chic and the Cilento Park’s natural wonders – all in the midst of the beautiful Tyrrhenian seascape.

Fly-Drive Holidays

More about Naples

Hotels with an amazing city view

Our choice of hotels with rooftop terraces where an aperitif is also a feast for the eyes

5 day-trips out of Naples

In addition to offering a lot in terms of art, history, culture, gastronomy and folklore, Naples also has many places to see in the surroundings that can be easily visited in a day.

Here are my tips to make the most of the beautiful surroundings of the Neapolitan city.

Kayak excursions in Naples

Unusual itineraries, proposed by the team of Kayak Napoli, allowing you to admire the ancient villas, fishermen’s corners, caves and other points of archaeological interest from the sea of Naples.

City Break Naples, what to see, how and where

Museums that are precious treasure chests, archaeological sites and breathtaking panoramas: Naples

Down in Depth Experience – The Sunken City of Baia

Considered the small Italian Atlantis, the city of Baia, a hamlet of the municipality of Bacoli in the Province of Naples, is a Roman settlement located in the protected marine area of ​​the Phlegrean Fields.

Naples, in the footsteps of Goethe

Let’s follow him on his itinerary in the Naples of the late 18th century, reached by the first ferment of the Italian Enlightenment.

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

There is no better way to get to know Michelangelo Merisi, known as il Caravaggio, than taking a trip to see his masterpieces

Herculaneum and Pompeii

Are you looking for advice to visit the archaeological excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum? Here are some info on how to get there, prices, timetables and a guide for a complete tour in a short time.

Roman Pozzuoli

History fun may wish to visit Rome but if you are a true Roman enthusiast, then you really should get yourself down to Pozzuoli.

The Rione Terra: An Underground Adventure

Enter the Rione Terra and instantly travel back to the year 194 BC, walk the streets of the Roman markets and appreciate how good we are having it now.