Things to do in Naples
Naples is not just one of the most iconic cities in Italy but also a popular destination in the Mediterranean region. From magnificent centuries-old cultural landmarks and antique masterpieces to undeniable hospitality and exquisite local cuisine, Naples exudes old-world charm and modern-day revitalization. Naples is not just one of the most iconic cities in Italy but also a popular destination in the Mediterranean region. From magnificent centuries-old cultural landmarks and antique masterpieces to undeniable hospitality and exquisite local cuisine, Naples exudes old world charm and modern day revitalization.
The history of the city of Naples dates back to nearly 3,000 years when the ancient Greeks founded it in the 7th century BC. Since then, this southern Italian city has been under the rule of the Romans and the Barbarians, and gone through a myriad of transformations! The ancient city, however, has countless cultural and historical attractions that earned it the tag of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
The city’s unmatched heritage could be witnessed in its wide assortment of historic monuments, structures and statues, showcasing a blend of Roman, French, Greek, Spanish, and Swedish architectures. From the iconic site of Catacombe di San Gennaro embellished with stunning Christian Frescos to the fortified historic Castel dell’Ovo nestled on the seashore, there is a tall order of sites in Naples that you should add to your next trip.
Honourable Mentions: Don’t miss a visit to the San Giorgio Maggiore church which is one amongst the most significant religious landmarks in Italy. What’s more; Castle Nuovo is another grand, imposing castle built in 1282 where you must mark your presence during your time in Naples.
Tips and Tactics to make the best of your Naples Trip
- For cheap and delicious lunch options, look for the “menu del giorno” (menu of the day). Many restaurants offer great value two or three-course menus with a drink for less than €10.
- Naples is enjoyable year round, with hot summer and mild winters. Spring and autumn are great months to visit to enjoy mild temperatures and conveniently visit the antique sites and explore the local culture and cuisines.
Explore the Naples Tours
Amalfi Coast Tour from NaplesExplore the stunning cliffside towns of Positano, Amalfi & Ravello, with guided commentary on board
Pompeii Tour from RomeDepart Rome & arrive in the city of Pompeii to explore including a delicious Neapolitan pizza lunch
Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour from NaplesWalk to the top of Mt Vesuvius and explore the ancient city of Pompeii with local guide
1 Day Capri Tour from NaplesEnjoy a day on Capri, including a boat tour around the island & free time to explore