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Welcome to Naples

Set along the Tyrrhenian Sea with views of Mt. Vesuvius to the east and the sparkling Bay of Naples hugging its shoreline, Naples is a busy, often frenetic city that serves as the main gateway to southern Italy and some of the country's most beautiful beach destinations. Nearby is Pompeii, the largest archaeological site in Europe; the ancient lava-trapped city can be visited on a day tour, as can Herculaneum, another town fossilized by Mt. Vesuvius. The treasures of Pompeii (including a one-million-piece floor mosaic) and other rare antiquities can be viewed at the National Archaeological Museum, easily visited on guided tour. The colorful seaside resorts of the Amalfi Coast—including Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello—are two to four hours away by train or bus; while the lovely islands of Sorrento and glamorous Capri are just quick 45-minute boat trips across the Gulf from central Naples. Take a trip to the island of Capri to see the glowing light of the Blue Grotto on a private boat tour. In Naples itself, spend an afternoon tasting pizza made in the city where it originated, visit historic castles, tour the underground ruins of the ancient Greek and Roman settlements, and revel in year-round Christmas with Naples' well-known nativity-scene shops.

Top 10 attractions in Naples

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Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio)

Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio)

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Looming above the Bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio) erupted in AD 79 and covered Pompeii in ash, preserving parts of the ancient city that can still be seen today. The volcano itself is still active—the only active one in continental Europe—and, though dormant, is considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. Despite this, many visitors hike the mountain to see its infamous crater and are rewarded with stunning views of Pompeii, the Bay of Naples, and the surrounding Italian countryside.More
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Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea)

Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea)

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You can hardly turn over a spade of soil in any Italian city without uncovering centuries of history, and Naples is no exception. Beneath the teeming modern center, Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea) takes you through the remains of the ancient city’s infrastructure covering almost two millennia.More
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Royal Palace of Caserta (Reggia di Caserta)

Royal Palace of Caserta (Reggia di Caserta)

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The Royal Palace of Caserta (Reggia di Caserta), famous for its massive size and opulent style, is a triumph of late Italian Baroque architecture. The largest royal residence in the world, the palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, shares a number of features with the Palace of Versailles and is one of the most-visited monuments in southern Italy.More
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Ischia

Ischia

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Ischia is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor, Capri, but this island in Italy's Bay of Naples offers many delights, including natural hot springs, beautiful scenery, excellent cuisine, and the resort towns of Casamicciola Terme and Lacco Ameno.More
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Castel dell'Ovo

Castel dell'Ovo

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Castel dell’Ovo, the imposing fortified castle on the island of Megaride in the Bay of Naples, is one of Naples’ most famous monuments. Connected to the mainland by a causeway, the castle—home to the Museum of Ethno-Prehistory—offers sweeping views over the city and Mount Vesuvius in the distance.More
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Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei)

Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei)

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The Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei) hiking trail skirts the peaks above the Amalfi Coast, rewarding you with spectacular bird’s-eye views of the coastline and Mediterranean Sea far below. The sweeping panoramas and lofty position inspired the trail’s poetic name.More
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Naples Historic Center (Napoli Centro Storico)

Naples Historic Center (Napoli Centro Storico)

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by Naples, a vibrant city that often seems about to boil over into chaos. Look past the streets teeming with scooters, vendors, and Neapolitans, however, and you’ll spot signs of the 2,500 years of history that makes the UNESCO-listed Naples Historic Center (Napoli Centro Storico) one of the most fascinating in Italy.More
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Galleria Umberto I

Galleria Umberto I

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One of the most beautiful buildings in Naples, the 19th-century Galleria Umberto I marks the center of the historic downtown like a huge, glass-ceilinged cross. This elegant shopping arcade set between Via Toledo and the San Carlo Theater is included in a number of food and sightseeing tours. It’s the perfect spot for a quick espresso break.More
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Procida

Procida

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The smallest island in the Campanian Archipelago, a trip to Procida can make a big impression.Compared to its better known island neighbors, a small number of visitors venture to Procida, making it a great destination for travelers who don’t enjoy crowds. While Chiaiolella Beach is the island’s most popular stretch of sand, the beach at Pozzo Vecchio is known for its role in the film Il Postino.Lined with a pastel rainbow of buildings, just wandering the narrow streets can provide hours of enjoyment. It’s questionable who has the better view, the houses and churches along the coast, or the many boats anchored offshore.More
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Piazza del Plebiscito

Piazza del Plebiscito

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The grand semicircular Piazza del Plebiscito is named after the referendum that united southern Italy with Piedmont under the House of Savoy in the 19th century. A miraculous swath of peaceful public space in raucous Naples, the piazza is the site of two top monuments: The Royal Palace and San Francesco di Paola Church.More

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Top activities in Naples

Private Tour: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Day Trip from Naples
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Naples Underground Guided Tour

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Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

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Pompeii Amalfi and Positano Private Tour

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Pompeii and Vesuvius Day Trip from Naples
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Amalfi Coast & Pompeii in a Day Private Trip w Pickup from Naples Port Terminal
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Recent reviews from experiences in Naples

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Great Experience!! Strongly recommended.
Pushkar_B, Dec 2021
Neapolitan pizza lesson, dough and tasting of typical products
One of the best things to do in Naples.
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Forza Napoli!
Jack_A, Dec 2021
Naples Street Food Tour With Local Expert
He also gave us lots of really helpful advice about other activities in the city.
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Don't think, just book it!
Christina_R, Jan 2022
Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour
She would speak in both English and French to accommodate her audience and she did it so effortlessly!
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This tour made me love Naples!
Lady_C, Dec 2021
Street Food Tour of Naples with City Sightseeing and Top-Rated Local Guide
It’s not too long, but you will know more about the city and what to do for the rest of your visit.
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Highlight of our holiday in Italy
Monica_D, Dec 2021
Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip
I cannot recommend this tour enough-it’s the perfect way to see the beautiful towns of Amalfi.
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Great and unique tour experience in Naples
Monica_D, Dec 2021
Naples Underground Guided Tour
Tour guide spoke perfect English and provided excellent history.
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Trip of a lifetime!
Meghan_M, Dec 2021
Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii
It was my dream since I was young to finally visit Pompeii and Vesuvius and my husband was very excited to see the Herculaneum ruins (definitely a must see!
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Naples Sotterranea (Underground) Tour
moi4short2, Dec 2021
Naples Underground Entrance Ticket
There is a second part that involves walking to a different location to see the remains of the Roman Theater.
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Great tour, great guide
Sara_M, Nov 2021
Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Naples Private Tour
and he was kind enough to send me tips on where to visit during the day that I never would have thought to visit.
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Missed out on having an English speaking guide
Barbara_H, Nov 2021
Herculaneum Drive with Guide from Naples
Ok all good but this nice driver Amedeo didn’t speak English.
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A pleasant tour with a local
Milan, Oct 2021
Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Naples Private Tour
The tour gives you an understanding on what to do in Naples and it is organized by a local.
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HIGHLIGHT OF MY ITALY TRIP
Stacey_T, Oct 2021
Full-Day Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Rome
We were definitely not expecting a private tour with our own guide, but it's definitely the way to see a city, especially with a local!
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You get to see basically all of the south of Italy with this tour!
Elida_G, Oct 2021
Positano, Amalfi and Ravello - Deluxe Group Tour
We made different stops to see the beautiful views of Sorrento and the different little towns before getting to Positano.
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Napoli, the hidden gem of Italy
Sara_S, Oct 2021
Scenic E-Bike Ride with Vineyard Wine & Meal
We had a wonderful time and we hope to visit Naples again soon!
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Super fun way to see all of Naples- recommended!
Kristen_A, Sep 2021
Guided tour of Naples by electric bike
Plus it was a super fun way to see it too.
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Amazing trip
William_B, Sep 2021
Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour from Naples
The host Dario was really informative and explained sites we saw along the coast, gave suggestions on what to see in each stop and provided refreshments and food on the boat.
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Amazing detour from Naples
William_B, Sep 2021
Capri Island Boat Tour from Naples
Both were really informative and explained sites we saw along the coast, gave suggestions on what to see in Capri and provided refreshments and food on the boat.
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Just wow, once in a lifetime experience!
KirstenKeana_R, Aug 2021
Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour from Naples
We had 1 hr to see Amalfi & 1.
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Perfect!
LOUKAS_Z, Aug 2021
Capri Island Boat Tour from Naples
Then we went to Marina Picola and we stopped for a trip to the island for about 4 hours, when we had the time to see a bit of this wonderful island.
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Excellent Tour
Alicia, Jul 2021
Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
Michelle went out of his way to tell us about other important points of interest to see in Naples.

All about Naples

When to visit

Naples is a winter sun bolthole (December through February is considered peak season), but spring is a sweet spot for moderate temperatures, sunshine, and uncrowded beaches. Stone crab season begins in mid-October, which kicks off a calendar of events including Stone Crab Festival as well as Naples International Film Festival, making autumn a popular time to visit this Florida city.

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