Despite claiming the title as the official home of pizza, Naples has far more to offer than just excellent Neapolitan food. Set in the shadow of active volcano Mount Vesuvius, the third-largest city in Italy is a culturist’s dream, with a rich heritage bubbling beneath its roughened surface.
Naples was founded by Greek colonists and later became a popular Roman holiday destination. The last two decades have seen much change take place in Naples, but fly here today and you’ll still find a wealth of fascinating ancient sights, among them frescoes, palaces and churches, in what was once known as the Lost City.
Facilities at Naples Capodichino Airport
Those with time to spare at Naples Capodichino Airport can browse the souvenir and pasta boutiques, buy clothing from a wide range of Italian outfitters or pick up some duty-free gifts on the way home. There is a number of restaurants and bars before and after security serving mainly Italian cuisine, as well as a sushi bar and a McDonalds. Cash points and money-exchange counters are situated in both the arrivals and departures terminals.
Naples Capodichino Airport offers guests free unlimited WiFi connection, as well as luggage storage for an additional fee. A VIP lounge is accessible for business-class passengers, but those travelling in other classes may purchase a pass and enjoy some lounge time, too.
Flights to Naples from the UK
The average flight time to Naples from the UK is two and a half hours, with direct flights leaving from London Gatwick, Stansted and Luton, as well as Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester. British Airways, EasyJet, Monarch and Air Italy’s Meridiana all operate non-stop services.
Onward Travel from Naples Capodichino Airport
Renting a car in Naples offers visitors the chance to explore the city and travel further afield at a leisurely pace. Alternatively, there is a large taxi rank situated just outside Naples Airport’s arrivals hall.
If you’d rather use public transport, there is a number of bus routes taking visitors to the centre of Naples. Longer journeys can also be made by bus, with services running to Salerno, Sorrento, Potenza, and Battipaglia.
Whether you want to spend time in the heart of Naples or explore its beguiling surroundings, there’s more than enough here to keep even the most energetic traveller busy. Stay in town to wander the ancient streets of Naples’ UNESCO-listed historic centre, take in the fervent atmosphere of this artistic, enthralling city and devour classic Neapolitan delicacies in one of its authentic restaurants.
Outside the city, rolling Italian countryside and a glittering coastline set the scene for a relaxing break. In fact, plenty of visitors fly into Naples simply because it is the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, one of Italy’s most coveted coastal regions. Here, mountains meet ocean and the landscape is punctuated with picturesque cliff-top villages, forests and tiny coves that melt into the clear Mediterranean Sea. Its natural beauty, hiking trails and smooth sailing make the Amalfi Coast the perfect accompaniment to a city sojourn in Naples.