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.
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.
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.