Naples is Italy’s third-largest city, and is popular with Italians and tourists alike, all who come to revel in its frenetic energy. From celebrated Neapolitan restaurants and Medieval churches to performances at the Teatro San Carlo, Italy’s oldest opera house, the treasures of Naples are easily accessed by car.
Naples’ UNESCO-listed centre is studded with historic buildings, while its subterranean catacombs and relics of Greco-Roman Neapolis also make for fascinating exploration. The city has a growing contemporary art scene, but food is perhaps the real star; Naples is, after all, the home of pizza.
Driving through Naples’ Countryside
With a car, you can easily reach the Temple of Serapis, in nearby Pozzuoli, as well as Pompeii, an ancient Roman town that was devastated by a volcanic eruption in A.D. 79 and preserved by layers of ash. Naples is also the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, where pretty villages cling to cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Naples. It is an ideal location for a self-drive holiday. You can also hop on a ferry to Marine Grande to explore the idyllic island of Capri.
Hiring a car in Naples gives you the freedom to discover this captivating city and take in the spectacular panoramas of the Italian coast at your own pace.