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Naples is a passionate and flamboyant city where food and family are the cornerstones of life. Resting on Italy’s southern Mediterranean shore, it sits in the shadow of the brooding Mount Vesuvius, its jumble of neighbourhoods sprawling along the Bay of Naples. Italy’s third-largest city is a contradictory and surprising place, where astounding archaeological treasures, cosmopolitan hotels, raucous markets and some of the country’s best restaurants have evolved together.

Holidays to Naples offer visitors a true taste of southern Italian flair. Spend days wandering the UNESCO-listed historic centre until churches and palaces become almost mundane, ferret out the best pizzerias, join the light-hearted chaos at a street market or soak up the thriving contemporary art scene underground in the Metro art stations.

The sea has long played an integral role in shaping Naples’ character, from its cuisine to its maritime history. Enjoy panoramas across the bay towards the Sorrentine Peninsula and Amalfi Coast or hop on a ferry for a day trip to one of the nearby islands. Often overlooked in favour of its more famous city counterparts, Naples is an eclectic and authentic hub that will surprise even the most seasoned travellers.

When it comes to ancient architecture, Naples might not be the first Italian city to come to mind. Yet the narrow winding streets of one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities are bursting with centuries-old palaces and statues, cathedrals and piazzas. Amble along the Spaccanapoli, the Roman-straight road which divides Europe’s largest historic centre, or go in search of the city’s main cathedral. With its unassuming façade tucked away down a side street, the magnificently ornate interior is one of Naples’ most impressive sights.

Pay a visit to the main square of Piazza del Plebiscito and revel in the grandeur of the Royal Palace and the church of San Francesco di Paola, which sit on either side on the square. And when the summer sun scorches, take respite in one of the many museums such as the Naples National Archaeological Museum, whose collection of Roman artefacts is one of the most extensive in the world. Here you will also find artefacts unearthed from beneath the layers of lava that decimated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted. The archaeological sites themselves are just outside Naples and make for an easy, rewarding day trip.

This city is the proud home of the pizza, and no holiday to Naples would be complete without savouring the rustic, hearty flavours of a just-baked margherita in a bustling neighbourhood restaurant. Naples’ cuisine is legendary, with centuries-old pasta and seafood dishes originating from ingredients sourced from the fertile volcanic soils and the fruits of the sea. The humble spaghetti, exotic shellfish and fruity gelato are famed Neapolitan ingredients and can be washed down with acclaimed wines or with the drinkable local delicacy, limoncello liqueur.

Where to stay in Naples

Top hotels in Naples

UNAHOTELS Napoli
UNAHOTELS Napoli
4 out of 5
Piazza Garibaldi, 9/10, Naples, NA
The price is £67 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb

Located in Naples City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi and Spaccanapoli. Naples Underground and University of Naples ...

4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Very central location, hotel very clean and staff great."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

UNAHOTELS Napoli
Romeo Hotel
Romeo Hotel
5 out of 5
Via Cristoforo Colombo 45, Naples, NA
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This family-friendly Naples hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Galleria Umberto and Teatro di San Carlo. Royal Palace ...

4.4/5Excellent! (598 reviews)

"Staff are an asset to this hotel which has the most exquisite interior decoration and Spa. Stayed during COVID so not all facilities were available."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

Romeo Hotel
NH Napoli Panorama
NH Napoli Panorama
4 out of 5
Via Medina 70, Naples, NA
The price is £88 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Historical Center, this hotel is 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Nisida. Toledo Station is only a 4-minute walk and Dante Station is 9 minutes.

3.8/5Good! (701 reviews)

"Wonderful stay, lovely hotel, great breakfast! Stayed for 15 nights."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

NH Napoli Panorama
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Naples

Munì Boutique Flat
Munì Boutique Flat
Piazza Francese 1, Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli
The price is £107 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in Naples City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza del Municipio, Port of Naples and Piazza del Plebiscito. Castel Nuovo ...

3/5 (1 review)

"Pensez à contacter l’hôtel avant votre arrivée pour qu’ils vous explique où trouver la réception qui n’est pas à l’adresse des appartements. La chambre était bien, grande salle de bain, lit confortable. Hôtel bien placé. Petit bémols sur la propreté de la chambre, sol sale et la douche ne fonctionnait ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Munì Boutique Flat
FRANTO RESIDENCE
FRANTO RESIDENCE
Via Domitiana, SS7 Qtr., Giugliano in Campania, NA

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Varcaturo Beach and Gulf of Gaeta. Magic World Water Park is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

FRANTO RESIDENCE
Interno 12
Interno 12
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 432, Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli

Located in Vomero, this property is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pignasecca Market, Piazza del Plebiscito and Spaccanapoli. Naples National Archaeological Museum ...

Interno 12
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Naples

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

A great and vibrant city. Nice people but no street lights so has a foboding feel at night. Fantastic pizza.

3/5 - Okay

Martin

8 Mar 2020

I had wanted to experience Naples for a long time, and to use the city as a base for Pompei, Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Sorrento, etc..... the city itself is an intense experience dirty, noisy and chaotic, definitely not for the timid or feint hearted.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Feb 2020

Naples is a very nice city to visit. Full of hidden surprises and a place where you will never go hungry!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2020

The special exhibition son et lumiere at Capodimonte was exquisite - unforgettable.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

5 Feb 2020

The city is very nice But there is much much trash and waste on the street

5/5 - Excellent

Couple

3 Jan 2020

It is well worth buying a transport card . The funiculars are fun too ! If you want to visit the National Library, take ID with you. If visiting before end of March 2020 don't miss the temporary `100 Wolves' sculptures in Piazza Municipio.

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