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Things to Do in Naples

Naples is Italy’s third largest city and one of its oldest. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site its archaeological treasures are hard to beat and it contains enough lavish palaces ruined castles and monumental churches to place most other cities in the shade. Add to this a rich artistic heritage attractive nightlife

captivating bay and unparalleled culinary traditions and Naples certainly sounds tasty! And more lies underground - discover the whole other city - the Roman Neapolis - waiting for you beneath the city streets.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Naples

Centro Storico - A veritable labyrinth of history with different periods almost literally built in layers over each other. Here you will find all the main sights and plenty of excellent pizzerias cafes and bars to relax in. Baroque churches underground Greco-Roman ruins shopping streets such as Spaccanapoli and a vibrant nightlife to boot. A living museum that bursts with energy.

Agnano - This former volcanic crater was used by the Romans and the Greeks for its hot springs. Today it is the centre of Neapolitan fun: the city's largest disco and sporting centres are here. To relax in there are modern thermal baths and to explore there are the historic ruins of Roman baths and the WWF oasis of the Astroni crater.

Posillipo and Chiaia - Charming sights to take in as you walk by the sea enjoying the iconic view of Naples over the bay. Visit Norman castles palaces and gardens and head underwater to tour the submerged ruins of a Roman city.

Arenella Vomero and San Carlo all'Arena - To really escape the crowds these neighbourhoods offer peace and quiet in spacious streets dotted with trees churches castles and villas. In San Carlo all’Arena there is the largest monumental palace of Naples the Ospedale L'Albergo Reale dei Poveri.

Things to See in Naples

You would need a lifetime to take in all the sights of Naples. They include unmissable views over the bay the underwater Baia Ruins the Baroque buildings of the historic centre Roman ruins (both at street level and on a tour of hidden ruins under the city streets themselves) castles palaces magnificent villas and the list just goes on. Book yourself a tour to make sure you hit the main sights - walking tours segway tours Fiat 500 tours and even Vespa tours are available.

Things to Do in Naples

There are plenty of retail opportunities: explore the souvenirs like the Neapolitan nativity figures experience the bustling markets or browse the designer boutiques. Dining out is a gastronomic pleasure as Naples is one of Italy's epicurean heavyweights and you can take classes to learn the secrets of making a pizza like a local. A tour of the Caravaggio masterpieces and locales will appeal to art lovers whilst the trendy nightlife will appeal to the beautiful people. Further afield there are trips to Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii the Amalfi Coast and Capri to enjoy but first you’ll need to escape the charms of Naples.

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Naples City Centre

Known for its abundant dining options and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Naples City Centre. Top attractions like Port of Naples and Naples Underground are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Porta Nolana Station or Piazza Garibaldi Station to see more of the city.

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Vomero

Get to know Vomero and its many features like its restaurants and museums. You might want to explore sights like Castel Sant'Elmo and Phlegraean Fields, and you can jump on the metro at Vanvitelli Station or Quattro Giornate Station to get around the city.

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Posillipo

Visit this affluent suburb of Naples, home to luxurious villas, seafront restaurants, Roman ruins and lookouts with striking views over the Gulf of Napoli.

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Chiaia

Mingle with the locals in the historic park, explore the little aquarium or gaze out to sea from this stylish part of the Italian city of “Napoli.”

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Historical Center

Piazza del Plebiscito and Port of Naples are top sights in Historical Center, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Toledo Station or Dante Station to see more sights in the area.

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Fuorigrotta

The parks and theme parks are just a few things visitors like about Fuorigrotta. Stadio San Paolo and Teatro Palapartenope are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Edenlandia Zoo Ferrovia Station or Campi Flegrei Station to get around the larger area.

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