Best Tourist Places to Visit in Naples, Italy, Europe
Naples is the capital city of the Campania region in Italy geographically positioned at 40°50′42″ N 14°15′30″ E. After Rome and Milan, the municipality of Naples is the 3rd largest in Italy. Naples is internationally known for its typical dish ‘pizza’ which originated in Naples and is also famous its historical buildings, annual fairs and educational institutions.
Geography of Naples:
Naples is located on the west coast and southern part of the country at an altitude of 17 meters, around 225 km southeast of Rome, the capital of Italy. Naples is spread out over an area of 117.27 sq. km.
History of Naples:
The history of Naples dates back to the second millennium BC when it was initially settled. With an area of 1,700 hectares, the historic city centre of Naples is the largest in Europe and was added to the World Heritage Site list of UNESCO.
How to reach Naples?
Naples International Airport is serving the Naples city, located around 5 km away from the midpoint of the city. This airport operates flights from and to almost all major European cities and few American destinations as well.
From airport tourists can take taxi or bus to reach the city center, and buses are catered by Alibus charging around €3.
The major taxi operators in Naples include:
- Airport Transfers
- Easy Private Taxi
- Naples Airport Transfer
Napoli Centrale – Piazza Garibaldi Station is the main railway station in Naples.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Naples:
Naples is rich in culture, home to dozens of renowned museums, churches and music and dance exhibition centers all around. Football is very famous sport in the city.
Price for handicraft products and household items are cheaper in Naples compared to other Italian cities. Pizza is the most famous dish in Naples since it originated in this city. List of the reputed food corners in Naples include:
- Dolce Idea Gennaro Bottone
- Jorudan Sushi
- Gran Caffe Ciorfito
- Pizzeria da Gaetano
Places to see in Naples:
The Castel Nuovo is a historical castle dating back to the medieval era, constructed in 1282, it is located in Piazza Castello.
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte:
Situated in the Palace of Capodimonte at Via Miano in Naples, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte or the Napolitan National Gallery houses a wide collection of Renaissance and Baroque Italian paintings.
Museo Archeologico Nazionale:
Being a biggest Roman architectural museum in the globe, Museo Archeologico Nazionale preserves abundance of archeological objects found in Naples. It is generally open from 9:00 am – 7:30 pm and the entrance fee is €9.00.
List of other places of interest in Naples includes:
- Castel dell’Ovo at Porto Santa Lucia
- Certosa di San Martino
- Parco Virgiliano
- Napoli Sotterranea
- Catacombe di San Gennaro
- Quadreria dei Girolamini
- Gennaro Treasury Museum
- Pio Monte della Misericordia
- Piazza del Plebiscito
- Teatro San Carlo
- Galleria Umberto
- Museo Civico Filanghieri
- Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina
- Museo del Mare
Best time to visit Naples:
Naples experiences a Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers, and mild and wet winters. Naples can be visited between June and September.
Accommodation options in Naples:
Naples houses plenty of international standard accommodation centers with facilities like complimentary Wi-Fi, lounge Bar, multi-cuisine restaurant, airport transfer, express Laundry, email/fax facilities and beauty parlor/saloon. Here are the major hotels in Naples:
- Hotel Piazza Bellini
- La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel
- ApartHotel Plebiscito
- Hotel Palazzo Alabardieri
- Hotel Palazzo Decumani
- M Gallery Palazzo Caracciolo
- Decumani Hotel de Charme
- Grand Hotel Vesuvio
- Hotel Il Convento
- Grand Hotel Parker’s
- Hotel Palazzo Esedra
- Hotel Santa Brigida
- UNA Hotel Napoli
- Ranch Palace Hotel
- Hotel Correra 241