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NaplesItaly

Classic architecture, a rich history, traditional pizza and underground caves make this Italian city a fascinating destination.

Naples is a modern Italian city with a rich history. Founded by the Greeks in the 6th century bc, the city offers decadent royal palaces, Art Nouveau architecture, and churches rich with religious art. The cobblestoned streets, often lined with small pizzerias and cafés, offer a taste of modern Italy and are filled with pedestrians and scooters.

Start your visit in the Centro Storico, Naples’ historic old town. In the old town, particular streets are dedicated to selling certain items, such as musical instruments or antique books.

Explore the city’s network of Greek- and Roman-era caves almost 100 feet (30 meters) below the streets. Back above ground, take a visit to the Capella Sansevero nearby. This quaint chapel was built in 1600 and contains many examples of Italian religious art. The Gesu Nuovo Church also has works of religious art, including reliefs and frescoes.

The Royal Palace is one of Naples’ most beautiful buildings. Inside, find immaculately preserved royal furnishings and the National Library. Wander the Castel dell’Ovo, on the island of Megaride just off Naples. This 15th century castle provides stunning views back to Naples and across to Mount Vesuvius.

Take a trip to Mount Vesuvius, a 40-minute drive east of Naples. The 4000-foot (1200-meter) high volcano is among Europe’s most active. In ad 79, the volcano erupted, destroying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands of people. Today, walk to the crater summit for an unbeatable view up the coastline toward Naples. Below, explore the ruins of the lost city of Pompeii.

Also be sure to explore the cuisine, the city invented pizza. Join with the locals and try it with a tomato base and few embellishments.

Naples is a busy, beautiful Italian coastal city. Summer is a popular time to visit. Daytime temperatures in July average 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius).

Where to stay in Naples

Museo delle Arti Sanitarie e Di Storia della Medicina which includes a park

Historical Center

4/5Very Good!(898 area reviews)

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.

Historical Center
Posillipo, Naples, Campania, Italy

Posillipo

You'll enjoy the restaurants and monuments in Posillipo. You might want to make time for a stop at Lungomare Caracciolo or Parco Virgiliano.

Posillipo
Chiaia, Naples, Campania, Italy

Chiaia

4/5Very Good!(33 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Chiaia. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Naples Piazza Amedeo Station or Piazza Amedeo Station.

Chiaia
Zona Ospedaliera showing heritage architecture, a garden and flowers

Zona Ospedaliera

While in Zona Ospedaliera, you'll enjoy the restaurants. Catch the metro at Policlinico Station to see top sights like Phlegraean Fields while you're in the area.

Zona Ospedaliera
Capodimonte, Naples, Campania, Italy

Capodimonte

During your stop in Capodimonte, check out the theaters, and jump on the metro at Colli Aminei Station to see more of the surrounding area.

Capodimonte
Vasto

Vasto

Notable for its restaurants, historic sites, and waterfront views, Vasto is a sought-after destination for many travelers visiting Naples. If you want to see some sights in the area, check out Naples Underground or Port of Naples.

Vasto

Top Hotels in Naples

UNAHOTELS Napoli
UNAHOTELS Napoli
4 out of 5
Piazza Garibaldi, 9/10, Naples, NA
The price is NT$2,119 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 22

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! (973 reviews)

"Average hotel in the centre of Naples. Great location but no frills. Good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/8

UNAHOTELS Napoli
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
4 out of 5
Via Partenope 46, Naples, NA
The price is NT$4,661 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25

Located in Historical Center, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Via Partenope and Lungomare Caracciolo. Castel dell'Ovo and Via Chiaia are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (712 reviews)

"Beautiful Hotel. Great location. Excellent staff... The view from sea view rooms is just stunning. Overall a great stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/28

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Hotel Real Orto Botanico
Hotel Real Orto Botanico
4 out of 5
Via Foria 192, Naples, NA
The price is NT$1,466 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Naples City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Botanical Garden of Naples, Spaccanapoli, and Naples National Archaeological Museum. Naples ...

3.5/5Good! (299 reviews)
Naples

"Near to the flagship Napoli museum. Rooms are dated but typical to Italian standards as observed in other Italian hotel. Rooms are big and staff are Friendly. Would definitely recommend if you want a hotel outside of of the tourist trap!"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/24

Hotel Real Orto Botanico
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.

Vacation Rentals in Naples

Culture Residence Consalvo Otto
Culture Residence Consalvo Otto
Via Consalvo, 8, Naples, NA
The price is NT$1,332 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Fuorigrotta, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Phlegraean Fields and Stadio San Paolo. Piazza del Plebiscito and Castel dell'Ovo are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"EVERYTHING was perfect! My stress of traveling Napoli with driving a car was straightly gone because of this amazing hotel. If you come to Napoli with a car, private garage was perfectly amazing. The Owner was the sweetest and the most helpful guy and Alfonso(?) and another guy were excellent! Their ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/8

Culture Residence Consalvo Otto
La Residenza Napoli Chiaia
La Residenza Napoli Chiaia
Via Chiaia 82, Naples, Naples
The price is NT$1,222 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Located in Historical Center, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Via Chiaia, Piazza del Plebiscito, and Royal Palace. Teatro di San Carlo and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Excellent all around.

"Fantastic location right in the middle of everything. Clean and comfortable and quiet. Perfect for our family of five even. All had our own comfy beds and very central to all."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/12

La Residenza Napoli Chiaia
Enjoy Naples
Enjoy Naples
Via Enrico Pessina, 66, Naples, NA
The price is NT$1,884 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 18

Located in Historical Center, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Dante, Naples National Archaeological Museum, and Piazza Bellini. Sansevero ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
Excellent place to visit Naples

"Very close to tourist places and restaurants. The personnel is super kind."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/12

Enjoy Naples
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.

Popular places to visit in Naples

Reviews of Naples

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
249
5 - Excellent 26.774193548387096%
4 - Good
368
4 - Good 39.56989247311828%
3 - Okay
219
3 - Okay 23.548387096774192%
2 - Disappointing
71
2 - Disappointing 7.634408602150538%
1 - Terrible
23
1 - Terrible 2.4731182795698925%

2/5 - Disappointing

M

Mar 7, 2020

Naples itself was sketchy, dog poop all over the streets. I hope it was dog poop. I watched a man pee all the way up an escalator in front of us. I watched a woman yelling at her partner while digging in her pockets and throwing trash into the ocean.

4/5 - Good

Charles

Feb 27, 2020

Rich, vibrant city and surroundings — people, history, food, geography, architecture — offers more than can be quickly appreciated. Would love to return!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

Naples is only for people who like a bit of chaos and throngs of people and laundry hanging from the streets. For me, I think its great but probably not what I would suggest for a first timer to Italy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 23, 2020

Naples is a fantastic city, much different than northern Italy and Rome but a must see for anyone visiting Italy.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Enjoyed the food, particularly pizza

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Would love to return. Visiting during the off season (February) gave us plenty of space and time to explore.

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