This energetic city combines classical history with a charming character and vibrant culture. Overshadowed by Mount Vesuvius, it is not only a fitting base for visiting Pompeii, but is also the self-proclaimed birthplace of the original pizza.
It's easy to explore Naples by public transport. Buses, trains and boats run at regular intervals to the nearby town of Sorrento, ideal for a day trip. Verona city map
Naples is renowned for its pizza, pasta and seafood, and there's a wide choice of restaurants to sample them in. You should also try some of the famous wines produced by the Campania region's vineyards.
Castel dell'Oro Linked to the mainland by a causeway, this castle enjoys fine views of the Naples waterfront.
National Archeological Museum View an extensive collection of Roman artefacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum.
Enjoy a visit to the Teatro di San Carlo, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For a feel of the real heart of Naples life, the place to start is with a walk down the Spaccanapoli, the long, narrow street which runs through the historic city centre.
Take a break from the city with a short hydrofoil ride to the island of Ischia, to relax on the volcanic beaches and sample the hot springs that island is famous for.