Naples Cruise Port Info

Naples, Italy is a huge sprawling city in the shadow of the great Mount Vesuvius, which dominates the horizon. It lacks the touristy charms of other Italian cities, but if it's a real Italian city you're after, warts and all, then Naples is it.

It's gritty, urban, fast and furious, a city that has rebounded from near destruction during World War II and ongoing drug and crime problems. It has an incredible cultural heritage and a unique vibrancy.

If you don't fancy Naples itself, its the gateway to Pompeii and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast and nearby islands. Any of these are easily do-able in a day if you make plans.

Things to do in Naples

Walking around the winding streets on your own with a map in hand is an easy way to explore.

For those who want to relax and take a bus through Naples there is a Hop-on Hop-off Bus.

Piazza Plebiscito is a good start, with nearby Galleria Umberto, Teatro San Carlo, and Castel Nuovo. This one small area of Naples can be your entire day. It is a beautiful area!

Piazza Bellini - an ancient Greek site housing shops, cafes and bars.

Centro Storico - the historic centre of the city, with the Palazzo Reale, the churches of Gesu Nuovo, San Lorenzo and Santa Chiara - a beautiful Gothic church also housing an ancient Roman gymnasium and bath.

Capodimonte Museum - the main art museum of Naples.

Catacombe di San Genaro - an impressive catacomb site.

Villa Floridiana - a lovely house with a ceramic museum. Great gardens for a picnic with views over the bay of Naples and Capri.

Napoli Sotteranea - take a tour of the underground ruins.

Castel Sant'Elmo - a medieval castle overlooking the city. Great views.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale - the main archeological museum housing many artefacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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