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 Meet Naples, the magical city where history and culture are intertwined with mouth-watering flavors and exciting activities. Explore the cemetery of skulls within the Fontanelle cemetery or the lost city of Pompeii first hand – or spice things up and add on a day trip of pure adventure by exploring the famous volcano Vesuvius or the beautiful island of Capri. Discover the lost tunnels of Naples and witness the true soul of the city throughout the ages, and then explore the bars, restaurants and vivid nightlife in the evening. Castles, museums and churches add to the picturesque and old-world feeling of this city. You are officially invited to come and discover this wonderful jem in the Italian seaside.

currency

Euro, €1 = 100 cents

phone

Emergency: 113
Police (Carabinieri): 112
Fire Brigade (Vigili del fuoco): 115
Ambulance (Ambulanza): 118

newspaper

Il Mattino
Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno
Il Giornale di Napoli
La Repubblica
Il Corriere della Sera
La Stampa
Il Sole24ore

hours

Shops are usually open 10am-1.30pm and 4.30pm-8pm. Larger shops are normally open continuously during the day. Shops can be open on Sundays at their own discretion.

population

966,000

info

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, Naples
Located inside the Napoli Centrale railway station, in front of platform 23
+39 081 268 779
informazionituristiche@eptnapoli.info

Naples

The City

The historic city of Naples was founded about 3,000 years ago as Partenope by Greek merchants. Later, the settlement took the name of Palepolis, the old city, and in 475 BC it became Neapolis, the new city. Under various phases of foreign rule, the city developed continuously, until it became the capital of the most important of the pre-unification states, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The rulers of that Kingdom, the Bourbons, constructed a magnificent palace in nearby Caserta and filled the city with historic structures of all kinds.

San Francesco Paola on Piazza del Plebiscito, Italy, Naples

Do & See

The historic centre of Naples, with its splendid palaces and its popular and lively working-class districts, is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Naples also boasts an underground city, as well as its famous panoramic views. Moreover, this hospitable city is marked by contrasts and popular traditions, such as the annual miracle whereby San Gennaro’s ‘blood’ becomes liquid in front of the eyes of his followers.
Naples is famous throughout the world primarly because of pizza (which, you'll discover, only constitutes a small part of the rich local cuisine) and popular music, with famous songs such as 'O Sole Mio'.

Museum of Capodimonte

Castel Nuovo

Ovo Castle

Basilica of Saint Clare

Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore

Church Of San Gregorio Armeno

Church Of Gesù Nuovo

National Archeological Museum

Naples Cathedral

The Royal Palace

Museo Cappella Sansevero

Fontanelle Cemetery

San Carlo Theatre

San Gregorio Armeno Street

Pompeii

Pausilypon Archaeological Park

Church of Saint Giovanni a Carbonara

See Amalfi Coast

Bourbon Tunnel

Mount Vesuvius

Capri

Italian pizza with seafood - octopus, calamary, mussels and clams

Dining

Neapolitans believe their cuisine to be among the finest in the world. The best way to decide if you agree is tasting some local speciality: different pasta recipes (with the 'pummarola' tomato sauce, or 'alla puttanesca' with olives and capers), typical pastries like babà or sfogliatella, and of course an authentic pizza, which made its appearance in Naples over 500 years ago. Neapolitan cuisine proudly uses 'poor' ingredients such as oil, pecorino cheese, and aromatic herbs to convey its typical Mediterranean taste.

Ristorante Mimì Alla Ferrovia

Ristorante Amici Miei

Pizzeria Pellone

Pizzeria Da Michele

Pizzeria Starita

Trattoria da Nennella

Cantina La Barbera

Palazzo Petrucci Ristorante

La Locanda dei Borboni

Cibi Cotti Nonna Anna

Crudo Re

Tradition cake of region Campania Code di Aragosta on white blue plate with cup of coffee and strawbarry cake background in Sant Angelo, Ischia

Cafes

Naples bristles with great coffee, or rather 'caffè', which means 'espresso' there. The most popular coffee types in Naples are caffè ristretto, caffè lungo and caffè macchiato. Neapolitans often order a shot with their coffee, for example sambuca or whiskey.

Moccia

Pintauro

Gran Caffè Cimmino

Friggitoria Vomero

Pasticceria Attanasio

Aurelio

Bar Mexico

Bar Forturella

wonderful naples panoramic view by night

Bars & Nightlife

Neapolitan nightlife is vibrant and packed with people. It starts teeming around 8pm in the Chiaia area - coming for a drink, you might have the impression that the whole neighbourhood have descended into the tiny space around via Belledonne a Chiaia for an aperitivo. Another crowded area is Piazza Bellini, especially in summer and spring time.

Enoteca Belledonne

Arenile di Bagnoli

Frank Malone Pub

Morrigan Pub

Miami Bar Room

Cammarota Spritz

Archeobar

Alter Ego Lounge Bar

Hopera Cafe Novecento

Club Nabilah

Baik

Shopping mall - italian style. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Naples, Italy.

Shopping

If you're looking for fashionable clothes, accessories or jewellery, head to via Calabritto, via Filangieri, via Chiaia and via Toledo, where you'll find plenty of fashion brands such as Bulgari, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
In the same area, two boutiques boast impressive local collections. One of them is called Ernesto Esposito (via Santa Caterina a Chiaia 20), and showcases the sexed-up heels created by its namesake designer, a Neapolitan who also works for Fendi, Sonia Rykiel and Via Spiga. The other one, Marinella (Riviera di Chiaia 287), is a tiny shop with a huge reputation for its classic men's accessories and, especially, silk ties.

A huge flea market with good bargains is found close to the Poggioreale jail and runs from Thursday through Monday. For typical handmade products, the best place to go is the Quartieri Spagnoli. This area still has the highest number of old craftsmen’s shops. The sophisticated, expensive Capodimonte porcelain, cameos and gouaches are particularly famous. Naples is also tied to the traditions of leather goods as well as gold and silver objects. If you are interested in buying the famous nativity scene figurines made in terracotta you should visit via San Gregorio Armeno: here you can find all types of figurines, all made by hand.

Face

Fashion Victim Store

Salumeria Rafele O'Lattaro

Ceramiche Di Vietri

Dolce Idea

Io Sono La Chianina

Profumeria Pepino

Pepi Vintage Sunglasses

Barbi Calzature

Salumeria Regina

Gambardella Presepi

Alysa Borse e Accessori

Naples Oblige

La Smorfia di Fabio Paolella

Museum Shop

Antica Camiceria Lombardi

Vesti Casa

naples square

Essential Information

Airport

Naples International Airport, Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli, is located approximately 7 kilometres from the city centre.

To get into the city centre, take a special bus from the local transport company ANM. Its name is Alibus and it departs 250 metres from Terminal 1 every 20 minutes. You can buy the ticket on borad, or visit www.anm.it .

Taxis are available from outside the arrival concourse, and most of them have fixed rates for trips to the major destinations.

To hire a car, make an inquiry directly to a car company, such as:

Avis Naples Airport
+39 081 780 5790
Mon-Sun 7:30am-11:30pm
www.avisautonoleggio.it

Europcar Naples Airport
+39 081 780 5643
Mon-Sun 7:30am-11:30pm
www.europcar.com

Hertz Naples Aeroporto
+39 081 231 1200
Mon-Sun 7:30am-11:30pm
www.hertz.it

Address: Naples International Airport, Naples

Email: feedback@gesac.it

Phone: +39 081 789 6111

Website: www.aeroportodinapoli.it

Passport / Visa

Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to go sightseeing in Naples and enjoying its beauty to the fullest is probably spring or late summer - May, June, or September. The weather should be warm and pleasant, even if a couple rainy days can happen.
June and August are the best months for going to the beach and swimming, but they can be very hot. Plus, the city might feel a bit empty, since many Neapolitans go abroad on their summer holidays.
Christmas time in Naples be a surprising experience - the city gets crowded with street markets and nativity-themed stands.

Public Transport

The most comfortable way to get around Naples is walking, but since the city is quite large, sooner or later you might have to use public transport. It is best to avoid driving because of the heavy traffic.

The Unico Campania company has an integrated fare card system to cover the public transport network for the whole area. The card covers 14 different types of transportation and is called TIC ticket.
You can buy hourly, daily, weekly and monthly tickets at tobacco shops or at some newspaper stands; there are also ticket machines in many railways and metro stations.
It is very important to validate the ticket in order to avoid fines - you can find validating machines on board. Validate your daily, weekly and monthly ticket at first use, and remember to fill out personal information on the ticket if required.

Different tourist cards are also available - check the most updated offers on the Unico website:

Email: info@unicocampania.it

Phone: +39 081 551 3109

Website: www.unicocampania.it

Taxi

The main taxi companies in Naples are:

Radio Taxi Napoli
+39 081 8888 1111
www.taxinapoli.it/en
info@taxinapoli.it

Radio Partenope
+39 081 01 01
www.radiotaxilapartenope.it
info@radiotaxilapartenope.it

Post

Post offices in Italy are indicated by a yellow and blue sign. Find one of them at:

Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 2, Naples

Phone: +39 081 428 9814

Website: www.poste.it

Pharmacy

Farmacia Di Lullo:

Address: Via Genova 23/25/27, Naples

Phone: +39 081 268 303

Website: www.farmaciadilullo.it

Telephone

Country code: +39

Area code: 081 (Naples)

Electricity

220/240V

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