Guide to the city of Naples (Italy)
The difference between the north and the south of Italy is incredible. They are two completely different Italy, as if it were from another country. Each one has its charm, but if I had to choose I would stay with the south. The city of Nápoles is perhaps the one that best represents it. It has around one million inhabitants and a special color. The people, the atmosphere that breathes and the historical heritage will make you enjoy as a child of your passage through Naples.
Mother nature worked piecework in the Southern Italy creating a fascinating landscape of rugged mountains, smoky fumaroles and coastal grottos. The options are endless, but there is a constant that is repeated: a wonderful landscape, varied and magical.
We will tell you everything you need to know to get around, see and know the best places and destinations within the city, characterized by its incredible volcanic eruptions. The trips to Naples They are clad with artistic, cultural and folkloric expressions as well as numerous attractions.
Do you encourage yourself to know a little more of the Italian city of Naples?
Featured accommodations where to sleep in Naples at this moment
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What are you going to find in this article?
- 1 I'm going on a trip to NÁPOLES (Italy) in 2019
- 1.1 Guide to the city of Naples (Italy)
- 1.2 Featured accommodations where to sleep in Naples at this moment
- 1.3 Weather in Naples
- 1.4 Best areas to stay (or not) in Naples
- 1.5 How to get to the city of Naples by plane
- 1.6 How can you move around the city of Naples
- 1.7 The best thing you can see and do during your stay in Naples
- 1.8 The best beaches in Naples
- 1.9 Where to eat the best pizzas in Naples
- 1.10 OTHER DESTINATIONS FROM ITALY THAT COULD INTEREST YOU
Best areas to stay (or not) in Naples
One of the safest areas, elegant and pretty Naples se encuentra en los alrededores de Plaza Plebiscito, el Palacio Real, el Teatro San Carlo, la Galería Umberto I, siguiendo toda “Via Toledo”.
Is a Safe area with hotels of various categories, excellent to sleep in Naples, walk through the historic center and enjoy its main attractions.
You will be staying in the heart of the city, two steps from most of the tourist attractions of Naples.
In this huge square, of 25.000 square meters are some of the most important buildings in the city. You will also have very close the promenade and the Castel dell'Ovo.
This area of Naples is perfectly located in the heart of the city, making moving to any other district an easy task.
To make matters worse, walk between your Narrow alleys It ensures you discover countless shops and restaurants of all kinds to taste the best Italian cuisine.
This is the historic center more extensive of Europe, with more than 300 sites of interest. Each paver, "scalinata" and nook has more history than many countries in the world.
Naples is a very chaotic city, typical of southern Italy. However, if you want tranquility, staying in Chiaia will be your favorite option.
This ancient village, dating from the sixteenth century, grew outside the walls of the city. However, at present it has become a totally different thing.
This area has a beautiful promenade and the largest concentration of shop windows, shops and art galleries in the city, in addition to the marina.
Chiaia is one of the best areas to stay in Naples if you are looking for tranquility during your stay. However, it is important to take into account that transporting yourself to other places is not so simple and that hotels tend to be more expensive than in other districts.
Tip: do not stay next to the Central Station
It would be the best way to start the stay with a negative impression. It is in the Piazza Garibaldi, a huge gray space, directly ugly, dirty and populated by a suspicious and patibular looking fauna. At night its surroundings acquire a somewhat sinister air, and the area does not invite to return late to the hotel or go out to dinner. Staying there is convenient to access the trains that lead to Pompeii, Herculaneum and other wonders, but it is worth looking elsewhere.
How to get to the city of Naples by plane
El airport from Naples performs international flights with more than 30 airlines. Only 7 km from the city is the best option to get to southern Italy. Flights from Spain arrive from Spain Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, etc. Therefore, it is necessary to know which are the most economic, fast and comfortable to go from the airport to the center.
Our recommendation is that use a good flight comparator to locate the flight that best suits your needs.
How to get from the Naples airport
To go from the airport to the city or vice versa you have several options, the most common among tourists is to use the bus. You can take the Alibus in the airport bus station that makes three stops, one in the central Station and the other two in the port.
Every day of the week leaves approximately each 15 to 20 minutes the Alibus with direction towards the city and Naples Airport. The journey time is from 15 to 20 minutes to the central station and from 30 to 35 minutes to the port. Tickets for the bus can be purchased in advance at the 'Sun Store Tabacchi' store located at the airport or simply with the bus driver. For more information visit the website and timetable guide Alibus.
Another option cheapest is using the 182 bus line, the stop is located in "Viale Umberto Maddalena", a street that is about 10 minutes walk from the airport. As for the stop, there are two, one that goes in the direction of various neighborhoods of Naples and the other, which is a little further on, which goes to Piazza Dante and to the Museum (downtown of Naples).
If you are tired of the trip and prefer to be left at the door you can take a taxi, as in almost all airports.
How can you move around the city of Naples
The one who warns is not a traitor, do not even think about getting into the center of the city of Naples by car Unless it is absolutely necessary, circulation through the center of the city is a real madness. If you still need, Naples has a ring road, the "Tangenziale di Nápoles" that surrounds the city and allows access from several entrances.
Move us by bus
The buses in Naples they are a more or less cheap means of transport. However, in the peak hours from Monday to Friday It is complicated to travel by this means. The best time to use the service is during the night and on weekends. Before getting on a bus, make sure you get your ticket, as they are not sold inside the vehicle.
The nerve center of the bus in Naples is the Garibaldi Square, because practically all the lines stop there, or at least all the lines that tourists tend to frequent, such as the bus that comes and goes from the airport.
Move in metro
The main lines of the Naples Metro are the 1, 2 and 6 lines. It is a safe means of transport and guarded by cameras and security agents.
- 1 Line: connects the center of the city to the mountain quarters, as Vomero and the hospital area.
- 2 Line: connects the three main train stations of Pozzuoli. The tracks are shared with the ordinary railroad.
- 6 Line: connect with Fuorigrotta a Mergellina.
The only thing that needs to be put to the Naples metro is that it does not have a frequency as big as other European cities, hence it may take a little longer. You can seen here the plane of the metro with all its stations.
Move us by tram
The trams of Naples they connect the center of the city with some points of the periphery and other neighborhoods. It is not a transport system that is used too much, although it may come to us better than the bus, especially if we want to avoid heavy traffic. Beware of pickpockets, who always take advantage of the carelessness of tourists.
Move in funicular
Naples is a city that stretches towards the interior hills, so to visit some of the neighborhoods of the hills, as for example the residential and bourgeois zone of Vomero, the most normal thing is to use the funicular. It is cheap, it is typical and it is also an experience, because it is not usually a very common means of transport.
Move us by taxi
The vehicles of taxi in Naples They are characterized by being white and carrying a city shield on the front door. Before taking this service you have to look at the list of agreed rates They carry the vehicles in several languages (Italian, English, French, German and Spanish) and thus avoid "confusions".
The best thing you can see and do during your stay in Naples
The best beaches in Naples
And now, you have to see the beach in Naples. Which is the best beach? Hard choise. The Naples beaches are black sand. I tell you that the Most are private, so you have to pay an entrance, but you'll enjoy them.
Anyway, if you are interested, the best beaches in Naples that we advise you to go to are the Gaiola beach and the beach of Cabo Miseno.
But if you do not want to pay, do not worry, You can go to the Campano archipelago, in the Gulf of Naples. There you will find beautiful islands with cliffs with crystal clear waters where you can relax and visit beautiful historic towns.
In the Campano archipelago, also known as Neapolitan archipelago, you will find five islands bathed by Tyrrhenian sea: Iscia, Capri, Procida, Vivara (belonging to the municipality of Procida) and Nisida.
You can also go to the Amalfi coast near Naples, with beautiful cliffs and crystalline waters.
Where to eat the best pizzas in Naples
It's about how not the star of Neapolitan gastronomy: Pizza. Naples is the cradle of this exquisite delicacy. Nowhere will you find better pizzas than these.
La pizzeria Port'Alba It is the oldest, and it is for one simple reason: the pizzas they make are spectacular. The oven with which they are prepared is special, the materials of which it is made are secret. It is said that only 2 people around the world know how to do it.
All the pizzas that can serve you will be delicious. If you do not know what to choose, I recommend the marinara pizza. Not because it has seafood, it is called that because it was what the sailors ate.
It is the most simple, the most economical, and for many the tastiest. Pizza is part of the Neapolitan culture. As in Spain we go for tapas, in Naples they go from 'pizzeo', to put it in some way.