Top Sights in Naples, Italy
Naples has so many beautiful churches, museums and other unique sights that you probably won’t be able to see everything. You should definitely see these five highlights :
The road that divides the city
The Spaccanapoli is not just any street in the middle of the Centro Storico. Spaccanapoli means something like Naples cleaver . If you look at Naples from above, you can see the line that the street draws across the old town .
There is always something going on at the Spaccanapoli .
At any time of the day countless tourists and Neapolitans crowd through the narrow street and visit the many churches, fashion boutiques, souvenir shops and restaurants.
Dive into Naples’ past
Strolling through the streets of Naples, it is almost unimaginable that there is a completely different world beneath your feet.
Once you have descended the stairs into the underworld, you will find an almost 80-kilometer- long labyrinth of gigantic caves, narrow passages and underground wells . This second world has existed under Naples for over 5,000 years.
Fantastic view over Naples
The impressive building on the Vomero Hill with the Museum of Neapolitan Art is an eye-catcher in itself. The whole thing is topped by the fabulous view that Castel Sant’Elmo offers you.
Up there you can see the whole city, the majestic Vesuvius and the deep blue sea.
Filled with beautiful sculptures
This famous church doesn’t look all that special from the outside. It doesn’t matter at all, because the extraordinary is inside the small chapel.
Some of the most famous statues of all are lined up there . In their midst lies the well-known veiled Christ . The eerie sculptures and colorful murals create a special atmosphere in the church.
Excursions around Naples
Vesuvius and ancient Pompeii
According to nonprofitdictionary.com, the tragic story of the volcanic eruption in Pompeii is well known. The uncovered ruins of the ancient city are a must-see on a Naples vacation.
You shouldn’t miss a trip to Pompeii’s opponent, Mount Vesuvius . After the somewhat strenuous ascent, you have a fantastic view over Naples and the sea from the crater of the volcano .
More sights in Naples
Buildings, museums and a subway station
Of course there is much more to see in Naples. Would you like to buy small nativity figures on Krippenstraße, relax in a beautiful monastery garden or discover one of the most beautiful underground stations?
Then get inspired in our article on the best things to do in Naples.
Hotels in Naples: our top 3
Good & cheap
- Il Chiattillo
- Stylish hotel in an authentic district
- Central location in the old town
- Grand Hotel Vesuvio
- Overnight in the luxury district
Next to Rome , Florence and Venice , Naples is still an insider tip. The hotels in the city are therefore cheaper than in the tourist strongholds of Italy . You should definitely take advantage of this and plan a city trip to Naples.
To help you find the perfect accommodation and location, we’ve put together our hotel tips for Naples and the best neighborhoods to stay in:
- Naples hotel tips
- Where to stay in Naples?
Arrival to Naples
Getting to Naples from Germany is fairly easy and cheap . All major airports such as Frankfurt am Main , Munich , Cologne , Berlin and Hamburg offer direct flights to the Italian city several times a week.
Use Skyscanner to easily compare flights to Naples.
The prices are usually between 40 and 90 euros per person for a return flight from Germany. The flight takes about 1.5 to 2.5 hours .
How do I get from the airport to the city?
The international airport of Naples is called Capodichino and is located about 7 kilometers from the city. So you can get from the airport to the city relatively quickly and easily.
By shuttle bus
The Alibus shuttle bus runs from the airport to Naples Central Station and the port every 15 to 20 minutes .
The journey to the main train station takes about 20 minutes , to the port it is about 30 minutes. A single journey costs 5 euros and can be purchased at the Sun Store Tabacchi kiosk at the airport, directly from the bus driver or online . Departure from the airport is daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
With the taxi
It’s a little faster by taxi and you also have the advantage that you can be taken to your accommodation. Fixed fares apply to the various areas of the city .
For example, the trip to the main train station costs 18 euros and to the port it is 21 euros. It is best to ask the taxi driver before you start your journey what your route to the hotel will cost. The taxi rank is right at the exit of the terminal .