Italy may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

NaplesItaly

Classic architecture, a rich history, traditional pizza and underground caves make this Italian city a fascinating destination.

Naples is a modern Italian city with a rich history. Founded by the Greeks in the 6th century bc, the city offers decadent royal palaces, Art Nouveau architecture, and churches rich with religious art. The cobblestoned streets, often lined with small pizzerias and cafés, offer a taste of modern Italy and are filled with pedestrians and scooters.

Start your visit in the Centro Storico, Naples’ historic old town. In the old town, particular streets are dedicated to selling certain items, such as musical instruments or antique books.

Explore the city’s network of Greek- and Roman-era caves almost 100 feet (30 meters) below the streets. Back above ground, take a visit to the Capella Sansevero nearby. This quaint chapel was built in 1600 and contains many examples of Italian religious art. The Gesu Nuovo Church also has works of religious art, including reliefs and frescoes.

The Royal Palace is one of Naples’ most beautiful buildings. Inside, find immaculately preserved royal furnishings and the National Library. Wander the Castel dell’Ovo, on the island of Megaride just off Naples. This 15th century castle provides stunning views back to Naples and across to Mount Vesuvius.

Take a trip to Mount Vesuvius, a 40-minute drive east of Naples. The 4000-foot (1200-meter) high volcano is among Europe’s most active. In ad 79, the volcano erupted, destroying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands of people. Today, walk to the crater summit for an unbeatable view up the coastline toward Naples. Below, explore the ruins of the lost city of Pompeii.

Also be sure to explore the cuisine, the city invented pizza. Join with the locals and try it with a tomato base and few embellishments.

Naples is a busy, beautiful Italian coastal city. Summer is a popular time to visit. Daytime temperatures in July average 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius).

Where to stay in Naples

Naples City Centre, Naples, Campania, Italy

Naples City Centre

3/5(330 area reviews)

Known for its abundant dining options and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Naples City Centre. Top attractions like Port of Naples and Naples Underground are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Porta Nolana Station or Piazza Garibaldi Station to see more of the city.

Naples City Centre
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie e Di Storia della Medicina which includes a park

Historical Center

4/5Very Good!(898 area reviews)

Piazza del Plebiscito and Port of Naples are top sights in Historical Center, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Toledo Station or Dante Station to see more sights in the area.

Historical Center
View from the Castle 
Vesuvio 
April 2017

Vomero

4.5/5Wonderful!(13 area reviews)

The restaurants and museums are just a few things visitors like about Vomero. Castel Sant'Elmo and Phlegraean Fields are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Vanvitelli Station or Quattro Giornate Station to get around the larger area.

Vomero
Posillipo, Naples, Campania, Italy

Posillipo

You'll enjoy the restaurants and monuments in Posillipo. You might want to make time for a stop at Lungomare Caracciolo or Parco Virgiliano.

Posillipo
Chiaia, Naples, Campania, Italy

Chiaia

4/5Very Good!(33 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Chiaia. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Naples Piazza Amedeo Station or Piazza Amedeo Station.

Chiaia
Particolare Piscina della mostra

Fuorigrotta

3/5(14 area reviews)

Get to know Fuorigrotta and its many features like its parks and theme parks. You might want to explore sights like Stadio San Paolo and Teatro Palapartenope, and you can jump on the metro at Edenlandia Zoo Ferrovia Station or Campi Flegrei Station to get around the city.

Fuorigrotta

Top Hotels in Naples

UNAHOTELS Napoli
UNAHOTELS Napoli
4 out of 5
Piazza Garibaldi, 9/10, Naples, NA
The price is ¥9,735 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Naples City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi and Spaccanapoli. Naples Underground and University of Naples ...

4.3/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"Average hotel in the centre of Naples. Great location but no frills. Good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

UNAHOTELS Napoli
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
4 out of 5
Via Partenope 46, Naples, NA
The price is ¥18,526 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Located in Historical Center, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Via Partenope and Lungomare Caracciolo. Castel dell'Ovo and Via Chiaia are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (708 reviews)

"Beautiful Hotel. Great location. Excellent staff... The view from sea view rooms is just stunning. Overall a great stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Hotel Real Orto Botanico
Hotel Real Orto Botanico
4 out of 5
Via Foria 192, Naples, NA
The price is ¥6,400 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21

Located in Naples City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Botanical Garden of Naples, Spaccanapoli, and Naples National Archaeological Museum. Naples ...

3.5/5Good! (299 reviews)
Naples

"Near to the flagship Napoli museum. Rooms are dated but typical to Italian standards as observed in other Italian hotel. Rooms are big and staff are Friendly. Would definitely recommend if you want a hotel outside of of the tourist trap!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Hotel Real Orto Botanico
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Naples

Culture Residence Consalvo Otto
Culture Residence Consalvo Otto
Via Consalvo, 8, Naples, NA
The price is ¥4,496 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Located in Fuorigrotta, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Phlegraean Fields and Stadio San Paolo. Piazza del Plebiscito and Castel dell'Ovo are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"EVERYTHING was perfect! My stress of traveling Napoli with driving a car was straightly gone because of this amazing hotel. If you come to Napoli with a car, private garage was perfectly amazing. The Owner was the sweetest and the most helpful guy and Alfonso(?) and another guy were excellent! Their ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Culture Residence Consalvo Otto
La Residenza Napoli Chiaia
La Residenza Napoli Chiaia
Via Chiaia 82, Naples, Naples
The price is ¥4,845 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in Historical Center, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Via Chiaia, Piazza del Plebiscito, and Royal Palace. Teatro di San Carlo and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Excellent all around.

"Fantastic location right in the middle of everything. Clean and comfortable and quiet. Perfect for our family of five even. All had our own comfy beds and very central to all."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

La Residenza Napoli Chiaia
Enjoy Naples
Enjoy Naples
Via Enrico Pessina, 66, Naples, NA
The price is ¥6,973 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 18

Located in Historical Center, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Dante, Naples National Archaeological Museum, and Piazza Bellini. Sansevero ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
Excellent place to visit Naples

"Very close to tourist places and restaurants. The personnel is super kind."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Enjoy Naples
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Naples

Port of Naples
Image for Port of Naples

Port of Naples

4/5(198 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Naples with a trip to Port of Naples. Take in the fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

Herculaneum
Image for Herculaneum

Herculaneum

4.5/5(391 reviews)

Learn about the history of Herculaneum, one of the top monuments in Ercolano. Discover the area's rich archaeological sites, or seek out its local tours.

Piazza del Plebiscito
Image for Piazza del Plebiscito

Piazza del Plebiscito

4.5/5(119 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Naples when you make a stop at a well-known site like Piazza del Plebiscito. Take in the fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

Castel dell'Ovo
Image for Castel dell'Ovo

Castel dell'Ovo

4.5/5(268 reviews)

This coastal stone castle in the old fishing village of Borgo del Marini offers panoramic views towards central Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

Mount Vesuvius
Image for Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius

4.5/5(66 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Mount Vesuvius, a popular spot to commune with nature in Ercolano. Visit the area's rich archaeological sites or amble around its seaside.

Castel Nuovo
Image for Castel Nuovo

Castel Nuovo

4.5/5(208 reviews)

Get a glimpse of what Italy was like in medieval times, admire ancient architecture and enjoy the stunning views from this iconic Neapolitan building.

Top things to do in Naples

Underground Naples & Roman Theater Tour with Pizza Lunch
Image for Underground Naples & Roman Theater Tour with Pizza Lunch

Underground Naples & Roman Theater Tour with Pizza Lunch

¥3,942
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour from Sorrento
Image for Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour from Sorrento

Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour from Sorrento

¥9,239
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
City Sightseeing Naples Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Image for City Sightseeing Naples Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Naples Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

¥2,833
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius - Day trip from Naples
Image for Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius - Day trip from Naples

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius - Day trip from Naples

¥10,471
Per adult
Private tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius
Image for Private tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius

Private tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius

¥57,901
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Independent Day Trip from Naples
Image for Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Independent Day Trip from Naples

Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Independent Day Trip from Naples

¥11,530
Per adult

Reviews of Naples

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
249
5 - Excellent 26.774193548387096%
4 - Good
368
4 - Good 39.56989247311828%
3 - Okay
219
3 - Okay 23.548387096774192%
2 - Disappointing
71
2 - Disappointing 7.634408602150538%
1 - Terrible
23
1 - Terrible 2.4731182795698925%

2/5 - Disappointing

M

Mar 7, 2020

Naples itself was sketchy, dog poop all over the streets. I hope it was dog poop. I watched a man pee all the way up an escalator in front of us. I watched a woman yelling at her partner while digging in her pockets and throwing trash into the ocean.

4/5 - Good

Charles

Feb 27, 2020

Rich, vibrant city and surroundings — people, history, food, geography, architecture — offers more than can be quickly appreciated. Would love to return!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

Naples is only for people who like a bit of chaos and throngs of people and laundry hanging from the streets. For me, I think its great but probably not what I would suggest for a first timer to Italy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 23, 2020

Naples is a fantastic city, much different than northern Italy and Rome but a must see for anyone visiting Italy.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Enjoyed the food, particularly pizza

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Would love to return. Visiting during the off season (February) gave us plenty of space and time to explore.

Cities near Naples

Castel Volturno

Castel Volturno

Photo by Mike Shorten

Ottaviano

Nola

Nola

Pozzuoli showing a bay or harbor

Pozzuoli