Cheap flights to Naples
Naples is loud and brash, but one thing it isn’t is boring. Great food, world famous archaeological sites, and arguably Italy’s most picturesque coastline ensure that there is never a dull moment in this busy town. Pizza, ice cream, noisy vespas and towering volcanoes spring to mind when you mention Naples. And while this city doesn’t boast the elegance of rival destinations like Venice or Rome, it more than makes up for it in the culture stakes. Rome may have the Colosseum and the Pantheon, but Naples has Pompeii and Herculaneum; two Roman towns preserved forever by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.
As you’d imagine, Naples’ museums are also fit to burst under the weight of antiquities on offer from these two marvellous archaeological gems. Oh, and the city’s old town is also a World Heritage Site, so be sure to give it a wonder. But with its mix of Arab, Spanish, French and Norman influences, it’s Naples’ cuisine that sets it head and shoulders of the competition. This is the home of pizza after all.
Escape the crowds and noise of the Centro Antico and explore the city's cool and cavernous churches: the Duomo honours Napoli's patron saint San Gennaro while Gesù Nuovo is a favourite for those seeking medical cures from Saint Giuseppe Moscati.
The life and achievements of Napoli's 18th century Bourbon King Charles is being celebrated this springtime. Among his creations was the Versailles-aping Reggia di Caserta; take the half-hour train journey to this lavish palace and magnificent gardens.
Naples' city beaches are hardly idyllic - along the lungomare at Mappatella between the concrete blocks is a patch of grey sand. Instead, head along Via Posillipo to Bagno Elena for a swim, a sun lounger and a granita (a semi-frozen drink).
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