Why fly to Naples?
The Circumvesuviana train takes you easily from Naples’ Garibaldi station to Ercolano Scavi. From there a taxi will take you as high up Mount Vesuvius as you fancy - it depends how much hiking you want to do! Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, smothering the town of Pompeii.
It’s a pretty small hike really, usually about half an hour. Underfoot is ash and pumice so you’ll need a tough camping mat for the night. The days are quite crowded so you’ll need some patience to settle in and wait for everyone to go home and leave the volcano all to you.
Level of Difficulty: Hard (if you're going to bivvy - Easy if you just want a day trip outing).
What to pack: Warm clothes (check the weather forecast!), hiking shoes, woolly hat, headtorch, raingear, sleeping bag, mat and bivvy bag.
Best time to go: spring.
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.
easyJet holidays to Naples
Naples is the beating heart of Italy's southern region. This city is an experience like no other in Europe, and easyJet holidays can help you with the perfect holiday package. Escape to Naples and enjoy our wide range of great value hotels. Coupled with flights at the perfect times for you, we think our package holidays hit the spot. Whether you want a short city break or week long immersion into the Naples culture, easyJet holidays can help you get there. Visit the majestic Mount Vesuvius, head to the gorgeous marina, or spoil yourself with authentic pasta and espresso with an easyJet holidays city break to Naples.
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