The claim that you will ‘see Naples and die' might sound a shade alarming, but it’s true that the city’s history, cuisine and beauty rival many other destinations in Italy. For all sorts of visitors, Naples holidays promise some of the best sightseeing, eating and shopping around.
As one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Naples boasts ruins that date back to Ancient Greece and Rome, and a fabulous collection of Baroque churches and palaces dot the city. Its location made it an important port town, and once the richest city in Europe. Today, it’s still a hub of activity and Italy’s third largest city, with excellent museums and cultural institutions, including the world’s oldest opera house.
And as it’s the birthplace of the pizza, visitors are almost duty bound to sample a few local specialities, as well as sweets like ‘zeppole’ and flaky ‘sfogliatella’. Its gorgeous seafront and the tangle of streets in the older quarters will enchant all visitors on holidays to Naples.
Plump for Pompeii
The city is its own museum, but the artefacts from nearby Pompeii on display at the National Archaeological Museum are some of the most impressive – and complete – in the world.
Eat perfect pizza
The margherita pizza was invented in Naples, so find the nearest authentic Neapolitan pizzeria, like any on Via dei Tribunali, and indulge in the real deal.
Naples features a number of fascinating underground sights, including former religious catacombs and a unique and fascinating set of tunnels used during World War II.