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Holidays in
Naples

A capital of culture and cuisine

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.

Your Naples questions, answered

Absolutely. The city easily blends its seaside attractions and historic city centre, while dining here is exceptionally child-friendly, with plenty of pizza, pasta and gelato.

While it’s a big city, the main attractions in Naples are all easily walkable, though there is a metro system and funiculars that connect the different areas.

Naples is known for its strong coffee culture, and a visit to the famed Caffè Gambrinus will be a good introduction to drinking Neapolitan espresso.

Best things to do in 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.

Head underground

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.