Naples recommended itineraries

Naples recommended itineraries

3 days in Naples

It is all open, as long as you leave on Friday evening in order to have enough time to get a good overview of the city.

  • On your arrival, to take the pulse of the city, go for a walk around the piazza dei Martiri in the district of Chiaia, a very lively place that will immediately put you in the Neapolitan atmosphere.
  • The next day, don't miss a visit to the superb archaeological Museum, which contains, in addition to the secret cabinet, archaeological treasures such as the mosaics of Pompeii.
  • Then go down via Enrico Pessina to the via Toledo, one of the longest streets in Naples, a very popular shopping street for Neapolitans.
  • It crosses one of the oldest districts of the city: the spanish quarter, a real open-air theater, characteristic of authentic and popular Naples. 
  • Do not hesitate to enter the Umberto I gallery, then push until San Carlo theater and palazzo Reale.
  • The next day, a visit to the capella Sansevero to see the veiled Christ is necessary, as the chiostro di Santa Chiara, a magnificent cloister with majolica columns.
  • In the evening, a dinner and a walk on the lungomare (via Partenope) are the opportunity to see the Castel dell'Ovo, one of the symbols of the city.
  • On the last day, it's time to take the funicular to the Vomero, a residential area, which offers a surprising view of the whole city from the certosa di San Martino.

4 days in Naples and a getaway to Capri

  • On the first day, meet in piazza del Plebiscito, one of the most important squares in Naples with a look to the right for the palazzo Reale and San Carlo theater, a look to the left for the church;
  • then take via Toledo, always straight ahead (it then turns into via Pessina).
  • You are on the way to Archaeological Museum, one of the treasures of Naples.
  • Once the visit is over, you in the alleys of Old Town… You will then capture the essence of the city.
  • In the evening, do not miss the walk on the lungomare and climb the Castel dell'Ovo, from the top of which you will have an exceptional view of the Neapolitan Gulf.
  • The next day, take the funicular to a very pleasant neighborhood, the Vomer , located on the heights of the city.
  • From there, an enchanting panorama from the impressive certosa di San Martino with a view of Vesuvius and the gulf.
  • To see then (which one reaches preferably by taxi), the rich museum of Capodimonte and its park which take up a good part of the day.
  • The next day, why not a little getaway to Capri ? You just have to take a boat to molo Beverello and, in less than 1 hour, you will discover the charms of this island, provided you get away from the (too) tourist center.
  • Finally, the last day will be devoted to visits to the cappella sansever, Duom , beautiful chiostro Santa Chiara, without forgetting during this stay to taste the famous Neapolitan pizzas!

A week in Campania

The first 3 days of the stay will be devoted to Naples and its cultural riches (museums, churches, walks) - see the itinerary suggested above.

  • On the 4th and 5th days, you must visit at least Herculaneum ou Pompéi, 2 major archaeological sites around Vesuvius. Pompeii is larger, but Herculaneum, better preserved, has a very special charm. The easiest way to get there is to take a direct train from Stazione Centrale.
  • 6th you for Capri shows off, for Ischia if you appreciate thermal baths with healing properties, or for the authenticity of the tiny Procida Island. You can also spend 1 night on one of the islands and thus visit 2!
    • See the report on Ischia and Procida

12 days to live la dolce vita

In 12 days you will be able to take the pulse of the city quietly. 5 days in Naples will allow you to discover this city of a thousand faces, to visit its churches, to walk its colorful streets, to taste its tasty and sunny cuisine, and to stroll around the chic district of Mergellina and the charming little village of Marechiaro to the west of the city.

  • And to fully experience this Italian parenthesis, take the boat to Capri, where you have to stay at least one night, to enjoy this island trapped by tourists during the day but so romantic when the last boats have left, leaving you almost alone ...
  • Unless you prefer Ischia and that you do not let yourself be tempted by its famous thermal waters throughout Italy. 2 days is ideal.
  • And, icing on the cake, Procida, a tiny island of 4 km², with its crystal-clear beaches in which it would be a shame not to dive.
  • After enjoying the sea, for your last day, just take a train from Naples station to go directly to the site of Pompéi, one of the best preserved archaeological sites in the world.

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