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When travellers decide upon visiting Naples for the first time they're immediately captivated by the timeless charm, not to mention the incredible Italian food and drink! Naples is a city full of history, where culture, luxury, and vibrant energy seamlessly blend together. Everywhere you go, you'll find stunning architectural marvels calling you, ready to explore.

The prestigious birthplace of pizza radiates an irresistible culinary charm with its delightful coffee bars and lively café culture. This city showcases enchanting architecture, a profound historical heritage, and delectable culinary customs that are simply unmissable.

Visiting Naples for the First Time

Before your first journey to Naples, allow us to equip you with essential information in regard to the dos and don'ts. From getting around the city to what to eat, we guarantee an extraordinary experience that will be etched in your memory forever.

When's the best time to visit to Naples?

To experience Naples at its finest, consider visiting during late spring to avoid the crowds and bask in the delightful weather. Alternatively, you can also opt for early September when the tourist rush subsides, allowing you to relish the sun-kissed warmth.

Despite the bustling Christmas season in Naples, the multitude of festivities and cherished traditions, such as the creation of intricate nativity scenes in the Neapolitan style, make it a worthwhile destination,  amidst the holiday crowds.

Where to stay in Naples

For your first visit to Naples, we recommend immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the "Centro Storico," which stands as the pulsating heart of this captivating city. The entire central district of Naples has earned the distinguished honours of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting enchanting cobbled streets, majestic palazzos, and an abundance of historic churches nestled on every corner.

For a truly tranquil experience, explore Chiaia, Naples' charming seafront neighbourhood, where luxury hotels await, providing breathtaking vistas of the majestic Mediterranean Sea. 

Getting around Naples

Naples offers an array of captivating tourist attractions, conveniently situated along the seafront and Centro Storico, making exploration by foot a breeze. The city boasts a comprehensive public transportation network, encompassing Metro trains, buses, trams, and even funiculars (incline railways), facilitating convenient travel up the city's notable hills. 

For those seeking to venture beyond, regional trains provide seamless connections to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the picturesque towns of the Amalfi Coast, including charming Sorrento. 

Sightseeing passes

If you're looking to explore Naples and its glorious sights extensively, consider saving some money with the Naples ArteCard. This pass not only grants you free entry to three museums but also provides a generous 50% discount on attractions thereafter. 

Additionally, enjoy the convenience of complimentary travel on all public transportation. Discover the best of Naples while keeping your wallet happy!  Some attractions have limited capacity, so you may need to book a few visits in advance online. 

Is Naples a safe city to visit?

Naples is generally a safe destination to visit, with lower crime levels compared to many other major cities. While violent crime is rare, petty theft remains a concern. It is advisable to exercise caution in crowded areas, tourist landmarks, metro stations, and train stations, and secure your belongings in a money belt.

In the event of a medical emergency while in Italy, you can dial the toll-free number 118 for immediate assistance or an ambulance. Additionally, please stay informed about active volcano Mount Vesuvius and potential earthquakes by keeping track of the latest news updates prior to your trip.

Naples - the culinary paradise!

Naples, the birthplace of pizza. Dating back to the 18th century, this culinary masterpiece delighted locals with tomato sauce, cheese, and fragrant basil. In 1889, it was named Pizza Margherita, in honour of Italy's queen. A true Neapolitan pizza has a chewy texture, with creamy mozzarella and a touch of fresh basil. The pièce de résistance? A slightly charred crust, crafted in traditional stone ovens, embodying its heritage.

Naples is a food paradise, offering a wide variety of delectable pasta dishes and fresh seafood catches. Don't miss the Impepata di Cozze, a delicious bowl of mussels in tomato sauce, accompanied by flavourful fish and squid delicacies.

Neapolitan street food offers a wide range of delicious treats, from fried fish to savoury fried pizza and cheese-filled pastries. For the adventurous foodies, there's even adventurous pork offal. In Naples, you can join popular cooking classes to learn the secrets and techniques of Italian cuisine.

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