Naples sits within the Bay of Naples in south eastern Italy and is the capital of Campagnia. It has a rich history for art culture and food – so much so that the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. At one end of the Bay sits Vesuvius dominating the southern skyline of the city.
The city has some of the most important museums in Italy including the National Archaeological Museum and the Museo di Capodimonte. The latter is also a very important art gallery featuring major works by some of Italy’s finest artists. There are also a host of churches with the most famous being the Cathedral of Naples.
In the bay itself you can visit the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida and of course the famous ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum are a must to see.
Things to See & Do
* San Carlo Theatre
* Palazzo reale (Royal Palace)
* Sites of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Pompeii.
* Grandoni Di Chiaia – an imposing street in Naples
* Napoli Sotterranea - a fascinating series of underground tunnels
* Duomo - an ancient cathedral
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 117 sq km
Population – 1,000,470
Electricity – 2 pin Round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC +1 ()
International Country Telephone Code – 081
Port Location - Most ships dock right in Naples Harbor where one can simply walk into the main part of the city from the ship.
Transport Links - Naples is a relatively easy city to get around. The centre of Naples is fairly compact and most of the sights are within walking distance of one another. There is an excellent bus network and local railway in the area or there are plenty of taxis.
Capodichino Airport, about 8 km / 5 miles north-east of the city centre, is southern Italy's main airport. Naples is also home to a complex network of boats, ferries and hydrofoils run by many different companies, linking Naples with the islands in the bay and also several further afield.