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Naples Holidays

Embrace a unique cultural holiday in Naples

Holidays in Naples take you to the ancient capital of Campania, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Naples’ historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, standing between the sweeping Bay of Naples and the looming volcano Mount Vesuvius.

If you’re a culture vulture then you’re in for a treat! The city streets are packed with ornate buildings, piazzas and monuments from various periods in history, and there are numerous museums and art galleries that show off the best of Naples through the ages.

Whether you’re fascinated by the world-class National Archaeological Museum or the more contemporary art at Museo MADRE, Naples has a wealth of cultural delights to tickle your fancy.

Explore the many secret chambers, vaults and aqueducts with a Naples Underground tour, which is directly under the city’s centro storico (historic centre). There are even ancient vegetable gardens hidden away!

Holidays in Naples are the perfect stomping ground for an Italian family adventure

A family holiday in Naples is a treat. Your children can take in views riding the world’s longest funicular for a unique perspective before enjoying a sweet treat of gelato.

Play in the sprawling Parco di Capodimonte, filled with medieval themed castles, right in the heart of Naples.

Or explore an ancient castle, such a  the wonderfully-named Castel dell’Ovo (castle of the egg), or the medieval Castel Nuovo with its heart-stirring views over the Bay of Naples.

Naples Multi Centre Holidays

Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, or call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400* for a bespoke multi-centre

Naples and Amalfi Coast

7 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Free time to relax on the beaches of Amalfi
  • Six nights in two of southern Italy’s gems
  • Taste a slice of the very best Neapolitan Pizza
  • Visit the famous historic site of Pompeii
From £899 per person
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Naples and Ischia

11 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Admire the manicured La Mortella Gardens
  • A full day trip to the colourful island of Procida
  • Seven nights to relax on the beaches and thermal spas of Ischia
  • Take a tour of the oldest opera house in Europe – San Carlo Opera House
From £1229 per person
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Your holiday in Naples offers calm among the spirited chaos

Naples has a reputation for being a little chaotic, but the people are warm and effusive, and their unapologetic passion for life is what gives the city its authentic feel and unique buzz.

As Naples doesn’t get the huge numbers of tourists that you’ll find in Rome, Florence or Venice, there are dozens of places where you can find peace and tranquillity.

From the idyllic botanical gardens to the atmospheric splendour of the city’s 700 year old cathedral, spend your days soaking up the beautiful sights.

Roam the maze of streets and vibrant cafés of the historic city centre, or the fashionable waterfront district of Chiaia. Either way, you’re never far from a tasty snack and an exquisite Campanian wine.

Unearth the infamous and brutal Mount Vesuvius during your Naples holiday

Mount Vesuvius really shaped the surrounding area of Naples with its devastating eruption in 79 AD, as you probably learnt about at school.

During your holiday, explore the wonderful archaeological sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You might also want to take a hike up to the now-dormant crater of Mount Vesuvius.

Handpicked Hotels in Naples

Discover the real Naples while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels

Tuck into tasty street food during your holiday in Naples

Naples is renowned as a gastronomic destination, and not just because it was the birthplace of pizza.

As you explore the lively streets, you’ll find some amazing little restaurants serving up fresh seafood, local pastries and a huge variety of fritti - lightly fried and battered snacks.

Beyond the city, pretty islands like Ischia and Capri are just a short boat trip away, while Naples is also a great base for exploring the Neapolitan Riviera and the nearby Amalfi Coast.

Cook up an Italian feast with a cooking class in Naples, whether that’s making the classic Neapolitan pizza, or the renowned local desserts of sfogliatella or zeppola.

Tour Inspiration

Jewels of Southern Italy Small Group Escorted Tour


At a glance
  • Enjoy local figs, wines, pastries and limoncello in beautiful Southern Italy
  • Exclusive to Citalia
  • Explore the historic sights of Naples and its fascinating architecture
  • Maximum group size: 18
  • Visit Pompeii and compare its Roman ruins to the ancient Greek history of Paestum
  • Visit the Amalfi Coast, where you can explore Ravello, Amalfi, Capri, Positano and more
8 days from £1749 per person
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Excursions and experiences in and around Naples

Experience more of Italy by adding an excursion to your holiday. Below is a selection of our most popular group excursions in this area.

In addition we can also arrange private tours and experiences tailored to your individual requirements.

To pre-book please call our Personal Travel Planners on 01293 762410*.

 

 

Things to do in Naples

Naples offers a charming and stunning place to wander around, drink one of Italy's famous coffees and watch the world go by. The city is made up of lovely piazzas, cobblestone streets and historic alleyways, all rich in history. It is easy to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere and lively Italian way of life.

Explore the tangle of stepped lanes in the centro storico, treat yourself to an evening at the famous San Carlo Opera House, and visit Italy's largest palazzo, situated just a short distance away in Caserta. Don't miss the National Archaeological Museum, home to one of the world's best collection of Greek and Roman artefacts, and the San Lorenzo Maggiore, one of Naples' most stunning medieval churches. A must is a day trip to the lovely islands of Capri or Ischia – regular boat and hydrofoil services leave the port of Naples daily.
Flight Information

Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.

When to go

Naples is a year-round destination. In summer the weather can get quite hot and many Italians head to the coast for their holidays. If you're interested in visiting Pompeii or Herculaneum it's best to go during spring and autumn when the weather is pleasant but not hot as there's no shelter from the sun on the archaeological sites. May can also be quite busy in Naples due to the 'Monuments of May' cultural festival that takes place every year. Christmas is a wonderful time to spend in Naples with traditional nativities displayed in the city. Due to its southern location, the weather stays relatively mild throughout the year.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

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