LCY → NAP
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 16 £GBP (20 min)
Bus: 15 £GBP (20 min)
Discover this sultry, scintillating Italian city and its rich history on Naples holidays. Away from this bustling metropolis, some of the most breathtaking scenery in Europe awaits you on the stunning Amalfi Coast and awe-inspiring Sorrentine Peninsula.
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old town (centro storico) of Naples is home to an amazing array of historical treasures. On the busy Piazza des Plebiscito, look up at the elegant column and domes of the Church of San Francesco di Paola. Gaze in awe at the shining gold stucco-work of the Teatro San Carlo opera house and the stunning facade of the Royal Palace. For unlimited shopping opportunities on holidays to Naples, head to Via Toledo, taking in the fantastic Galleria Umberto mall.
Temperature: Around 25 degrees Celsius in July and August.
Best time for holidays to Naples: May to October.
Naples’ Mediterranean climate typically means winters are pretty wet; the weather is otherwise warm, peaking in July and August.
Naples is well-known as being one of the most authentic Italian destinations, offering the perfect mix of cultural and beach entertainment. The ancient city of Pompeii buried by an eruption from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD is just 30 minutes away and features a collection of beautiful ancient Roman buildings that are not to be missed.
Holidays in Naples expose you to a city of opposites making it one of Italy’s most fascinating destinations. Rent a scooter and ride around the city to discover Naples for yourself with its beautiful architecture and illustrious history. There are a host of museums to visit so culture-lovers can find out all about the city, from its origins in the 8th century BC to the present day. Dotted across the city are gardens and parks that are perfect for a picnic; or for shoppers that are high-end fashion stores offering unique clothing.
The Bay of Naples is set in stunning surroundings and a lush green coastline, Naples holidays promise relaxation and fun for all ages. Take the ferry from the nearby marina to some of the outlying islands, such as Procida or Ischia to discover even more beautiful beaches that are far less crowded than the main bay’s and feature much more sand than pebbles. The Saint Lucia beach boasts some fantastic views, and is perfect for a romantic moonlit stroll.
About 30 minutes’ drive away are the poignant but stunning remains of the Roman city of Pompeii. Another popular landmark is the Royal Palace of Caserta; a beautiful 18th century Baroque-style building surrounded by 120 hectares of garden and many ornate sculpted fountains.
Naples’ nightlife is filled with Italian sophistication, heavily reliant on the theatres and jazz bars of the city. Arthouse films and live music fill the streets, while the underground clubs stay open well into the early hours of the morning. Alternatively, on your holidays to Naples go where the students go in the old town or take a walk to the Piazza de Spagna for a memorable night out.