Naples Tourism

Tucked in a bounty of nature, overwhelming beauty adorned with the sea and the hills; Naples, the capital city of Campania province of Italy is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. Stunning backdrop of nature, historic buildings date back to the 6th and the 7th centuries and a vibrant undying aura makes Naples a perfect place for a vacation. 

The historic centre of Naples is a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the biggest historical and cultural centres of the world with 448 historical and monumental churches, which is the highest number in the world for any city. Both Italian and foreign tourists have been frequenting Naples in the last few years as a destination of artistic interest, as the artwork and folklore of the city are on full display in the distinctive streets.

The Centro Storico is the historic centre of Naples and is dotted with barouque churches, underground greco-roman ruins, famous streets, Pizzerias and vibrant nightlife centres. Agnano is an area which is based on a volcanic crater and is known for its hot springs and Roman Baths. Today, it is also famous for its dazzling nightlife. 

Another highlight of Naples is its Pizza! Considered as a birth place for pizza margherita, you will be stunned how something simple and made out of few ingredients- fresh tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a little olive oil can taste so divine! Eating pizza is a must-do thing on a trip to Naples!

Naples is also the base to explore the near-by attractions like the volcanic mountain of Vesuvius, ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Naples is also a great place to explore the scenic coast of Amalfi. 

Travel to Naples, soak in the culture and aura of its beauty and return rejuvenated. Each one of you should visit Naples at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Naples.

Essential travel information and Naples tips for your visit

Essential Info: 

  • Time Zone: UTC +1
  • Currency: Euro
  • Electricity and Internet: 230V, 50Hz (European or Italian plug)
  • Languages: Italian is the primary language. French, Spanish and English are spoken. 
  • Traffic in Naples can be very chaotic and you have to be very careful while crossing the streets.
  • Whenever using the taxi, make sure you get in one having a licensed plate.
  • Do not hire a car to get around the city as the traffic is really terrible.
  • Use other public transport rather than the bus. Also, if you are using the bus, make sure you buy the tickets before you board otherwise you are liable to a penalty.
  • The ferry-rides can be over rough seas and are not suitable for those having a condition of travel sickness. 
  • Be aware of the pickpockets, especially near the Piazza Garibaldi. Also, keep your valuables safe while using the public transport.
  • Avoid small dark alleys/streets especially in Spanish Quarters.
  • Stay safe; beware of tourist scams like people giving you stuff for free and later demanding to be paid for it. 
  • Avoid wearing t-shirts of football teams like Juventus FC, AC Milan,
  • Internazionale Milano, AS Roma, SS Lazio or Fiorentina. Locals support SSC Napoli, they have serious rivalry with the above mentioned teams.
  • Do not leave out any valuables on your table; do not flash expensive jewellery, watches, accessories and gadgets
  • Emergency Contact: Tourist offices: +39081402394 , +390815512701

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Naples

  • Know the pollution level of Naples before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 72.16 (High)
    • Water Pollution 58.11 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 82.43 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 77.27 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.24 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 74.31 (High)
  • How safe is Naples for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Naples.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.12 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 56.57 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.41 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 74.18 (High)
    • Car Stealing 54.24 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.37 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 59.39 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.74 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.8 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.81 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 61.02 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Naples is 106.62 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 45.44 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 78.43 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.58 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.46 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.3 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.57 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 55.13 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Naples

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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