147. Napoli, Italy (Naples)
Why Naples, Italy?
As you can see Naples is a very beautiful city. It’s very chaotic once you’re on land, but that adds to its beauty and mystery. You will hear stories about being ripped off in Naples and it may happen as there are touts trying to sell you stuff on the streets, just resist the temptation to buy anything electronic.
Naples is a port town on the southwestern part of the country of Italy. Just south of Rome and north of Pompeii.
How To Get Here
Flixbus provides bus service within Italy.
By Cruise Ship
Naples has a cruise ship port. Many Mediterranean Cruise stop here. I took MSC on my visit to the area. This cruise has stopped in Marseilles, France, Genoa, Italy and Messina, Italy (three other unfamiliar destinations) before making its way to Naples.
The closest airport is Naples International Airport (NAP) not too far from the city center. United Airlines (UA) now flies to the city from the U.S.
The airlines serving Naples Municipal Airport (NAP) are:
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Cairo (SM), Air France (AF), Air Malta (KM), Alitalia (AZ), AlMasria Universal Airlines (UJ), Austrian Airlines (OS), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), Condor (DE), Ernest (EG), EasyJet Airlines (U2), El Al Airlines (LY), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), FlyDubai (FZ), Iberia Express (I2), Jet2.com (LS), Jetairfly (TB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lauda Motion (OE), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), People’s Airline (PE), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airlines (S7), SAS (SK), SkyUp Airlines (PQ), Smart Wings (QS), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAP Portugal (TP), Thomas Cook Airlines (MT), Transavia (HV), Transavia France (TO), Turkish Airlines (TK), TunisAir Express (UG), United Airlines (UA), Volotea (V7), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).
BlablaCar provides ridesharing service.
There is ferry service available, go to http://www.napoliunplugged.com/naples-maritme-transportation for details.
There is a main railway station in the center of town. Train service throughout Italy is covered by ItaliaRail. I recommend taking the high speed train; Frecciarossa, you’ll be amazed.
If you are already in the country, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
When I first visited, I did so by cruise ship, so I did not stay at a local place. On my second visit by train, I stayed at an Ibis near the train station which is on the other side of the city than the port. There are plenty of choices in differing price range and styles to choose from.
==>> You can find a list of hotels here from Trip Advisor.
==>> Check out Airbnb deals here.
Where To Eat
It’s Italy, so there’s no shortage of great food. There’s street food as well as sit down restaurants and of course fast foods. Of course you should have some Italian-style pizza as well as Gelato.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Shopping is big in Naples. There are lots of malls and places to shop on the street.
==>> Here’s some additional information on Naples from Lonely Planet.
==>> Here’s a list of things to do from Trip Advisor
==>> You may also check Viator for additional things to do.
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