Visit Naples in 3 days

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In this article, I give you the information to visit Naples in 4 days. Where to sleep, where to go out in Naples, what to see in the surroundings of Naples ... Naples will enchant you, the exuberance and warmth of its inhabitants, the exceptional wealth of its artistic and architectural heritage, its magnificent bay, Vesuvius, visit Pompeii, the splendid Amalfi coast, its islands, Capri, Ischia and Procida.








Summary of the article:

  • A little parenthesis on the history of Naples.
  • What to visit in Naples, what to see in Naples in 4 days
  • Well located accommodation in Naples
  • What to visit in the vicinity of Naples? Gulf of Naples with Pompeii, Herculaneum, the islands of Capri and Ischia, the Amalfi Coast
  • Transport in Naples
  • How to get to Naples from the airport?
  • The Art of Naples card, transport.
  • Where to eat and go out in Naples?
  • Do you want to see an opera or a ballet at the legendary San Carlo theater?
  • Are you looking for a tourist guide? I present to you Ada and Alvira who offer guided tours of Naples and its surroundings, do not hesitate to contact them!

Upon my return I created a guide. In this FREE guide (which will be received directly in your mailbox), you can find googleMap maps of the visits that will take place in Naples, and it is ready to print, + I'll tell you how to get to Pompeii or Vesuvius from Naples, + a plan of googleMap to go out in Naples. Do not hesitate, it is a gift and you will receive it directly in your mailbox!


 

 


1) History of Naples

Naples, the capital of Campania, is located in southwestern Italy, 2 hours from Rome. It is a city-port, which extends like an amphitheater in a magnificent natural setting, between the sea, hills and volcanoes (Vesuvius and Campos Phlegreos).


The Gulf of Naples is a true splendor, it is the starting point for many ferries to the nearby islands (visit Capri, visit Ischia and visit Procida), as well as to Sicily and Sardinia.


Further south, the Gulf of Naples continues through the splendid Amalfi Coast (the most beautiful in all of Italy!)

It is the third largest city in Italy (around 1.000.000 inhabitants) after Rome and Milan, in terms of population. If we take into account its agglomeration, it is the second in Italy and one of the great Mediterranean cities (4.000.000 inhabitants).

Of course, given its location between 2 volcanoes, the agglomeration of Naples is subject to significant natural risk in the event of a volcanic eruption of Vesuvius, as in Pompeii in 79.

  • The city was born from a Greek colony, Parthenope and later Neapolis, conquered by the Romans in the XNUMXth century BC. The rich inhabitants of Rome, like Nero, Tiberio, Virgilio, Augustus, came to spend the winter there ... the lucky ones!

Naples then went through different periods:

  • Byzantine and then Norman in the XNUMXth century with Roger II, King of Sicily.
  • In the XNUMXth century, it was the reign of Charles of Anjou who settled in Castel Nuovo, hence the French period, which explains the architectural style of many monuments.
  • Then, Aragonese period (Spanish domination until 1707).
  • Naples was then capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies from 1759.

2) Visit Naples in 4 days

The city of Naples is extremely rich in churches, museums, palaces, it is impossible to see everything in 4 days, so I will tell you the main sites and museums to visit, especially since you will surely make an unforgettable walk the Amalfi coast and the Gulf of Naples .





Here is a map of Naples and its districts, during your stay in Naples, you will inevitably pass through these districts and will surely stay in the Spanish districts, the monumental center or the “Paseo Maritimo”. We will talk about it again in this article.

/! Before giving you the sites to visit in Naples, you should know that to have an overview without tiring, you have the convertible tourist bus (which allows you to get on and off whenever you want, the ticket is valid for the day and therefore, will allow you visit Naples easily.

Also, there is a stop 15 minutes walk from the cruise port (see stop # 12 on the map below).

As you can see, there are 3 lines, the blue one that runs along the coast, the green and the red that will allow you to discover the heart of Naples. You can download the map in large format here, you will have the list of stops. You see, they go through all the tourist sites ...

You can also contact Elivra, Katia or Ada who offer private guided tours of Naples (Pompeii…) and for group tours.

  • Here is the road map of Naples. Take a look at this GoogleMap of the main tours of the center of Naples:

The hills of Capodimonte:

If you have time, I advise you to head to Capodimonte hill.

North of Naples, further north than the Archaeological Museum, I didn't put it on the map above (because much further south). to extend this GoogleMap.


  • You will find the Royal Domain with its Palace and the magnificent National Museum of Capodimonte (Raphaël, Le Titien, Boticelli, Le Caravaggio, etc…). A must see when you are going to discover Naples. Closed on Wednesdays. and the skip-the-line ticket, but note that it is offered with the Artecard of Naples.
  • You also have the Catacombs of San Gennaro (the entrance is included with the NaplesArteCard campania Artecard), located in the Sanità district, at the foot of the Capodimonte Museum. Once inside, a special atmosphere and frescoes from the XNUMXnd century, to do because really interesting :)
  • Vomero Hills:

Here is a google map of Vomero hill, to locate it in relation to piazza Plebiscito:

The austere medieval castle (Castel Sant 'Elmo, 1330), from where you have a magnificent view of all Naples, its bay and Mount Vesuvius ... magic! Proposed visit with the Campania Artecard Naples ArteCard

To see at the foot of the castle, the Chartreuse Saint Martin (Certosa San Martino). to skip the line, but note that it is offered with Campania Artecard.

  • The historic center and the Spaccanapoli district:

It is the true heart of Naples, divided in two by the Spaccanapoli street, with the most beautiful churches, classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is a neighborhood that I loved, authentic, lively, with many bars and restaurants, the atmosphere is great, ideal for walking and spending the night.

The National Archaeological Museum: one of the world's best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities (with discoveries from Pompeii). Open from 9 am to 19:30 pm and closed on Tuesdays. It is one of the must-see tours in Naples, so take at least 2-3 hours to visit it or take a guided tour in total, the frozen bodies of Pompeii are extraordinary. for the tail jump.

Visit of the incredible basement of Naples, I did not do it but Internet users have told me about it and apparently it is very nice to do it.

If you want to take a guided tour in the historic center of Naples, I advise you to contact Elivra, Katia or Ada, who offer private guided tours of Naples and for group tours.

  • Anyway, here are 4 ideas for underground circuits:

The Naples metro (Napoli Sotterranea), in the heart of the historic center, near the church of San Paolo Maggiore, quite an extraordinary circuit (.

The Galleria Borbonico (the entrance ticket is also offered with the Campania Artecard) or Bourbon Tunnel, connects Piazza del Plebiscito with Piazza Vittoria, under the Pizzofalcone hill, at 4, Vico del Grottone.

Another underground circuit, the Catacombs of San Gennaro, north of Naples, the entrance ticket is also available with the Campania Artecard.

One last, the catacombs of San Gaudioso, the ticket is also available with the Campania Artecard.

John's comment:

A very well done and really interesting visit to better understand the subways of Naples (. Very good for families with children. It is a fun and fun visit to better understand the history of Naples. These 3 visits are to be done with a guide, you can! imagine that we will not let you walk alone in the catacombs!

Duomo San Gennaro (cathédrale de Naples. Sur la carte "Duomo"):

Basilica and Convent of San Lorenzo Maggiore: practically the oldest in Naples.

Basilica of Santa Chiara: in Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, the largest Gothic church in Naples.

Piazza de Dante, spectacular for the semicircular monument crowned by 26 statues, always very animated, day and night.

Via Toledo is the favorite avenue of the Neapolitans for the "passegiata" (equivalent to the Spanish walk), and the ideal place to go shopping ... and socialize!

I also advise you to get the really interesting Campaniartecard (because it combines transport and tickets to museums and main sites, for € 21 and 3 days). I will tell you more

Visit the Monumental Center of Naples:

The monumental center of Naples is one of the main tourist attractions. There is also an extraordinary atmosphere there! to see absolutely.

The Royal Palace (XNUMXth century): Former royal residence. A place to do, essential!

Castel Nuovo: built on the model of the Château d'Angers.

Galleria Umberto I (XNUMXth century): built on the model of the Victor Emmanuel Gallery in Milan (see my article: Visit Milan) always very lively, with very elegant bars and shops inside.


See an opera or ballet:

  • Teatro San Carlo (opened in 1737), one of the most famous and oldest opera houses in the world. to watch the program. You can visit it too!

A visit to the mythical San Carlo theater-opera is fun to do (on the other hand, the guided tour is in English or Italian), but know that this visit is also offered by the Campania Artecard.

Julie's comment:

We had an unforgettable moment in this magnificent theater. The boxes are sublime, especially the royal box. The ceiling is beautiful. Violin and piano. Splendid!

Marc's comment:

Essential in Naples. It is best to attend an opera or a ballet (if that interests you). But the guided tour was interesting.

Justine's comment:

We went to the performance of Verdi's Falstaff opera. We had an exceptional time in truly magnificent surroundings. From a price point of view, it is not excessive compared to French operas which are at € 75 / person for seats in the first row of a central box, and we bought our tickets on the spot an hour before the show. To do! (more information here).

Piazza del Plebiscito: Very elegant! Same architecture as the Pantheon in Rome. A permanent animation, guaranteed Neapolitan atmosphere, go ahead, it's really magnificent.

Naples Coast: the districts of Santa Lucia, Chiaia and Mergellina.

Here is a very pleasant walk along the seashore, it is alive and full of charm! Chiaia: Neighborhood facing the sea, quite chic, luxury shops, very lively.

Don't miss the Egg Castle (Castel dell'Ovo) and its adorable Borgo Marinero harbor, really great! Very romantic and magical at night!

Along the docks ...

Lots of lively little bars and fancy restaurants very popular with Neapolitans. A great place to spend the night.

  • Colline de Pausilippe (Posillipo)

Famous for the beauty of its mansions, its gardens, the Palazzo Donna Anna and always fantastic views over the Bay of Naples.

Again, a good idea to visit Naples during your stay is to take the convertible bus that allows you to get on and off as you please (the ticket is valid for the day and therefore will allow you to visit Naples easily.

Also, there is a stop 15 minutes walk from the cruise port (see stop # 12 on the map below).

As you can see, there are 3 lines, the blue one that runs along the coast, the green and the red that will allow you to discover the heart of Naples. You can download the map in large format here, you will have the list of stops. You will see that they go through all the tourist sites ... to enlarge this map.

If you want even more information, you can take a look at Pascaline and Eric's great site, Bella Napoli.

3) A hotel in Naples

Here are some addresses that Internet users have shared that are well placed for where to sleep in Naples. But before that, I asked the advice of a guide who lives in Naples to ask him if the fact that I advised to stay in Naples in the historic center was a good idea, here is his answer:

“In fact, it is one of the best places in my opinion: in our opinion, you have to be in the historic center or in the immediate vicinity, and close to the Museo-Cavour-Duomo-Dante station where you have the two subway lines and many bus lines.

That way, it's easy to visit the center on foot and then go everywhere by transport. There is also the yellow line L1 which allows you to be well located because it also stops at Muséo station! In fact, being on line 1 since it was extended is an excellent option, it is an incredible line.

Accommodation in Naples in the historic center (purple and azul):

Very good location (this is where I advise you to stay during your visit to Naples), guaranteed Neapolitan atmosphere, this is where I recovered from my Neapolitan nights; I really recommend this neighborhood.

  • For my part, I stayed at the Napoli Class hotel which was really in an excellent location (barely 10 minutes from the blue area of ​​Spaccanapoli, which is the hyperhistoric center) and with an unbeatable quality / price ratio. We booked into the SuperGarage car park (link) which was right next door (5 minute walk). To do it again I will book at the same hotel.

Here are other well located addresses, but I advise you to look around the Napoli Class hotel.

  • The B&B San Gaetano bed, also a good plan.
  • Bed & Breakfast Medea (3 minutes walk from the beginning of Spaccanapoli street).
  • El Dios Napoli, well located as well as being a good address, and not far from the station as you can see.
  • The hotel recommended by Aurore, the Moka Suite Spacca Napoli, very well located.
  • You also have Airbnb!
  • The Hotel Nettuno, often offer discounted prices, to see. It is closer to the coast. Easy access for being close to the metro.

The station district (if you have to stay close to the station, however, this is not the district I recommend, if you want to really be in the Neapolitan atmosphere)

On the side of Piazza Garibaldi (to put it simply at the station), it has the advantage of being very practical to travel and cheaper. Anyway, here are some good addresses near the station:

  •  An excellent address with a spa and wellness area: Hotel Sweet Sleep 
  • Good address from Jean, Internet user: Hotel Orsa Magiore.
  • The Colombo is also a good address in this area.

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Here are 2 other addresses if you absolutely must stay in Naples near the Archaeological Museum (piazza Cavour, that is, in the heart of the historic district):

  • The B&B Casa del Monacone: Good address. Right next to the catacombs of San Gaudioso and right next to the Manacone. 15 minute walk to Place Cavour (a good place to party).
  • Palazzo Caracciolo: A splendid palace belonging to the Accor hotelsikj, and also well located because it is not too far from the station. On the other hand, you can imagine that the price is not the same, they offer discounted prices anyway, so let's see!

Accommodation in Naples next to the beach?

You also have the possibility of staying in Naples closer to the beach, for that I think the best neighborhood is Chiaia, why?

Because it's a nice neighborhood and you can get to the city center quite easily by metro.
It is quite close to the historic city center where you can walk, close to the port to take the ferries to Capri or Ischia and close to the Toledo metro to get to Pompeii central station.

  • Hotel Ausonia: good value for money.
  • The Rex hotel lifestyle.

You can take a look at the apartments offered by individuals. I often use this type of site because it allows you to stay in a really small apartment, suddenly you have a kitchen, there is no time ... In short, I advise you to take a look! AirBnb.

4) Visit the surroundings of Naples

  • Caserta

45 km north of Naples is the Italian Versailles, huge but a little icy!

  • The splendid Gulf of Naples

It is one of the regions of Italy richest in history and natural beauty. The bay is framed by the Pozzuoli peninsula to the north with the Phlegrean Fields, Naples to the northeast, Vesuvius to the east and the Sorrento peninsula to the south.

The ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum bear witness to this prestigious past. Facing the bay are the islands of Ischia, Capri and Procida.

You can reach these sites, Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi ...:

By train with the Circumvesuviana, Circumflegrea or Cumana lines (to be taken in the basement of the Central Station).

By bus with Unico Campani tickets, or with the CampaniaArteCard (which combines any type of transport and entrance to the sites).

By boat (check the map above for possible transfers). You can view the schedules and book at directferries.com.

  • The Flegrean fields:

A very strange site with 83 craters, including the impressive Solfatara still in operation. Also, if that tells you, you can sleep in the crater of a volcano (Camping International Vulcano Solfatara). You'll tell me! :)

If you are interested in a visit,

  • The site of Vesuvius:

For the brave, an 8 km loop along the sides of the volcano to the top where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. if you are interested in seeing Vesuvius from Naples.

You have another tour that combines, visiting Pompeii and Vesuvius from Naples with a guide.

  • You can also contact Elivra, Katia or Ada who offer private guided tours of Naples and for group tours.
  • The two extraordinary archaeological sites, Pompeii and Herculaneum:

Two cities frequented by the Neapolitan aristocracy, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79

I visited the exceptional site of Pompeii, and believe me, it is a must! If you are interested here is a guided tour with transport from Naples (or here). If you want to go by train, here is the combined ticket Train from Naples + Ticket for Pompeii ().

  • You can also contact Elivra, Katia or Ada who offer private guided tours of Pompeii and for group tours.

See, among others, the Antiquarium, a room that presents the casts of men and animals in their latest poses. You will see that it is quite shocking.

  • Visiting the island of Capri

To go to Capri, departure from the port of Naples (Molo Beverello). Departure every day, and in season, every 30mn. Also, here is an excursion that leaves from your hotel (if you are staying in the center of Naples), if that interests you.

In general, the main shipping companies on the islands (Capri, Ischia) are Snav (snav.it) and Caremar (caremar.it, slightly less expensive). Attention, cash payments and on the other hand, book in advance in summer because it is usually full.

A good tip is to go to directferries.fr and select your crossing at the best price. Count around 20 euros in August for the one-way trip to Capri (40% discount for under 18s).

Capri is a magnificent place (many films are filmed there, including "Le Mepris" with Brigitte Bardot and Piccoli). The city of Capri is very "jet", if you want more authentic, go to Anacapri further up, between pine trees and vineyards, I clearly prefer it!

More information about Sorrento and Capri in this article: Visit Capri and morning-by-foley.

  • Visit the island of Ischia

Allow 40 minutes for the trip from Naples. A very beautiful island.

It is truly a magnificent island frequented by many artists, with many fun hot springs. Lots of wonderful walks for hikers. If you can, do thalassotherapy in Ischia ... ladies, your friends will be blown away! For more details, see my article "Visiting the island of Ischia".

  • Visit the island of Procida

It is the smallest island, a little pearl, really adorable! For more information, here is my article "Where to sleep in Procida and what to visit"

  • The Amalfi Coast (the full article here "Visit the Amalfi Coast"):

Insured in love! You can do this with a Unico Campani ticket, zone 5 bus. In fact, the Campania region is divided into 11 transport zones depending on its distance from Naples. When you take a Unico Campania ticket to visit the entire Amalfi Coast, it is a zone 5 ticket.

For Pompei Vesuvius it is zone 3. It is a bit complex, it is true. More information on the Unicocampania website

You have a combined bus from Naples that takes you to Pompeii (with guided tour) plus a panoramic tour of the Amalfi coast, not bad at all,

You can also take a shuttle bus from Naples that will take you to the Amalfi Coast! .

Personally, I rented a car in Naples with friends and we traveled the 80 km of the most extraordinary coast in Italy, a mandatory stop every 100 m, reason: fabulous views and a succession of absolutely beautiful little towns:

On the menu for this hike:

  • The Sorrento Peninsula (well! Sorrento is very “tour operators”, but it is practical to shine), better take a magnificent tour of the peninsula. The Bus City Sight Seeing also organizes a magnificent 30 km excursion through the peninsula).
  • Positano: the St Tropez of the coast, adorable, trendy, festive at night.
  • Vallone di Furore: spectacular gorges that you cross, with a mini fishing village in the background.
  • Grotta della Smeraldo: en barco, a little touristy.
  • Praiano
  • Minors
  • Marina di Praia: a very good little restaurant on the beach!
  • Amalfi: very nice to visit, especially the cathedral, sit on one of the terraces in Piazza del Duomo.
  • atrani
  • Ravello: true balcony over the sea, guaranteed heart beat! Renowned classical music concerts in summer.
  • Minors
  • Maiori
  • Vietri sur Mare.

You can also get to Capri from the Amalfi Coast: departure from Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi (that's where I started). There are 5 daily departures to Amalfi with a 50 minute journey. I recommend it to you.

Go to this site for the details of the crossing, 48 euros AR in June, for example.

From Amalfi, I was able to get to Capri and take a boat trip along the coast, it was really splendid!

5) Transportation to visit Naples

In general, public transport is not very expensive. Feel free to use the free public lifts and funiculars (to go to the hills): 1 for Pausilippo from Mergellina, 3 for Vomero hill.

  • Unico Napoli tickets: to take the bus, metro and funiculars in Naples.

Take the day pass (€ 4,5 on weekdays, € 3,5 on weekends, cheaper at newsagents and tobacconists), valid from midnight to midnight.

  • Unico Campani Tickets: These tickets serve all of Campania, with passes per hour or per day. Attention, different according to the areas:

Zone 3: Pompeii, Vesuvius.

Zone 5: Amalfi Coast.

  • The Hop On Hop Off tourist bus:

Really ideal to go from one place to another strolling between 2 stops, valid all day. This tourist bus (also organizes trips around the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, interesting to effectively complement your 4 days to visit Naples.

  • The ArteCard of Naples:

Interesting since it combines transport and entrance to museums and archaeological sites, € 21, 3 days (I describe how it works in the next section).

  • Travel by train: 3 main railway lines (leaving from the central station) to reach:

- On the one hand, the sites of the eastern Gulf of Naples (Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius) with Circumvesuviana.

-On the other hand the cities, the Flegrean Fields of the west of Naples with the Cumaná and the Circumflegrea.

  • metro:

Metro line 1 (in blue, called Art Line!), The most interesting because after Garibaldi station, it serves the entire historic center (Municipio station), the Spanish neighborhoods (the sublime Toledo station), Spaccanapoli (Dante station) , the Archaeological and Contemporary Art museums (Museo station), Vomero hill, the Cartuja de San Martín and Sant Elmo castle (Vanvitelli station)

Metro line 2 (yellow) that takes you from Garibaldi station to the districts of Chiaia and Mergellana (by the sea) and then out of western Naples, to Pozzuoli and Phlegrean Fields with Cumana and Circumflegrea (trains to Montesanto)

  • If you have rented a car in Naples:

Better to leave it in a parking lot. The cheapest is the huge public car park in Brin, well signposted, 1 km from Place del Municipio: around 8 euros for 24 hours. It is a good plan compared to other car parks. Otherwise, you can also reserve your parking space (.

I left my car in the car park "Super Garage - via Shelley" which is outside the ZTL zone - € 3 / hour and € 20 / day) and which was a stone's throw from the Napoli Class hotel, which is really great located and with an unbeatable quality / price ratio! to reserve a space in this parking lot and to open the parking space on googlemap.

  • Taxi: Interesting to return in the afternoon or at night, discuss the price before going up.

/! For more information, go to the tourist office to collect as much information as possible (train schedules for archaeological sites, boat schedules for the islands of Capri and Ischia, bus lines for Naples and its surroundings):

  • Tourist office at the central station (near the ticket office), Piazza del Martiri (in the historic district): information for Naples and Campania.
  • Tourist office in Via San Carlo, in front of the San Carlo theater in the Monumental district.

6) How to get to Naples from the airport

If you are looking for a private French speaking driver for a transfer from Naples airport to your hotel in Naples or Sorrento, Pompeii, Amalfi, Positano….

The 2 interesting airlines to go to Naples are Transavia (Air France) and Easyjet; For my part, I went through Easyjet on the outward journey and Transavia on the return, a matter of more practical schedule (especially in the morning!).

Consider doing this, why would you have to return with the same airline? In search engines, I always select One-way ticket, this allows me to have more options, more schedules;)

Count from 120 to 130 euros round trip in March. It arrives at Capodichino airport, just 7 km north of Naples.

  • Join Naples by bus

You can go through buses that do this all day, and therefore drop you off at strategic points in Naples (at least without a headache ...

  • Get to Naples from Capodichino Airport by bus

Alibus (airport shuttle bus): this is the cheapest way to get to the center of Naples (central station and then Castel Nuovo, near the Molo Beverello jetty. Count € 4, to take on the bus, free for children For the return, € 3 at the kiosk.

The Alibus ticket can be used for a connection (if you use it within 90 minutes) with the metro or another bus. Good to know! Departure every 20 min. Allow 30 to 45 minutes for the trip.

  • Get to Naples from Capodichino Airport by taxi

Taxi: interesting especially if you are several (up to 4, price including luggage), 20 euros to the Central Station, 26 to the same terminal as Alibus (molo Beverello). In general, discuss fees with the driver before getting on.

  • Rent a car in Naples

A free shuttle takes you to the rental car park, but don't be in a rush! Read my article "Which car rental site to use in Naples".

If you are looking for a private French speaking driver for a transfer from Naples airport to your hotel in Naples or Sorrento, Pompeii, Amalfi, Positano….

7) The ArteCard of Naples

It's a one-time ticket for transportation (bus, train or metro) and tickets to the main sites and museums and given the price of some tickets, frankly, it's cost-effective!

To save time, I advise you to buy the campaniaartecard () online, it will be easier to collect at the collection points (Capodimonte, Archaeological Museum) or at the Central Station (at the information point CampaniaArteCard), as well as' at the Palazzo Reale and the Chartreuse Saint Martin.

The count is done during the day, that is, if you buy it on a Friday at 14:14 p.m., it is valid until Saturday midnight and not until Sunday XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. ... so get organized, do not activate it in the afternoon, for example!

Reduced rates for young people from 18 to 25 years of the CE. and those over 65 years of age.

  • The Naples ArteCard costs € 21 and € 12 for young people from 18 to 25 years old, valid for 3 days, allows urban transport in Naples, free entry to 3 museums of your choice and 50% discount elsewhere. It is really interesting and I recommend it. Go to this site for complete information.

The Card gives access to all means of transport offered by the UNICOCAMPANIA company, so you have transport throughout the Campania region (see the red zone on the map below). To enlarge this GoogleMap - Campania Region (red zone):

In fact, Artecard Napoli (link) includes transport only in Naples (in addition to the advantages for access to museums and sites in Naples).

I recommend the Campania artecard tutta the region 3 days (link), if you want to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, Caserta, Paestum…. Includes regional transportation (as well as for the mentioned sites and the Alibus for the airport).

You can buy it at the airport (at the travel agency to the right of the arrivals area), at Garibaldi station, in museums, in Pompeii.
But I advise you to buy it in advance on the internet ... you will save time.
Here is the link.

8) Where to eat and go out in Naples?

Do not hesitate to come in May, it is the May of Monuments with exhibitions, concerts, guided tours, it is really nice! (equivalent to our Heritage Days). See the program on the site.

Do not forget that pizza was born in Naples in 1889! And that the cakes in Naples, it is an institution!

I recommend for your nights out, the historic district and Spaccanapoli (place Cavour), very lively, authentic, quite popular, as well as the promenade (Quartier Chiaia) a little more chic but super lively and festive too.

Here are some good restaurant addresses, at good prices:

In the historical center:

  • The trattoria Da Carmine, via de Tribunali, authentic and popular.
  • Pizzeria Giuliano: très bon, pas cher, descenso Trinita Maggiore.
  • Irene's comment:

In Naples, if you stay in the Vomero district on the hill, go for dinner at Da Fofo at 22 Via bernini tel: 347 241 09
It is a very simple little restaurant, but the pasta is to die for: tagliatelle with artichokes and delicious shrimp and caprese ravioli to die for. The fried anchovies are delicious. The boss is super friendly and speaks English, which helps because the menu is only in Italian. The bill is still very correct, pasta dishes around 10/12 euros. Wine between 15 and 25 euros a bottle.

  • Pizzeria Sorbillo, well known (via dei Tribunali), excellent.
  • Two excellent restaurants on the San Giovanni Maggiore side: Pizzeria Palazzo Petrucci and Resto Ecomesara

Around the Archaeological Museum (not far from Piazza Cavour):

  • Lombardi, quantity and quality from 7 to 14 euros, via Feria.
  • Catherine's comment: We are now in Naples and I would like to point out a very nice restaurant opposite the archaeological museum: the Vitto Pitagorico. A vegetarian, vegan, raw food restaurant: for us it was a discovery, we are very traditional in preparing our meals (we did not know raw vegetables…). Very good and superbly presented. The waitress is lovely. It is worth the detour.
  • The Starita pizzeria, via Mater Dei.

Towards Via Toledo and the Spanish neighborhoods:

  • Go to the Trattoria Da Nenella (Piazza Vanvitelli), absolutely great, great atmosphere, always packed, I know something about it! It is a permanent theater in this restaurant !!!

Along the docks:

  • Succession of more chic restaurants with less cool prices but here is an address that I tried near the Château de l'Oeuf (Castel dell'Ovo), in Borgo Marinero, La Scialuppa, super romantic at night, with correct prices for the sector .

Chiaia and Mergellina promenade:

  • There are many small kiosks where we eat “taralli caldi” in the shape of a crown, a little snack!
  • Very frequent wine bars in the Chiaia district (Piazza San Pasquale, Piazza dei Martiri), allow you to eat copiously in exchange for a glass! Very inexpensive (it's the Italian appetizer, but you might already know that).

You are very satisfied, let's party now! Here are some directions:

  • Top 5 bars: Vibes, Kinky Bar, S'move, Al Barcadero, Enoteca Belledonne.
  • Top 5 clubs: Slovenly RnR Bar, Arenile di bagnoli, Velvet Zone, Freezer, Lorna Doonè.

/! I advise you to get "Napoli Zero", the monthly top in Naples, for outings of all kinds (in shops, tourist offices).

  • In the Spaccanapoli district (Piazza Cavour), it is really nice, a very young atmosphere, beer in hand, invading the sidewalks at night, on the side of Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, Piazza del Gesu Nuovo.
  • I preferred to spend my afternoons in the Chiaia district, in the Borgo, that's where it happens, it's the meeting place for Neapolitans (hey! Hey!) From 20 to 35 years old; Friday and Saturday night, there are a lot of people! Successive bars, guaranteed atmosphere, festive and chic at the same time. Go around Piazza del Martiri.
  • To continue the evening you have the former Madison Street, the Gold, the largest club in Naples, quite selective, quite young (under 35 years), the Piazza di Spagna, very fashionable, fashionable, not bad either.

Well there you go, I think you have all the keys in hand to visit Naples in 4 days as it should be

Do not hesitate to leave a comment at the bottom of the page to give me your impressions, share a good address, a hotel, a bar ... Sharing is good;)

  • And what do you prefer in Naples?
  • Do you have an interesting address to share? A restaurant, a bar, a hotel?
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See you soon!

Maxence

Upon my return I created a guide. In this FREE guide (which will be received directly in your mailbox), you can find googleMap maps of the visits that will take place in Naples, and it is ready to print, + I'll tell you how to get to Pompeii or Vesuvius from Naples, + a plan of googleMap to go out in Naples. Do not hesitate, it is a gift and you will receive it directly in your mailbox!

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