Beautiful and elegant towns spill down colourful cliffsides, overlooking boat-filled harbours and old fashioned bathing platforms. The romantic allure of this Italian resort is truly timeless.
Take a boat over the island of Capri
Events and festivals
Maggio dei monumenti - April/May/June
Every springtime since 1994, Naples has become the stage for a series of shows and traveling cultural events. During this period, private collections and monuments that are normally closed to the public are made accessible for everyone. Each spring, the Maggio dei Monumenti event has a different main theme and depending on this theme, special itineraries shows and other artistic events are organized in the old city center and in the areas around Naples.
Festival for San Gennaro - 19 September
The celebrations for Naples’ patron saint usually begin on September 16th and continue until the Sunday after the saint’s day, which falls on September 19th. This is an ancient ritual: the first festival is thought to have been held at the end of the fourteenth century, when the blood of San Gennaro, kept by the bishop of that era, returned to a liquid state on the anniversary of the Saint’s martyrdom: September 19th. Since then, Naples commemorates the miracle with a fascinating religious procession, with rose petals and silver statues of saints and with more pagan celebrations that involve the whole city.
Popular things to do and see and unmissable experiences
Naples is an underrated gem of a city. Its UNESCO-protected centro storico boasts some of Italy’s most incredible architecture including the stately San Carlo, one of Italy’s finest opera houses. Over on the island of Capri, the Blue Grotto is one of the most enchanting sights to behold. Head over there on a boat and watch as sunlight peeps through the rocks and illuminates this stunning sea cave.
Hot Summer, Cool Winters
- Best time of year to travel: The months of April to November offer the highest temperatures
- Currency: Euro
- Flight time from UK: 3-4 Hours
- Visa and passport information: A visa is not required
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