Are you planning a special getaway with your partner, or looking for somewhere a little different to go with your family or friends? Naples, located in the south of Italy, is the third-largest city in the country after Rome and Milan, and boasts some of the finest restaurants, bars and cultural gems Italy has to offer. Book your flights from Liverpool to Naples today, flying with easyJet.
Why you should go
First things first – Naples is arguably the pizza capital of the world, and you simply cannot visit this city without sampling a few of the city’s finest pizzerias. There are countless to choose from, but we would recommend trying Ettore, Di Matteo, Sorbillo, Da Michele and La Cantina di Donna'Elena – the more you try, the better they get!
Aside from the pizza, Naples has plenty of sightseeing spots and historical gems that culture vultures will be in awe of. The city is home to 448 historic churches and an abundance of historic buildings boasting medieval, renaissance and baroque architecture. The Castel Nuovo is perhaps the most recognisable landmark, as well as Naples’ main square, Piazza del Plebiscito. Fans of the arts and culture will want to visit the city’s wide range of museums, which includes the Naples National Archaeological Museum, housing one of the biggest collections of Roman artefacts in the world. The Capella Sansevero, meanwhile, is a 16th century chapel filled with important works of art including Sanmartino’s sculpture, the Veiled Christ.
For history lovers, you simply cannot visit Naples without a trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius. The archaeological spectacle, which many of us have embedded in our minds from history class at school, features fleeing figures frozen in volcanic lave. Standing and looking at Mount Vesuvius is enough to leave you speechless – it is one of Italy’s most-visited scenes, and it’s easy to see why.
When you should go
Naples is a dream-like destination to visit no matter the time of year, but the city is at its most beautiful during spring and summer. Visit between May and October to see Naples at its best – but don’t forget to pack your sun cream if you’re visiting during the summer as temperatures can reach up to 30°C.
Where you should stay
You will be spoilt for choice when looking for somewhere to stay in Naples – the city is full of trendy hostels, boutique hotels, chic B&Bs and everything in between. If you’re looking for somewhere affordable and in a great location, we recommend Attico Partenopeo, Weekend a Napoli or Costantinopoli 104.
During your stay in Naples, make sure you check out the following:
- San Carlo - one of Italy's greatest opera houses, and the oldest active opera house in Europe. If you can book tickets to a show before your visit, you won’t regret it.
- Duomo – Naples’ famous cathedral is absolutely stunning, but that’s not the only reason to visit. Duomo is home to a vial of Saint Januarius’ blood – it’s brought out twice a year in May and September when the dried blood usually liquefies!
- Gay-Odin – you can’t visit Italy without sampling some gelato, and Gay-Odin is home to the best gelato in Naples. We guarantee you won’t just visit once!
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