Naples is a unique and beautiful city. It’s bustling, chaotic, and arguably unlike any other city in the world. The locals think that the city is the most vibrant and fascinating on earth.
But why visit Naples on holiday?
- Naples has its own individual and vibrant energy. Naples is bustling with energy, speed and noise and the people of Naples are similar. However, if you are in need of help, Neapolitans will come to your aid, all you have to do is ask! Neapolitans love to meet new people from different countries and learn about new and interesting. Don’t worry if you can’t speak Italian, pointing and gestures are a universal language and will help you during your time in Naples!
- Explore Naples’ hidden subterranean tunnels, caves, roads and building! Naples is built upon Tuff, a soft and volcanic stone which over thousands and thousands of years has allowed the subterranean architecture to prosper. You can walk through and explore this underground world when you visit Naples! The subterranean town has been used for various different reasons over time: aqueducts, pagan resting places, catacombs for Christians and as air raid shelters for Neapolitans as the bombs dropped above them as World War Two was fought. This area is well worth a visit as it offers another different aspect of Naples which only a mere handful of other cities can offer as well.
- Moreover, Naples is filled with pieces of artistic heritage and beautiful areas of art. There are gorgeous frescoes, sculptures and mosaics that will quench your thirst for art and history during your stay in Naples. You have to visit the world famous sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the other areas that were sadly destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago that are still preserved there today. But the most important and fascinating relics are found in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Arguably, it’s one of the best museums in Italy, it houses hundreds, if not thousands of historical and ancient treasures, including beautiful marble sculptures from Greek and Roman times. So for any history buffs out there, Naples is also the place for you…
- Interested in the arts, painting and design? You have to visit Naples. The city has been controlled by various different historical powers such as the Romans, the Greeks and even the Spanish Aragon dynasty. As a result of this, Naples is host to a multitude of different artistic designs, architecture and sculptures which are still preserved today and show off the multicultural vibrancy of the Italian city. Furthermore, there are several old churches dotted around the city that were built in different times and by different cultures which are all well worth a visit. Plus, there are 4 castles, built in from distinctive ages, some of the best castle to visit are; Maschio Angioino castle, Castel dell’Ovo (Egg Castle), Sant’Elmo Castle and Capuano Castle. Another unmissable part of Naples is the National Museum of Capodimonte. This Museum houses the works of Raphael, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Bellini, Il Greco, Artemisia Gentileschi and even one painting by the American artist Andy Warhol. Additionally, you can find Baroque sculptures and buildings in Naples, if this interest you, you should visit Cappella Sansevero, a chapel that was built during the Baroque period.
- Simply put: you will find the best pizza in the world in Naples. If you asked any Italian, they would say that Naples makes the tastiest pizza! Naples is the birthplace of pizza, and is arguably one of the most important and delicious reasons to fall in love with and travel to Naples on holiday. Cooked in traditional ancient wood-fire ovens with secretive recipes protected by the locals for generations, you won’t eat pizza better than this anywhere! Some of our favourite pizzerias are in Tribunali Street, in the traditional and historic centre of Naples. Now you just have to visit Naples and try it all. If you’re a pizza lover, you have to visit Naples!
- The sailing! Sailing in the Bay of Naples is one of the best places to do it in the whole of the Mediterranean. The sea is a crystal clear blue, the beaches are perfect for relaxing and the ports and marinas you can visit are some of the most gorgeous coastal towns that offer exciting entertainment and delicious food to eat. Moreover, you can visit stunning islands off Naples’ coast, for example, you have to visit the three small islands of Capri, ischia and Procida. These islands show off the Neapolitan culture and show you a glimpse of the more traditional side of Naples and the history that has been created on this amazing piece of coast.
These 6 reasons to visit Naples have barely scratched the surface of this gorgeous, divers and creative Italian city. There are a multitude of reasons as to why you should visit Naples!