Welcome in Napoli
Naples, south of Rome in the Campania region, is the third largest city in Italy and has a lot to offer to the traveler. Naples is a lot of fun, Sunny, lively, sassy and simply unforgettable. Superbly positioned on a bay, Naples has a little - and often a lot - of everything. It pulsates with noisy street markets and their colourful characters. Naples is music, theatre, Vesuvius, coffee, pizza and the sea... all those colors, sounds and aromas that capture your attention, win you over and seduce you.
Naples is a mixture of heart-stopping beauty, life-threatening chaos and a strong sense of life being lived to its limits, right in your face. If Milan is Italy's ego, Naples is its id. Squeezed in between Europe's second-largest active volcano on one side and the sulphurous springs and boiling mud pools of the Flegrean fields on the other, all hemmed in by the blue bay around which the city clusters.
By PlaneNaples Capodichino Airport (NAP) is about 8km northeast of the city centre, it is southern Italy's main airport, linking Naples with most Italian and several major European cities. For getting to or from the airport, there are two possibilities: ANM bus 3S (30mins, every 15mins) from Piazza Garibaldi, or the Alibus airport bus (20mins, at least hourly) from Piazza Municipio. Alternatively you can get a taxi.
Naples Capodichino Airport Transfer
By TrainThe central station of Naples is very well connected to the rest of Italy by a very frequent train service. The city is served by regionale, diretto, Intercity and the superfast Eurostar trains. They arrive and depart from Stazione Centrale (tel: 081 554 31 88) or Stazione Garibaldi (on the lower level). There are up to 30 trains daily to/from Rome.
The Ferrovia Cumana and the Circumflegrea (tel: 800 00 16 16), based at Stazione Cumana on Piazza Montesanto, 500m (0.3mi) southwest of Piazza Dante, operate services to Pozzuoli (every 22mins) and Cuma (six per day). The Circumvesuviana (tel: 081 772 24 44; Corso G Garibaldi), about 400m (0.25mi) southwest of Stazione Centrale (take the underpass from Stazione Centrale), operates trains to Sorrento via Ercolano, Pompeii and other towns along the coast. There are about 40 trains daily running between 05:00 and 22:30 with reduced services on Sunday.
Naples Central Station(Stazione Napoli Centrale)Transfer
By BusMost buses for Italian and some European cities leave from Piazza Garibaldi in front of Stazione Centrale. Check destinations carefully or ask at the information kiosk in the centre of the piazza because there are no signs.
You can buy tickets and catch SITA (check the web site in google Sita bus) buses either from the port, Varco Immacolatella, or from Via G Ferraris, near Stazione Centrale; you can also buy tickets at Bar Clizia (Corso Arnaldo Lucci 173). Within Campania, SITA runs buses to Pompeii (40mins) and several other towns on the Amalfi Coast, and Salerno (by motorway).
Naples private Bus Transfer
By SeaCapitanoago leave for Capri , Sorrento:, Ischia , Procida and Forio from Molo Beverello in front of the Castel Nuovo:. Longer-distance charter for Cagliari, Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie), Ponza are also available from Molo Beverello.
Naples boat charter
By CarNaples is on the major north-south Autostrada del Sole, numbered A1 (north to Rome and Milan) and A3 (south to Salerno and Reggio di Calabria). The A30 skirts Naples to the northeast, while the A16 heads northeast to Bari.
When approaching the city, the motorways meet the Tangenziale di Napoli, a major ring road around the city. The ring road hugs the city's northern fringe, meeting the A1 to Rome and the A2 to Capodichino airport in the east and continuing towards Campi Flegrei and Pozzuoli and the west.
Naples private Car Transfer
City TransportAn energetic walker armed with a streetmap can see most of central Naples on foot. However, Naples is a large, sprawling city, so sooner or later it's recommendable to use the means of public transport which includes buses, trams, funiculars and Metro trains. Most city ANM buses depart from Piazza Garibaldi. The mostly above ground underground, Metropolitana, runs from Gianturco, just east of Stazione Centrale, via Piazza Garibaldi and Bagnoli to Pozzuoli. Funicular railways connect downtown with Vomero.
The public transport ticket is the same no matter which way of transport you use, you can buy it at counters in the metro/train/funicolare stations, tobacconists and in all the shops that show the logo Gira Napoli - Napoli Pass. A ticket is valid for 90 minutes of unlimited travel by bus, tram, Metropolitana, funicular, Ferrovia Cumana or Circumflegrea. A daily ticket is good value. These tickets are not valid to Pompeii , or Ercolano, on the Circumvesuviana train line.
Most city ANM buses operating in the central area depart from and terminate in Piazza Garibaldi. To locate your stop you'll probably need to ask at the information kiosk in the centre of the square. There are four frequent routes (R1, R2, R3 and R4) that connect to other (less frequent) buses running out of the centre. A night bus operates from 24:00-05:00 (hourly departures) from Stazione Centrale through the city centre to the Riviera di Chiaia and on to Pozzuoli, returning to Stazione Centrale.
Three of Naples' four funicular railways connect downtown with Vomero: Funicolare Centrale ascends from Via Toledo to Piazza Fuga; Funicolare di Chiaia travels from Via del Parco Margherita to Via D Cimarosa; and Funicolare di Montesanto climbs from Piazza Montesanto to Via Raffaele Morghen. The fourth, Funicolare di Mergellina, connects the waterfront at Via Mergellina with Via Manzoni. Giranapoli tickets are valid for one trip only on the funicular railways.
You will find that there are 2 metro networks. One starts from the Gianturco passing by Napoli-Piazza Garibaldi, the railway station, and goes to Pozzuoli, the local call this just Metropolitana or "Metropolitana di Piazza Garibaldi". This serves the hystorical centrum and is the one you'll most likely use as tourist. Be a bit careful when using the Metropolitana, specially in the dead hours. The second and newest line serves for the moment the newest part of the city leaving from Piazza Vanvitelli and going to Secondigliano, in the near future also this metro should arrive to Napoli-Piazza Garibaldi. The local call this Metropolitana Collinare to distingush it from the previous one.
Adding to the array of public transport options in Naples are trams. Tram 1 operates from east of Stazione Centrale, through Piazza Garibaldi, the city centre and along the waterfront to Piazza Vittoria. Tram 29 travels from Piazza Garibaldi to the city centre along Corso G Garibaldi.
Official taxis are white, metered and bear the Naples symbol on their front doors, but they don't seem to respond to the classic kerbside hail. There are taxi stands at most of the city's main piazzas. Be prepared for an extraordinary range of extra tolls on top of your fare, such as luggage in the boot, airport tolls and travelling on Sundays. Because of traffic delays, even a short trip may end up costing more than you anticipated.
Naples private Taxi Transfer
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