The ships dock in the center of Naples.
From Naples Airport it is best to take the Naples Alibus Airport Bus which
brings you straight to your ship.
It runs every 20 minutes. This bus stops also at Naples Central Station on its way to port.
Traffic is a mess in Naples, so allow yourself plenty of time!
The harbor of Naples is the primary place to visit, with it's beautiful scenery and numerous cafes and ice cream parlors. It is right opposite the Piazza del Municipio with its beautiful Castel Nuovo, Naples city center.
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Naples (Napoli, Campania) is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. It has a great bay with nice views of the Capri and the Ischia Islands. The city is maybe not so delightful as Rome or Florence, but it deserves a place among the destinations a tourist should not miss in Italy.
Naples can be a little "rough" around the edges at times! Watch your belongings, pickpockets are really professional here.
Hop-on Hop-off buses in Naples. Their pickup point is only a 5 minute walk to the left site of the Castel Nuovo. Some busses have no cover on top, so dress accordingly.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
A 40 minute boat trip to Sorrento by fast ferries from Beverello (The ferry teminal only 100 meters from where the cruise ships dock) is 12.30 Euro one way. The bus to get you in the center of Sorrento is 1 Euro. Than you can take the train, 1 hour trip , close by (very frequent departures) back to Naples for 4.10 Euro, which also makes a stop at Pompeii. From Napels Garibaldi station take the bus (watch your belongings!!) or take a taxi back to port.
A new metro station opened in 2015 near the cruise terminal, giving good connections to the main train station and the National Museum. Tickets are Euro 1.30, good for an hour. Every 10 minutes.
Pompeii (open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.) is the most important historic site in this part of Italy; at one time (a long, long time ago) it was a prosperous city with 20,000 residents. The eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried the town for some 1,700-plus years. It was rediscovered in the mid-18th century as a result of excavations, and visitors can now wander the streets of this ancient, doomed city.
It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. The two other volcanoes in Italy (Etna and Stromboli) are located on islands. Vesuvius is on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometers (six miles) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is conspicuous in the beautiful landscape presented by the Bay of Naples, when seen from the sea, with Naples in the foreground
Capri, Ischia and Sorrento are just a short boat ride away.
The ferries to Capri are next to your cruise ship. Some are slow (75 minutes) and some are very fast (hydrofoils 40 minutes) The small Italian island of Capri is situated 5 km from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, a celebrated beauty spot and coastal resort since the days of the Roman Republic until now.
Shopping in Naples is a favorite pastime. The city's retail hub is a relatively easy 10-minute walk from the Stazione Maritima. Head past Castel Nuovo and up to Via Chiaia, a (mostly) pedestrian street lined with shops and bars. Via Chiaia is the favorite place to shop. Left and right of here one wanders in to a myriad of small but characterful alleys and picturesque squares.
Galleria Umberto I is a large covered shopping area similar to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.
For lunch or dinner with a view head west and stay close to the waterfront to the Via Riviera di Chiara with its many outdoor cafe's (heated on cold days).
Do not forget: Napoli=Pizza!
There are many cafes which offer free WiFi for customers, mostly around the main railway station. Most larger cafe's offer free Wifi.
Emergency number: 112
Most shops and businesses in Italy open from Monday to Saturday from around 8am until 1pm, and from about 4pm until 7pm, though many shops close on Saturday afternoons and Monday mornings, and in the south the day can begin and end an hour later. In the north some businesses work to a 9am-5pm day to facilitate international dealings. Traditionally, everything except bars and restaurants closes on Sunday, though most towns have a pasticceria open in the mornings, while in large cities and tourist areas, Sunday opening is becoming more common.
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