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Naples Guide

Public Transport and How to Get Around

Although the streets of Naples can be frenetic, chaotic and overwhelming at times, navigating the city is relatively straightforward and travellers on flights to Naples may be able to save money simply by choosing to walking everywhere. Getting around on foot is in fact the best way to soak up the atmosphere of this ancient city once you have landed on return flights to Naples. There are some landmarks that can’t be reached by foot - Palace of Capodimonte and the Baroque-style Certosa e Museo di San Martino - however this can easily be done by taxi, bus, hired Vespa or cars. Taxis are a great option when first arriving at Naples International Airport (NAP). Keep in mind when planning your return trip, you may also hear the airport referred to as Capodichino Airport (NAP). The journey to and from Naples city centre is less than five kilometres and should cost about €16 EUR ($25.50 AUD). Metered taxis within the city can wreck your budget if you don’t plan appropriately. Rates start at €3.50 EUR ($5.50 AUD) between the hours of 7am and 10pm throughout the week. Sundays, holidays, and nightly rates are higher. Meters start at €6 EUR ($9.50 AUD) and an extra €.83 EUR ($1.50 AUD) is charged for every kilometre travelled. If you’re booking an airfare to Naples for the first time, you may want to research the city’s bus system. It’s important to note that you should enter the bus through the front or back doors and only exit through the centre doors. If you’re travelling on cheap flights to Naples with children or you simply want to experience the city like a local, use the metro or funiculars to travel across the city. The metro trains operate both above and beneath the streets of Naples and is an inexpensive way to travel. The funiculars are especially popular for tourists and children. Funiculars can be found throughout the Vomero district and tickets costs about €1 EUR ($1.58 AUD) per ride. Cars, bikes, and mopeds are all available for hire in Naples. If you’re planning holiday flights to Naples to visit multiple cities throughout Italy, a car hire may be the best way to get around.

The Best Time to Visit

If you want to experience southern Italy when the weather is fine and crowd numbers are lower, book cheap flights to Naples for travel in March or April. The daily springtime temperatures range between 15° to 21°C, creating pleasant conditions for strolling through the city. The occasional rain shower may pop up so it’s a good idea to pack an umbrella or light raincoat before heading out on flights to Naples. May through August can see summer temperatures hover at the 27°C mark. The warmer weather draws in crowds causing an increase in hotel rates as well as airfare to Naples. If you are planning summer flights to Naples, you should have more elbow room at local attractions as many visitors spend a good portion of their holiday at the beaches of the Amalfi Coast. Travellers on autumn flights to Naples should pack for 21°C days and be prepared for some rain. Reserve your hotels, tours, and autumn return flights to Naples well in advance. Christmas and New Year celebrations create an influx of travellers booking tickets to Naples. However, you may still find great deals and big savings on cheap flights to Naples throughout the entire winter season. Pack warmly as days rarely reach above 10°C and see very little sunshine.

Top Things to Do and See

Most activities and landmarks inside the city of Naples and its surrounding villages incorporate a bit of adventure as well as history and culture. If you’re arranging flights to Naples for the first time, you may want to schedule time to climb Mount Vesuvius. The legendary volcano is the iconic backdrop to Naples’ skyline and is most famous for the eruption in 79 AD that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum. The best way to experience this active volcano is via a prearranged tour. Reserve your spot after you confirm your flights to Naples and enjoy a comfortable bus ride from the city centre to the volcano base. You can hike up Mount Vesuvius and actually peer into its crater! The trek takes about 30 minutes and is mildly strenuous, but the views from the peak are absolutely stunning. From Mount Vesuvius, you should head to the ancient ruins at Pompeii. Ash deposits from the volcanic eruption acted to preserve much of the city for more than two millennia. You may want to push your return flights to Naples back another day to allow yourself time to explore this incredible site. A walk through the ruins will showcase what life was like in this highly advanced city. Explore the Amphitheatre, Casa del Fauno, the Temple of Apollo, and the Temple of Jupiter. Make your flights to Naple work harder by also booking a boat trip to the island of Capri. This isle is known for its stunning scenery, including Monte Solaro and the famous Blue Grotto Sea Cave. The ferry ride to Capri from the Naples harbour takes about two hours so this excursion makes a great day trip.