Worth seeing

There is always so much to do and to see in Naples, but if you have time there are many other wonderful sites in the surrounding areas. Among some not to miss we suggest the splendid islands of the gulf, the Royal Palace of Caserta with the marvellous royal apartments and the suggestive gardens of the Reggia Park, the majestic archaeological sites in the surroundings, without forgetting the Mount Vesuvius, the Phlegraean Fields, the Amalfi Coast and the thermal oases for a relaxing break.
Former temple of ancient Pompeii
A walk through history
Would you like to take a journey through time, up to right before the terrible eruption of Vesuvius that in 79 AD destroyed and buried cities and peoples? Spend a day discovering these three important archaeological sites: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis, included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. Pompeii, with an area of 440000 square meters and a number of annual visitors exceeding three million (2016 data), is perhaps the only example in the world of a city of two thousand years ago. The sites of Herculaneum and Oplontis are smaller, but well preserved and very suggestive. The real beauty of these three sites is walking among the ancient villas, the arcades, the Forums, the ancient theatre, the baths, the temples, the necropolis and the streets of the shops, all accompanied by precious and beautiful frescoes and mosaics.
The Gulf Islands
From the Fiorentini Residence you can always admire a stunning view of the sea, the wide bay dominated by Mount Vesuvius and the islands of the gulf. By hydrofoil or ferry, you can discover them up close. CAPRI (the blue island), with its streets so dear to VIPs of all ages, from Jackie Kennedy to Beyoncè, the square, the terraces on the Faraglioni, the historic villas, the Via Krupp and the Blue Grotto. ISCHIA, also known as the Green Island for the characteristic colour of its tuff, a volcanic island known for its thermal waters, the beaches, the evocative Aragonese Castle of the Middle Ages and Mount Epomeo. The island of Arturo, the small, colourful PROCIDA, with the nearby islet of Vivara, now a state natural reserve, is worth a visit just to see the Corricella da Terra Murata (two hamlets of the island) or the sets of the film “Il Postino" with Massimo Troisi.
Royal Palace of Caserta
About 40 km away from Naples there is the splendid Royal Palace of Caserta, with an adjoining park. It is the largest royal residence in the world by volume and the historical owners were the Bourbons of Naples, in addition to a brief period in which it was inhabited by the Murat. In 1997 it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, together with the aqueduct of Vanvitelli and the complex of San Leucio. The palace was built in the mid-eighteenth century by the Bourbon king of Naples, who in “competition” with the French royals decided to inaugurate a palace that could compete in magnificence and grandeur with that of Versailles. Enter the palace along the monumental staircase and discover the richness and beauty of apartments and furnishings, but don’t forget to visit the immense park, with its fountains and gardens.
Vesuvius National Park
Between 2001 and 2003 the Vesuvius National Park has created the Park Trail: 11 paths, for a total length of 54 km. The choice is yours: the “Valley of Hell”, the ideal route to observe the typical geological structure of the volcano; the “River of lava”, a path in the green that frames one of the most suggestive views of the lava flow of the 1944 eruption; or the “Grand Cone of the Vesuvius”, an extremely panoramic path that allows you to admire the ancient volcano of Monte Somma and then continues along a path with repeated views over the mouth of the crater. Rely on one of the many associations of guided groups and it is essential to go equipped with trekking shoes (or gym shoes), long trousers, layered clothing, hat with visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.
Pozzuoli harbor and old town, Naples, Italy
Phlegraean fields
It is an area not far from Naples, rich in history, and includes Pozzuoli, Baia, Bacoli, Cuma. If you have the chance, discover its beauties; here is a taste. POZZUOLI: Church of San Gennaro, where the Saint was beheaded; the Flavian Amphitheatre, the third largest Roman amphitheatre in Italy; the Solfatara, heart of the volcanic area of the Phlegraean fields; the temple of Serapis. BAIA: spa town, home to numerous Roman villas. The ancient splendours of the time are visible on the surface in the Archaeological Park of Baia, underwater in the submerged Park of Baia, and in the Aragonese Castle, home of the Archaeological museum. BACOLI: Piscina Mirabilis, the largest cistern ever built by the Romans; Casina Vanvitelliana on the Fusaro lake, built by the Romans; Casina Vanvitelliana on Lake Fusaro, built by Carlo Vanvitelli, a neoclassical jewel in the picturesque setting of the lake, especially at sunset. CUMA: with the suggestive Archaeological Park.
Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Land of orange blossoms and lemons, of marvellous beaches and wild Mediterranean vegetation, all arranged vertically, together with the houses overlooking the sea, the Amalfi Coast is really a natural paradise, not surprisingly it is a UNESCO “World Heritage” site since 1997 and is certainly on the list of places to visit at least once in a lifetime for its colours, its landscapes and its unique features. It extends between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno and has 14 municipalities: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, Vietri sul Mare and Agerola. The towns are connected by the 163 Amalfitana State Road, considered one of the most beautiful roads of the boot built in the Bourbon era.
Trekking on the “Path of the Gods”
The Amalfi Coast offers breath-taking landscapes just by driving along the road to get there, with its curves overhanging the sea. Entrusting yourself to groups of local guides, you can discover fascinating hiking trails of all kinds of difficulties. The “Path of the Gods” is certainly the best known and offers several more or less long course variations. The “Valle delle Ferriere” is also very suggestive and takes you into a surreal landscape of green undergrowth and waterfalls, crystallized over time. Rely on one of the many associations of guided groups and it is essential to go equipped with trekking shoes (or gym shoes), long trousers, layered clothing, hat with visor, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and camera.
Thermal Oasis
Mount Vesuvius and the nearby Phlegraean Fields make the surrounding area rich in thermal springs, both ferrous and salt-bromine-iodine. We would like to mention some of them, for a few hours of relax. In the city you will find the Thermal baths of Agnano, completely renovated in 2011, and the Thermal baths of Pausilya, a thermal spa for a “beauty break”. Just outside Naples, in the direction of Pozzuoli, there are the Thermal baths Stufe di Nerone, an important spa and wellness centre located in Baia, the home of the spa since the times of the ancient Romans who built villas in this place to spend a vacation period (still visible and accessible today).
Paestum Archaeological Park
The Archaeological Park of Paestum, on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998, consists of a museum and an archaeological site unique in the world, not only for the presence of three exceptionally preserved temples, but also for the historical landscape in which they are inserted ranging from the Greek colonization, to the artists of the 18th century (Piranesi, Goethe and many others), to the landing of the allies in 1943 which occurred a few meters from the temples. The museum houses the famous “Tuffatore”, a fresco of the covering slab of a tomb found in 1968 about two km south of Paestum, in a small necropolis. After being for years the focus of debates on the meaning of the fresco, today almost all scholars agree in attributing to the dive a non-literal meaning, but symbolic of the transition to the beyond.
Campanian Amphitheatre of Capua
It is a Roman amphitheatre located in the city of Santa Maria Capua Vetere (ancient Capua), second in size only to the Colosseum. It seems to have been the first Roman amphitheatre to be built and was the site of the first gladiator school. It has a place of great importance in classical and modern culture and in the global collective imagination for being the place from which the gladiator Spartacus led in 73 BC the revolt that for two years kept Rome in check in the years immediately preceding the first triumvirate. It is located in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, opposite Piazza I Ottobre and is certainly a suggestive and unusual visit.
Worth seeing
There is always so much to do and to see in Naples, but if you have time there are many other wonderful sites in the surrounding areas. Among some not to miss we suggest the splendid islands of the gulf, the Royal Palace of Caserta with the marvellous royal apartments and the suggestive gardens of the Reggia Park, the majestic archaeological sites in the surroundings, without forgetting the Mount Vesuvius, the Phlegraean Fields, the Amalfi Coast and the thermal oases for a relaxing break.
A walk through history
Would you like to take a journey through time, up to right before the terrible eruption of Vesuvius that in 79 AD destroyed and buried cities and peoples? Spend a day discovering these three important archaeological sites: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis, included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. Pompeii, with an area of 440000 square meters and a number of annual visitors exceeding three million (2016 data), is perhaps the only example in the world of a city of two thousand years ago. The sites of Herculaneum and Oplontis are smaller, but well preserved and very suggestive. The real beauty of these three sites is walking among the ancient villas, the arcades, the Forums, the ancient theatre, the baths, the temples, the necropolis and the streets of the shops, all accompanied by precious and beautiful frescoes and mosaics.
The Gulf Islands
From the Fiorentini Residence you can always admire a stunning view of the sea, the wide bay dominated by Mount Vesuvius and the islands of the gulf. By hydrofoil or ferry, you can discover them up close. CAPRI (the blue island), with its streets so dear to VIPs of all ages, from Jackie Kennedy to Beyoncè, the square, the terraces on the Faraglioni, the historic villas, the Via Krupp and the Blue Grotto. ISCHIA, also known as the Green Island for the characteristic colour of its tuff, a volcanic island known for its thermal waters, the beaches, the evocative Aragonese Castle of the Middle Ages and Mount Epomeo. The island of Arturo, the small, colourful PROCIDA, with the nearby islet of Vivara, now a state natural reserve, is worth a visit just to see the Corricella da Terra Murata (two hamlets of the island) or the sets of the film “Il Postino" with Massimo Troisi.
Royal Palace of Caserta
About 40 km away from Naples there is the splendid Royal Palace of Caserta, with an adjoining park. It is the largest royal residence in the world by volume and the historical owners were the Bourbons of Naples, in addition to a brief period in which it was inhabited by the Murat. In 1997 it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, together with the aqueduct of Vanvitelli and the complex of San Leucio. The palace was built in the mid-eighteenth century by the Bourbon king of Naples, who in “competition” with the French royals decided to inaugurate a palace that could compete in magnificence and grandeur with that of Versailles. Enter the palace along the monumental staircase and discover the richness and beauty of apartments and furnishings, but don’t forget to visit the immense park, with its fountains and gardens.
Vesuvius National Park
Between 2001 and 2003 the Vesuvius National Park has created the Park Trail: 11 paths, for a total length of 54 km. The choice is yours: the “Valley of Hell”, the ideal route to observe the typical geological structure of the volcano; the “River of lava”, a path in the green that frames one of the most suggestive views of the lava flow of the 1944 eruption; or the “Grand Cone of the Vesuvius”, an extremely panoramic path that allows you to admire the ancient volcano of Monte Somma and then continues along a path with repeated views over the mouth of the crater. Rely on one of the many associations of guided groups and it is essential to go equipped with trekking shoes (or gym shoes), long trousers, layered clothing, hat with visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.
Phlegraean fields
It is an area not far from Naples, rich in history, and includes Pozzuoli, Baia, Bacoli, Cuma. If you have the chance, discover its beauties; here is a taste. POZZUOLI: Church of San Gennaro, where the Saint was beheaded; the Flavian Amphitheatre, the third largest Roman amphitheatre in Italy; the Solfatara, heart of the volcanic area of the Phlegraean fields; the temple of Serapis. BAIA: spa town, home to numerous Roman villas. The ancient splendours of the time are visible on the surface in the Archaeological Park of Baia, underwater in the submerged Park of Baia, and in the Aragonese Castle, home of the Archaeological museum. BACOLI: Piscina Mirabilis, the largest cistern ever built by the Romans; Casina Vanvitelliana on the Fusaro lake, built by the Romans; Casina Vanvitelliana on Lake Fusaro, built by Carlo Vanvitelli, a neoclassical jewel in the picturesque setting of the lake, especially at sunset. CUMA: with the suggestive Archaeological Park.
Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Land of orange blossoms and lemons, of marvellous beaches and wild Mediterranean vegetation, all arranged vertically, together with the houses overlooking the sea, the Amalfi Coast is really a natural paradise, not surprisingly it is a UNESCO “World Heritage” site since 1997 and is certainly on the list of places to visit at least once in a lifetime for its colours, its landscapes and its unique features. It extends between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno and has 14 municipalities: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, Vietri sul Mare and Agerola. The towns are connected by the 163 Amalfitana State Road, considered one of the most beautiful roads of the boot built in the Bourbon era.
Trekking on the “Path of the Gods”
The Amalfi Coast offers breath-taking landscapes just by driving along the road to get there, with its curves overhanging the sea. Entrusting yourself to groups of local guides, you can discover fascinating hiking trails of all kinds of difficulties. The “Path of the Gods” is certainly the best known and offers several more or less long course variations. The “Valle delle Ferriere” is also very suggestive and takes you into a surreal landscape of green undergrowth and waterfalls, crystallized over time. Rely on one of the many associations of guided groups and it is essential to go equipped with trekking shoes (or gym shoes), long trousers, layered clothing, hat with visor, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and camera.
Thermal Oasis
Mount Vesuvius and the nearby Phlegraean Fields make the surrounding area rich in thermal springs, both ferrous and salt-bromine-iodine. We would like to mention some of them, for a few hours of relax. In the city you will find the Thermal baths of Agnano, completely renovated in 2011, and the Thermal baths of Pausilya, a thermal spa for a “beauty break”. Just outside Naples, in the direction of Pozzuoli, there are the Thermal baths Stufe di Nerone, an important spa and wellness centre located in Baia, the home of the spa since the times of the ancient Romans who built villas in this place to spend a vacation period (still visible and accessible today).
Paestum Archaeological Park
The Archaeological Park of Paestum, on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998, consists of a museum and an archaeological site unique in the world, not only for the presence of three exceptionally preserved temples, but also for the historical landscape in which they are inserted ranging from the Greek colonization, to the artists of the 18th century (Piranesi, Goethe and many others), to the landing of the allies in 1943 which occurred a few meters from the temples. The museum houses the famous “Tuffatore”, a fresco of the covering slab of a tomb found in 1968 about two km south of Paestum, in a small necropolis. After being for years the focus of debates on the meaning of the fresco, today almost all scholars agree in attributing to the dive a non-literal meaning, but symbolic of the transition to the beyond.
Campanian Amphitheatre of Capua
It is a Roman amphitheatre located in the city of Santa Maria Capua Vetere (ancient Capua), second in size only to the Colosseum. It seems to have been the first Roman amphitheatre to be built and was the site of the first gladiator school. It has a place of great importance in classical and modern culture and in the global collective imagination for being the place from which the gladiator Spartacus led in 73 BC the revolt that for two years kept Rome in check in the years immediately preceding the first triumvirate. It is located in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, opposite Piazza I Ottobre and is certainly a suggestive and unusual visit.
Worth seeing
There is always so much to do and to see in Naples, but if you have time there are many other wonderful sites in the surrounding areas. Among some not to miss we suggest the splendid islands of the gulf, the Royal Palace of Caserta with the marvellous royal apartments and the suggestive gardens of the Reggia Park, the majestic archaeological sites in the surroundings, without forgetting the Mount Vesuvius, the Phlegraean Fields, the Amalfi Coast and the thermal oases for a relaxing break.
A walk through history
Would you like to take a journey through time, up to right before the terrible eruption of Vesuvius that in 79 AD destroyed and buried cities and peoples? Spend a day discovering these three important archaeological sites: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis, included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. Pompeii, with an area of 440000 square meters and a number of annual visitors exceeding three million (2016 data), is perhaps the only example in the world of a city of two thousand years ago. The sites of Herculaneum and Oplontis are smaller, but well preserved and very suggestive. The real beauty of these three sites is walking among the ancient villas, the arcades, the Forums, the ancient theatre, the baths, the temples, the necropolis and the streets of the shops, all accompanied by precious and beautiful frescoes and mosaics.
The Gulf Islands
From the Fiorentini Residence you can always admire a stunning view of the sea, the wide bay dominated by Mount Vesuvius and the islands of the gulf. By hydrofoil or ferry, you can discover them up close. CAPRI (the blue island), with its streets so dear to VIPs of all ages, from Jackie Kennedy to Beyoncè, the square, the terraces on the Faraglioni, the historic villas, the Via Krupp and the Blue Grotto. ISCHIA, also known as the Green Island for the characteristic colour of its tuff, a volcanic island known for its thermal waters, the beaches, the evocative Aragonese Castle of the Middle Ages and Mount Epomeo. The island of Arturo, the small, colourful PROCIDA, with the nearby islet of Vivara, now a state natural reserve, is worth a visit just to see the Corricella da Terra Murata (two hamlets of the island) or the sets of the film “Il Postino" with Massimo Troisi.
Royal Palace of Caserta
About 40 km away from Naples there is the splendid Royal Palace of Caserta, with an adjoining park. It is the largest royal residence in the world by volume and the historical owners were the Bourbons of Naples, in addition to a brief period in which it was inhabited by the Murat. In 1997 it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, together with the aqueduct of Vanvitelli and the complex of San Leucio. The palace was built in the mid-eighteenth century by the Bourbon king of Naples, who in “competition” with the French royals decided to inaugurate a palace that could compete in magnificence and grandeur with that of Versailles. Enter the palace along the monumental staircase and discover the richness and beauty of apartments and furnishings, but don’t forget to visit the immense park, with its fountains and gardens.
Vesuvius National Park
Between 2001 and 2003 the Vesuvius National Park has created the Park Trail: 11 paths, for a total length of 54 km. The choice is yours: the “Valley of Hell”, the ideal route to observe the typical geological structure of the volcano; the “River of lava”, a path in the green that frames one of the most suggestive views of the lava flow of the 1944 eruption; or the “Grand Cone of the Vesuvius”, an extremely panoramic path that allows you to admire the ancient volcano of Monte Somma and then continues along a path with repeated views over the mouth of the crater. Rely on one of the many associations of guided groups and it is essential to go equipped with trekking shoes (or gym shoes), long trousers, layered clothing, hat with visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.
Phlegraean fields
It is an area not far from Naples, rich in history, and includes Pozzuoli, Baia, Bacoli, Cuma. If you have the chance, discover its beauties; here is a taste. POZZUOLI: Church of San Gennaro, where the Saint was beheaded; the Flavian Amphitheatre, the third largest Roman amphitheatre in Italy; the Solfatara, heart of the volcanic area of the Phlegraean fields; the temple of Serapis. BAIA: spa town, home to numerous Roman villas. The ancient splendours of the time are visible on the surface in the Archaeological Park of Baia, underwater in the submerged Park of Baia, and in the Aragonese Castle, home of the Archaeological museum. BACOLI: Piscina Mirabilis, the largest cistern ever built by the Romans; Casina Vanvitelliana on the Fusaro lake, built by the Romans; Casina Vanvitelliana on Lake Fusaro, built by Carlo Vanvitelli, a neoclassical jewel in the picturesque setting of the lake, especially at sunset. CUMA: with the suggestive Archaeological Park.
Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Land of orange blossoms and lemons, of marvellous beaches and wild Mediterranean vegetation, all arranged vertically, together with the houses overlooking the sea, the Amalfi Coast is really a natural paradise, not surprisingly it is a UNESCO “World Heritage” site since 1997 and is certainly on the list of places to visit at least once in a lifetime for its colours, its landscapes and its unique features. It extends between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno and has 14 municipalities: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, Vietri sul Mare and Agerola. The towns are connected by the 163 Amalfitana State Road, considered one of the most beautiful roads of the boot built in the Bourbon era.
Trekking on the “Path of the Gods”
The Amalfi Coast offers breath-taking landscapes just by driving along the road to get there, with its curves overhanging the sea. Entrusting yourself to groups of local guides, you can discover fascinating hiking trails of all kinds of difficulties. The “Path of the Gods” is certainly the best known and offers several more or less long course variations. The “Valle delle Ferriere” is also very suggestive and takes you into a surreal landscape of green undergrowth and waterfalls, crystallized over time. Rely on one of the many associations of guided groups and it is essential to go equipped with trekking shoes (or gym shoes), long trousers, layered clothing, hat with visor, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and camera.
Thermal Oasis
Mount Vesuvius and the nearby Phlegraean Fields make the surrounding area rich in thermal springs, both ferrous and salt-bromine-iodine. We would like to mention some of them, for a few hours of relax. In the city you will find the Thermal baths of Agnano, completely renovated in 2011, and the Thermal baths of Pausilya, a thermal spa for a “beauty break”. Just outside Naples, in the direction of Pozzuoli, there are the Thermal baths Stufe di Nerone, an important spa and wellness centre located in Baia, the home of the spa since the times of the ancient Romans who built villas in this place to spend a vacation period (still visible and accessible today).
Paestum Archaeological Park
The Archaeological Park of Paestum, on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998, consists of a museum and an archaeological site unique in the world, not only for the presence of three exceptionally preserved temples, but also for the historical landscape in which they are inserted ranging from the Greek colonization, to the artists of the 18th century (Piranesi, Goethe and many others), to the landing of the allies in 1943 which occurred a few meters from the temples. The museum houses the famous “Tuffatore”, a fresco of the covering slab of a tomb found in 1968 about two km south of Paestum, in a small necropolis. After being for years the focus of debates on the meaning of the fresco, today almost all scholars agree in attributing to the dive a non-literal meaning, but symbolic of the transition to the beyond.
Campanian Amphitheatre of Capua
It is a Roman amphitheatre located in the city of Santa Maria Capua Vetere (ancient Capua), second in size only to the Colosseum. It seems to have been the first Roman amphitheatre to be built and was the site of the first gladiator school. It has a place of great importance in classical and modern culture and in the global collective imagination for being the place from which the gladiator Spartacus led in 73 BC the revolt that for two years kept Rome in check in the years immediately preceding the first triumvirate. It is located in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, opposite Piazza I Ottobre and is certainly a suggestive and unusual visit.