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Located on Italy’s east coast, overlooking the Bay of Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea beyond, the city of Naples is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. Many planning a trip to Naples do so to enjoy some rest and relaxation. The region is quiet and the atmosphere calm, something that is not always true of Italy as a whole.
Naples’ historic past is also a popular draw with tourists. In addition to the likes of the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), Castel Nuovo (New Castle), the Villa La Foridana, and Naples Cathedral – all historic city attractions – visitors come in droves to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum. These two Roman towns were wiped out by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. So sudden and cataclysmic was the volcanic eruption, many of the towns’ buildings were preserved until being rediscovered in the 1700’s. Mount Vesuvius itself is popular with tourists, who scale the side of the active volcano to witness the crater within.
A Naples trip plan should not be limited to Naples itself, especially considering the surrounding region features some of Italy’s most spectacular scenery.
The Amalfi Coast offers a series of picturesque beaches and an exquisite backdrop against which to enjoy a stroll, hike, cycle ride, or even a car trip. The distinctive architecture, coastal views and abundance of greenery make even an hour on the coast feel well worthwhile.
Located across the Gulf of Naples upon the Sorrentine Peninsula is Sorrento, a small town popular for its markets, cafés and restaurants. Plenty of tourists walk Sorrento’s compact streets in search of authentic souvenirs or simply to enjoy its laidback pace of life. For a truly remarkable atmosphere, visitors may want to board a boat and hop on over to the island of Capri. Here a veritable treasure trove of relaxing delights lays in wait. Enjoy a charming al fresco twilight dinner, walk the island’s scenic coastal paths, or visit the Blue Grotto, a cave system which features some of the bluest waters to be seen and accessible only by boat.
Back on the mainland, visitors looking for a bit of fun and excitement can enjoy swimming, diving and snorkeling in the Gulf of Naples, or ascend one of the region’s many hills and mountains on a funicular railway.
Of course, this is Italy so dining is heartily recommended! As well as traditional Italian dishes, Naples’ location close to the coast means the seafood is fresh and delicious.
From Trip: Europe 2012
2nd October 2012
Arrive in Naples @ 0900hrs for the day.
Return to ship before 2000hrs.
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Day trips to Ischia (spa), Amalfi Coast
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Naples historic centre
Drive along the amalfi coast.
As a very ancient city, Naples is home to an assortment of exciting
archaeological sites, momentous museums and art galleries. With its
pleasing sunny climate, delightful cuisine and welcoming people, Naples
is certainly a place to visit. A varied range of Naples hotels provide
contented accommodation to the tourists, while they immerse in the
city’s historic magnificence.
Some of the famous attractions of Naples are:
The National Archaeological Museum houses one of the finest Greek and
Roman artifact assortments, comprising the mosaics and statues from
Pompeii and Herculaneum and the inspiring Farnese antiques. On the
mezzanine levels, tourists will be able to see spectacular works of art
such as the Battle of Alexander – viewed as the finest illustration of
the great Macedonian ruler.
This magnificent palace, dating back to the 17th century, is amid the
most visited fascinations in Naples. On the frontage stand eight
imperious statues of the most significant kings of Naples. Within the
palace compartments, tourists can see spectacular paintings, draperies,
antiques and porcelain.
The catacomb structures captivating frescoes and montages. In the 5th
century, the leftovers of San Gennaro were suppressed here and the site
became a pilgrimage.
Castle of the Egg
One of the most momentous temptations in Naples, the Castle of the
Egg is supposed to be the unique Greek settlement of Parthenope and
offers panoramic sights.
Carthusian Monastery & National Museum of San Martino
The walls and ceilings feature hypnotizing frescoes, and the museum
houses two splendid carriages, notable documents, ships’ imitations,
china and porcelain and antique silver. The spectacular view from the
monastery’s galleries is a lure in itself that appeals many tourists to
this historic place.
Basilica Di Santa Chiara
Basilica Di Santa Chiara is a fine example of Italy’s renovation
proficiency. Initially built to house monastics and mausoleums of the
Angevin majestic family, nowadays displays lovely paintings and statues.
National Museum & Gallery of the Capodimonte
Two of the best museums and galleries of Italy, the National Museum
& Gallery of the Capodimonte are accommodated in the Capodimonte
Palace, set among a beautiful park. Large draperies portraying battle
scenes, splendid works of art of the Renaissance era, Venetian sedan
chairs, ivory carvings, Farnese armory as well as a glass and china
assortment are all stored in this museum and gallery.
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