Naples city break: where to stay, eat and what to do

Intimidating in its grandeur yet welcoming in its warmth.

8 Feb 2019

The city is intimidating in its grandeur yet welcoming in its warmth and character, making Naples city breaks particularly memorable, not to mention popular.

Plan your holidays & city breaks to Naples in 2019.

Spending a spring holiday in Naples allows you to enjoy the blooming flowers throughout the city and the pleasantly warm weather. Usually less hectic than the high season in the summer, spring is the ideal time to visit this picturesque city. No matter how long you visit for, you will be able to fill your time visiting the sights and exploring the unique city.

Where to eat in Naples. 

As with anywhere in Italy, food is a vital part of life in Naples, a city which celebrates the unique Neapolitan cuisine in true style. Enjoy a beautiful sunset along with your fish and seafood dishes in a romantic waterside restaurant. Naples is said to offer the best pizza and pasta in Italy, so you will definitely want to put that theory to the test. The city is filled with pizzerias from tiny, family-run establishments that are generations old to stylish, modern eateries sitting along the seafront.

When wandering around the sights, make the most of your time by snacking on some delicious Neapolitan street food or visit one of the city's many bakeries. You'll find friggitoria vendors selling fried snacks, such as seafood, polenta and vegetables, all conveniently served up in a paper cone. Historic bakeries still use traditional methods to hand-make pastries, desserts and chocolates every day.

What to do in Naples

Naples is filled with architectural delights from Roman ruins to castles and palaces. The Royal Palace of Caserta is a breathtaking property with extensive grounds and a beautifully preserved interior. Naples Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece, and the National Archaeological Museum takes a fascinating look at the long history of the city. Art is widely visible throughout the city, from contemporary pieces at the Fondazione PLART - Plastiche e Arte to the handicrafts sold in the narrow winding streets, and even the Metro stations are home to art created by both local and international artists.

You can take a tour of Mount Vesuvius right up to the crater. A guide will tell you all about the volcano and its history, and you will enjoy incredible views from the summit. Nearby, Pompeii boasts the largest archaeological site in the world. Discover the story of the city buried by the volcanic activity of Vesuvius. If you happen to be visiting on the first Sunday of the month, entrance to the volcano and excavation site may be free.

A city break in Naples Italy.

The best city break Naples has to offer varies for each individual: are you a history buff, a foodie, an adventurer or all three? Plan ahead for your exploration of the city to make the most of your time there. The Naples Pass gives you discounts at shops and restaurants around the city as well as reduced or free entry to museums and the use of public transport. The handy Naples Pass app lets you know where to go and how you can use the pass to save money during your trip.          

Naples city break guide.

City breaks to Naples by train allow you to enjoy the scenery of southern Italy to the fullest. Indeed, while in Naples, the train is often the most convenient and cost-effective method of transport. Most of the sights are accessible via train or Metro, while some also require a short walk or bus ride.

Rich in history, art and culture, Naples is full to the brim with sights to explore. Add in the delicious cuisine and extensive transport system and your city break to Naples is complete. Gruppo UNA provides you with luxurious, modern accommodation with the added bonus of warm Italian hospitality to make your trip a pleasure from start to finish.

Where to stay in Naples.

For a luxury city break in Naples, your hotel should combine the elegance and style of the city with a central location.UNAHOTELS Napoli is a modern hotel set in a distinguished historical building, and the rooftop restaurant and bar allow for breathtaking views of Mount Vesuvius. Located just a few minutes walk from the train station, it is the ideal Naples city break hotel.

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