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Guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gennaro
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Guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gennaro

Enjoy a guided tour of Naples' Catacombs of San Gennaro. Marvel at more than 3,000 years of history and discover the connection between Naples and its patron saint.

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Catacombs of San Gaudioso tickets and guided tour
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Catacombs of San Gaudioso tickets and guided tour

Visit the Catacombs of San Gaudioso and discover the second oldest cemetery in Naples, located under the imposing Basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità.

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The Holy Mile itinerary with guided tour
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The Holy Mile itinerary with guided tour

Take a mile-long itinerary to discover the hidden treasures of the Rione Sanità. Visit the Catacombs, the Basilica of San Gennaro, and much more.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: A Taste of Tramonti, Pizza Making and Wine Tasting
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Nat Geo Day Tour: A Taste of Tramonti, Pizza Making and Wine Tasting

Discover the treasures of Tramonti on this National Geographic Day Tour. The day starts with a scenic ride along the Bay of Naples, under the watchful eye of Mount Vesuvius, leading through Monte Lattari and Valle dei Chiunzi, where the small hamlets of Tramonti await. The world owes its love of pizza to the ancestors of today's residents of Tramonti — it's thanks to them that pizzerias have spread across the globe. Your National Geographic-trained guide will share tales of local culture and history as you weave along the scenic roads towards your first destination. Perched high above the Amalfi Coast, Tramonti beckons with lemon orchards, chestnut trees, and terraced vineyards. Your first stop is the garden of Acarbio, a visionary association committed to reuniting people with tradition and nature that has been promoting the Amalfi Coast's candidature to become a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Here, you'll enjoy a refreshment while discovering some of the ongoing projects, including the revival of the historical Rè Fiascone tomato, an almost-extinct key ingredient for pizza making. It's hard not to be inspired by this dynamic association, and their dedication to preserving the Amalfi Coast's rural heritage and hidden biodiversity, focusing on reviving local agriculture and endangered species. From there, you'll travel to a family-run vineyard, nestled among Tramonti's terraced slopes. Stroll amidst some of Europe's ancient vines, uncovering the secrets to their remarkable resilience. Then, treat your palate to an exquisite wine tasting, savoring the rich flavors of Amalfi Coast wines. The last stop of the tour is a local Agritourism venue, in their rural restaurant, for a hands-on pizza-making workshop led by a skilled pizza chef, who'll guide you through the art of crafting traditional pizzas. The president of the Tramonti Pizzaioli Association — an important national association of around 2000 pizza chefs — will shed light on Tramonti's pivotal role in global pizza history. Finally, relish your culinary creations during a delectable lunch.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: The History of Pasta
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Nat Geo Day Tour: The History of Pasta

Discover the essence of Gragnano on this National Geographic-exclusive pasta tour, starting with a scenic bus ride along the Bay of Naples under the watchful eye of Mount Vesuvius. Your National Geographic-trained guide will give you an insight into Campanian culture as you soak up the views.Your first stop is the Valley of the Mills, a ravine on the slopes between Sorrento, Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Here, a local volunteer historian and retired miller, dedicated to the restoration of the site, will reveal the fascinating engineering behind the series of mills, of which two will be exclusively opened for travelers on this tour.Enjoy a leisurely walk through the landscape before heading to a renowned pasta factory with deep-rooted traditions. Be amazed by the creativity of chief pasta maker, Antonino Moccia, and the factory's 140 different shapes of pasta. Accompanied by the factory's owner, you'll embark on a tour of the museum, hearing stories that have shaped this industry over the centuries. You'll learn about one of the oldest pasta-making families of the area, an ancestry that is partly responsible for pasta's transatlantic journey to the United States in the late 1800's.Next, it's time to roll up your sleeves at an interactive pasta-making session, with Nonna Giuseppina on hand to guide you as you knead. Finally, indulge in a pasta lunch featuring ingredients sourced from the factory's garden, a true farm-to-table experience and a rewarding way to end the tour.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: Spartacus' World at Ancient Capua
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Spartacus' World at Ancient Capua

Boasting a strategic location on the Via Appia, Ancient Capua was a hugely important city since its foundation in the 5th century BCE. Your journey begins at the Arena of Spartacus, the ancient amphitheater in Capua. Second in size only to Rome's Colosseum, this amphitheater is older, better preserved, and less crowded. Join your guide, a specialist in Roman archaeology, to tour the home of the Gladiator school of Ancient Rome where the legendary gladiator Spartacus made his daring escape and ignited his revolt against Roman slavery.Upon leaving the army, Spartacus was sold into slavery. He was ordered to go to Capua to enroll in Gladiator training school, where he rebelled against his enslavement and managed to escape alongside several other trainee gladiators. He became the leader of the growing group of escaped slaves who were ready to fight for freedom and autonomy. Against the odds, Spartacus and his rebel army resisted Roman attempts to overpower them, becoming a symbol of resistance against oppression.As you explore the amphitheater's ‘hypogeum' or underground area, you'll feel like you have a backstage pass to the gladiator shows of days past. The areas here are far better preserved than those found at the Colosseum of Rome. You'll then visit what is known as the 'gladiator's room,' off limits to other visitors. Still being studied, specialist archeologists are still trying to understand the room's original purpose.An augmented reality experience, exclusive to National Geographic travelers, will bring to life the experience of being Spartacus 2000 years ago, complete with reconstructions of the original amphitheater from the perspective of both the spectators and the gladiators. Step into the shoes of Spartacus, and feel the pulse of Ancient Rome.After your tour, relax over a lunch lovingly prepared with local organic produce by owners who take pride in maintaining their historic surroundings. The restaurant is conveniently located on the perimeter of the archeological site.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: Gragnano, the Epicenter of Dried Pasta Production
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Gragnano, the Epicenter of Dried Pasta Production

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through Gragnano, the epicenter of dried pasta production. The tour starts with a picturesque bus ride along the Bay of Naples, offering panoramic views dominated by the presence of Mount Vesuvius. Throughout the day, your National Geographic-trained guide will provide intriguing insights into Campanian culture. Your first destination is the idyllic Valley of the Mills, nestled between the towns of Sorrento, Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Here, you'll have the rare privilege of exploring the historical site, together with a local historian & retired miller who is dedicated to this important restoration project. He will explain in detail the ingenious engineering that powered the mills, a captivating revelation exclusively reserved for National Geographic travelers. As you take a leisurely stroll through this lush landscape, you can connect with the natural beauty that has inspired generations. The next stop is a renowned pasta factory with deep-rooted traditions. Prepare to be amazed by the creativity of chief pasta maker, Antonino Moccia, and the factory's 140 different shapes of pasta, some of which are patented. Accompanied by the factory's owner, you'll embark on a tour of the museum, hearing intimate stories that have shaped this industry over the centuries.Don your apron and go backstage to the production area to see the pasta-making process step by step, gaining a deeper appreciation for the artistry and precision that goes into crafting each piece of pasta. You'll discover the meticulous packaging techniques that ensure the final product reaches homes around the world in pristine condition. As a delightful conclusion to your immersive experience, savour the culmination of this intricate process by indulging in a plate of gragnese pasta, allowing the rich flavours and unique texture to transport you to the heart of Italian culinary tradition.

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Herculaneum private and personalized tour with a local guide
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Herculaneum private and personalized tour with a local guide

Book this private tour of Herculaneum with a local guide to discover brilliantly preserved ruins, luxury villas, frescoes and mosaics of ancient Roman civilisation.

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Pompeii and Naples day trip from Rome
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Pompeii and Naples day trip from Rome

Book your Pompeii and Naples day trip from Rome and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii and explore Positano in winter.

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Pompei and Capri shore excursion from Naples
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Pompei and Capri shore excursion from Naples

Book your Pompeii and Capri small-group shore excursion from the port of Naples today! Discover amazing activities in Italy.

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Herculaneum 2-hour private tour
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Herculaneum 2-hour private tour

Book your Herculaneum 2-hour guided tour to discover the Ancient Roman city with the help of a private and expert guide!

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Naples hop-on hop-off bus 24-hour tickets
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Naples hop-on hop-off bus 24-hour tickets

Explore Naples at your own pace with this panoramic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Get your tickets now!

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What to do in Naples

Naples is a one-of-a-kind city, where every step you take opens your eyes to unique culture, tradition, and a rich history. It’ll fascinate you with beautiful monuments, works of art, and activities to satisfy every taste. From archaeological sites to catacombs, strolling through the vibrant historic center and squares – Naples is bound to steal your heart. Get ready to visit the capital of Campania and check out its must-see attractions.

The 6 best activities to do in Naples

  1. Explore the Catacombs of Naples

Step back in time and explore the subterranean realm of Naples' Catacombs. Walk along the intricate network of tunnels for a snapshot of the lives of early Christian communities in the region. As you stroll through these underground cemeteries, carved out of stone, you’ll get up close to ancient frescoes, statues, and funerary art. It’s a spooky but worthwhile experience.

2. Eat pizza

A visit to Naples wouldn’t be complete without a taste of Neapolitan pizza. While we can’t guarantee it originated here, the Neapolitan pizza has undoubtedly become the most famous of them all. Head to the historic city center to get a taste of the classic Margherita – and keep an eye out for other options such as fried pizza and the popular street food pizza portafoglio. Both are delicious!

3. Take part in a guided tour of the Ruins of Pompeii

Just a stone’s throw away from Naples is one of the world’s most famous Roman archaeological sites – Pompeii. Take a full day to explore this exceptionally preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s been frozen in time after the 79AD eruption of Vesuvius. To make the most of the site, we suggest a guided tour to cover the highlights and delve into its history. If you’ve got time, add Herculaneum to your trip. It’s Pompeii’s smaller sidekick that also saw the effects of the eruption – and you’ll find fewer tourists.

4. Enjoy an excursion up Mount Vesuvius

Every corner of Naples offers a glimpse of Mount Vesuvius – but don’t just look from a distance – head on up. The Vesuvius National Park has 11 different trails on offer. The Gran Cono trail is the most scenic, taking visitors through lava flows and ash to the volcano’s crater. At the top, you’ll get to soak up panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples. The slopes of Vesuvius are the perfect setting if you want to enjoy local wine tasting and a traditional lunch.

5. Explore Piazza del Plebiscito

At the heart of the city is where you’ll find Piazza Plebiscito, one of the biggest squares in Naples – and in Italy. This elegant square is a must-see on your city tour, surrounded by architectural gems like the Royal Palace and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. It’s also a great place to take a coffee break or grab an ice cream.

6. Admire the Veiled Christ

Another unmissable attraction in Naples is the sculpture of the Veiled Christ, located in the San Severo Chapel. You’ll be amazed by this 18th-century marble masterpiece of Jesus lying on a bed, covered by an extraordinary transparent veil – so perfect it could be cloth. Learn about the legends of ‘marbleization’ as well as Raimondo di Sandro, a scientist and alchemist who commissioned the work.

Plan your visit to Naples

What's the best time to go to Naples?

With such a wide range of activities to enjoy in Naples, it’s a great year-round destination. We recommend avoiding the summer months as the city can be crowded with tourists and the weather can get very hot. During the rest of the year, the climate is generally mild. Winters aren’t too cold but there is a higher chance of rain. 

How many days do you need to visit Naples?

There are many things to see in Naples, but with a weekend you’ll be able to explore the historic center and some other local hotspots. We suggest at least 4 days in the city, so you’ll also have time to visit nearby Pompeii or Herculaneum.

What are the best areas to stay in Naples?

If it’s your first time in Naples, we recommend staying in the historic center, Spaccanapoli, or Via Toledo – the main shopping street in the city. A relaxed area by the seafront is the Lungomare di Napoli where various events are held, and is especially nice in summer. The university district in the Porto neighborhood is also a good option, slightly cheaper and well connected to the city center.