Naples travel guide
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The biggest city in southern Italy, it is Italy's third largest city and one of the oldest and well-known for its proximity to Mt Vesuvius.
Where to sleep in Naples
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Flights from Naples
Naples International Airport is located 3.7 mi north-northeast of the city. The airport has two terminal buildings: Terminal 1 is for scheduled flights and Terminal 2, located away from the airfield, is used for charter operations.
Bus line 3S and Alibus connect the airport to Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio.
What to do in Naples
Naples is rich of history and culture, it offers lots of leisure activities and a remarkable landscape.
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Climate in Naples
Naples can thank the Mediterranean Sea, the protective curve of its bay and Italy's many mountains for its mild climate.
There really is no bad time to visit Naples but I suggest summer with its clear sunny days, even if can get very hot.
Someone find June and September preferable, it's not so hot and you can find cheaper hotel prices.
Where to eat in Naples
If you like pizza, you are in the right place, because is here where it was invented. Naples is full of Pizzerie, but the one who is conidered the best is PIzzeria da Michele and you can find it in via Cesare Sersale 1.
Other traditional dishes are Spaghetti al pomodoro fresco, Vermicelli alle vongole veraci, lasagne imbottite and fusilli alla ricotta.
Shopping in Naples
The Galleria Umberto I is a unique shopping center, near Piazza del Plebiscito. When there, don't forget to eat the Sfogliatella, a traditional pastry.
Salita dei pastori, if you find yourself in Naples before Christmas time, come here (in via San Gregorio Armeno) to see the handmade nativity scenes.
Mercato di Posillipo, a high-quality flea market, held in one of the most chic district of Naples. You'll find all the best brands, and the higher prices too! But it's a great opportunity far a walk.
Mercato di Forcella, more cheaper, is held every day at 9 am in Piazza Garibaldi. Here you'll find everything, even counterfeit items.
Transport in Naples
You can move through Naples by subway, bus or cabs. With one ticket you can use all the different transports and it cost €1.20 for one day, €3.60 for the weekend,
Subway, 8 lines and 4 funiculars. A peculiarity of this metro is that it display hundreds of contemporary works of art.
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