29. Naples  Italy   | Total Sights: 35+  |  Nickname: “Città del Sole” (The City of the Sun)

 

 

 

 

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A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Naples

Italy  Overlooked by the mighty Mount Vesuvius Italy's third largest city is located magnificently at the scenic bay of Naples. As the birthplace of pizza the city is also known for delicious food.

While there is plentiful to see in Naples itself, most notably the historic centre and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, the capital of Campania offers also truly excellent excursions.

Visit the famous ruined ancient Roman city of Pompeii or the Caserta Royal Palace, certainly one of the most beautiful royal palaces in Europe.

  Naples is scoring high for its location, sights and climate while being a cheap city for European standards. 

 The city has almost no green space and the traffic outside of the centre is very chaotic. 

Criteria 

Sights 

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife  

Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

7.35/10

8.5/10

5.75/10

5/10

4.75/10

4.75/10

5.25/10

6.75/10

5/10

5.5/10

7/10

5.5/10 [0.975 Mio.]

190.55

B. Best Things to Do in Naples (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 7.35/10.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale  7
Museo Archeologico Nazionale is without doubt one of the finest archaeological museums in the world, housing an immense collection of ancient artefacts, mainly from nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Museum  (Highlight of the collection: Rooms of the Temple of Isis) 

Best Things to do in Naples | Best Cities | No. 27: Naples | Museo Archeologico Nazionale (archaeological museum with Rooms of the Temple of Isis)

HISTORIC CENTRE  7
Listed as a World Heritage Site, the outstanding historic centre of Naples is famous for its fine baroque churches, narrow alleywaysunderground ruins, first-rate traditional pizzerias and famous streets like Via Toledo (the main shopping street) or Spaccanapoli (the street that cuts Napoli's historic center in two).

Historic Area  (World Heritage Site since 1995)

Best Things to do in Naples | Best Cities | Naples | HISTORIC CENTRE

Bay of Naples  6
Famous for its scenic beauty, the Bay of Naples is a 15-kilometer-wide semi-circular inlet of the Mediterranean Sea with the iconic Mount Vesuvius lying on its eastern border.

Enjoy incredible postcard-picture views from Chiesa di Sant’Antonio in Mergellina as well as from Vomero over the bay or just stroll the seafront promenade Via Caracciolo e Lungomare.

Bay

Best Things to do in Naples | Best Cities | Naples | Bay of Naples

Cappella Sansevero  6
Highlight of this rather small chapel is the statue of veiled Christ, created by the Neapolitan artist Giuseppe Sanmartino in 1753.

This excellent work in marble captures the soft consistency of the veil in a fascinating manner despite being created from the solid stone.

Chapel  

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Teatro San Carlo  5
Opera House

Best Things to do in Naples | Best Cities | Naples | Teatro San Carlo (opera house)

Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte  5
Museum  (Most famous painting: "Madonna and Child and Two Angels" by Sandro Botticelli [1470])

by Sandro Botticelli / Public Domain

Spaccanapoli  5
Street

Best Things to do in Naples | Best Cities | Naples | Spaccanapoli (street)

Duomo di San Gennaro  5
Cathedral

Best Things to do in Naples | Best Cities | Naples | Duomo

Palazzo Reale  5
Palace

by Mentnafunangann / CC BY-SA 4.0

CASTEL NUOVO  5
Castle  (World Heritage Site since 1995)

Best Things to do in Naples | Best Cities | Naples | Castel Nuovo | 5/10

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

Weather Forecast

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Tomorrow 02/24 90%
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Sunday 02/25 10%
High 10° / Low 1°
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Monday 02/26 70%
High 4° / Low -2°
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C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Naples

-Chiesa di Gesu Nuovo (church)  5

-Piazza del Plebiscito (square)   5

-Galleria Umberto (shopping passage from the 19th Century) 5

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions Naples

POMPEII (World Heritage Site since 1997, 25 km from Naples)  9

ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA (World Heritage Site since 1997, 32 km from Naples)   7

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF PAESTUM (World Heritage Site since 1998, 99 km from Naples)  7

 Vesuvius (mountain, 22 km from Naples)  7

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Naples (including close-by excursions)

POMPEII (25 km from Naples)  9
Museo Archeologico Nazionale (archaeological museum)  7
HISTORIC CENTRE  7
 ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA (32 km from Naples)  7
Vesuvius (mountain, 22 km from Naples) 7
Bay of Naples  6
Museo Cappella Sansevero (with statue of veiled Christ)  6
Teatro San Carlo (opera house)   5
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte  5
Spaccanapoli (street)  5



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