Three-day itinerary in Naples and its surroundings

Scritto in data 22 November, 2021

But what are the places not to be missed during a trip to Naples and its surroundings? Below we suggest different itineraries.

Naples historical center

Walking through the crowded alleys of the historic center is essential to breathe the true essence of Naples. Here you can admire several churches such as the cathedral of Santa Chiara, the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, the Chapel of San Severo; but also to visit different squares such as Piazza del Plebiscito, Piazza del Gesù, Piazza San Domenico Maggiore; as well as museums such as the Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Palazzo delle Arti, which set up various painting and sculpture exhibitions throughout the year.

The famous via dei presepi di San Gregorio Armeno is another unmissable destination in the historic center, as well as visiting the Royal Palace, or booking a guided tour in the Underground Naples, the dense network of tunnels and galleries found in the Neapolitan subsoil. and that will give you a truly suggestive experience. Along the way, let yourself be inebriated by the scent of pizza, pasta, coffee, sfogliatelle, babà, to name just a few of our culinary delicacies.

The voices and the chaos of the alleys will keep you in company during your tour and will make you feel all the warmth of the Neapolitan people. Moving towards the western shore of the city, along the roads that run along the sea, you can admire the Maschio Angioino and visit the famous Castel dell’Ovo. Here it is possible to stroll along the seafront of Mergellina, and relax in the Villa Comunale; all accompanied by the splendid setting of Vesuvius. For nature lovers, the Botanical Garden of Naples offers an assorted variety of plants, together with the Mostra d’Oltremare, a large park that hosts various thematic fairs throughout the year. For trekking enthusiasts we suggest taking an excursion to Vesuvius, which will give you an enchanting perspective on the Gulf of Naples, Pozzuoli and Bacoli.

Vomero district

Vomero is one of the most popular Neapolitan districts of the city that certainly deserves to be visited, since thanks to its high position it offers various panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples; one of these is the San Martino belvedere, where you can visit the Certosa di San Martino and the famous Castel Sant’Elmo, which will guarantee you a 360 ° view over the whole Neapolitan territory, including Bacoli, Pozzuoli and the island of Capri.

Another viewpoint of Vomero is Villa Floridiana, a city park where you can relax in the shade of the trees and admire the beautiful view of the sea of Naples.

Posillipo district

Posillipo is one of the most famous Neapolitan neighborhoods, where it is not possible to walk a road without seeing the sea and Vesuvius. From here you can go down to the coast of Marechiaro, where, as the name suggests, you can dive into the crystal clear waters of the Neapolitan sea, take a canoe ride, visit the Gaiola Submerged Park, or simply drink a good coffee or a pampered cocktail. by the sound of the sea waves. In Posillipo there is also the Virgilian Park, one of the best known parks in Naples with a view of the sea, Vesuvius and the islet of Nisida, where you can walk, play sports in the open area, let your children and four friends play legs.