What to do in Naples in winter?
Naples is one of the most famous cities in southern Italy. Full of history, it is a city that breathes culture, art, and offers us countless beauties, including natural beauties. Is it the ideal winter destination? In all honesty: no! But if you are planning to go to the city at this time of the year, you will now know what to do in Naples in winter. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
I confess that Naples is not one of the most popular destinations for tourists in winter, however it is important to emphasize that there are attractions in the city throughout the year – if you don’t want to enjoy the beaches of Campania, traveling in winter can be a good solution for those who prefer to escape the large tourist mass that invades the city during the hottest months of the year. Learn all you need to know about Naples here!
Good to know…
Naples is not a big city, but during the winter its movement drops considerably, so some establishments close, so a piece of advice: make your hotel reservations in advance; I also suggest that you check which restaurants are normally open for dinner and, if in doubt, contact us to make a reservation BEFORE your trip, especially if you are traveling during the end of year festivities. Find out here: Opening hours for restaurants in Italy!
In case you intend to spend Christmas and New Year in the city: reservations for supper are mandatory, so get organized in advance, okay?!
1) What to do in Naples in winter? VISIT THE MUSEUMS!
All Italian museums are air-conditioned and, during the summer, the number of tourists is huge – if we compare the same number of tourists during the winter – so, if you like to visit museums calmly, without rushing, and without having to “ dispute” space to see the works: go visit museums!
One of the most famous, important and interesting museums in Naples is, without a doubt, the Archaeological Museum. The site brings together several archaeological items and presents us with incredible stories with items that testify to a rich Italian cultural heritage. It is really worth the visit! Like the idea? Then read this post: Why visit the Archaeological Museum of Naples?
Museum of Capodimonte
Another very interesting museum is the Museum of Capodimonte, which tells the history of the city. The ticket costs 15 euros (official website offline at the moment) and the space shows us an incredible Naples, with its glorious history. There is also a beautiful garden, a beautiful flower greenhouse, historic buildings full of charm, in addition to rooms full of beauty. It is indeed a place that will impress you! Don’t leave it off your list!
2) What to do in Naples in winter? VISIT THE HISTORIC CENTER!
The historic center of Naples is iconic! The city, in all its simplicity, presents us with true historical legacies! In the historic center, be sure to visit the Chapel of San Severo where you can find the Veiled Christ; Piazza del Plebiscito – where children tend to love the space to play; the Royal Palace, the Cathedral – which houses the Treasury of San Gennaro who performs the miracle every year – the Galleria Borbonica and, of course, the postcard of the city: the Castel dell’Ovo by the sea.
3) What to do in Naples in winter? VISIT THE SUBWAY STATIONS!
That’s right: some metro stations in Naples are part of the art station project. What are art stations? These are stations chosen for a project that aims to revitalize the city through art. But when I speak of art: I speak of art. It is even in Naples that Toledo station is located, considered one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. We have a special post about all stations and you can read the full article by clicking here!
4) What to do in Naples in winter? TRY THE TYPICAL FOODS!
Naples is her Italian birthplace: the most famous, the most beloved, the most delicious pizza! And going to Naples and not eating the traditional Neapolitan pizza is practically a crime! Naples is a city that values its food very much – like all Italian cities and regions – so there are many typical dishes that you must try, in addition to pizza, of course! We have a complete post on this subject and you can check out the typical foods of Naples by clicking here! PLUS: find out which are the 5 best pizzerias in Naples!
5) What to do in Naples in winter? RELAX IN THE THERMAL WATERS OF AGNANO!
For those who want to escape the cold by relaxing in warm waters: head to the Agnano Baths. There you will find an excellent structure to relax, forget about problems and the cold. It is a very popular place during the winter, and it is worth remembering that you will find several options of attractions there: swimming pools, aesthetic treatments, spas, and spaces immersed in nature.
Tickets start at 25 euros (from Tuesday to Friday), 30 euros on Saturdays and 35 euros on Sundays, but you can also buy different packages, each of which includes treatments, pampering, and other attractions that can alleviate the cold Neapolitan. If you want to know more about packages, you can click here on the Official Site!
How about taking a Cooking Course in Naples in winter? To learn more, click here!
How is winter in Naples?
The city is cold, however, as it is close to the sea, it does not reach negative temperatures as easily as other Italian cities further away from the coast. Average temperatures in winter are between 6 and 7°C, and maximums do not exceed 15°C.
It is good to remember that, during the winter in Italy, it gets dark very early, around 5 pm, that is: wake up a little earlier to make the most of the day.
If you travel between December and January, pay attention to the end and beginning of the year holidays, as public transport and establishments may change during these days – be aware that some places are closed on the following days:
- December 25th is Christmas Day.
- December 26 Santo Stefano.
- January 1st is New Year’s Day.
- January 6 is the Epiphany.
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What to do in Naples in winter? As we could see there are several options and all very interesting, fun and that will make you love having chosen to travel to the birthplace of Italian pizza during the low season!
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