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What to do in half a day in Naples?

This tour is ideal if you are in Rome and want to take a trip to Naples with a high-speed train or are arriving at the Port of Naples and have little time to visit the city. We have lots of tips and information to make the best of Naples even with little time.

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What to do in half a day in Naples?

Naples is made up of alleys, the sheets spread in the sun, the cry of mothers calling to their children and the voices of passersby. Naples is made of multi-ethnic colors, with the houses stacked together and with Vesuvius. It is ‘Napuli’, as the great Pino Daniele used to say. It takes time to visit Naples entirely, but if you have little time in the city, do not worry: it is possible to get to know the main points of the city and be enchanted by this magical piece of the southern region! After all, what to do in half a day in Naples? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

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1) What to do in half a day in Naples? VISIT THE HISTORICAL CENTER

The visit to the Historic Center of Naples begins in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo (“New Jesus Square”), where you can admire the Church of St. Clare and the Church of Gesù Nuovo. Strolling through the ancient decuman of the Greek-Roman city, today Benedetto Croce Street and S. Biagio dei Librai Street (Spaccanapoli), we arrive at St Domenico Maggiore Square. Surrounding the square, one can admire one of the city’s mysteries, the Sansevero Chapel with its wonderful Cristo Velato” (Veiled Christ), a statue with an embroidered marble veil. Returning to the square, we continue walking on Spaccanapoli until S. Gregorio Armeno Street, the famous Strret of Cribs, where one can admire the ancient art of the Neapolitan crib. Passing the Tribunali Street and Duomo Street, we will find in front of us the Cathedral of Naples, where there are the relics of St. Januarius, the patron saint of Naples.

What to do in half a day in Naples?
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Gold Tip

  • I advise a tour with the Naples Tourist Bus, where you can get on and off at any of your stops to explore the city on your own, it is great for those who have little time! Click here to learn more!

2) What do you want to do in half a day in Naples? TRY THE FAMOUS NAPOLITAN PIZZA

Finally, I advise you to stop at one of the many pizzerias you will find in the city to discover the “real” Italian pizza ”. Read here The five best pizzerias in Naples!


How to get to Naples?


Naples is a city well connected to the rest of Italy and is easily reached by plane, car or train.

1) How to get to Naples? BY AIRPLANE

Naples Capodichino International Airport is one of the most important in Italy. In Naples, planes depart and arrive from all Italian, European and international destinations. All airlines and low-cost airlines stop in Naples

From the airport, head towards the city center with the bus:

Two main lines lead to the city center: the 3S line that connects to Piazza Garibaldi (Central Station) from where it is very easy to take all the buses or subways that drive towards the different parts of the city. The 3S line runs approximately every 30 minutes from the arrival fronts, from 5:20 am to 11:20 pm. The (single) ticket costs € 1.10 per passenger.

Also read our posts about Airports in Italy:

2) How to get to Naples? BY TRAIN

Naples has three main stations where trains from other Italian cities and from abroad arrive and depart.

  • Central Station (Piazza Garibaldi) is the most important one, twenty-two binaries where trains from all Italian destinations arrive. Central Naples is advisable for those who must reach the city center or the Molo Beverello to embark for the islands.
  • Naples Mergellina is the intermediate station, close to the Molo di Mergellina, from where the hydrofoils depart to the Gulf islands.
  • Naples Campi Flegrei is the stop outside the city center and closest to the stadium. It is ideal for those staying in hotels in Fuorigrotta, Bagnoli, Pozzuoli and Campi Flegrei. All three stations are integrated with the metro lines and are the departure and arrival points for city buses.

Also find out “What is the difference between trains in Italy?”. Would you like to save? So buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the Post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?“.

3) How to get to Naples? BY SHIP

Naples has one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean. Cruise ships from all over the world arrive here every week, but mainly connections on ships from all over southern Italy. TTTLines boats connect Naples with Catania with daily trips. Tirrenia connects Naples with Palermo (Sicily) and Cagliari (Sardinia) with daily trips.

4) How to get to Naples? BY CAR

  • For those arriving from the north, the main road leading to Naples PE is the Highway of the Sun Milano-Napoli. Passing the castle of Caserta Sul it has a junction of approximately 8 km that leads to the various exits towards the city.
  • For those who must reach the center, it is advisable to follow the directions for Naples Centro – Porto – Maritime Station – Central Station. A few kilometers later, you will find a fork in the road that should take the direction to the port, which passes through Via Marina or towards Central Station, which always leads to the center, but passes through the congested Corso Umberto. If you need to get to areas that are far from the center (Fuorigrotta, Bagnoli), you should take the tangential exit.
  • Whoever arrives from the south via Salerno- Reggio Calabria arrives at the same intersection and must follow the signs Nápoles Centro – Porto – Maritime Station – Central or Tangential Station.
  • Bari-Napoli also arrives at the junction where there will then be departures for Tangential or Naples Center.

Traveling by car in Italy

How about if I give you a rental car option? Are you ready for it? If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Your Travel to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.

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Conclusion

What do in half a day in Naples? Naples is a wonderful city and there are many things that, because of the short time, you were unable to visit. So say goodbye to the ‘City of the Sun’ that will always give you intense emotions.

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