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    Naples - a brief overview

    There is nowhere in Italy more theatrical than Naples, a city with over 3,000 years of history layered with lashings of culture and chaos. Both literally and metaphorically, these ancient streets and squares are a stage upon which locals play out life’s daily dramas framed by an extravagant baroque backdrop.

    Beside its glorious churches, tranquil cloisters and storybook castle, the city can lay claim to some of Europe’s most important art and archaeology, some of its finest farm-to-table cuisine and a large-hearted sense of hospitality seldom found elsewhere.

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    Museo Archeologico Nazionale

    Piazza Museo Nazionale 19
    80135 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 440 166
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    Opening times:
    Wed-Mon 0900-1930

    This cavalry barracks now houses one of the world’s finest collections of Greco-Roman artefacts, including a hall of exquisite mosaics from Pompeii. Beyond the mosaics, the Gabinetto Segreto (Secret Chamber) contains a salacious collection of ancient erotica.

    Basilica di Santa Chiara

    Via Santa Chiara 49
    80134 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 551 6673
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 0930-1700
    Sun 1000-1430

    Behind this Gothic basilica, an exuberant majolica cloister raises frescoed porticos on pillars covered in 18th-century ceramic tiles idealising country living.

    Cappella Sansevero

    Via Francesco de Sanctis 19
    80134 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 551 8470
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 0930-1830
    Sun 0930-1400

    More fascinating than the frothy frescoes in this Masonic-inspired chapel are Giuseppe Sanmartino’s incredible sculpture Cristo Velato (Christ Veiled) and two meticulously preserved human arterial systems stashed away downstairs.

    MADRE

    Via Settembrini 79
    80139 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 1931 3016
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 0900-1800
    Sat 0900-1400

    Escape the past in this contemporary art museum showcasing photography, painting, sculpture and specially commissioned installations such as Ave Ovo, the erotically charged fresco for Neapolitan artist Francesco Clemente.

    Duomo

    Via Duomo 147
    80138 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 449 097
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0800-1230 and 1630-1930

    Naples’ spiritual centrepiece sits atop a pagan temple dedicated to Neptune. In the baroque chapel, San Gennaro’s skull and two vials of his blood are locked away in a strong box.

    Mercato di Porta Nolana

    Via Cesare Carmignano
    80142 Naples
    Italy
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0700-1500

    This gut-rumbling street market is a must for those who want to see the full panoply of Neapolitan street life in action.

    Teatro San Carlo

    Via San Carlo 98
    80132 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 797 2468
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1030-1630 hourly
    Sun 1030-1230 hourly

    Even if Puccini don’t take your fancy, a tour of Italy’s oldest opera house is a treat. After peaking backstage, pop next door to MeMus, the theatre’s museum of costumes and set design.

    Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte

    Parco di Capodimonte, Via Miano 2
    80137 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 749 9111
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 0900-1800
    Sun 0900-1400

    This former Bourbon hunting lodge, surrounded by a huge park, is now a cultural jewel with over 160 rooms showcasing Italian greats such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Masaccio and Titian.

    Catacomba di San Gennaro

    Via Tondo di Capodimonte 13
    80136 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 744 3714
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1000-1700
    Sun 1000-1300

    Below street level, an even more ancient city survives made up of a labyrinth of catacombs, aqueducts and passageways. The catacomb of San Gennaro is Naples’ oldest collection of tombs complete with second-century Christian frescoes.

    Cimitero delle Fontanelle

    Piazza Fontanelle alla Sanità 154
    80136 Naples
    Italy
    Tel: 081 744 3714
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1700

    Mandatory for the morbidly inclined, the Fontanelle cemetery and charnel house are home to an estimated 8 million human bones dating all the way back to the 1656 plague.

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    Italy / Country Information

    Country overview

    Despite incessant praise, travelling in Italy remains one of those rare experiences in life – like a perfect spring day or the power of first love – that cannot be overrated. In few places do history, art, fashion, food and la dolce vita (the good life) intermingle so effortlessly.

    There are sunny isles and electric blue surf, glacial northern lakes and fiery southern volcanoes, rolling vineyards and an urban landscape that harbours more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world. Few places offer such variety and few visitors leave without a fervent desire to return.

    Geography

    Italy is situated in Europe, with a long coastline of approximately 7,600km (4,720 miles) stretching into the Mediterranean Sea and a mountainous northern border adjoining France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. This northern Alpine region contains some of the highest peaks in Europe and is a good area for winter sports.

    In central Italy, Tuscany has a diverse landscape composed of fertile rolling hills, lush river valleys, minor mountain ranges and a long sandy coastline. To the east is Umbria, known as the ‘green heart of Italy’; hilly with broad plains, olive groves and pines, and Le Marche – a region of gentle mountains, rivers and small fertile plains.

    Further south lies Rome, Italy’s capital city. Within its precincts is the Vatican City. The south of the country is hotter, wilder and much, much drier than the north, characterised by dry sierras, rocky mountain ranges and volcanic outcrops, including three of Europe’s most active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli. Puglia, the ‘heel of the boot’, is a mixed landscape of fertile plateaus, expansive olive groves and flat, ochre-coloured plains. The islands of Sicily and Sardinia lie offshore to the southwest and west respectively.

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    Area: 301340 sq km (116348 sq miles).

    Population: 60.5 million (2015).

    Population density: 204.0 per sq km.

    Capital: Rome.

    Language

    The state language is Italian. South Tyrol is officially a bilingual province, where German is the language mainly spoken. In Trentino, Ladin is taught in some schools.

    Currency

    Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

    Electricity

    230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs are of the two round-pin type.

    Public holidays

    In addition to public holidays, local feast days are held in honour of town patron saints, generally without closure of shops and offices.

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2018 – December 2019 period.

    2018

    Capodanno (New Year’s Day): 1 January 2018
    Epifania (Epiphany): 6 January 2018
    Pasqua (Easter Sunday): 1 April 2018
    Lunedì dell’Angelo (Easter Monday): 2 April 2018
    Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day): 25 April 2018
    Festa del Lavoro (Labour Day): 1 May 2018
    Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day): 2 June 2018
    Assunzione di Maria Vergine (Assumption): 15 August 2018
    Tutti i santi (All Saints’ Day): 1 November 2018
    Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception): 8 December 2018
    Natale (Christmas Day): 25 December 2018
    Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day): 26 December 2018

    2019

    Capodanno (New Year’s Day): 1 January 2019
    Epifania (Epiphany): 6 January 2019
    Pasqua (Easter Sunday): 21 April 2019
    Lunedì dell’Angelo (Easter Monday): 22 April 2019
    Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day): 25 April 2019
    Festa del Lavoro (Labour Day): 1 May 2019
    Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day): 2 June 2019
    Assunzione di Maria Vergine (Assumption): 15 August 2019
    Tutti i santi (All Saints’ Day): 1 November 2019
    Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception): 8 December 2019
    Natale (Christmas Day): 25 December 2019
    Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day): 26 December 2019

    All information subject to change.

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    Given the traffic, it’s best to navigate Naples on foot. Otherwise, city buses are operated by ANM (www.anm.it) with most services passing through Piazza Garibaldi. The Naples Metropolitana (www.metro.na.it) metro system has two lines covering the centre of town. Unico Campania manages ticketing, which covers the metro, bus, tram and funicular. Daily passes are the most cost-effective option.

    Taxis

    Official taxis are white and can be found in the main piazzas; always ensure the meter is running. You can also call Consortaxi (tel: 081 2222) and Consorzio Taxi Napoli (tel: 081 8888) to book one. Some grasp of Italian is helpful.

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    The Aeolian archipelago

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    The great journey: Italy's most beautiful islands

    Glowing lava, bubbling mud pools, enchanting scenery: The gods created seven islands off the northern coast of Sicily. Each one is very different from the next, but all have a direct line to the underworld. The Aeolian Archipelago, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, is part of a volcanic chain stretching from Mount Vesuvius to Mount Etna. Join us on a trip through the islands, where we encounter fishermen, fire spewers and a pool of stars fallen from the sky

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    Day 1 – Tour of Salina: An island with real character

    Clara Rametta’s guardian angel must certainly have its hands full. Why? Because Clara, as everyone on Salina calls her, still drives a car – or at least what’s left of her 20-year-old Suzuki Santana. Inside, the plastic fittings are full of holes; outside, the rust has eaten through the white paint in many places and the tires are so bald they are just crying out to be replaced. “I love my Jeep,” the dynamic 61-year-old protests, revving the engine. With Clara at the wheel, every cat and dog on the streets of Salina had better run for cover because the mother of two drives fast and takes little notice of traffic signs.

    Clara runs the Signum hotel in Malfa. She also organizes a caper festival and a film festival, and co-founded the Museum of Emigration in Malfa. “I just can’t sit still,” she explains “I never could as a child, either.”

    Clara grew up on Salina, then moved to Rome and to the United States, but couldn’t shake her homesickeness, which only grew stronger. So she returned to the greenest of the Aeolian Islands, the only one with natural freshwater springs.

    Today she is on her way to see Salvatore D’Amico in Leni for some shopping. The 64-year-old produces capers, olive oil and wine. The lava soil on Salina is very rich in minerals. “Wine pro- duced from grapes grown here has lots of character,” D’Amico says, “I can taste the difference.” Some evenings, Rametta drives out to Pollara, a village on the west coast of Salina. Here, some 13000 years ago, a volcanic crater tipped halfway into the sea, creating a natural amphitheater. The movie Il Postino: The Postman was filmed in Pollara in the 1990s. Clara comes here to find peace. Her guardian angel must enjoy it here, too.

    Day 2 – Salina/Panarea/Stromboli: Warm greetings from the underworld

    It’s early morning, and the water laps gently against the quay in Santa Marina Salina as a hydrofoil appears in the distance. These fast boats connect the Aeolian Islands with each other, serving people as buses. But when the weather is bad, they sometimes don’t run for days on end. Luckily, it’s a nice day today. Tourists and local people board, some of them bound for Panarea, the smallest of the main Aeolian Islands, but most are heading for Stromboli, the only active volcano in the archipelago. It actually spits out lava every 20 minutes or so, and you can spot the clouds of smoke above the crater from a long way off.

    “We have a lot of respect for Stromboli,” says Domenico Russo, “we know how dangerous it can be.” The 91-year-old is sitting on the terrace of the La Sirenetta hotel, not far from the Dolce & Gabbana estate. Russo experienced the raw force of the volcano when it erupted on September 11, 1930, spewing smoke that turned the sky black, shrouded the island in ash and killed three people.

    Russo never willingly climbed the volcano, but on two occasions, when high winds forced his ship to land on the far side of the island, that was the only way home.

    Russo married the island doctor’s daughter, became a teacher and moved to Rome, but has always returned each summer to Stromboli. “I know many islands, but this one is special. Everywhere, you can sense its power and energy,” the old man explains, “I feel a lot fitter when I’m here.” It was the movie Stromboli, starring Ingrid Bergman, that turned the island into a legend. Russo actually met the actress in 1949, when she came to the island for three months and rented his sister’s house. During the shoot, she and director Roberto Rossellini began their famous love affair – an absolute scandal because both of them were married. “She was so young and pretty, we couldn’t understand what she saw in Rossellini,” Russo recalls.

    Day 3 – Stromboli/Lipari: Spurred on by anger

    A new day breaks and we visit a new island: Lipari. Its volcanoes have been dormant for 1300 years, but there’s a bright sparkle in Francesco D’Ambra’s eyes. The blond, curly-headed 54-year-old (stage name Figliodoro, golden son) is sitting in a cafe in the fishing harbor, trying to put his life into words. This is no easy task because it has taken so many twists and turns. As a young man, D’Ambra left Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, and went to Cannes. He worked as a dishwasher, met Anthony Quinn and began to dream of becoming an actor. Back on Lipari, he set fire to the town hall. “I wanted to protest against injustice,” he explains, “I was a very angry young man.” He was arrested, served his time and on his release, began working as a fisherman – until he started feeling sorry for the fish he caught. After trying all kinds of odd jobs, he opened a barbeque on Praia Vinci beach, but the beach has been closed since 2010, when a couple of tremors caused some rocks to fall.

    D’Ambra doesn’t need a lot of money to get by: “I’m rich,” he says, “because I have nothing.” But his dream of acting has come true. He has played in a handful of films, including Kaos, made by the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. He has also worked with Vittorio’s daughter, Giovanna. If all goes to plan, he will play a fisherman in her next film, and he would like to direct a movie about werewolves someday. Until then, he’s content to bide his time and hope Praia Vinci will soon reopen. Something will come up, it always does. D’Ambra is still angry, but today his anger helps him to live his life, he says – it helps him to survive.

    Day 4 – Lipari/Alicudi/Filicudi/Lipari: Fantastic islands and island fantasies

    Lipari awakens slowly. Small shops open up, tourists wander through the narrow, winding streets leading from the old fortress down to the harbor, where the Eolian Star is casting off. Its passengers have booked a tour of the islands: from Lipari to Alicudi and Filicudi, and back to Lipari. Seen from the water, the island looks surprisingly wild. In fact, the entire archipelago has lost none of its rugged charm: everywhere the eye can see, lava rock formations and small houses and towns dotted with cactuses, and orange, lemon and almond trees. No sign of highrise hotels or other architectural sins. That’s because the Aeolian Islands have strict laws stipulating that a new building may only be built on the site of an old one. This is why it’s expensive to buy property on the islands, which have roughly 14000 inhabitants. Not that the islanders were always well off – far from it. Stricken with poverty, thousands packed up and left.

    An hour later, the Eolian Star docks in Alicudi, the most westerly of the main Aeolian Islands, which has a total population of just 100. There’s just a handful of cars parked on the quay because the island only has a couple of meters of asphalt road. Donkeys carry sacks of cement to a building site. A path of lava rock leads up the slope away from the water toward small shops and flat-roofed houses. It’s wonderfully quiet up here, no sound except for the wind, the waves and the twittering of birds. What would it be like to leave everything behind and move here forever? The island makes you think about such things. It’s hard to resist its call.

    Day 5 – Lipari/Vulcano: At home on the sea

    The lives of the the Aeolian islanders (Aeolus was the Greek god of wind), are influenced by the elements – and it shows. “I love the sea, it gives you so much,” says Bartolomeo Greco “if I spend too much time on land I start to feel uncomfortable.” The 43-year-old fisherman and father of three sails his motor boat along the coast toward Vulcano, apart from Stromboli the only active volcano in the archipelago. Thousands of fragments of pumice stone float in the water, washed there by the heavy rainfall several days before. Like the other fishermen here, Greco doesn’t use a dragnet, but the fish in the deep waters around the islands are nevertheless becoming scarce because of the vast quantities of plastic trash and other waste that causes the death of dolphins and sea turtles, in particular. “What I wish for most is for people to respect the sea and to protect it,” says Greco.

    Greco is a religious man and always crosses himself before setting out in his boat. He has often found himself at God’s mercy, when the wind whipped up giant waves and each gust was stronger than the last. In the harbor of Vulcano, in Roman mythology the forge of the god of fire, yellowish-beige boulders gleam in the sunlight as we approach Vulcano harbor. Hot steam rises from giant holes in the ground, the air smells like rotten eggs, like hell, like sulfur. Dozens of visitors are lying in a natural fango pool, in hopes of feeling the mud’s therapeutic effect. This volcano, Fossa, last erupted in 1890 and has been dormant ever since. A cloud of steam clearly visible above the cone indicates that the fire is still smoldering deep in the earth.

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    Nightlife in Naples

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    Neapolitans aren’t big drinkers and many people simply buy a bottle of beer and hang around in the piazzas and alleys of the centro storico (historic centre).

    For a chicer scene, hit upmarket Chiaia. Clubs fill up after midnight although many transfer to out-of-town locations between July and September.

    Intra Moenia

    Piazza Bellini, 70
    80138 Naples
    Italy
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    The perfect outdoor drinking spot on Piazza Bellini.

    New Around Midnight

    Via Giuseppe Bonito, 32
    80100 Naples
    Italy
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    A tiny, swinging bolthole featuring home-grown jazz gigs.

    Teatro San Carlo

    Via San Carlo 98
    80132 Naples
    Italy
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    One of Italy’s top opera venues with a year-round programme of concerts and ballet.

    Clu

    Via Carlo Poerio 47
    80121 Naples
    Italy
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    Stylish cocktails match the fashionable crowd at this aperitivo hotspot.

    L’Arenile di Bagnoli

    Via Coroglio 14b, Bagnoli
    80124 Naples
    Italy
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    Naples’ most fashionable beach club has gorgeous views and a full roster of cultural events.

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    Restaurants in Naples

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    Naples is a leading light in the Italian culinary landscape and for that alone it is worth a trip. Seasonal ingredients are sacred here, and the region’s

    larder is intensely flavoursome thanks to the rich volcanic soil. This is also the hometown of pizza and nowhere will you eat it better.

    Palazzo Petrucci

    Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 4,
    80134 Naples
    Italy
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    Price: Expensive

    A nouveau take on traditional dishes in a sleek contemporary dining room.

    Trattoria San Ferdinando

    Via Nardones 117
    80132 Naples
    Italy
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    Price: Moderate

    Theatre aficionados love this traditional, low-key trattoria.

    Ristorante dell’Avvocato

    Via S.Lucia 115/117
    80132 Naples
    Italy
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    Price: Moderate

    Divine seafood dishes in a chic Santa Lucia nosh spot.

    Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo

    Via dei Tribunali 32
    80138 Naples
    Italy
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    Price: Budget

    The king of the pizza pack.

    Attanasio

    Via dei Tribunali 379
    80138 Naples
    Italy
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    Price: Budget

    Brave ravenous students and professors for hearty home-cooking at communal tables.

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    Calendar of events

    Maggio dei Monumenti

    April – May 2018

    Venue: Various venues

    May of the Monuments is a month-long, citywide cultural festival dedicated to celebrating Naples’ rich artistic and architectural heritage. Monuments and collections that are typically closed to the public are opened for the month. In addition, the city puts on special exhibitions, concerts and performances in historic venues, literary events and city tours.

    Napoli Teatro Festival Italia

    June 2018
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    Venue: Various venues

    Set in some spectacular locations, such as abandoned breweries, castles and even whole neighbourhoods of the historic centre this three-week theatre festival is pure spectacle. The productions, from European and international directors, push the boundaries of the theatrical experience.

     

    Festa della Madonna del Carmine

    16 July 2018

    Venue: Piazza del Carmine

    Held in Piazza del Carmine, this religious celebration starts the night before the official saint’s day, with the Incendio del Campanile, which literally means ‘the burning of the church tower’. It does actually looks as if the belltower itself, the highest point of the city, is on fire. The next day Holy Mass is celebrated every hour from 0700 until 1900 when there is a spectacular fireworks display.

    Ferragosto

    15 August 2018

    Venue: The beach

    Next to Christmas and Easter, Ferragosto is Italy’s biggest holiday. For Catholics, it is the Feast of the Assumption, when the Virgin Mary ascended to heaven, but even before Christ, the Romans honoured their gods on what they called Feriae Augusti. Naples, a quintessentially Roman city, celebrates with particular fervour. Everyone heads down to the beach and prepares for a night of bacchanalian fun and fireworks.

    Napoli Film Festival

    September – October 2018
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    Venue: Various locations

    Naples annual international film festival showcases European, Mediterranean and Neapolitan films at various theatres around town. Some sessions include Q&A’s with directors and actors.

    San Gennaro Festival

    19 September 2018

    Venue: The cathedral

    Saint Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, is one of the most celebrated city saint’s in Italy. His official saint’s day is the 19 September, when two precious vials of his blood (collected after his beheading in 305 AD) are taken out of safekeeping. Exposed to the power of citywide prayer, the powdered blood is said to miraculously liquefy, a good omen for the city. The event is repeated in December and on the first Saturday in May.

     

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Hotels in Naples

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    From cute bed and breakfasts and convents to converted Bourbon palaces, accommodation in Naples spans all predilections and prices.

    Top-end hotels tend to be classically styled, while small mid-range hotels and bed and breakfasts in the historic centre offer more intimacy and personality.

    Partenope Relais

    Via Niccolo Tommaseo 1
    80121 Naples
    Italy
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    Category: Expensive

    Sea views and contemporary rooms styled after cinematic legends.

    Hotel Romeo

    Via Cristoforo Colombo 45
    80133 Naples
    Italy
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    Category: Expensive

    A beautiful design hotel with stone and ivory interiors, A-list and a glam rooftop restaurant.

    Piazza Bellini

    Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, 101
    80138 Naples
    Italy
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    Category: Moderate

    Contemporary styled art hotel housed in a 16th-century palazzo.

    Costantinopoli 104

    Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli 104
    80138 Naples
    Italy
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    Category: Moderate

    Elegant rooms in a neoclassical villa with a palm-fringed pool to boot.

    Hotel Rex

    Via Palepoli 12
    80132 Naples
    Italy
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    Category: Cheap

    Simple, pleasant rooms in an art nouveau building a stone’s throw from the seafront.

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    Follow the faithful in processions marking Easter Holy Week and at the Feast of San Gennaro in May, when vials of blood from the city’s patron saint are said to liquefy warding off another year of volcanic cataclysm. May and June are also chock full of cultural events, concerts and theatre, before the summer heat clears the city. The other side of summer, Pizzafest beckons in September when warm, languid days ensure good sightseeing and balmy evening dinners. Finally in December, Naples hosts fabulously atmospheric markets and the streets are lined with presepi (nativity scenes).

    Climate & best time to visit Italy

    Italy is a great destination to visit year round, particularly if taking a city break, though for the warmest and most reliable weather April to June is the prime tourist season. Most Italians take their holiday in July and August so prices, and crowds, can soar during these months, which are also the hottest of the year. If you’re keen to avoid the main scrum of peak season but still bank on mild weather, late September to October is a good choice.

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    75 %

    73 %

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    71 %

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    69 %

    73 %

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    absolute maxabsolute minØ absolute minØ absolute minrelative humidityØ precipitationdays with deposit > 1mmsunshine duration
    Jan20 °C-5 °C12 °C3 °C75 %104 mm103.7 h
    Feb22 °C-4 °C13 °C4 °C73 %98 mm104.4 h
    Mar28 °C-3 °C15 °C5 °C71 %86 mm105.1 h
    Apr27 °C0 °C18 °C8 °C70 %76 mm96.3 h
    May32 °C2 °C22 °C12 °C70 %50 mm67.9 h
    Jun37 °C7 °C26 °C15 °C71 %34 mm49.3 h
    Jul38 °C10 °C29 °C18 °C70 %24 mm210.1 h
    Aug40 °C12 °C29 °C17 °C69 %42 mm49.5 h
    Sep37 °C7 °C26 °C15 °C73 %80 mm67.8 h
    Oct32 °C3 °C21 °C11 °C74 %130 mm86.1 h
    Nov26 °C-2 °C17 °C7 °C76 %162 mm114.2 h
    Dec22 °C-4 °C13 °C5 °C75 %121 mm113.4 h
    year40 °C-5 °C20 °C10 °C72 %1007 mm916.5 h

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    Telephone & Internet

    Telephone
    Country code: +39

    Mobile telephony and Internet
    Since June 2017, EU citizens traveling within the EU, and also in Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein have been able to use their cell phones and surf the Net without incurring any extra charges: In other words, customers pay the same price for phone calls, text messages and data volume as they do at home. Restrictions do apply to the constant use of SIM cards abroad, however, and caps may be set on data packages. For full details, contact your mobile telephony provider in your country. Travelers using a SIM card from a non-EU state do not benefit from the new arrangement.

    Free Internet access via Wi-Fi is possible in many busy tourist spots. When using public Wi-Fi networks, it is a wise precaution to ensure encryption of all passwords, credit card details and banking TANs entered. Use of a VPN app or security software to check the safety of a hotspot is recommended.

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    Shopping in Naples

    Key Areas

    Shopping in Naples is all about heritage businesses, many of them family-owned for generations. The main drag is Via Toledo. Tailors and high-end labels are to be found in Chiaia along Via Calabritto, Via dei Mille and Via Gaetano Filangieri. For more mixed offerings, Via San Biagio dei Librari is a good spot, as is Vico San Domenico Maggiore off Via dei Tribunali. Antiques are also big business along Via Domenico Morelli and Via Costantinopoli. Most shops close for lunch between 1pm and 3.30pm.

    Markets

    Porta Nolana and La Pignasecca are Naples’ most legendary markets. Other markets worth the walk are Chiaia’s Bancarelle a San Pasquale, the Mercatino di Posillipo on Viale Virgilio and Mercato di Poggioreale located in the city’s old slaughterhouse. Most are open in the mornings only.

    Shopping Centres

    Shopping centres don’t hold much sway in this ancient city. Even the main arcade, the Galleria Umberto I, dates back to the 19th century.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social conventions

    The social structure is heavily influenced by the Roman Catholic Church and, generally speaking, family ties are stronger than in most other countries in Western Europe. Normal social courtesies should be observed. Dress is casual but smart in most places, and beachwear should be confined to the beach. Conservative clothes are expected when visiting religious buildings and smaller, traditional communities.

    Formal wear is usually indicated on invitations. Smoking is prohibited in public buildings, transport and cinemas. When visiting an Italian home for dinner, bring a small gift of sweets or chocolate, and dress well. Let your host lead when sitting and starting the meal. Take a small portion of what’s on offer as you will surely be cajoled into having another helping. If you do not want more wine, leave your glass full so it cannot be refilled.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 112

    Food & Drink

    Tap water is generally safe to drink. Bottled water is available. The inscription ‘Acqua Non Potabile’ means water is not drinkable. Milk is generally pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Past outbreaks of brucellosis in southern regions means unpasteurised buffalo mozzarella is best avoided. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are considered safe to eat.

    Other Risks

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) also recommends vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and hepatitis B.

    Contractual physician of Lufthansa

    Dr. Lubrano, Daniele
    San Giovanni Bosco Hospital
    F. M. Briganti
    255
    80144 Napoli
    Italy
    Tel. +39-320-711-2503

    Please note that Lufthansa accepts no responsibility for the treatment nor will it bear the cost of any treatment.

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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