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Discover Naples

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    DISCOVER NAPLES

    Naples is located in the South of Italy and is the chief town of the Campania Region. It is in an enviable geographical location, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius and in close proximity to the islands of Capri and Ischia, halfway down the Italian coasts. Naples is the 3rd city in Italy after Rome and Milan in terms of number of inhabitants and it is among the oldest Italian cities, since it has been founded by Greeks in the VIII century BC. Its contemporary urban fabric preserves the elements of its long and eventful history.

    Located near Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii ruins, you can admire beauty at every corner of the “centro storico” (old town) which was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. There, you can feel the hustle and bustle on the streets and markets, discover exquisite palaces, find unexpected treasures and enjoy breath-taking views. Furthermore, the opportunity to taste some of its mouth-watering typical dishes should not be missed. After all, Naples is the result of a unique mixture of culture, art and gastronomy which makes it Italy’s most unexpected masterpiece.
    Further information about the city can be found at: https://www.visitnaples.eu/en

    TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

    How to get to Naples from the Airport

    Naples’ Airport, also known as Capodichino (NAP) is well connected to the city, so you can either take public transport or a taxi. Actually, the most recommended (and economic) option to reach the centre is taking the shuttle bus for 3€ (4€ buying from the driver).

    The shuttle bus leaves the airport every 20-30 minutes from 6:30am until 11:40pm. The service has only two stops: Stazione Centrale (Central Station) and Piazza Municipio (near the main ferry port Molo Beverello). For further information check www.anm.it/.
    The price of a taxi to the city centre is around 19€.

    Getting Around

    Bus | ANM operates city buses in Naples. There's no central bus station, but most buses pass through Piazza Garibaldi. The bus service generally runs from around 5.30am to about 11pm, depending on the route and day of the week. Some routes do not run on Sunday. A small number of routes run through the night, marked with an 'N' before their route number.

    Metro | Metro service in Naples includes three lines + the 4 funicular railways.
    With the construction and expansion of numerous metro lines the municipality of Naples developed the project Stations of Art (also known as Hundred Stations Plan), with which it was intended to entrust the planning of metro stops to well-known contemporary artists and architects.

    The Art Stations, distributed along the lines 1 and 6 of the Metro network, include more than 180 pieces of art created by 90 international authors and by some young local architects, allowing them to combine different architectural styles. On November 30, 2012, the Toledo station was eliged as the most beautiful of Europe by the Daily Telegraph; while the Materdei station resulted at 13° place.

    Line 1 and 2 are the main lines:

    Line 1 is the Metro line of most interest to visitors connecting Central Station and the historic centre, plus a stop close to the port, but most of the network is further out to the suburbs. The Universita station is at the southern edge of the historic centre, not too far from the ferry/cruise port and several sights. It offers a quick option to the National Archaeological Museum at Museo Station with a stop along the way at Dante/Toledo Station near Santa Chiara and at the western end of Spaccanapoli. 
    Metro Line 1. Operated by ANM, the same company as urban buses. Trains run from between 6am and 11:30pm, from Garibaldi (Stazione Centrale) to Vomero and the northern suburbs via the city centre.
    Useful stops include Duomo and Università (southern edge of the centro storico), Municipio (hydrofoil and ferry terminals), Toledo (Via Toledo and Quartieri Spagnoli), Dante (western edge of the centro storico) and Museo (National Archaeological Museum).

    Line 2
    of the Metro is operated by a different company to lines 1 and 6. It has limited use to the visitor apart from perhaps as an alternative to the bus between Central Station and the National Archaeological Museum near Cavour Station.
    Metro Line 2. Operated by Italy's state-owned Ferrovie dello Stato (FS). Trains run between 5:30am and 11:30pm, from Gianturco to Garibaldi (Stazione Centrale) and on to Pozzuoli.
    Useful stops include Piazza Cavour (La Sanità and northern edge of centro storico), Piazza Amedeo (Chiaia) and Mergellina (Mergellina ferry and hydrofoil terminal). Switching to Line 1 is possible at Garibaldi or Piazza Cavour (known as Museo on Line 1).
    Line 6 of the Metro in its current length is of no interest for tourism, but is due to be extended into the city centre. 

    The 4 funicular railways
    (inclined railways), take you up the hill to the Vomero district where you'll find fabulous views. Castel Sant'Elmo, and Certosa and Museum of San Martino are major attractions but for many the journey may be the memory that lingers. Funiculare Centrale, one of the longest in the world, leaves from Via Toledo by Galleria Umberto.

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    Further information regarding lines and timetables at: http://www.anm.it.
    Taxi | Official taxis are white and metered and usually stand at most of the city's main squares, which makes them easy to take. To avoid last minute surprises, always ensure the meter is running. The minimum starting fare is €3.50 (€6.50 on Sunday), with a baffling range of additional charges, such as extra luggage or the airport fee.

    You can book a taxi by contacting any of the following companies:

    Consortaxi (+39) 081 22 22  www.consortaxi.com
    Taxi Napoli (+39) 081 88 88 www.taxinapoli.it
    Radio Taxi La Partenope (+39) 081 01 01 www.radiotaxilapartenope.it

    Car & Motorcycle | Non-resident vehicles are banned in much of central Naples, there is no need for a car as a visitor.

    PRACTICAL INFORMATION

    • Currency exchange: The Italian national currency is the euro (€). There are ATMs located in the main train stations and Capodichino Airport. However, most restaurants and hotels accept credit card.
    • Climate: The climate in Naples is mainly Mediterranean due to its geographical location in southern Italy, close to the Mediterranean and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The average temperature range from 8ºC in winter to 25ºC during the summer months. Winter in Naples is usually tempered but rainy, whereas in summer turns hot and dry.
    • VISA Requirements: All EU citizens intending to enter Italy should provide the documentation required. Please check the expiration date of your passport.
    • Visa Requirements: All non UE EU  citizens can check visa requirements on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
    • Security: Just like in any other big city in world, the advice is to act cautiously and to take care of your personal belongings to avoid an unpleasant situation.

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