Naples is a large city located in the region of Campania, in the south of Italy. This city has an amazing cultural and historical heritage, so much so that its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage List site. Having been dominated by many foreign powers (i.e. the Spanish, French) there is a great mix in the city's cuisine, culture and architecture. Much of the city's Greek and Roman heritage is still preserved, and the great Roman author Virgil lived here. The city has great sights dating back to the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Enlightenment, such as: Castelnuovo - the castle is the symbol of the city, and is also known as the Maschio Angioino - the Museum of Capodimonte, Castel dell'Ovo, and the Royal Palace facing Piazza del Plebiscito. Off the coast from Naples there are the stunning islands of Capri and Ishicia, and for those who do not enjoy boat trips, Sorrento and many of the towns of the Amalfi Coast will not disappoint. However, travellers should be aware if they are searching for flights to Sorrento or flights to the Amalfi Coast, the nearest airport is in fact Naples. The city of Naples' airport is connected to many other cities in Italy, and you can also take a flight to many European cities, including: London, Berlin, Paris and Istanbul. If you're searching for a cheap flight from Gatwick, or perhaps from Dublin, you can find one using our comparison tool, with which you can compare many airlines and find the best deal to Naples to suit your budget.
Naples's city centre has good connections with the airport, which can be reached by bus or taxi, with total journey time between 15 and 20 minutes. Once in the city, you can purchase a Campaniarte Napoli card, which not only gives you unlimited access to the public transport network, but also discounted entry into museums, archaeological sites, theatres and other leisure and entertainment facilities. Italy's finest culinary export, the pizza, comes from Naples, and the city's pizzerias are arguably the best in the world. Not far from Naples are the stunning archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, very well-preserved Roman ruins, and the beautiful islands of Capri and Ischia. Only 40 minutes away from the city is the Reggia di Caserta (Caserta Royal Castle), an 18th century palace considered the most beautiful in Europe, even more beautiful and stunning than Versailles and then only an hour away is the Amalfi Coast and the coastal city of Sorrento. Naples has excellent connections to the rest of Italy, if you want to continue exploring this country. Rome is only an hour away with high-speed rail, and Florence less than three hours.