Welcome to Naples
Cruise Nation are delighted to bring you our great range of Naples Cruise & Stay Holidays. These packages all feature a cruise sailing from the port of Civitavecchia. This means that Cruise Nation bring you massive choice on cruise lines to sail with throughout the year. Our Naples Smart Packages feature FREE stays in one of many handpicked hotels which are all centrally located in Naples providing you with the ideal base from which to explore all that this exciting destination has to offer.
With our Naples Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
Naples urban sprawl may look and feel a bit neglected and threadbare but that’s not the case, behind the graffitied covered walls you can find well designed sculptures, breath taking frescoes and panoramas, this is commonly known as Italy’s most unlikely masterpiece.
You will also find that Naples is enriched with fine food, with its glorious seas, natural volcanic soil and years of some of the best culinary chefs in the district. Serving up some of the best stereotypical Italian food at its best.
Weather in The Mediterranean
Things to do in Naples
Only 6 Miles from the modern city of Naples, it is found to be a popular tourist attraction within the vicinity…
Since 1995 the volcano has been a national park which is great for active climbers who wish to conquer the 200m trail up to the top, but as many tourists commonly forget the higher the altitude the colder it gets on the coast, so don’t forget your layers!
The Royal Palace of Naples
As one of the largest palaces in Europe, it was originally built for Spain’s King Phillip III, its last royal residence was in the 1940’s and now serves as a museum…
The Royal Palace of Naples
It boasts many stunning features including 17th-century Marble Staircases, 18th-century extravagant furniture and you can find the walls lined with many paintings by Italian artists, such as Titian and Luca Giordano. It is located conveniently at Piazza del Plebliscito, which is only a short distance away from the city’s harbour.
Museo Cappella Sansevero
If you are a lover of Middle-Age’s alchemy, you should not miss this jewel in the heart of the city…
Museo Cappella Sansevero
The statue of the Veiled Christ can be found within the walls of this museum, the refined piece of marble, is treasured as one of the most intriguing figures of Napoli’s history, the alchemist prince of Sansevero.
Ruins of Pompeii
After the devastating eruption of Pompeii’s neighbouring volcano, Mount Vesuvius, the well-preserved ruins still stand tall and proud on a daily basis, while tourists flood every year…
Ruins of Pompeii
Its popularity does reflect on the price, coming in at 13EUR for an adult and 7.50EUR a child but for any history nerd, this is a must see! You can enjoy the sights with a guided or audio tour which will leave you filled with facts and stories of the plaster cast bodies which are located around the site.
Restaurants in Naples
Part florist, part restaurant, Fioraio Bianchi looks like the backdrop of a high-fashion photoshoot. The walls are artfully scraped down giving it a shabby chic appeal and the large bouquets of flowers provide the blooms of colour. The menu here is focused on delivering traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary flair.
At Dry you can enjoy gourmet pizzas created by skilled Chef, Andrea Berton. There’s also an intriguing cocktail menu with options such as Gin Gin Mule which includes gin, mint and ginger beer.
Prepare all your senses for a dining experience at Contraste. It’s not simply somewhere you go to enjoy a meal, it’s somewhere you go for a culinary adventure. The dishes here are designed to tell a story and whilst some are inspired by pop culture like their Pulp Fiction dish which looks like blood, bullets and cocaine on a plate, others are more sedate and inspired by the ingredients which are available.
Whilst this is more of a patisserie than a restaurant, we just had to give it a mention. Cova Milano was first established in 1817 as a literary cafe which became a fashionable rendezvous point. The decor of Cova is still as elegant and refined as it was when it was founded over 200 years ago. Visit Cova for a cup of tea or coffee and some of the most delicious cakes and pastries available in the city. If you’re looking for a treat to bring home for a friend or family member then a box of Cova’s finest chocolates should do the trick.
Located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is the highly acclaimed restaurant Seta which has been awarded 2 Michelin Stars. The restaurant is operated by Chef Antonio Guida and the decor is contemporary and stylish. The menu offers an exciting array of traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist.
From the out set you may find yourself looking at a British styled pub and think ‘Why have I come all this way to sit in a pub’, but don’t let this fool you! On the inside you will find a chic, classy and up market scene which produces delicious and well-crafted cocktails using the freshest ingredients. The Ba-Bar will get you set for an exclusive night in Naples.
You can find Galleria 19 set in large and cavernous cellar in the popular Centro Storico, the club draws together crowds of the younger generation throughout the week to enjoy the hits on electronica, commercial and house music alongside a colourful and vibrant atmosphere.
This go to bar caters for everyone, it is one of the top small bars in the area and offers a rather excellent choice of wine and at fair prices! With a pleasant atmosphere you have the choice to sit inside or out and chat with friends or even strangers over a glass of wine carefully selected for everyone’s taste buds.
Best known for its amazing themed evenings, the regulars take every event very seriously, everything is characterised with every inch of detail by the owners and superb staff. So why not get your vampire or cowboy at the ready and take part in one of the funniest nights of your life, even if you don’t stress up, we guarantee you will have a ball.
Events in Naples
Napoli Film Festival
Launched in 1995, the event was originally called Modfest and eventually evolved building a relationship with Hollywood stars such as Cate Blanchett, Harvey Keitel and Milos Forman, who have attended in the recent years. The ten-day festival takes place in June and the film festivals venue differs from year to year.
Run by the True Neapolitan Pizza Association, this international festival involves all the continents to get their pizza on and produce the best pizza they can. While it’s heart does lie in Naples, The Pizza Festival is now a major global event which in recent years transitioned from a single location to many as hundreds of Pizzeria members take place: from Naples to New York and from Hongkong to Buenos Aires.
Naploli Teatro Festival Italia
This international festival takes place every June in Naples, the organization that runs the festival selects, produces and commissions Plays, Exhibitions and artistic performances from all over the world to come and elaborate and represent the International and multicultural creations.
Natale a Napoli
If you are planning your trip to Naples for the month of December you are in for a treat as Naples hosts Natale a Napoli, you can experience more than a month of Christmas-themed activities in a magical setting. Lining the streets, you can find non-stop street artists bringing to life the Christmas prodigies and after that take a bite to eat at one of the many street-food cabins which tempts you in with the smell of delicious sweets.
Festa della Liberazione
Italy’s Liberation day is held on the 25th April and is also known as the anniversary of the Liberation, anniversary of the resistance or more simply known as the Italians national holiday commemorating the end of the second world war and the end of Nazi occupation of the country. On this day the whole of Italy celebrates with marching bands, music concerts, food festivals, political rallies and many other public gatherings.