Southern Italy's largest city and one of the country's oldest can often be overlooked by tourists but is undoubted well worth a visit. Packed full of great wine, food and historic sights, Naples dispels the myth that there is no Italian city south of Rome worth visiting.
Stroll along the Historic main Street of Spaccanapoli, dating back to the Greek and Roman era or visit one of the city’s many wonderful museums and galleries. Compliment a visit to the World’s largest Roman Architecture Museum, discovering more about this fascinating empire with a trip just outside of the city to Pompeii a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site. Destroyed almost 2000 years ago, visitors can see the amazing remains of the buried city and from here, hike up its destroyer, Mount Vesuvius, Europe’s only sleeping volcano.
Back within the city, perched on the Bay of Naples lies the Caset Dell’ovo, the Castle in the Sea gives visitors breath taking panoramic views of the city. At its base lies the Borgo Marinari, recognised for its excellent restaurants and marina where visitors can spend an afternoon enjoying the sunshine. For those who want do a little bit of shopping, Naples is famous for its outdoor markets and small, quaint shops so you are sure to find something beautiful and unique to take home.
The Southern Italian city is a perfect destination to get a superb taste of Italian cooking. Naples invented the Pizza and Italians agree that Neapolitans serve the best in the world. Alongside Pizza, some of Italy’s best pasta, coffee, seafood and sweets can be found in the restaurants and cafes in the city.
With so many amazing sculptures and monuments, it is no wonder that the city has been given the nickname of the Open Air Museum. Visitors can simply explore Naples, taking in the beautiful sights before stopping at one of the monumental squares to marvel at one of Italy’s most artist cities and sample a glass of wine or a cocktail.
Fly directly from Edinburgh to Naples on the NEW Jet2.com service flying on Saturdays starting from 29th April 2017.