How to reach Naples?



 

City of Campania and most important center of Southern Italy with 1.200.213 inhabitants The municipality, large 117,27 sq km, has 1.226.594 inhabitants (1,182,815 in 1991). Naples is the third Italian city by population.

The center is located in a pleasant position in the arcuate edge of the Gulf and on the foothills of the Campi Flegrei. It 'a tourist center par excellence for both the stunning natural beauty, both to the archaeological importance of its surroundings (Herculaneum, Pompeii, Stabiae) and not least for its magnificent climate.

Unfortunately, the destruction of war have facilitated the demolition of the area currently occupied by the Via Marittima and the construction of more comfortable homes typical bass, which nevertheless continue to exist and to give the city an undeniably characteristic note. The new districts that have arisen and are developed in the highest areas are connected to the center with some funiculars (three for Vomero and to Posillipo); Fuorigrotta is served by the metro that comes up at Campi Flegrei; North of the harbor is increasingly developing the industrial zone.

Significant trading port, second in Italy after Genoa and one of the most important in the Mediterranean, also has a strong movement of passengers. The construction of the new port, on the east of the old one, with a long breakwater and with a large number of platforms, has favored the industrial development of the center. Overall, the port has an area of  1,054,000 square meters on land and 2,792,550 square meters of water.

Gulf of Naples. Inlet of the Tyrrhenian coast between Cape Miseno and Punta Bells of the Sorrento Peninsula. The islands of Procida and Ischia on one side and Capri on the other extend the gulf. Significant number of industrial centers along the coast: Torre Annunziata, Torre del Greco, Castellammare di Stabia.

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How to get in Naples by train


Napoli has 3 main stations from which trains depart and arrive from other Italian and foreign cities. The Central Station (Piazza Garibaldi) is the most important one: 22 tracks where trains arrive from all Italian destinations, including high-speed Italo and Trenitalia. Napoli Centrale is recommended for those wishing to reach the city center or the Beverello to embark for the islands.

Mergellina is the intermediate station, near the Molo Mergellina from where hydrofoils leave for the islands of the Gulf. Napoli Campi Flegrei is the stop outside the city center and closer to the Stadium. It is ideal for those who have the hotel in Fuorigrotta, Bagnoli, Pozzuoli and Campi Flegrei. All three stations are integrated with the Metro line and the point of departure and arrival city bus.


How to get in Naples by plane


The Naples Capodichino International Airport is one of the most important in Italy. In Naples departing and arriving aircraft from all Italian destinations, European and international. All airlines and low cost calling at Naples.

There are two main lines leading to the city center: the 3S line to Piazza Garibaldi (Central Station) from which it is then easy to take all the buses or the metro leading to the various parts of the city. The 3S leaves every 30 minutes from the front of arrivals, from 5.20 at 23.20, ticket price (Single) € 1.10 for a single journey.

Airport also dedicated Alibus line leading to Piazza Garibaldi (Central Station, the metro and buses all over the city) and Piazza Municipio (city center) in front of the port and the ferries to the islands of the gulf. The Alibus runs every twenty minutes and is in operation from 6:30 am to midnight, tickets cost € 3. Tickets can be purchased at newsstands and tobacco shops of the airport or on board with a surcharge of 1 euro.

Attention to abusive taxis. Climb only on the black and yellow taxis with the symbol of the City of Naples stationed outside the front of arrivals. There is a fixed rate that varies from 16 to 23 € to the city center (Central Station, Promenade, Porto). Ask for a predetermined price before you get in the taxi. The taxi driver is obliged to apply it and to hand over the tourist a Unique-Taxi ticket filled with the clarification of the path and the amount prescribed in the tariff.


How to get in Naples by car


Coming from the north, the main road leading to Naples is the Autostrada del Sole Milano-Napoli. Exceeded the Caserta Sud is a fillet of about 8 km that leads to the different exits to the city. For those wishing to reach the center is advised to follow the signs for Napoli Centro-Porto-Marittima-Central Railway Station. After a few km you reach another crossroads where you can take the direction to the port, which runs along Via Marina or direction Central Station, which always leads to the center but passes through the bustling Corso Umberto.

If you have to reach parts of the city away from the center (Fuorigrotta, Bagnoli) should take the ring road exit. Coming from the south via the Salerno-Reggio Calabria reaches the same intersection and must follow the directions Napoli Centro-Porto-Stazione Marittima-Central Station or ring road. Even the Bari-Napoli reach the junction from which then there are the exits to the bypass or Naples Centre.




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