Naples has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and moderate, wet winters. Spring and early autumn are the most pleasant times to visit.
Hotel prices tend to spike during Naples' busiest seasons: the month of May and around the Easter and Christmas holidays.
In the city center, walking is the quickest way to get around. The area is closed to non-resident traffic during the day. For longer distances, you can take a taxi or local bus. Renting and riding a bike may prove faster than sitting in the city's infamous traffic.
After touring Naples' museums and architectural sights, nature lovers can enjoy a visit to Parco di Capodimonte. This large park, formerly a royal hunting ground, has five lakes and is dotted with 18th-century buildings. Head over to Solfatara Crater to see some geological activity or visit the small volcanic island of Borgo Marinaro.
Naples is the transportation hub for southern Italy. At the city's Stazione Centrale, you can catch both local and Euro City trains. Ferries serve the Italian islands and ply the route to Tunisia. Naple's international airport, Capodichino Airport, has flights to several major European cities and connections to New York.
Article Written By Heather Carreiro
Heather Carreiro is a certified English teacher who has been writing since 2008. The editor of Matador Abroad, her work has appeared online at BootsnAll, Matador Network, GoNOMAD, Journey Beyond Travel and Expat Women. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing a Master of Arts in English at Bridgewater State University.