Naples and its surroundings
Naples boasts one of the most impressive cultural, culinary and artistic heritage worldwide. Its breathtaking landscapes, the centres of excellence in education, research, art and design, the pleasant weather, the lifestyle, the gastronomy and the highly qualified hospitality industry are important distinctive points of the destination.
Situated in the South of Italy, Naples is easy to reach thanks to several national and international direct connections. Naples International Airport is located 5 km away from the city center and connects to more than 90 national and international destinations: the main European hubs can be reached in less than 3 hours. In addition, the high-speed train network guarantees short connections with the principal Italian cities i.e. Rome 1 hour, Milan 4 hours. Florence in 2 hours 30 minutes.
Naples is among the most ancient European cities founded by Greeks 2,500 years ago. Its contemporary urban fabric preserves the elements of its long and eventful history: the city center is the largest in all Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site since in 1995. Many Museums, some exclusive Palaces, Churches, Castles, Theatres together with the Catacombs and the underground tunnels can be privatized for your unconventional MICE events. Naples can host conferences, conventions and shows in 3 congress and exhibition centers and conference hotels with meeting rooms of different sizes.
The Campania Region is the 2nd in Italy and the 1st in South Italy for traditional certified food and wine productions. For the Neapolitans cooking is an art, whose ancient historical roots date back to the Greek-Roman period. Homeland of pizza, mozzarella, espresso coffee, white Falanghina wine, red Aglianico wine and Limoncello, Naples is the ideal destination for cooking classes, wine tasting and team buildings.
Naples is a city full of surprises: with its mild Mediterranean weather for most time of the year, you can do any activity … except skiing! From scuba diving up to hiking Vesuvius Volcano, from sailing in the Gulf of Naples to horse riding on Ischia island, from Vespa touring on the Amalfi coast to time travelling in the archeological sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii, from discovering the treasure of San Gennaro (St. Januarius), the patron Saint of the city, to assisting to folkloristic and religious celebrations. Professionals who come for business in Naples always return for pleasure.
Our team is at your disposal to reply to the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the organization of your meeting and event in Naples, free of charge. CBN forwards your request to all its members to submit you the best offers and supports you in compiling bids, organizing site inspection visits etc.
The main motorway links are the A1 motorway from Centre North Italy, the A3 and the A16 from South Italy.
Naples is served by one of the principal European ports and is the departure point for Italian and international cruises. For info about the connections within the Gulf of Naples and to the Amalfi Coast:
The Art Stations along Line 1 of the underground in Naples, managed by ANM, are the result of a project by the municipal administration in Naples. They are one of the most interesting examples of decentralized museum spread over the urban area: more than 150 site-specific works of art by 80 protagonists of contemporary art have been placed inside and outside the stations. For info:
The Consortium of the 13 public transport companies that runs the all-in-one fare system in Campania. Tickets vary in price depending on the travel zone and allow easy access to the Region. The UnicoNapoli ticket allows you to use all means of transport within the city. For info:
Taxis are white coloured. Fixed fare routes in the city district are now in operation and include all extra supplements. Passengers must ask for these fares to be applied at the beginning of their journey.
FAQ and pratical information
For citizens of European Union countries, a current valid ID is sufficient. For citizens outside EU, a passport is obligatory. Depending on the nationality of the delegates, the duration and the reason for their stay in Italy, it may be necessary for them to obtain a VISA before leaving. In this case, they should apply to the Italian consulate in their country.
The Naples Municipality collects a visitor tax that applies to paying accommodation. The tax varies from € 1.50 to € 5.00 per person/day.
The International Airport is located 5 km away from the city centre and connects Naples with 91 national and international destinations with direct flights. The main European cities can be reached in less than 3 hours. Naples is in the heart of Italy and the high-speed rail network efficiently connects the city with the main national destinations. From Naples you can reach:
- Rome in 1 hour
- Florence in 2 hours 30 minutes
- Bologna in 3 hours
- Milan in 3 hours 50 minutes
Naples is in GMT + 1 time zone.
Naples has warm temperatures and a pleasant Mediterranean climate. The average temperatures goes from 3° to 15° degrees in Winter/Autumn and from 12° up to 30° degrees in Spring/Summer.
Naples is safer compared to many international cities. It is generally secure to walk the streets day and night. Nonetheless, be aware of pickpockets in the most important tourist attractions areas, as well as railway and bus stations, port etc. You often see police patrolling on streets and in traffic both day and night.
The currency is the Euro (€).
Most shops, hotels and restaurants in Naples accept major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc.). Not all taxis accept payment by banker's card, so it is recommended to check in advance.
Shops are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm (on average); they are closed on Sunday and public holidays, except for the shopping districts. Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday; automatic cash distributors function 24/24. Most restaurants open from 1pm to 4pm, and from 8pm until 11pm.
The price for eating in Naples is convenient with respect to other Italian cities and suit all pockets. Pizza in its original home is traditional and it costs from € 4.50. The price for an espresso coffee is € 1.00 and a bottled water 0.50 L. costs around € 0.80 - € 1.00.
Tips are appreciated, but not obligatory. Many restaurants may add a service charge, usually around 10%, but if you are very happy with the service, you can add a 5%-10% to the total bill. Taxi drivers appreciate an extra € 1.00 for an espresso coffee!
The electricity network follows the European standard of a tension of 230 V, with a frequency of 50 Hz.
Italian and English are spoken.
|1st January||New Year's Day
|Btw March and April||Easter Monday
|25th April||Liberation Day
|1st May||Labour Day
|2nd June||Republic Day
|15th August||Assumption Day
|19th September||St. Januarius Day
|1st November||All Saints Day
|8th December||Immaculate Conception's Day
|25th December||Christmas Day
|26th December||St. Stephen's Day