Set off for Naples and its beautiful islands
With its ideal location looking out onto Vesuvius and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, Naples is a not-to-miss destination in Italy. The city is home to art and historical treasures, and its seafront invites all kinds of water sports activities.
You can fly to Naples all year round via Paris-CDG with Air France, departing from Rennes.
- Capital city : Rome is the capital of Italy
- Climate : Naples has a Mediterranean climate, and summers are very sunny
- Time difference with France : None
- Currency : Euros
- Official language : Italian
- Travel document requirements : Passport or valid national identity card
- Tourist Information : www.italia.it
A region with something for everyone
Whether you are an art or history enthusiast, passionate about the sea and nature or drawn by the promise of fine cuisine, you will find Naples and its region irresistible. Two natural treasures mark out the Gulf of Naples: the Sorrento Peninsula and the volcanic region of the Phlegrean Fields, with Vesuvius. The archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum are famous throughout the world for their remains. And looking seawards, the magnificent islands of Capri, Procida and Ischia are never far away.
A historic centre listed by UNESCO
2,500 years of history are narrated in the historic centre of Naples, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is no shortage of palaces, churches, monuments and art venues. Must-see places: the city’s four castles, the Porta Capuana, the cathedral, the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the National Museum, the Capodimonte National Gallery, the Gaetano Filangieri Civic Museum, the Piazza del Plebiscito…
What does Neapolitan cuisine bring to mind? The famous Margherita pizza, of course! This typical recipe has become one of the most popular in the world, and Naples is of course the place to eat the best Neapolitan pizza. Don’t forget to taste some of the other typical dishes and local specialities: lasagne, spaghetti, sfogliatelle, pastiera or pastries made with ricotta cheese, as well as Sorrento's famous Limoncello.