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Naples
Naples is the third largest Italian city one of the oldest, most artistic and most delicious. Its centro storico (historic centre) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its museums boast some of Europe's finest archaeology and art, and its swag of royal palaces and castles make Rome look positively provincial.

Then there's the food: Naples is one of Italy's culinary heavyweights, serving up the country's best pizza, pasta and coffee, and many of its most-delicious seafood dishes, street snacks and sweet treats.

You'll discover a city of breathtaking frescoes, sculptures and panoramas, of bewitching street life, of spontaneous conversations and profound humanity.

Read more on "A trip in Campania Region through the Hellenic tradition of Four Elements"

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BY PLANE

Naples is served by Naples Airport, also known as Capodichino Airport.
Located at 7 km northeast of the city centre, it is the southern Italy's main airport, linking Naples with most Italian and several major European cities, as well as New York. Serviced by a number of major airlines, including Alitalia and British Airways, the airport also hosts a number of low-cost carriers. Among the latter is Easyjet which connects Naples to several European cities, including London, Paris (Orly) and Berlin.

For the moment the airport it is not served by any rail system. But to move from Capodichino International Airport to Naples you can take Alibus (ticket 3€) or Taxi. Alibus stops to Stazione Centrale (Central station) and Piazza Municipio, near the main ferry port (molo Beverello).

You can buy Alibus tickets on board the bus (with supercharge of 1€ for each ticket) or also at the Sun Store shop in Naples International Airport Unico or at Tobacco Shops. Alibus Ticket allows only one journey on the shuttle Alibus, on the route Naples International Airport / Central Train Station / Piazza Municipio (port) or vice versa, and the use of all means of transport of the Companies participating in the UNICOCAMPANIA consortium within Naples urban area. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes from the ¬ rst validation. You must validate your ticket as you enter the bus or train station when using it for the first time. Having a ticket that has not been validated is the same as not having a ticket at all. Yellow validation machines are not always obvious - you may have to look for them. Inspectors regularly stake out the connections between stations to make sure that travellers have valid tickets. Having an unvalidated ticket will get you a spot fine of 37-100 euro.
www.aeroportodinapoli.it

BY TRAIN
The main railway station is Napoli Centrale - Piazza Garibaldi Station. The station is located in the square dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi. This Naples station serves as the main departure station for Notherns and Southern Italy. Cities commonly traveled to from this station are Milan, Rome, Florence, Palermo, ecc. The costs of trains from / to Rome vary a lot, ranging from a 10.50€ 3-hour regional train to 1-hour 10-minute high speed FrecciaRossa starting at 29€. The new high speed train Italo (provided by the private company NTV) offers competitive prices (booking in advance the price can be just 19€). The lower level of the station includes the Piazza Garibaldi connected to the Naples subway system and Circumvesuviana annexes (this latter serving private local trains to Pompei and Sorrento). Also the buses R2 or 601 from the Piazza Garibaldi in front of the train station will take you within three blocks of the ferries at Stazione Marittima.
www.trenitalia.com

BY CAR
Naples is directly connected with Rome by the A1 highway, and the trip takes generally less than 2 hours. Due to traffic jam and parking shortage in city center, it's advisable to leave your car in a parking lot near the motorway exit or your accommodation, and to use public transportation.

GETTING AROUND NAPLES
There are different types of tickets (biglietti) for busses and metro lines.
• One Way: € 1,00
• One Hour and half Ticket: € 1,50
• Daily Ticket: € 3,50 (It allows to take all busses and metros)
• Daily Integrated Ticket: € 4,50 (It allows to Take all public means)

They can be purchased at Tabacchi (tobacco shops) or newstands. You must validate your ticket as you enter the bus or train station when using it for the first time. Having a ticket that has not been validated is the same as not having a ticket at all. Yellow validation machines are not always obvious - you may have to look for them. Inspectors regularly stake out the connections between stations to make sure that travellers have valid tickets. Having an unvalidatedticket will get you a spot fine of 37-100 euro.

Useful transit hubs are Piazza Garibaldi for trains and buses and Aereoporto Capodichino, the main airport for Naples. Most bus and trolley lines go to the main Garibaldi/Napoli Centrale railroad station, and many go past P.za Plebiscito (Castel Nuovo, Royal Palace , Opera House).

The Metro is currently being extended to better serve the historic area. At present, two metro lines depart from Piazza Garibaldi (under the Central Station). The line 1 (trains every 8 minutes) goes to University, Toledo, Piazza Dante, the National Archeological Museum, and then up the Vomero Hill, while the line 2 (trains every 12 minutes) goes from Garibaldi train station westward to Pozzuoli, through Chiaia, Mergellina and Fuorigrotta (San Paolo Stadium).

Another transport option is the funicular lines, there are three lines running from historic center to the Vomero Hill, and one line running from Mergellina to Posillipo hill. A funicular is basically two special rail cars, each attached to opposite ends of a long cable, use for climbing and descending hills.As one goes up hill, the other goes down, and they cross in the middle. Three of these lines run from the hilltop Vomero neighborhood to various parts of downtown; the fourth runs from the bottom to the top of Posillipo. The funiculars can be a time-saver. For example, take the funicular from near the Royal Palace (up Via Toledo about one block) to Vomero, then walk a couple blocks to the other funicular station and go downhill to the Metro stop - easy access to the Phlegrean Fields, Mostra d'Oltremare, Pozzuoli, or even downtown Naples.

TAXI
You can use one of the following numbers to call a taxi (the Italian country code is +39): • Radiotaxi Napoli: +39081 5707070
• Radiotaxi Napoli: +39 081 5564444
• Radio Partenope: +39 081 5560202

 

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