Naples is the capital city of the Campania region and the Province of Naples. Its metropolitan area is the second most populated in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It is located halfway between the volcano, Vesuvius and a separate volcanic area, the Campi Flegrei.
How to get there
Naples is served by Naples Airport, also known as Capodichino Airport. From the airport you can take a bus (Alibus).
The main station is Napoli Centrale - Piazza Garibaldi Station, connected to the Naples subway system. 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. Other stations include Mergellina, a magnificent Art Déco building and Campi Flegrei.
Cruise ships dock at Stazione Marittima, a large terminal located right in the city center, near Piazza Municipio.
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
Many national and international private bus services operate in Naples, generally stopping at Piazza Garibaldi or Piazza Municipio.
Non-resident vehicles are banned in much of central Naples, though there is no need for a car as a visitor. The city centre is relatively compact and best explored on foot. Furthermore, Naples is generally well served by buses, metro and suburban trains, trams and funiculars.
TIC (Ticket Integrato Campani) tickets – available at kiosks, tobacconists and vending machines – are valid on all city metro, bus, tram and funicular services, including Circumvesuviana and Cumana trains within the Naples city zone. The TIC biglietto integrato urbano (€1.50, 90 minutes) allows for only one trip on each mode of transport (except buses) within 90 minutes of validation. The TIC biglietto giornaliero integrato urbano (€4.50, daily), valid until midnight from validation, allows for unlimited travel on all city buses, trams, metro trains and funiculars.
The city's various transport companies offer their own tickets, for use on their services only. For example, ANM – which runs city buses, the four funiculars, and metro lines 1 and 6 – offers a €1 single-use ticket. State railway company FS (Ferrovie dello Stato) runs metro line 2, offering a €1.20 single-use ticket for use on that metro line.