Why choose Naples

Amidst the captivating backdrop of Mount Vesuvius, Naples beckons with a tapestry of ancient allure. Its fabled past, steeped in mythology and legend, whispers tales of emperors and poets, of Pompeii's tragic fate and the birth of pizza. The Mediterranean climate blesses Naples with warm, sun-drenched days, perfect for savoring gelato on cobblestone streets or basking in the glow of historic piazzas. This vibrant city pulsates with an energy that ignites the senses, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in authentic Neapolitan life. And did you know? Naples boasts the world's oldest continuously operating pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba, dating back to 1738.

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Naples, once a vital stop on the Grand Tour, remains a global magnet for wanderers. Its central role in world tourism is underscored by the fact that it's the gateway to the picturesque Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii. Despite influencer snapshots capturing its essence, Naples holds many secrets, awaiting discovery beyond the beaten path. Beneath the surface of well-trodden landmarks lie hidden gems, from family-owned trattorias serving generations-old recipes to tucked-away artisan workshops. The world looks to Naples, not just for its iconic landmarks, but also for the authentic experiences that breathe life into its storied streets.

Sink your teeth into Naples' culinary masterpiece: the Neapolitan pizza. Picture this: a crispy, charred crust, topped with San Marzano tomatoes, creamy mozzarella di bufala, and fresh basil, baked in a wood-fired oven. But Naples' culinary scene doesn't stop at pizza. Venture into the labyrinthine alleys to discover local delicacies like spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) or sfogliatella (a flaky pastry filled with sweet ricotta). Embrace the bold flavors of Neapolitan cuisine, where every dish tells a story of the city's vibrant street life and centuries-old traditions. Taste the essence of Naples, a culinary adventure unlike any other.

Explore Naples' shores with renowned cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises, offering voyages through the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Shore excursions unveil the city's rich past, including visits to the ruins of Pompeii, frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Wander through the ancient streets where gladiators once roamed, or ascend the volcano itself for panoramic views of the Bay of Naples. Dive into the city's culinary scene with a pizza-making class, or sip on limoncello while overlooking the Amalfi Coast. Naples beckons with adventures steeped in history and flavors of the Mediterranean.