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  • Writer's pictureDavide Coppeto

5 Things You Can Do in Naples During Summer

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Summer is a magical season to visit Naples, where you can find a mix of its rich historical and cultural heritage and the allure of the Mediterranean in all its beauty.

With its bustling streets, turquoise sea, and irresistible cuisine, Naples offers unique experiences for every type of traveler.

If you're looking for 5 Things You Can Do in Naples During Summer, in this post, I will guide you through five unmissable experiences to make the most of your summer in Naples, and at the end... I also have a surprise for you!

Shall we begin?

1. Explore the historic center

Historic center

The pulsating heart of Naples is its historic center, a labyrinth of alleys, squares, and centuries-old churches where time seems to have stood still.

Get lost in the streets of Spaccanapoli, where you'll find the true atmosphere of the city: uncover its secrets as you immerse yourself in Naples' millennia-old history, visit the Cathedral of San Gennaro, the Sansevero Chapel, and San Gregorio Armeno, famous for its traditional nativity scene shops – you can even get a taste of Christmas in the middle of August!

2. Relax on the seaside

Bacoli's seaside

Naples' coastline offers an exceptional experience!

Explore the Via Caracciolo waterfront and enjoy the spectacular panorama of the Gulf of Naples and the iconic island of Capri.

Flaunt your swimsuit and sunbathe on one of the beaches along the sea; the most famous ones are Marechiaro, Bacoli, and Posillipo!

3. A visit to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

Vesuvius overview from Pompeii

Summer is the ideal time to venture to Mount Vesuvius, also to escape the city's heat.

A hike up the world's most famous volcano will reward you with a spectacular panoramic view of the city and the surrounding sea.

Moreover, from Vesuvius, you can admire "the two gulfs," as you can see both the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Sorrento from up there – a view that is truly one-of-a-kind!

If you have a passion for archaeology, a visit to the Pompeii excavations is a must: explore the ruins of the ancient city buried under Vesuvius' ashes in 79 AD and immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans!

4. Return home with a few extra pounds

Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan cuisine is renowned worldwide, and summer is the perfect time to savor its authentic flavors.

First and foremost, try Neapolitan pizza in one of the historic pizzerias, where the scent of pizza baked in a wood-fired oven will make your mouth water!

Try fresh seafood specialties at restaurants along the coast and indulge in local desserts such as sfogliatella and babà.

From fried pizzas to Neapolitan taralli, fiocchi di neve, and "casatielli" – there's something for everyone!

You'll return home with at least an extra kilogram (of joy for your palate)!

5. An excursion to the islands

Capri Seaside

The enchanting islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida are located at a short distance from the city and easily reachable by numerous ferries and hydrofoils departing from various areas of Naples, such as Molo Beverello.

Take advantage of your visit to embark on an excursion to one of these Mediterranean gems: if you go to Capri, you can't miss the Blue Grotto and the Faraglioni; on Ischia... there's eating, drinking, and whistling, but if you want to relax, you'll find the fantastic Poseidon Thermal Gardens, while on Procida, you can immerse yourself in nature while visiting the former European Capital of Culture!

Explore their breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and unique charm on each island: visiting the Neapolitan archipelago will gift you an unforgettable experience that will make your trip to Naples even more special!

Naples in summer is a symphony of colors, flavors, and culture, a place where history and the sea merge to offer you a unique experience.

From the alleys of the historic center to the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean, and the delights of Neapolitan cuisine, to excursions on Mount Vesuvius and to the neighboring islands, Naples will welcome you with open arms!

Make the most of your trip and enjoy these five unmissable experiences that will make your summer vacation in Naples unforgettable!


At the beginning of this post, I told you I have a surprise for you: and here it is!

Actually, Naples is a city rich in tradition and culture, and to fully experience it, you'll also need to choose accommodation that conveys all the typical hospitality of the Neapolitans.

For this reason, on the occasion of the opening of our new website, I want to offer you a special discount at my B&B, located in the heart of Naples, just a short walk from the National Archaeological Museum and Via Toledo, with all the comforts you need to enjoy the city!

Enter the discount code


In the notes of your booking on our website to access the promotion!

See you soon!

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