Destination guide

The home of pizza and pasta... what more must you know?

Naples is Italy's third largest city, and thrives on 2 things—its edgy vibe and its food scene. You see, Naples is home to some of the country's best pizza, pasta, and coffee. It's these gourmet staples that keep travelers coming back, and no one will be surprised if that's your own main reason for booking a Naples vacation rental. Other reasons to love this sprawling city? Its museums, Roman ruins (this is Italy, after all), waterfront locale, and Mediterranean weather.

Things to do

Sigh... if only there was a Museo di Pizza

For the days you opt to stay close to your Naples vacation rental, there are plenty of museums and Roman attractions to keep you and your crew happily occupied. In between stops for pizza and coffees on the beach, be sure to explore the museum scene. Visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum, or brush up on your history at the Galleria Borbonica. The Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, which houses a host of fascinating treasures, is also not to be missed. Take the kids to the Zoo di Napoli, or stroll around the Botanical Garden of Naples.

Activities

Learning the ins and out of this pretty, gritty city

One of the best ways to learn more about Naples is to... leave. Sure, there's plenty to do and see in the city itself, and it's well worth your time. But taking a guided tour of the surrounding area—including Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, and the Amalfi Coast—will give you better insight into how the city has evolved into what it is today, and its important role in the Roman and Italian world. Back in the city, opt for a walking tour or a cooking class to truly experience the heart of this pretty, gritty city.

Weather

Don't worry, carboloading is in season all year long

The best time for sightseeing in Naples is in the spring and fall. April, May, September, and October all offer practically perfect weather, with smaller crowds and lower prices. Book your Naples vacation rental well in advance if you want to visit in June or July, as the summer tends to be hot, dry, and more crowded. August, on the other hand, empties out as the locals head off on their own vacations for the month. November is Naples's wettest month, and the temps drop considerably from December through February.

Natural features

A bustling city nestled just above Italy's ankle

Naples is situated on the front of Italy's boot, just above the ankle... or the southwest coast, if you'd rather be technical. The city overlooks the Gulf of Naples, and lies between the volcanic regions of Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei. Naples serves as a main ferry port for reaching some of the upscale resort islands nearby, including Procida, Capri, and Ischia, as well as Sorrento, Positano, and the Amalfi Coast on the mainland. The surrounding coastline consists of rocky cliffs and pebbled beaches, as well as caves and formations that rise up from the sea.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Naples City Centre

Fly into Naples (NAP-Naples Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Naples Central Station. You can see more of Naples City Centre by jumping on the metro at Porta Nolana Station, Piazza Garibaldi Station or Piazza Cavour Station.

Where to stay around Naples?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,035 vacation rentals near Naples. From 1,064 Condos/Apartments to 593 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Naples for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Naples?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Naples:

  • Historical Center: 1,547 vacation rentals
  • Quartieri Spagnoli: 870 vacation rentals
  • Vomero: 1,496 vacation rentals
  • Posillipo: 188 vacation rentals
  • Chiaia: 929 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Naples?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Naples. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Napoli Sotterranea: 1,690 vacation rentals
  • Villa Floridiana: 4,735 vacation rentals
  • Galleria Principe di Napoli: 4,561 vacation rentals
  • Naples Central Station: 4,985 vacation rentals
  • Port of Naples: 5,026 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Naples listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Naples?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,064 Condos/Apartments in Naples. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Naples include:

  • Houses: 593 rentals available
  • Villas: 35 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,094 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Naples?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 37 vacation rentals with pool available in Naples. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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