Cruise Ship Embarkation Port Profiles

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Naples is in close proximity to two active volcanoes: Mt. Edna and the famous Mt. Vesuvius.

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Getting around Naples

Taxis

Taxis are the quickest way to see Naples, but also the most expensive. Before getting into a taxi, make sure it is licensed. Licensed taxis will have a city crest on the door and a taxi number. Also, make sure it has a meter. By law, licensed taxis must display a list of pre-agreed fares in a number of languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish). Check the presence of such fares and agree to them before starting the journey.

Ferry

There are several ferry/hydrofoil services that connect Naples and local ports/islands. Ferry and hydrofoil services leave from either Molo Beverello, Mergellina or Pozzuoli.

Trains

Circumvesuviana (acronym: SFSM, Strade Ferrate Secondarie Meridionali) is a group of narrow-gauge railways connecting towns to the south-east of Naples, Italy. Its tracks run around the base of Mount Vesuvius, and (using a combination of lines), they completely encircle it, as well as running on down the Sorrento peninsula. There are 96 stations in total on the network, and 138 km of track. The line uses the 950 mm gauge, and the maximum speed is 90 km/h. Some trains stop at all stations on a particular route, others are 'fast' trains and stop only at the main stations.

The Circumvesuviana network is managed by a private company and does not accept Eurail passes for fares.

The lines all start from the terminus in Naples, and then branch off in several places to towns on the Sorrentine peninsula, for which it forms an important commercial artery. The complete journey from Sorrento to Naples takes about any hour. Half-way along the line is the station at Pompeii Scavi, situated about 100 yards from the entrance to the excavations. There are also stops within reasonable walking distance from the Roman city of Herculaneum and the Villa Poppaea. Parts of the line are very scenic, particularly on the Sorrento peninsula, where the line passes through several tunnels and bridges.

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Area Events

Ravello's Festival Musicale di Valla Rufulo runs from July to August. It holds theater performances outdoors in alternative venues.

Duomo is held the first Saturday in May, Sept 19, and Dec. 16. The patron saint's preserved blood is said to liquefy. Crowds gather to witness the phenomenon.

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Naples, Italy

Naples is a city in Southern Italy situated on the country's west coast on the Gulf of Naples. The city is known internationally for its history, art, architecture, music, and gastronomy, and has played an important political and cultural role both within and beyond the Italian peninsula throughout its 2,800-year existence.

Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius

Port Authority

Local Name: Autorita Portuale di Napoli
Address: Piazzale Pisacane
Napoli, NA 80133
Italy
Telephone: 39 081 206929
Size: Large
Coordinates: 40° 50' 12" N, 14° 16' 27" E

 

Terminal Information

Cruise vessels use Maritime Station (Stazione Marittima), operated by Terminal Napoli. The terminal has seven boarding berths and seven mobile gangways. There are passenger assitance areas, car parking, bus areas.

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Parking

Reaching the terminal
The port of Naples is situated in the centre of the city, very close to the extremely central piazza Municipio, 10 mins from Piazza Garibaldi (FS and MN terminals), 15 kms from Aeroporto Internazionale di Capodichino (Capodichino International Airport), a few minutes from casello autostradale (motorway tollbooth).

As of 2013, the car park near Beverello Dock is under development. The cark park is currently not bookable online. There are alternative private car park services that offer shuttle to the terminal.

Parking at the Port of Naples is operated by Super Naples.

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 Things to do in the area

Caserta Royal Palace

 A huge 18th century royal palace and hunting lodge designed by architect Vanvitelli and rivaling Versailles. Magnificent, enormous park with lakes, rivers, statues, fountains and marvelous views. About a 40 minute train ride from Naples.

Maschio Angioino Castle

This Medieval castle is the main symbol of the architecture of the city of Naples. Castel Nuovo (New Castle) has been expanded or renovated several times since it was first begun in 1279.

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi coast is a series of mountainside towns that offer architectural and artistic works of great significance.

Amalfi

Located about 43 miles from Naples, Amalfi is one of the bigger towns on the coast. It has squares connected by pedestrian streets full of restaurants, souvenir shops and tourists.

Calitri

Located in the center of Italy - halfway between the ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi coast to the west and Magna Graecia to the east. The area around Calitri is sprinkled with castles, aristocratic palazzos and delightful locations soaked in history and tradition, ridged with hills and valleys and marked by the ancient trails along which Hannibal and his legions marched when setting off to attack ancient Rome 2,000 years ago.

Pompeii

The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 13-20 ft. of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Mt. Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 5.6 miles east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years.

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