Cruise Ship Port of Call
With a unique combination of pleasant climate, beautiful coastline, rich history and diverse culture the Mediterranean region is the most popular tourist destination in the world.
ALL CLEAR for cruisers
ALL CLEAR for cruisers
Source: U.S. Department of State
Petty crimes such as pick-pocketing, theft from parked cars, and purse snatching are serious problems, especially in large cities. Pick-pockets sometimes dress like businessmen. Most reported thefts occur at crowded tourist sites, on public buses or trains, or at the major railway stations: Rome's Termini; Milan's Centrale; Florence's Santa Maria Novella; and Naples' Centrale at Piazza Garibaldi.
Thieves in Italy often work in groups or pairs. Pairs of accomplices or groups of children are known to divert tourists' attention so that another can pick-pocket them. In one particular routine, one thief throws trash, waste, or ketchup at the victim; a second thief assists the victim in cleaning up the mess; and the third discreetly takes the victim's belongings.
The local equivalent to the “911” emergency line in Italy is 113.
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.
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.
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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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.
In the immediate vicinity of Naples are numerous sites of great cultural and historical significance, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii, and Herculaneum.
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Port of Entry
Cruise ships dock at Stazione Marittima, a large terminal located right in the city center, near Piazza Municipio. The cruise terminal has 7 docks and 7 moving walkways. Passengers can have access to ferry and hydrofoil transportation from the pier.Location and Contact Information:
Napoli, NA 80133 - ItaluPhone- 39 081 206929
GMT + 1 (EST + 6)
42°06'N, 11°48' E
The climate is characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.
Several major earthquake fault lines cross Italy. Principal Italian cities, with the exception of Naples, do not lie near these faults; however, smaller tourist towns, such as Assisi, do lie near faults, and have experienced earthquakes. An earthquake severely damaged the town of L’Aquila in 2009.
Italy also has several active volcanoes generating geothermal events. Mt. Etna, on the eastern tip of the island of Sicily, has been erupting intermittently since 2000. Mt. Vesuvius, located near Naples, is currently capped and not active. Activity at Mt. Vesuvius is monitored by an active seismic network and sensor system, and no recent seismic activity has been recorded. Two of Italy's smaller islands, Stromboli and Vulcano, in the Aeolian Islands north of Sicily, also have active volcanoes with lava flows.
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.
The Amalfi coast is a series of mountainside towns that offer architectural and artistic works of great significance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.
According to Italian Law (Law 80 of May 14, 2005), anyone caught buying counterfeit goods (for example, DVDs, CDs, watches, purses, bags, belts, sunglasses, etc.) is subject to a fine of no less than EUR 1,000. Police in major Italian cities enforce this law to varying degrees. You are advised to purchase products only from stores and other licensed retailers to avoid unknowingly buying counterfeit and illegal merchandise.