Crowded, chaotic and always intense, Naples is a southern Italian gem that demands a visit. Perched atop Italy’s fabled boot, and just across the Gulf from sparkling Sorrento, this is a place that never sleeps — an ancient outpost that cries out to be explored, and a destination that draws tourists back time and time again.
See the old and the new, with ancient crumbling ruins everywhere and world-class modern art to be found at the highly-regarded Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, or take a trip to Pompeii, destroyed almost 2,000 years ago by Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano that still smoulders today, less than six miles to the east of the city. The streets here bustle, with football a religion and pizza always on the menu. But those keen to kick back can find a quiet spot to soak up the sun, with beautiful beaches and idyllic islands never far from the hectic urban sprawl.