Things to do in Naples

Top 10 things to do



Pompeii was lost to us for many centuries until it was rediscovered again, initially in 1599, and properly in the 1700s. It is one of the world's greatest archaeological sites. The volcanic eruption wiped out the population of Pompeii, but the town they lived in was remarkably well-preserved because of the combination of ash and lack of moisture that sealed the town, and essentially turned it into a time capsule.

4.6 (8,982 reviews)

Naples Underground

Naples Underground is easy to reach by metro or bus and takes guests on an amazing underground tour of a city that's over 2400 years old! See the ancient aquaduct that's been providing the city with water for 23 centuries, an ancient theater, and more! You won't believe what's down there.

4.7 (2,235 reviews)

Mount Vesuvius

Explore the hottest national park in all of Campania – book a Mount Vesuvius tour today!

4.3 (2,258 reviews)

Catacombs of San Gennaro

The Catacombs of San Gennaro are a fascinating and perfectly preserved insight into thousands of years of Italian history. See the final resting place of Naples's patron saint and discover an intricately adorned tribute to Italy's dead.

4.8 (1,019 reviews)

Galleria Borbonica

The Galleria Borbonica, is an underground passage in Naples with a rich history. Built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, the passage was intended as a potential escape tunnel connecting the Royal Palace with the local military barracks. Since then, it's been used as an air-raid shelter by locals during World War II, and today serves as a popular destination for visitors looking to scratch below the surface of Naples – literally.

4.7 (215 reviews)

Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro

The Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro explores the relationship between the people of Naples and their patron saint. Experience a unique collection of artistic works and authentic artifacts collected across seven centuries by popes, kings, famous Neapolitans, and ordinary people.

4.7 (130 reviews)


Step into life before the Vesuvius eruption with a visit to Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian). This ancient Roman town lies in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius, and was once wealthier than Pompeii. Both towns were destroyed by volcanic flows in 79 AD. Pompeii is well-preserved but Herculaneum is even more so - the eruption preserved doors, bedding and even food here. This UNESCO World Heritage site allows you to explore several villas and taverns and examine the mosaics and frescoes preserved for centuries by the volcanic water, ash and debris.

4.7 (1,290 reviews)

Vesuvius Day Trips from Pompei

Leave the city behind for the day and discover somewhere new

4.2 (290 reviews)

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Greco-Roman artifacts. It's located in Naples at the Piazza Museo 19.

4.6 (249 reviews)

San Lorenzo Maggiore

The San Lorenzo Maggiore Complex is a church that stands at the geographic center of Naples. Visitors can see the remains of an ancient Roman market beneath the church itself, wander the museum, and see the detailed frescoes on the ceilings of Chapter Hall.

4.4 (61 reviews)

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Combine Naples favorites. Some things are better together.


Pompeii & Vesuvius Pass

  1. Pompeii
  2. Vesuvius: Skip The Line Entry
  3. Pompeii Self Guided Audio Tour

+ 1 other top thing to do

3.9 (72)
From $50.96 $47.40

Pompeii + Herculaneum

Book once and enhance your experience with this convenient combination of 2 must sees

4.6 (73)
From $43.09

Naples City Card

  1. Pompeii
  2. Naples Underground
  3. Naples Archaeological Museum

+ 1 other top thing to do

4 (21)
From $71.11 $65.72

Herculaneum + Paestum

Book once and enhance your experience with this convenient combination of 2 must sees

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From $34.48

Naples guides and itineraries

Naples & Pompeii City Break

See history firsthand at Naples and Pompeii during an exhilarating city break. Get ready for a thrilling journey through these iconic Italian sites.

  • Pompeii Tour from Naples
  • Naples Underground
  • Archeology Museum of Naples
  • Naples City Card

What to do in Naples, Italy

If you’re wondering what to do in Naples, Italy, look no further. These are the best places to visit in Naples to get a feel for the city’s culture, art, and scenery

  • Galleria Borbonica
  • Catacombs of San Gennaro
  • Treasure of San Gennaro
  • Complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore