Naples Airport - Islands of the bay of Naples - Capri - Ischia - Procida

Procida

Campania
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297.7 Km

The ports of Naples and its Capo di ChinoAirport are a gateway to both the city and the islands of the Bay of Naples. From the airport, cross the city to the Port of Santa Lucia and hop on a ferry to Ischia or Capri. Make your dream come true of soaking in the sun, swimming in clear waters, relaxing in a hot spa and enjoying the wonderful hospitality of the Campanian people. Each island has its characteristic features, so don't miss the opportunity to visit the Villa of Tiberius or the breathtaking Grotta Azzurra on Capri, to admire the typical coloured houses of Procida, or to climb up to the Aragonese Castle on Ischia.

 

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Naples International Airport

Napoli

Naples International Airport

Flights reach Naples’ international airport from all over the world and the islands of the Bay of Naples, with their modern port and marina facilities, are an excellent destination in themselves or a convenient base for visiting the city.

The international airport of Napoli - Capodichino (IATA: NAP, ICAO: LIRN)(former Military Airport of Campo di Marte), named for the Italian aviator Ugo Niutta, is the largest airport in southern Italy and ranks as the second busiest airport in the South of Italy – after Catania-Fontanarossa Airport – by total passenger traffic. It is located at about 4 km from the centre of Naples, in the districts of San Pietro a Patierno and Casoria.

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Naples: Historic Center

Naples

Naples: Historic Center

The historic center of Naples, actually Europe's largest, is a trove of treasures bearing diverse styles and filling up every centimeter on its long timeline of human history, beginning with the city’s foundation as the Greek colony Parthenope in the 8th Century B.C.E. Above all, the number of remnants harking back to the Roman age is overwhelming, and one of the best places to find them is in the city’s museums and in the archaeological sites located in the San Lorenzo Maggiore zone. After the fall of the Roman Empire, powerful churches sprung up all over the city, many in the rione Sanità – for instance the 4th Century Basilica di San Gennaro. Then, the Swabian-Norman epoch endowed Bella Napoli with everyone’s favorite structure, the majestic Castel dell’Ovo, romantically placed before a breathtaking view of the gulf. The House of Anjou, rather, bequeathed several works in the Gothic-Provencal, specifically the Cathedral, the Churches of San Lorenzo Maggiore, San Domenico Maggiore and Santa Chiara (with its spectacular Chiostro delle Clarisse), the Castel Nuovo or “Maschio Angioino,” the Castel Capuano (fortress and noble residence), Castel Sant’Elmo, St. Martin’s Charterhouse and the Palace of the Prince of Taranto. Among the conquerors were the Aragonese, who contributed defensive strongholds and the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale, 1600) that decorates Piazza del Plebiscito, along with the Basilica di San Francesco di Paola. Finally, during the era when Naples was regarded as the third European capital city after London and Paris (1730-1750), up went the architectonic monuments to high culture: the Bourbon Hospice for the Poor, the Teatro San Carlo and the Royal Palace of Capodimonte, which now accommodates the homonymous National Museum housing invaluable works of art from Titian, Raphael, Correggio, Parmigianino, Caravaggio, Simone Martini and so many others that produced contemporary, sculptural and even gold works from the 1500s.

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6.5 Km

53 Km

Capri

Capri

Capri

The island of Capri is essentially an extension – albeit interrupted by the glimmering blue sea – of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Its famous Faraglioni or sea-stacks seem to float on the waters, mesmerizing all who pass here, including the writers, poets and directors that have shared them with us in time. Capri is a unique fusion of culture, glamour and nature, all amidst a sea that runs the gamut of shades, from turquoise to cerulean and back again. Its Via Krupp, the natural Arch, the Lighthouse, Gradola and the Blue Grotto (in Anacapri), the Phoenician Steps and Villa Jovis are the obligatory attractions on this isle of the legendary 1960s jet-set that animated the famous Piazzetta. When you want to get away from all the hubbub, walk up to Monte Solaro and along the paths of the Philosophical Park to enjoy the silence and tranquility.

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Ischia and Its Thermal Parks

Ischia

Ischia and Its Thermal Parks

The island of Ischia is famous for its thermal parks. Its natural beauty, beaches and coves make the island a much sought-after destination for travelers ready to relax by the sea. Just off the coast from Naples, Ischia possesses a miraculous 100 thermal springs and 300 hotel and spa structures to guarantee wellness and a restoration of vitality. Limoncello lovers, rejoice! The island is also appreciated for its production of the lemon liqueur.

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129.3 Km

144.8 Km

Procida

Procida

Procida

The island of Procida sits pretty in the Bay of Naples, and with Vivara and Nisida is one on the Phlegraean Island chain. Procida, rustic and mysterious, is frequented by a niche group of travelers that arrive in every season of the year. Here, the bays and promontories have inspired such cinematographic sets as The Postman. Terra Murata, the island’s highest point, is its original urban center. Marina di Corricella, Punta Solchiaro, Chiaiolella Beach and the Vivara nature reserve are some of its most beautiful spots.

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