Naples is the former capital of the Kingdom of Naples, home to a vibrant historical center, remarkable art, and an impressive collection of extravagant palaces. Your flight will lands at the Capodichino International Airport in Naples. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim and escort you into the bustling motion of Italy’s third largest city. Near the shores of the Bay of Naples, the breeze carries a mixture of aromas, from the refreshing scent of the Mediterranean Sea to the savory aroma of fresh dough and the homemade sauce that emanates from the pizzerias situated along the promenade. The city and the surrounding region brim with epicurean delights including pasta, brioche, and coffee. The Royal Palace at Capodimonte stands atop the central hill with a view of the city streets.
A funicular opened in the 1920s to ferry people from Central Naples to Piazza Vanvitelli, and the nearby palace shines with opulence. King Charles VII of Bourbon built the structure as a hunting lodge in the 18th century but today the structure houses some of the most important artistic works of the region. The National Museum of Capodimonte exhibits pieces by Botticelli, Caravaggio, and Titian across three floors and 160 rooms. Locals lounge on the grass area outside the rosy façade and the interior glints with polished marble floors and the prestige of master artists. At the waterfront, you can enjoy the view of the boats as they come in and out of the marina as they have for millennia. The city represents the main port of Southern Italy with the harbor at its core, in both history and focus.