How to Spend 2 Days in Naples
A vibrant Italian city, Naples is known for its thriving food culture and quick access to regional attractions like Pompeii. On a quick trip, there’s time to explore the city by Vespa, sign up for a pizza-making class, and see all the major landmarks. Here are a few ways to spend 48 hours in Naples.
Day 1: A Taste of Naples
**Morning:**Maximize your time in Naples with a comprehensive introductory tour. Climb aboard a double decker hop-on hop-off bus for quick and efficient transportation to 30 city stops. Or join a walking tour focused on local history, including major landmarks such as Piazza Municipio and the Naples Royal Palace.
**Afternoon:**Experience the signature flavors of Naples on a culinary tour. Join a local guide for a walking tour to street food stalls and hidden restaurants, or sign up for a pizza-making class and learn how to make a Neapolitan pie from start to finish. Sample the fruits of your labor hot from the oven.
**Night:**Go sightseeing after dark to see the city lights of Naples. Choose between a tour on the back of a Vespa or in a vintage Fiat 500 and explore the city with a local guide who shares stories about history, architecture, and contemporary culture.
Day 2: Naples by Bike, Boat, and Segway
**Morning:**Explore underground with a tour that descends into the city’s tunnels and caves. Learn how these spaces were used throughout history, including as a bomb shelter in World War II. Above ground, move quickly through the city on a guided bike tour or a Segway tour.
**Afternoon:**Spend an afternoon beyond the city limits on an excursion to the archeological ruins at Pompeii. Travelers interested in wine can add on a wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. From the port in Naples, a boat tour to the island of Capri is also a possibility.
**Night:**Discover Naples by night on a guided tour that includes panoramic views from Posillipo Hill. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide and finish the evening with a pizza dinner at one of Naples' famous pizzerias.