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Naples' historic city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts wonderful architecture and a history that goes back to the Roman Empire. It's a perfect place to begin exploring the sights that Naples offers. Discount holiday packages include cheap flights from Australia to Naples, as well accommodation in Naples and discount car hire options in Naples.

Naples - A Historic City by the Sea

Naples resonates with historical treasures, fine art, local culture and, above all, a vibrant lifestyle. Its narrow, winding streets and colourful shops are nestled along the beautiful Bay of Naples in Italy's famous Campania region, about two hours south of Rome. Book discount Naples travel packages with Direct Flights and explore Naples's churches, palaces, castles and museums. Visit the attractions around Naples, such as Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Amalfi, Capri and Sorrento, by taking advantage of Direct Flights' discount car hire options in Naples, and using this city as a base for exploring the sights of the surrounding region.

Naples' historic city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts wonderful architecture and a history that goes back to the Roman Empire. It's a perfect place to begin exploring the sights that Naples offers. Piazza del Plebiscito is at the centre of Naples and features San Francesco di Paola, a huge domed church. Palazzo Reale (the Royal Palace), with its restored royal apartments and roof garden, is just across the square. The colourful and vibrant Piazza Mercato has probably been a bustling market square since Roman times. And the National Archaeological Museum is a treasure trove of history, home to one of the world's foremost collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, including mosaics, sculptures, glass and silver from excavations at Pompeii and other nearby archaeological sites. Plan and book cheap travel packages to Naples, Italy with Direct Flights and get started on your dream Mediterranean holiday. Discount holiday packages include cheap flights from Australia to Naples, as well accommodation in Naples and discount car hire options in Naples.

Via Toledo, a pedestrian area near Piazza del Plebescito, is a long shopping street with numerous boutiques and larger shops and the Galleria Umberto I and its impressive neoclassical architecture. The Spaccanapoli district is the heart of the historic city centre, with narrow streets teeming with people, churches, shops, and other buildings. The Duomo is a 13th century Gothic cathedral and a Naples landmark that hosts a huge festival twice a year. Next to the Duomo is the 4th century Basilica Santa Restituta (the oldest church in Naples) with columns believed to be from the Temple of Apollo, ceiling frescoes, and archaeological artifacts from the Greeks to the Middle Ages. Take advantage of Direct Flights' destination activities section, and book a tour of Naples when you organise your cheap flights to Naples and accommodation in Naples.

Away from the city centre, the Capodimonte Museum and Park, a sumptuous villa originally built as a royal hunting lodge, is a must-see. It houses one of Italy's richest museums and is renowned for its collection of exquisite Titian and Caravaggio paintings, but it also features fine collections of Majolica and porcelain. And a trip to the harbour - the most important port in southern Italy - rewards visitors on discount trips to Naples with a variety of treats, including panoramic views of the Bay of Naples, numerous cafes and Italian Ice parlours, and margherita pizza shops.

Many visitors catch flights to Naples in order to explore the Campania region as well as the city itself. Holiday travellers can easily use their accommodation in Naples as a central base for a variety of day trips. The Circumvesuviana train is an inexpensive train, perfect for travellers on cheap holidays to Naples, which runs between Naples and nearby Sorrento, a popular seaside resort on the Amalfi peninsula. Trains also link Naples to other Campania destinations, including Paestum, with its beautiful remains of three Greek temples, Caserta with its 18th Century Bourbon Royal Palace and gardens, and Capua, the ancient home of the gladiators' school from which Spartacus escaped. But the fascinating Naples region features dozens of other holiday destinations as well.

The Isle of Capri is a breathtaking area of natural beauty in the Bay of Naples, charmed with seductive light, the famous Blue Grotto and quaint hillside buildings. And Baia, the pleasure playground of the bay during ancient times, features a castle with fantastic views and the remains of an imperial villa and its huge Roman baths - probably the largest in the ancient world.

Naples is located between two volcanic areas: Mount Vesuvius, one of the most famous and notorious active volcanoes in the world; and the Phlegraean Fields. Solfatara, near the Phlegrean Fields, features sulphur gas vents and bubbling mud pits. But Mount Vesuvius, with its legacy of volcanic destruction, is a must-see and it's only about 9 kilometers away from Naples. Beautiful when seen from the sea, Mount Vesuvius is best known for the eruption that destroyed two ancient Roman cities: Pompeii and Herculaneum. But the volcano has erupted many times since then and is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

Pompeii was a thriving wealthy Roman city until it was suddenly buried by volcanic ash. Archaeological excavations of the site have uncovered intimate details of domestic life as well as a variety of public monuments and temples. Herculaneum was destroyed by lava during the same eruption.

Flights to Naples are available from locations throughout Italy, Europe and the rest of the world. Fly from the United States to Naples, or from Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Germany, or the Czech Republic. Direct Flights can arrange the Naples travel packages you want, including cheap flights to Naples and a wide variety of accommodation in Naples, through its easy online booking service. So whether your flight to Naples originates in Australia or in the United Kingdom, Direct Flights can set it up.


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