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Naples, Italy

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Naples, Italy

I'm thinking about a trip to Naples, Italy next summer... What are some must things to do here and around the area. It will be a kid free trip, so anything goes!  Thanks

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Dear Kranzie10, If you are going to Naples you must take the train to Sorrento. It is worth the journey. If you are adventurous and on a budget, you can take the Circumvesuviana Train to the end of the line and you hit Sorrento for about 4 euros. Beware, this is a local train with no AC and it tends to be very crowded and littered with pick pockets. We traveled with a group of 8 and tried to stay very close to each other so that we could look out for one another, but the train was hot. The only air was the air from the open windows. However, we made there in one piece with all of our valuables. Some of the other tourist passengers were not so fortunate. We took the train first to Pompeii and then headed to Sorrento for lunch. Once we hit Sorrento, we quickly forgot about all the woes of the train ride. The trip was well worth the voyage. If you are not on a tight budget, you can also make the same trip by ferry or bus. However the Circumvesuviana will not be an adventure you will soon forget. The Circumvesuviana is an indication of what Naples will be like. You need to keep your wits about you when touring the area. Try not to look like a tourist. Most people just go there as a launching point to the Amalfi Coast. See the link below if you want more information about visiting Sorrento. https://www.positano.com/en/naples-to-sorrento-train-schedule
ILuv2Travel
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Thanks for the info!

 

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In addition to Pompeii, definitely stop at Herculaneum. It's a very different kind of city destroyed (and preserved) in a different way by Vesuvius -- and it gets way fewer visitors.

 

And the Archaeological Museum in Naples is a must, it's where most of the great original artifacts from those cities were moved.