Naples is not only picturesque, it's also one of the world's greatest cultural centres, filled with extraordinary works of art and architecture in the classical Greek and Roman style. Several interesting tours are available of the city itself and the fascinating places that lie just outside of Naples. Naples can be visited on one of our many Europe cruisesFind Cruises Sailing to This Port
While you're in the area, you'll want to visit Pompeii, one of the most famous excavation sites in the world. A thriving city 1,900 years ago, it was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. when 9 metres (30 feet) of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered it. Enter Pompeii by the sea gate and take a short walk to the hub of the city, the Forum. View the lavish temples and porticoes that lay beneath the ash for centuries.
Pizza was invented in Naples, and there are plenty of authentic pizzerias to choose from. Try mozzarella and tomato served with fresh basil and liberally doused in olive oil as a starter. Spigola (sea bass) is the most popular fish here, and you'll find it served steamed and baked. For dessert, try sfogliatella, a delicious clam-shaped Neapolitan pastry.
Italy's official currency is the euro (EUR). Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.
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