Book Cheap Flights to Naples, Italy
The peak season to visit Naples is the summer season from June to August. It is hot and dry at about 80-87 deg F with extended daylight to allow for maximum sightseeing and to enjoy a month-long ceultural event called Maggio dei Monumenti. It would be best to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you’d like a budget vacation in the city, you can opt for the winter season from November to March. It would be mild, cold and rainy at 55-63 deg F during this time of the year, but you can use it to have an amazing time at the Christmas and New Year celebrations, besides lower air fares and hotel rates.
Places of Interest in Naples
Naples is the capital of Campania region and the third-largest municipality in Italy. While the name literally implies ‘New City’, Naples is ironically one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and it dates back to 2000 BC. It is located close to two cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum that were buried under a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This city has come a long way from being the most-bombed Italian city during the Second World War to evolve as the alpha-place of several picture-perfect Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Gothic superstructures.
Cappella Sansevero is a 16th century chapel in Naples. It houses nearly 30 stunning artworks of 18th century, out of which three are made of a strange marble-like substance. The star attraction here is a marble statue called Cristo Velato (the Veiled Christ, created in 1753 AD) that represents Crucifixion of Christ. He is depicted lying in great pain on a couch while appearing covered by a translucent veil that perfectly adheres to his form. Other attractions here are the ‘Veiled Truth’ and ‘The Release from Deception’ that were built by a sculptor Raimondo as a mark of respect to his parents.
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (The Naples National Archaeological Museum)
The Naples National Archaeological Museum contains hosts an extensive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities in Naples. You should visit here for the set of Herculaneum papyrus (that was carbonized with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius), oldest Roman copies of Greek sculptures made of Farnese Marbles, mosaics recovered from the ruins of Pompeii and 2500 Egyptian artefacts.