Apartments in Naples – Cheap Holiday Studios
Naples is the third largest city in Italy and stows away a wealth of art and culture. At the heart of the city, the historic centre boasts UNESCO World Heritage status, whilst the handful of top-notch museums serve up some of the world’s best art and archaeology. Mix this together with the bewitching array of architecture, from ornate palaces to old, ramshackle castles, and you have a fairytale city bursting with rich stories and sights. It’s not just visual treats that Naples has in offer, either. It’s one of the most delicious cities in Italy, serving up a mouth-watering collection of authentic dishes, like thin-based pizzas, thick, creamy pastas, and coffee that will kick start your day. Naples is undoubtedly a masterpiece of a destination with a treat for all the senses. Indulge your senses in one of our apartments in Naples, from boutique studios in the historic centre to luxury flats overlooking intricate architecture.
Cathedrals and Castles - Things to do in Naples
- Mount Vesuvius – One of the most famous volcanoes in the world sits just 9km east of Naples, carving a rugged and breath-taking silhouette against the skyline.
- Naples National Archaeological Museum – Naples has a rich history that spans back thousands of years. Here, you’ll find showcases of relics and artefacts from the city’s past.
- Teatro di San Carlo, Naples – An exquisite opera house that boasts a charming design and a fascinating schedule of plays and performances.
- Catacombs of San Gennaro – These paleo-Christian burial sites lay beneath the ground, proffering an insight into Naples’ past, both good and bad.
- San Gregorio Armeno – A church and monastery in the heart of Naples that is thought to be one of the most important Baroque buildings in the entire city.
- Royal Palace of Naples – This impressive architectural feat is nestled right in the centre of the city and was once used as a residency for the Bourbon Kings.
- Santa Chiara – A fascinating and visually eye-catching religious complex that hosts the Church of Santa Chiara, underground tombs, a monastery, and an archaeological museum.
- Cappella Sansevero – Tucked in the historic centre of Naples this chapel is a fine example of Italian architectural design.
- Castel dell’Ovo – Rising up out of the sea, this shore-side castle sits on the former island of Megaride, offering a glimpse into the past.
- Castel Nuovo – Also known as Maschio Angioino, this grand medieval castle boasts impressive turrets and intricate etchings.
- Gesu Nuovo – Situated just outside Naples’ historic centre, this church has an exquisite interior, featuring gilt-sculptures and huge frescoes.
- Museo di Capodimonte – This museum was once an inhabited palace during the reign of the Bourbon Kings, and is now open to the public.
- Castel Sant’Elmo – Perched on a hilltop overlooking the sun-drenched roofs of Naples, this castle was built back in the 10th Century.
- Parco Virgiliano – Nestled on the hill of Posillipo, this lush green park offers a slice of peaceful paradise away from the bustling city centre.
- San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples – Sitting at the precise centre of the historic quarter, this church showcases an impressive interior with high, stained-glass windows and intricate detailing.
- San Francesco de Paolo – Located in the Piazza del Plebiscito, this church is a flurry of grand pillars and detailed frescoes.
- Naples Cathedral – This Roman Catholic Cathedral is the primary church of Naples, as well as the seat of the city’s Archbishop.
- Certosa di San Martino – At one point in time this ancient fortress was a monastery complex. Today, it is a museum dedicated to telling the stories of the city’s past.
- Phlegraean Fields – Located to the west of Naples, this area is made up of numerous volcanic formations that lie underwater. It was named a regional park back in 2003 and remains a popular natural hotspot.
Our Naples apartments can be found dotted throughout the city, many of which are in and around the popular areas listed above.
The Rich Coffee Culture of Naples
It’s common knowledge that Italians love their coffee, with hundreds of espresso cafes dotted throughout the country. Naples is no different, with much of the population relying on a morning caffeine kick to start their day. For the most part, locals in Naples order a small espresso to get them going, so follow suit if you want to blend in and experience coffee like the best of them.
It’s not just the popularity and necessity of coffee that makes the hot drink culture in Naples so interesting. There are also a number of customs that weave into the coffee culture which are good to know about before you go. One of the best traditions is the caffe sospeso, which refers to the act of someone paying for two coffees but only taking one. The other coffee can then be taken and drunk by someone less fortunate – someone who can’t afford to buy their own coffee.
This tradition began in the south of Italy around Naples and, whilst it may not be as apparent as it was in the past, it still goes on in the more local coffee houses. If you’re feeling generous, why not order a caffe sospeso.
We have a range of Naples apartments within walking distance of numerous authentic cafes so you can get a feel for the local coffee culture.
Navigating Naples – Getting to the City Centre From the Airport
The Airport in Naples in unusually close to the city centre, making your journey easy and cheap. There’s a shuttle bus that runs from the airport terminals to Piazza Garibaldi in the centre. It runs extremely regularly and takes about half an hour to make the journey. Alternatively, you can grab a taxi from the airport taxi rank, which will take you right to your destination for a minimal fee. Because the airport is so close and easy to get to, Naples hasn’t instilled any more options for getting to and from the airport. At the moment, it’s either the Alibus (the shuttle bus) or a taxi.