A Free Evening in Naples

Views of the Coast and Mt. Vesuvius
Embrace the beloved Italian tradition of passeggiata in Naples, a leisurely evening walk that takes place all over the country. From small villages to big cities, Italians take to the streets to socialize and stroll after work. It’s the best time of day to experience local life and enjoy an Aperitivo as the sun sets over Naples. This walking route begins at the heart of the historic city center Piazza del Plebiscito, and takes you along the Lungomare promenade. Start with a coffee at Gran Caffè Gambrinus and admire the beautiful buildings around this main square. 

On a warm evening, stroll along the waterfront and through the Villa Communale Park. From the end near Piazza della Vittoria, you’ll find many paths to explore and beautiful fountains to enjoy as you wander around. The road running parallel to the shore is Via Caracciolo, perfect for a romantic walk with Mount Vesuvius and Castel dell’Ovo in the distance. You’ll pass lively bars where you can join locals for an Aperitivo and restaurants to enjoy dinner. You can easily spend most of your evening here once you’ve found a comfortable spot on an open-air terrace.

Suggested Points of Interest: 
  • Near the Piazza del Plebiscito is Galleria Umberto I, a grand and elegant shopping mall similar to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Inside, there are many designer shops and cafes to explore. We recommend getting a typical pastry at Sfogliatella Mary.
  • Take a walk around the impressive medieval fortress Castel Nuovo by the Napoli Port.
  • Head to Piazza Bellini for Aperitivo time.
Where to Dine:
  • Mimi alla Ferrovia: This restaurant serves the best seafood and is preferred by many celebrities, including Luciano Pavarotti.
  • Via dei Tribunali: This street is known for the best pizza in Naples, with numerous restaurants lining the walkway.
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Itineraries with A Free Evening in Naples

Explore the Amalfi Coast and Sicily - 18 Days

This tour starts along the Amalfi Coast, exploring picturesque hillside villages, the famous Path of the Gods hiking trail, the lively city of Naples, and the islands of Ischia and Capri. You'll then fly to the island of Sicily, where you'll discover the famous Sicilian-Baroque architecture in towns like Ragusa, Syracuse, Noto, and more, plus ancient ruins in Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. End the trip on the top of Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, and along the historic streets of Taormina and Catania.

Relaxed Amalfi Coast, Naples & Rome - 15 Days

If spending 15 days relaxing on the beautiful Amalfi Coast and exploring history and culture in Rome sounds perfect, this itinerary is for you. Start in Amalfi to see old-timey fishing villages, go wine-tasting, and eat fresh-caught seafood. Take a day trip to see the Pompeii ruins, then visit Naples' medieval city center. End your trip in Rome to see world-famous art in the Galleria Borghese and explore ancient Roman ruins.

Hiking Amalfi Coast & Naples - 11 Days

Explore Italy's spectacular Amalfi Coast with an 11-day trip that combines hiking, boating, leisure time and sightseeing. This hiking-centric itinerary revisits those old walking trails, including the legendary, rugged Sentiero degli Dei path, and includes stops on the islands of Capri and Ischia. Every turn along the Amalfi Coast road and pathways is like a postcard, with perfect scenes of bougainvillea, lemon trees, terraced vineyards, and that dazzling blue water beyond—and it's best explored on foot!

Southern Italy for Active Families: Naples, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast - 7 Days

If your family's been itching for a chance to tie on your hiking shoes, this seven-day itinerary is the choice for you, especially if you have teenagers who want to keep moving when they aren't posing in front of impressive photographic backdrops. You'll walk the cobblestones of bustling Naples and ancient Pompeii and hike the hills of Mount Vesuvius before you head to sunny Sorrento for sea kayaking along the cliffs and bays of a protected marine reserve. Finish off on the Amalfi Coast with a hike through a lush valley and winding route through town.