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Naples


Naples (Italian: Napoli) is a city in Italy, and capital of the Campania region and the Province of Naples. The city itself has a population of 984,242 (as of 2005), and is surrounded by a much larger metropolitan region (the second largest in Italy) with a total population of approximately 4.2 million.

Naples is a very ancient city, dating back to the 7th or 6th century BC, having been originally founded by Greeks from the nearby Greek colony of Cuma. The original name of the city was "Neapolis" meaning "new city"! The inhabitants of Naples are still today known as Neapolitans (Italian: Napoletani).

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Lonely Planet Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Brendan Sainsbury

Lonely Planet
Released: 2019-01-15
Paperback (288 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Meander past orange groves and swaying pines to reach steep seaside towns, go cave diving off the Capri coast and contemplate the silent power of Mt. Vesuvius – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, religion, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Naples, Procida, Capri, Positano, Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii, Ravello, The Islands, Salerno, the Cilento, Amalfi Coast, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast is our most comprehensive guide to Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Italy or Southern Italy guides for an in-depth look at all the country and region have to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

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Fodor's The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2017-02-14
Paperback (352 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

Abundant color photos, combined with thorough coverage, bring one of Italy's most beautiful destinations to dazzling life. The Bay of Naples and neighboring Amalfi Coast epitomize southern Italy at its best: in one concentrated area travelers find spectacular natural beauty, world-class art, rich history, and that quintessential Italian zest for living.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· In-depth breakout features on exploring Capri by boat; Naples' main thoroughfare, Spaccanapoli; and the Neapolitan Baroque
· Major sights such as Pompeii, Positano and the Temples of Paestum
· Coverage of The Amalfi Coast; Capri, Ischia and Procida; Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula; The Bay of Naples and Naples

Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.

Fodor's The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
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Ready to experience the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Amalfi Coast, Capri and Naples, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to go sailing in Capri, drive the cliff-hugging Amalfi Coast highway to Positano, or eat pizza in Naples, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!

Fodor’s Fodor’s The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples includes:

    • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples.
    • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast highway, sailing in Capri, and Neapolitan-style baroque.
    • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.
    • ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time.
    • MORE THAN 15 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently.
    • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste.
    • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic Italian phrases; and a calendar of festivals and events.
    • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours.
    • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels.
    • COVERS: Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Ischia, Procida, Naples, and more.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting the rest of Italy? Check out Fodor’s Essential Italy; Fodor’s the Best of Italy; Fodor’s Rome; and Fodor’s Florence and Tuscany.

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DK Eyewitness Naples and the Amalfi Coast (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-06-20
Paperback (252 pages)

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Your in-depth guide to the very best of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Make the most of your trip to Naples and the Amalfi Coast with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Naples's stunning architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city and coast have to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

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   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Naples & the Amalfi Coast truly shows you this destination as no one else can.

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Rick Steves Snapshot Naples & the Amalfi Coast: Including Pompeii

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-01-16
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In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the essentials of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, including Pompeii, Vesuvius, Positano, and Amalfi Town. Visit Naples' Archaeological Museum, the Pompeii Forum, or the cathedrals and beaches of the Amalfi coast. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Naples and the Amalfi Coast (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-04-16
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This newly updated pocket travel guide for Naples and the Amalfi Coast will lead you straight to the best attractions these cities have to offer, from shopping in Positano to the ancient ruins of Pompeii.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Naples & the Amalfi Coast.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to these areas of Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Naples & the Amalfi Coast.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Naples and the Amalfi Coast, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Naples & the Amalfi Coast, which offers a complete overview of these cities; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

National Geographic Traveler: The Amalfi Coast, Naples and Southern Italy, 3rd Edition

By Tim Jepson

National Geographic Society
Released: 2017-01-03
Paperback (240 pages)

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Readers go on a drive along the Amalfi Coast; a boat trip to Capri and the islands; a walk through old Naples; and visit the Trulli houses of Puglia with author Tim Jepson, a renowned expert on Italian travel. Opening chapters give readers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the city and its surrounds in the context of its rich history and culture, its arts, and, of course, its cuisine. Subsequent chapters take readers to the gorgeous and historic Amalfi Coast and its islands and through the storied city of Naples, followed by visits to Vesuvius, Puglia, Calabria and Basilicata, and Sicily and Sardinia. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life in the south of Italy, and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Take a walk through old Naples; explore underground Naples; learn more about pizzas and pizzerias; take a Romanesque Puglia drive; journey through the Sila Mountains; and learn the truth about the Mafia in Sicily.

Moon Amalfi Coast: With Capri, Naples & Pompeii (Travel Guide)

By Laura Thayer

Moon Travel
Released: 2019-08-13
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From the pastel rooftops of Positano to the soaring peak of Monte Solaro, immerse yourself in la dolce vita with Moon Amalfi Coast. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries for spending 1 to 5 days in different spots along the Amalfi Coast, including Sorrento, Capri, Naples, and more, that can be combined for a longer trip
  • Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, hikers, history buffs, beach bums, and more
  • Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Swim in turquoise waters, relax on sun-soaked beaches, or hop on a boat and cruise past cliffs, coves, and secret caves. Go underground to see ancient ruins in Naples or climb the towers of medieval castles. Take a day trip to Pompeii and hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius, ride a chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro, or unwind in the natural hot springs that dot the island of Ischia
  • The best local flavors: Stroll quiet village streets where the scent of Sunday ragu fills the air, feast on fresh seafood steps from the Mediterranean, sip local limoncello on a sunny terrace, and chow down on authentic Neapolitan pizza
  • Honest suggestions from Amalfi local Laura Thayer on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of the Amalfi Coast
  • Handy tools including an Italian phrasebook and tips for seniors and traveling with children
With Moon Amalfi Coast's practical tips and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can experience the best of the Amalfi Coast.

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Moon Sarasota & Naples: With Sanibel Island & the Everglades

By Jason Ferguson

AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
Released: 2018-09-25
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  • Flexible, strategic itineraries from a weekend getaway in Sarasota to a full week exploring Florida's west coast
  • Honest advice for beach-goers, families, water sports enthusiasts, and more
  • The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, biking, bird-watching, and fishing
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves. Unwind on shell-scattered beaches or head inland to explore palmetto prairies and swampy forests. Indulge at upscale restaurants in Naples, browse fine art galleries, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Work up an appetite by paddling the Great Calusa Blueway, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the ocean
  • Expert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boat
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
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  • Background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, and culture
  • Full coverage of Sarasota, Charlotte Harbor, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, the Barrier Islands, Naples, and the Everglades
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