All you need to know about Naples

Naples is the third largest Italian city after Rome and Milan, situated on the Bay of Naples in southern Italy. The city is overlooked by the still-active Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed Pompeii in 79AD. Founded by the ancient Greeks, Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Major historical landmarks in the city include the Duomi di San Gennaro, the Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo. Naples lies nearby the beautiful Amalfi Coast, a hotspot for travellers visiting southern Italy. Since the late 20th century, Naples has experienced sizeable economic growth due to the construction of the Centro Direzionale business district and investment in its transportation network. The Port of Naples is one of the largest on the Mediterranean and most important in Europe. When planning a business trip to southern Italy, be sure to check out our serviced apartments in Naples. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN NAPLES?

Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to Naples. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Italian city.

Transport in Naples

Naples International Airport is the local airport serving Naples and the Southern Italian region of Campania. There are two options for visitors travelling to the city centre from Naples International Airport. Firstly, the Alibus Shuttle takes 15 minutes to reach Naples, costing €5, with buses departing every 20 to 30 minutes. Secondly, a taxi journey is a slightly quicker method, with fares capped at €16. When travelling in Naples, the easiest way to get around the compact city is by walking. Other options for city travel include using the Metropolitana subway network, trams and funiculars for the steep hills. 

Weather in Naples

Naples has a Mediterranean climate which is characterised by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In summer, the city enjoys warm weather, with the sea breeze keeping temperatures in check. Autumn sees heavy rain in Naples, with winter being quite mild. Humidity is quite high all year round.

Cuisine in Naples

With Naples being the birthplace of pizza, the city has a legendary status in the world of global cuisine. Be sure to visit the incredible Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba pizzeria, as recommended by Italian chef Gino D’Acampo and featured on the TV series Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip, for the ultimate pizza! This iconic pizzeria was the original in Naples, with its roots tracing back to as early as 1738. Pizza aside, Naples is home to a variety of local and traditionally Italian pasta and seafood dishes.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NAPLES

-          -   Naples was founded by the ancient Greeks and was named Neapolis or ‘New City’ in the 8th century BC.

-          -   The historic city is the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in Europe, hosting many landmarks including Pompeii and Herculaneum, both destroyed by the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

-          -   The famous Margherita Pizza was named after Queen Margherita of Savoy after her 19th century visit to Naples.

-          -   Founded in the 17th century, The Camorra is one of the oldest and largest crime organisations in Italy.

-          -   Naples has the most Michelin Star restaurants in Italy, with 24 compared to 23 in Rome, the Italian capital.

-          -   Diego Maradona is an adopted Neapolitan. The Argentine legend helped Napoli win their first Serie A and European titles. Following his death, Napoli renamed their stadium the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. 

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Our serviced apartments in Naples are created with business travellers in mind. Offering a place for comfort and relaxation, our corporate accommodation is modern, spacious and comes fully furnished. Our apartments offer a unique flexibility that is rarely an option in standard hotel accommodation. Firstly, our guests can decide how regular they would like their corporate apartment to be serviced. This flexibility can help guests feel right at home in Naples, thanks to fewer intrusions. Secondly, our serviced apartments come equipped with cooking facilities which gives our corporate clients the option of cooking at home, our sampling some of the Naples’ great restaurants. This flexibility to cook at home can often make serviced apartments more affordable than hotels. Finally, the average one bedroom serviced apartment in Naples is approximately twice the size of a typical hotel room. Not only does this give our clients more room to relax, but the extra space provides them with the option of entertaining guests or conducting meetings in the living area.

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN NAPLES WITH SILVERDOOR?

Choosing to stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Naples can bring multiple benefits to corporate clients. With over 20 years in the business accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are best placed to organise your stay. We understand that that every business traveller has different needs, which is why our expert booking agents go above and beyond to source the best apartment for each client. With a solid expertise in the industry, our booking agents strive to ensure that every client is completely satisfied with the quality of their accommodation and the level of service quality they receive. Having a vast knowledge of our corporate apartment providers in Naples, we aim to offer the best accommodation in the city. We are always looking to expand our portfolio of top quality accommodation in the city, underlining our commitment to offering the best serviced apartments in Naples.