Car rental Naples
Naples is a city in Southern Italy, the capital of the Campania region. Lying between two volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean, it is the third most populated municipality of Italy, and the fourth richest city in Italy, after Milan
and Turin. Being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and internationally famed for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music and cuisine, Naples makes one of the world's leading tourist destinations.
Driving your rental car in Italy
Naples has an extensive network of public transport, but car rental in Naples is still largely favored among tourists, as it extends the possibility to explore the city and its surrounding area to the full without the strain of time. For example you can rent a car in Naples and take a day trip to Reggia di Caserta, a huge 18 century royal palace and hunting lodge, and admire the marvelous scenery of an enormous park with lakes, rivers, statues and fountains. Or use car rental in Naples to tour the excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii nearby to the south of Naples. Further on from Pompeii, you can drive to Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on the Europe mainland. Or head down to the south to Paestum, Italy's most famous Greek excavation site. Naples is well connected to many cities by several major motorways, so those who'd like to extend the journey with car rental can easily drive to Rome by following A1 highway, the longest transalpine motorway in Italy
, which takes less than 2 hours drive. To enhance experience of car rental in Naples, driving in the city center during rush hours should be avoided and you need to pay extra caution to the scooters whooshing by.
Car hire & parking
Travellers by car rental in Naples can park in the Via Brin parking lot, an 800-car facility located halfway between the main train station and the port. It is 24-hour open and charge reasonable rates. You can also use pay parking on the streets where blue lines are drawn. It is important to book a GPS device from the car rental company, especially when looking for parking. Naples is not really a grid and it can take five or ten blocks if you tempt to drive around the block to find one parking. Another option is to park your rental car in a small town and use the public transport back to the center.
Sightseeing & activities
Naples has an inexhaustible range of sights to impress its visitors: the historic center of Naples appointed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, described by the UNESCO evaluation committee as being of exceptional value; Castelnuovo (Maschio Angioino), a huge medieval castle which houses the main city museum, containing various collections and a picture gallery; Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Napolitan National Gallery, featuring collections with Renaissance and Baroque Italian painting from artists of Caravaggio, Tizian, Giovanni Bellini.
Events & festivals
Naples caters numerous events that deeply tied with its historical and cultural roots: Festival for San Gennaro, celebrating Naples' patron saint, featuring a fascinating religious procession, with rose petals and silver statues of the saint; Pasta show, an international event dedicated to pasta, containing historical and educational itineraries about pasta, exhibitions, debates, shows and a chance to taste a whole variety of products.