Italy is one of the most family-friendly countries in the world. From the historic highlights of Rome to the dreamy canals of Venice, children are welcomed with open arms. Your kids will be fussed over as grownups squeeze their cheeks and encourage them to “Mangia, Mangia”.
Naples, the largest city in Southern Italy, has managed to sneak under the tourist radar. This may soon change, thanks to United Airline’s new daily nonstop from Newark to Naples. Until the inaugural flight began on May 22, 2019, the only way to get to Naples from the US was via cumbersome connecting flights. The new nonstop departs Newark in the early evening and arrives in Naples the next morning, so with any luck the kids will sleep most of the way.
Naples is big, bold and chaotic, but its maze of narrow streets and residential neighborhoods ooze authentic old-world charm and small-town friendliness.
If you crave a tonic from the city’s urban pace, stroll over to the port and catch a ferry to one of the beautiful islands in the Bay of Naples for a seaside day trip with plenty of la dolce vita. Read on for our top picks of the best family activities in Naples.
Courtesy of Naples Underground
Glimpse what lies under the surface when you book the Naples Underground tour. You’ll descend below street level for a 2-hour guided tour, given in English several times daily. See the remains of a Roman theater, ancient burial sites and the Greco-Roman aqueduct that supplied the city with water for centuries.