At Naples Airport take the shuttle bus from just outside the arrivals hall to the car rental area where our desk is clearly visible. The airport is just 20 minutes drive away from the city centre. Our Naples Train Station office is located near Platform 5 in the station's shopping centre.
The traffic in Naples has a worldwide notoriety for the speed it moves at and the congestion that builds up. Drivers in the city have a creative approach to red traffic lights and junctions so exercise caution at all times. It is probably best to avoid the narrow streets of the historic centre but with a Sat Nav you should have no problem exploring the different districts of the city. Driving the coastal roads is enjoyable and rewards you with beautiful views. Be aware that speed limits on Italian roads vary according to the weather conditions.
The amount of traffic on Naples streets can lead to some chaotic parking situations but if you are lucky you might find some metered street parking in the central areas. If not, head to the open-air car parks on the outskirts of the city and finish your journey by bus or Metro.
Wherever you drive in your car hire around Naples you will come across evidence of its past from the ruins of Roman thermal baths in Agnano to the Norman Castel dell'Ovo in Posillipo. This strangely shaped castle houses the Naples Museum of Prehistory. Stop in San Carlo all'Arena to explore the largest palace in Naples, the Bourbon Hospice for the Poor. The Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte houses a must-see collection of Renaissance and Baroque art and furniture. In contrast, the business district or Centro Direzionale has the largest grouping of skyscrapers in Southern Europe. For something a little different, take a tour of the Teatro San Carlo, Naples' opera house or visit the medieval catacombs on the Capodimonte Hill.