Port Location: Naples is one of the most iconic places in southern Italy and it sits on the south-west coast of the country. In fact, it is a important strategic position for trade to the whole of the southern region in general.

Transport: The port of Naples is very centrally located within the city and the Stazione Maritima is in such a position so that you can walk straight into the town itself. Getting around Naples is easy too as many places are within a short walking distance however an efficient train system is present and there are taxis in abundance (although ensure first that it is an offical cab).

Description: Naples boasts one of the largest ports in Italy and there is around 25 million tonnes of cargo that passes through it annually. The port of Naples welcomes around 65,000 ships per year and it is the main port that services the entire southern region of the country.

Sightseeing and Excursions: The city is one of the oldest in the world in terms of how long it has been inhabited and its history stretches back to the 9th century BC. One of the star attractions is Mount Vesuvius that is the only active volcano on the European mainland and tours to the sight are readily available.

The Museo Archeologico Nazionale is another historically wonderful attraction that has many interesting and important artifacts from the region and no trip to Naples would be complete without a visit to Pompeii. Once home to 20,000 people, it was virtually submerged in ash and lava after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius over 2000 years ago and it is a living museum as you can walk around the original streets and see some of the original houses and architecture.

Beaches: Naples benefits from having quite a few beaches in its vicinity however the best advice to to take the hydrofoil to some of the islands close by such as Amalfi or Ischia for a better and more relaxed experience.

Shopping: If you are docking in the port of Naples then you will find an a vast array of shops in the city. The Via Chiaia, which is only a short walk from the port, is the main retail area of the city and has a fantastic selection of chain stores and designer outlets. You can also find many local and cultured shops here as well that sell traditional Neapolitan products such as wines and ceramics.

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