As with all major Italian cities, the list of stuff to do in Naples is a gigantic! A good place to start is the port area. The Castel Nuovo, one of the most important attractions in Naples, serves as the entrance to the city from the sea. Then, head to Piazza del Plebisticio where you'll find some of the most essential things to see in Naples, like the Basilica Reale San Francesco di Paola and the Galleria Umberto I.
If you continue walking to the historic city center, you'll find plenty of interesting things to do in Naples. Do not miss the National Archaeological Museum (one of the best archaeological museums of the world), the Piazza del Ges Nuovo, the diamond-shaped stone facade church of the same name, and the chapel of the impressive Naples Cathedral.
Other top places to visit in Naples are the celebrated archaeological ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the cause thereof: Mount Vesuvius. If you want to include some day trips on your list of what to do in Naples, the islands of the Gulf of Naples (Capri, Ischia and Procida) and the beaches of the Amalfi Coast are just a short ferry ride away!
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