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Travelling to Naples via Air

 

All of Europe’s principal cities are located within two-hour flight time and the whole of continental Europe is within four hours of Naples. Serving the city of Naples and the popular Amalfi Coast, Naples International Airport is a key regional hub. It was the first Italian airport to be privatized and run by GESAC, a subsidiary of British BAA (British Airports Authority), the company that manages the airports of London. The Naples International Airport is located in the suburb of San Pietro a Patierno, around 4 km from Naples city center. It is the largest airport in southern Italy, with around 140 national and international flights arriving or departing daily. 

 

Main destinations are Amburgo, Amsterdam, Atene, Barcellona, Basilea, Berlino Tegel, Berlino Schoenefeld, Bristol, Bruxelles, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Colonia, Dusseldorf, Edimburgo, Eindhoven, Francoforte, Genova, Ginevra, Istanbul, Katowice, Kiev, Londra Gatwick, Londra Luton, Londra Stansted, Madrid, Milano Linate, Milano Malpensa, Monaco, Mosca, Olbia, Palermo, Parigi CDG, Parigi Orly, Praga, Roma, Stoccarda, Torino, Trieste, Tunisi, Venezia, Verona, Zurigo, Bucarest, Liverpool, Praga. Moreover, during the summer time, Naples Airport is connected to New York JFK Airport by a direct flight.  The Naples Alibus Airport Shuttle transports passengers between Naples Capodichino Airport, the Central Train Station and Naples Molo Beverello Port. Stopping only at these three locations, it is a cheaper alternative to taking a taxi and more convenient then using the city buses. The Naples Alibus Airport Shuttle runs daily with departures every 20 to 30 minutes. Alibus Airport Shuttle connects Airport of Naples to the city centre in 30 minutes. UnicoAlibus tickets purchased on board the Alibus are €4. Tickets purchased at an authorised agent prior to boarding the Alibus are €3. 

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Travelling to Naples...

 

By Car

Naples is served by several major motorways. The Autostrada A1, the longest motorway in Italy, links Naples to Milan. The A3 runs southwards from Naples to Salerno, where the motorway to Reggio Calabria begins, while the A16 runs east to Canosa. The A16 is nicknamed the autostrada dei Due Mari ("Motorway of the Two Seas") because it connects the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic Sea.

 

By Rail

The city's main railway station is Naples Centrale, which is located in Piazza Garibaldi; other significant stations include the Naples Campi Flegrei and Naples Mergellina.  Since 2007, Naples has been connected to the main Italian cities by a high-speed railway run by Treno Alta Velocità, with trains running at almost 300 km/h (186 mph), reducing the journey time to Rome to under an hour, to Florence to around three hours, to Milan and Turin to around five hours, and to Genoa to around six hours. 

By Sea

The port of Naples runs several public ferry, hydrofoil, and SWATH catamaran services, linking numerous locations in both the Neapolitan province, including Capri, Ischia and Sorrento, and the Salernitan province, including Salerno, Positano and Amalfi. Services are also available to destinations further afield, such as Sicily, Sardinia, Ponza and the Aeolian Islands. The port serves over 6 million local passengers annually, plus a further 1 million international cruise liner passengers. A regional hydrofoil transport service, the "Metropolitana del Mare", runs annually from July to September, maintained by a consortium of shipowners and local administrations.

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Naples' streets are famously narrow (it was the first city in the world to set up a pedestrian one-way street), so the public commonly use compact hatchback cars and scooters for personal transit. However, Naples has an extensive public transport network, including trams, buses, funiculars, and trolleybuses, most of which are operated by the municipally owned company Azienda Napoletana Mobilità (ANM). Three public elevators are in operation in the city – one within the bridge of Chiaia, one in via Acton and one near the Sanità Bridge. The city furthermore operates the Naples Metro, an underground rapid transit railway system which integrates both surface railway lines and the city's metro stations. Suburban rail services are provided by Trenitalia, Circumvesuviana, Ferrovia Cumana and MetroNaples. Basic Unico Naplestransport tickets (biglietti) are valid for 90 minutes on all forms of transport within the city, cost 1.30 euro, and can be purchased at Tabacchi (tobacco shops) or newsstands. A daily pass is 3.70 euro.

Urban Transportation

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The Art Stations of Naples Metro are some stops of Naples Metro, in which special attention was paid to making the environment beautiful, comfortable, and functional. With the construction and expansion of numerous metro lines the municipality of Naples developed the project Stations of Art (also known as Hundred Stations Plan), with which it was intended to entrust the planning of metro stops to well-known contemporary artists and architects. Then, with a resolution (resolution of 19 May 2006 Number 637), the Campania region issued guidelines to be applied to the design and construction of a station. The Art Stations, distributed along the lines 1 and 6 of the Metro network, include more than 180 pieces of art created by 90 international authors and by some young local architects, allowing them to combine different architectural styles. On November 30, 2012, the Toledo station was eliged as the most beautiful of Europe by the Daily Telegraph; while the Materdei station resulted at 13° place. The Art Stations, as well as (as mentioned above) to be beautiful to look at, and comfortable to hang out, have also aims to redevelop the surrounding areas (such as Piscinola, Scampia or Chiaiano) and push the construction of new buildings (such as the Hospital of the Sea or the Citadel of the Book).

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Underground

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