Although Naples is an inexhaustible source of wonders, you can take advantage of the position of the city using it as a starting point for visiting other places, organizing short trips or excursions in the surroundings. In addition to the city transport, you can join several bus tours or boat tours, some of which include the chance to have lunch, dinner or aperitif on board!
If the weather is fine, it is a very good idea visit the city of Pompeii, Unesco world heritage. Leaving from Neaples by train or renting a car, you can take part to a few hours tour, private or in groups, and walk in the city buried by Vesuvius volcanic ashes. You can explore everything in Pompeii: the main square, the forum, the baths, the ancient houses…
If you love nature, a good idea for an excursion consists in spending a day walking on Vesuvius. In addition to being able to observe different species of plants, trees and meet many animals during the trekking activity, you can take part in food and wine events such as tastings of local wines such as Lacryma Cristi.
From Vesuvius you can easily reach the archaeological area of Herculaneum, another city buried by the ashes of the 79 d.c. eruption. The city, divided by insulae, is very interesting from an urban point of view. Plus, there are so many monuments to see such as the theatre and the houses that are so different from the Pompeii ones, in plans and in the materials.
Beach lovers can choose tours on the Amalfi coast or can explore small and big islands of Naples surroundings such as Nisida, Procida, Ischia, Capri. All the places are reachable also with cruises that can last one day or more. Also in this case you can choose to plan a private tour or a group trip. Among the most desirable boat trips there are those in Sorrento and Positano, whose beauty is known all over the world.
Who prefer join excursions staying closer to Naples can take part to trips to the Solfatara di Pozzuoli, an example of the volcanic area of the Campi Flegrei. In this kind of tours are included visits to Flavio amphitheatre, an important Roman architecture, and to the Serapide temple in the historic centre of Pozzuoli. Near Pozzuoli are the Cuma excavations, where you can see the cave of the Sibilla and the temples.