Are you thinking about taking your date out for a fun romantic day in Naples?
Be it volcanic eruptions that destroyed Pompeii or triumphant reigns of several kings, the Italian city has a fascinating background.
It lies next to the Bay of Naples and draws travelers from all over the globe.
For couples who want a romantic escapade, Naples will provide a truly vibrant experience.
We’ve looked into all the romantic things to do in Naples and came up with the following list.
1. Visit Pompeii
Once a civilized city with luxurious vibes and busy streets, Pompeii fell victim to a disastrous volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
In the modern day, the ghostly site is a dream come true for archaeology fanatics.
Explore the preserved houses and workshops from the ancient times with your partner.
You can’t help but feel awestruck at the frozen time the Roman city has been embedded in.
The sudden eruption took the citizens by surprise and they were entombed in ash.
From lavish houses and Roman frescoes to the haunting Garden of the Fugitives, Pompeii takes you back in time.
To explore the entire site and the neighbouring culprit ‘Mount Vesuvius’, give yourself at least half a day on this fun trip.
- Departure Point: Hotel pickup
- Departure Times: 10.00 hotel, Rail Pick up 10.20, Star Hotel Terminus
- Duration: 4 hours
2. Day Trip to Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast is a picture-perfect destination for couples who want to revitalize their relationship.
From epic sheer cliffs and craggy shorelines to cerulean waters and quaint towns sitting atop mountains, the UNESCO-listed site surely deserves a day trip.
It has a plethora of activities that couples can enjoy together.
Watch dolphins frolicking in the seas at Sirenuses, hike through the Path of Gods to reach the splendid clifftop, spend some time at the coastal towns enveloped in a laidback air and dare to ride the cable car at Monte Faito.
After gazing at panoramas from the bird’s eye view, head over to Valle delle Ferriere.
It is a nature reserve with scenic trails, cascading waterfalls, and ancient ruins.
- Departure Point: Various centrally located pick up points
- Departure Times: 9:00am
- Duration: 8 to 9 hours
3. Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples
Hop upon a ferry and head over to the glorious isle.
Approximately 40 minutes long, the ferry trip from Naples to Capri is filled with mesmerizing sea views and glittering shores in the backdrop.
The glowing sea cavern, the Blue Grotto, hides on the coast of Capri, an island on Bay of Naples.
The sea cave receives sunlight through cavities and as a result, the entire chamber glows brightly.
Take a magical boat ride with your loved one and immerse yourselves in surreal beauty of the cave.
Other things couples can enjoy in Capri include having some incredible limoncella, strolling the scenic gardens at Villa San Michele and lounging at sun-kissed beaches of Marina Piccola.
- Departure Point: Molo Beverello, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy
- Departure Times: 8am
- Duration: 7 hours
4. Live Naples Shows
Naples holds centuries worth of art of all forms, and you can catch a wonderful glimpse of it by attending one of the live shows with your spouse.
Some of the most popular shows and concerts are based on the traditional Neapolitan music.
Live shows such as Traditional Neapolitan Music Concert, The Three Tenors and the Great Neapolitan Mandolins and Carl Orff- Carmina Burana are quite well-loved by travelers and locals alike.
If you are more into modern melody and prefer jazz and hip-hop, don’t worry.
The city hosts numerous concerts throughout the year.
It is better to book tickets in advance as slots tend to run out.
- Duration: Most shows under 2 hours
5. Naples Underground
Walking through an underground volcanic labyrinth does not seem quite romantic…
But trust us, it will be an exhilarating experience that you must try out with your beloved.
The mysterious maze is located 40 meters below the bustling historic district of Naples.
On the top, the castles and markets thrive while beneath the ground, a strange and almost gloomy ambience envelopes the tunnels.
The underground city consists of bomb shelters from the world war era, secret military passages and hidden royal pathways.
The Bourbon Tunnel has been renovated and is now somewhat of a vintage museum to take you back to 50s.
If you wish to travel further back in time, Neapolis Sotterrata, Fontanelle Cemetery and the Catacombs will deliver far more spookier experiences.
- Departure Point: Piazza San Gaetano, 68, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
- Departure Times: Every 2 hours between 10am and 6pm
- Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
6. Stroll down Spaccanapoli
Your trip to Naples will be incomplete without visiting the famous street, Spaccanapoli.
As the name suggests, Spaccanapoli is the longest street that has literally split the city into two.
The street is a designated UNESCO heritage site and invites you to embrace the joyous air it is embedded in.
As you two pass through the Via San Biagio Dei Librai, the whiff of freshly baked items and the sound of laughter will greet you.
Vendors proudly display meticulously made Napoleon craftwork that will definitely catch your eye.
You may end up with a memorable souvenir!
Then comes the historical complex of Santa Chiara with its splendid courtyards and Gothic-style cathedral.
When you plan a romantic vacation to Naples, make sure to traverse the rich alleys of Spaccanapoli.
- Departure Point: Insolitaguida Office in the heart of Naples
- Departure Times: Every half hour between 9am and 6pm
- Duration: 2 hours
7. Learn How to Make Neapolitan Pizza
Cozy up your starry-eyed trip to Naples by cooking up a local fare together.
While there are numerous options for romantic dates, creating an authentic Neapolitan pizza from scratch is definitely a sure win.
Under the guidance of a professional chef, prepare a classic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients.
Let it bake and sit down for a little chit chat with an appetizer and a drink.
The chef will tell you about the history of pizza and give you some tips.
When it is prepared, dive in and enjoy the piping hot cheesy meal that you made with your own hands from scratch!
Along with pizza, you will be served drinks and desserts too.
- Departure Point: Naples city center
- Departure Times: 11:30am and 6.30pm
- Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
8. Truffle-Hunting Experience
Truffles – aromatic, nutty and earthly, the edible fungus is considered to be a luxurious food item.
In Naples, travel through the mountainous and forested routes of Campania to hunt for truffles.
These fungi only thrive in special kind of soil and trees, so they are not easy to come by.
The private hunting tour includes an experienced hunter and a scent hound.
Amidst the mountains and forests of Monti Picentini and Terminio, look for these musky treats.
When you finally stumble upon them, have them with Italian cheese and wine.
Truffles taste strong with oaky and savory flavors with a sharp, olive-like aftertaste.
After a fruitful hunting trip, head down to a restaurant for a romantic candle-light dinner.
- Departure Point: Your centrally located Naples hotel
- Departure Times: 8:30am
- Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
9. Naples Street Food Tour
Put on your most comfy sneakers, sun hats and a bright smile.
Hold hands and begin the food tour in Naples.
The food tour has several tasting and dining locations where you can enjoy samples and even second helpings.
Along with munching on treats, check out the renowned landmarks of Naples and learn the story behind each site.
Popular stop-by locations are Piazza Bellini, Via dei Tribunali, Decumano Maggiore, Spaccanapoli, Museo del Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella and Piazza del Gesu Nuovo.
During the trip, share the most delicious stringy mozzarella, pastas, fried pizza, local coffee, gelato, pastries and much more.
The duration is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Departure Point: Dante, 80135 Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
- Departure Times: 10:45 and 5:45
- Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
10. Lunch & Wine Tasting at Mt. Vesuvius
One of the few active volcanoes in Europe, Mount Vesuvius is much more than lava-laden rock.
The mountain houses a famous vineyard where visitors can relish 6 kinds of local wines along with a sumptuous 3-course meal.
After the meal, visitors can take a tour of the vineyard and its rustic cellars.
Make sure to wear your best hiking shoes as there is an awesome hiking opportunity.
Follow the trail to the peak of Mt. Vesuvius and take a close look at the active crater.
You can also witness the panoramas of Naples from the top.
The tour is guided by an expert who will tell you exciting stories and historical facts.
- Departure Point: Napoli Centrale, Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 80142 Napoli NA, Italy
- Departure Times: 8:45am
- Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes
11. Teatro di San Carlo
Opera is a truly mesmerizing way to make us feel, hear and see the world around us in a different light.
The Teatro di San Carlo is a very prominent opera house in Naples.
It is based in a prime site right near the Piazza del Plebiscito and is directly connected to the Royal Palace.
Due to this pristine location, you also get to enjoy guided tours of the palace and visit the breathtaking museum in addition to the lovely opera.
Soak in the flawless architecture with intricate details and gorgeous marble layouts for a one of a kind, thoroughly romantic and wholesome experience.
- Address: Via San Carlo, 98, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm, Sunday 10.30am-12.30 pm.
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12. Castel dell’Ovo
Castel dell’Ovo is the oldest castle in Naples with breathtaking beauty, and a rich and intriguing history that is well worth a visit.
According to legends, the Roman scribe hid an egg under the very foundations of where the castle stands, and warned that if the egg breaks, the castle will also collapse with it.
The castle still stands, thankfully, with no traces of the magic egg…. Yet.
The beautiful, rocky island of Borgo Marinaro is home to this lovely castle with stunning views, especially through the castle’s ramparts.
Castel dell’Ovo also hosts a variety of events and art exhibitions round the year, and makes for a great backdrop for that picture perfect holiday postcard.
- Address: Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6.30 pm, Sunday 9am-2pm
13. Castel Nuovo
The dreamy and romantic Castel Nuovo is a treat for all the arts and history buffs.
Locals also know this majestic castle as Maschio Angioino, and it is located right in front of the Piazza Municipio and the city hall.
The castle is an architectural landmark, with medieval structure of 5 erect towers and a renaissance triumphal arch.
The castle holds within itself fragments of captivating history, ranging from frescoes by Giotto, Roman ruins, 17th to 20th century Neapolitan paintings and fascinating landscape paintings.
Take a walk along the vast ancient fortress with your significant other, and absorb the rich medieval atmosphere and historic beauty of the place.
- Address:Piazza Castello, 80133 Napoli
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-1pm
14. Catacombs of San Gennaro
Explore the enthralling millennial history buried deep in the ‘Valley of the Dead’ in Naples, and discover the intimate ties of devotion maintained between the city and San Genaro – their patron saint.
The catacombs have an eerie feel, and gives you a sense that the city is in fact layered, and hiding a lot of history underneath.
These catacombs have two segments open for tour, with tombs of noble families tracing back to the 2nd century AD.
The burial and worship sites are carved out of a porous stone called tuff, and it makes for a very unique experience that you get to share with your partner.
- Address: Via Capodimonte, 13, 80100 Napoli NA, Italy
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-2pm
15. National Archaeological Museum
In order to have a wholesome experience while touring a city, it’s important to explore the rich historic values and culture of the place.
Find out how it has evolved and impacted the life and arts of the current age.
National Archaeological Museum offers this, and much more to its visitors.
The building was converted from a lavish palace to a museum in 17th century, and hosts a number of prehistoric artifacts, as well as ancient works of art and old coins and currency.
There are educational tours around the museum conducted in Italian, English, Spanish, French and German.
You’ll also find fascinating ancient epigraphs, slogans from Pompeiian political campaigns and mesmeric local street poetry.
There’s a vast collection of mosaics, and beyond them a well-studied collection of ancient erotica to make your romantic date even more interesting!
- Address: Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Napoli NA, Italy
- Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-7.30pm, Closed on Tuesdays
16. Royal Palace of Naples
Visiting the Royal Palace in central Naples is an exquisite experience, with a palace, museum and historic destination of interest all in one.
The Bourbons refurbished and embellished the royal palace and its surrounding structures to make it the magnificent beauty that we see today.
Guided tours are very informative, and you get to see the grand exterior with marvelous architecture even when queuing for your turn.
The rich history and stories surrounding the palace make every structure and décor come to life.
Enjoy a romantic walk along the open square, and enjoy the tasteful variety of coffee shops, gelato, restaurants and shops in the area.
- Address: Piazza del Plebiscito, 1, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
- Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-7pm, Closed on Wednesdays
17. Naples Zoo
The attractive views and romantic setting of the Naples zoo with a spellbinding, lush green oasis and natural landscapes is as much for couples as it is for kids and families.
Naples has a lot of architectural beauty and aesthetically pleasing graffiti littered streets.
However, its lack of natural beauty and landscapes is compensated with the lovely Naples zoo.
See majestic swans swimming in the pond, the exotic African savannah, the tasteful exhibits of leopards, tigers, lions and elephants amongst other habitats and wildlife.
The zoo is surprisingly not noisy at all, and the greenery as well as the animals are very well looked after.
- Address: Viale John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 76, 80125 Napoli NA, Italy
- Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9.30-6pm, Weekend 9.30-7pm
18. Piazza del Plebiscito
The spectacular views and continental splendor of Piazza del Plesbiscito is unparalleled in its magnificence and beauty.
On one side, there are lovely vine covered slopes leading towards the Castel Sant’Elmo and Certosa di San Martino, and to the other side there’s the refined pink-hued Palazzo Reale.
It’s also the site of two monumental beauties of Naples – the Royal Palace and the Church of San Francesco di Paola.
The large square offers a lot of beautiful spots to explore and pose for charming couple snaps.
If you don’t want to miss out on any hidden gems, go for walking tours.
These could be delicious food tasting tours or educational guides that let you in on the history and significance of surrounding architecture and buildings.
- Address: Piazza del Plebiscito, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
- Opening Hours: Open 24/7
19. Naples City Hop-on Hop-off
A casual and fun way to explore the gorgeous city of Naples, is to take the exciting hop-on hop-off double decker bus tour with an open air top.
The bus tour gives you a chance to enjoy panoramic views, and makes over 30 stops throughout the journey on different routes.
This bus tour hits all the major attractions that Naples is famous for, including the historic museums and magnificent castles and palaces.
Taking these bus tours give you the liberty to discover Naples at your own pace, and absorb the scenic beauty through an open air top with the breeze blowing through your hair.
You also have the liberty to choose the stops and select from the three different routes the bus takes.
Use the bus as many times as you like with the 24-hour period on your ticket.
- Departure Point: Piazza Municipio or any of the city stops
- Departure Times: every hour from 9:30am
- Duration: 75 minutes
As you can see, there are plenty of things to do in Naples for couples.
We’re sure all the options listed will be fun and romantic, however, if you’re still not sure, you can check out other tours in the area.