Arriving by Naples by car

How to get to Naples by car—and where to park it so you don't have to drive there

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Getting to Naples by car is easy. Just follow the A1 from Rome. However, I would avoid this at all costs. Try to arrive by train or other means, because actually driving in Naples is a headache you don't want.

Only drive in Naples is you have a death wish or are practicing for the demolition derby. Neapolitan motorists drive twice and fast and three times as aggressively as your average Italian, and while red lights seem to be considered optional in the rest of Italy, here they're ignored entirely.

No city in Europe (save perhaps Palermo or Athens) is more stressful, aggravating, confusing, and downright dangerous to drive in. If you want to explore the Amalfi Coast by rental car, pick it up the day you leave Naples (or, better yet, take the train to Sorrento and pick up your car there).

Do yourself a favor and park you car as soon as you arrive in Naples.

Parking garages in Naples

There are garages:

  • Near the Molo Beverello ferry docks at Via Alcide De Gaspari 14 (tel. +39-081-552-5442)
  • In the center, between Piazza Plebescito and Castel dell'Ovo at Via Orsini 20 (tel. +39-081-764-9618)
  • In the old center between Via Toledo and Piazza Municipio at Via S. Tommaso d'Aquino 44 (tel. +39-081-55106843) and at Via Incoronata 22–24 (tel. +39-081-551-9185)
  • Several long blocks south of the central train station at the intersection of Via Brin and Via Volta (tel. +39-081-763-2855)
  • By the Mergellina train station near the Mergellina docks at Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 40 (tel. +39-081-761-6374)

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Napoli tourist information

Napoli toursit office:
Via San Carlo, 9
tel. +39-081402394

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Napoli toursit office:
Via San Carlo, 9
tel. +39-081402394

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