Campervan hire Napoli
Home to Italy’s tastiest pizzas, juiciest tomatoes, and brightest coastlines, Naples is as inviting as the mouth-watering flavours it’s so cherished for.
Naples has all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience, yet unwitting tourists sometimes leave the city disenchanted due to the urban problems the poor city faces. Which is a shame, because Naples is incredibly rich otherwise. Napoli and the surrounding region of Campania produce the most iconic ingredients of Italian cuisine: soothingly-gooey buffalo mozzarella from the surrounding swampy hills, pulpy plum tomatoes from the fertile slopes of Mount Vesuvius, and Naples’ dry pasta that gets al dente like nothing else. If you believe a cuisine reflects the culture, then the artistic and passionate Napoli culture is rich indeed––as is the region’s incredible natural display of green mountains and black slopes, rugged outcrops of land towering above the mediterranean sea, and steam clouds rising from natural inland spas. Don’t let naive visitors put you down. Don’t compare the Southern capital to Northern Italy. Instead, hire a campervan in Naples and begin your road trip here, amidst the warm, welcoming southerners with their abundant way of life. We promise, you’ll be rewarded.
Depot + Transfer
Heading into the south of Italy by plane and looking for a campervan hire in Napoli? We’ll pick you up at the Naples International Airport with your RV, free of charge during regular hours!
You can also drop off your campervan at the airport, making for a seamless road trip.
Parking in the city
Naples is hard to navigate on four wheels, as is parking your rental RV. Street parking is very limited. Car parks in the city (your nearest option is the one in the marina) cost €20 per day. We advise using a car park for your campervan or motorhome, as they are safeguarded.
Camping grounds nearby
Camping around Naples is very easy and safe due to two guarded motorhome campsites that cost around €20 per night. Area Parking IPM is a little bit north of the city centre, while the campervan park of Camper Club Napoli is about 10 km from the centre, but with a metro connection.
Founded in the 7th century BC by a Greek colony, Naples is steeped in Hellenistic culture. With the ancient Romans greatly revering the even more ancient Greek, Naples got to keep its culture, dignity, and much of its independence when it became a Roman colony. Napoli then stood by the Roman Republic as an ally against the Carthaginians, and even withstood the rampaging forces of Hannibal. Talk about a formidable city!
History shows in one of Italy’s oldest cities. Begin your day by making your way on your motorhome or campervan hire to Castel Nuovo, and see how the New Castle is actually very old––but has a 15th-century facelift in the form of a magnificent marble arch. From there, make your way to the nearby Piazza del Plebiscito, home to some of the city’s most magnificent monuments. The royal palace and San Francesco Basilisk are the obvious spectacles here, but the Gran Caffe Gambrinus, Naples’ most opulent coffee corner, is the highlight of your stop at the square––especially if you like a good espresso.
Fueled with caffeine and good spirits, have a stroll about the charming old town. We recommend you keep a steady pace and put in a few extra miles to really work up an appetite. As a matter of fact, have two walks: one before lunch (note that Italian restaurants close in the afternoon, usually between 4pm and 7pm) and an extra long one along the docks and parks of Naples afterwards. Why? So you can eat as much pizza as possible in the city where they do pizza best!
What to discover
In and around the city
The stratovolcano that looms over Naples casts not just an ominous shadow over the Campanian landscape, but over its history too. Everyone since 79 AD has heard of the terrible eruption and total decimation of whole towns by the lava-spewing, volcanic-ash-coughing and rock-hurling Vesuvius.
The most famous places to have wiped out by Vesuvius’ wrath are the city of Pompeii (housing almost 20,000 people at the time of eruption!) and the town of Herculaneum. Both are highly worth a visit!
Buried 40 meters beneath the hustle and bustle of today’s metropolis, lie the silent remnants of old Naples. Old as in 2,400 ancient years old.
Join a tour through the tunnels and along the steps that lead to the forgotten world of a mighty and complex civilization that came before us–– Graeco-Roman aqueducts, theatre ruins and an emperor’s dining hall.
The world owes Italy for numerous things, not the least of which is pizza––and while the saus-covered flatbread is tasty all over the Boot, it is most delizioso in Naples.
No wonder, because some of the most signature pizza-toppings originate in Naples. Margherita, anyone? Or how about a Marinara instead? Artisanal neapolitan pizza is so fingerlicking good, the cooking process follows ten commandments!
Looking to hire a campervan in Amalfi? This town and commune on the Gulf of Salerno is only a 1,5 hour drive from Naples, even though it feels like another world!
Quaint and colourful rows of houses nestle amongst the rock outcrops out this heavenly stretch of emerald coastline. Amalfi is where you work on your tan line, gorge on seafood, and have a blasted good time!
175 kilometres. That’s what it takes to get to the heart of a province of pristine coastlines, white cliff-top towns, and the Tremiti Islands. Foggia is the capital of, yes, the province of Foggia–and your gateway to a coastline that resembles the Croatian coast of Dalmatia.
If you’re looking for a campervan hire in Foggia, we think it best (and most fun!) to rent a campervan in Naples and drive over to this beautiful region! That way, you get to see how distinctly different Foggia is from the other side of The Boot!
Reggio di Calabria isn’t just another place to hire a campervan. Instead, this is the ultimate destination for an epic road trip from Naples to Sicily! Along the way, you’ll drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast, through national parks, and get to visit the cliff-top town Tropea.
Reggio Calabria is separated from the Sicilian Island by a narrow strait; crossing the water only takes a short ferry ride. So your road trip by van doesn’t have to stop there either!