Naples, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Naples, Italy? Whether you are looking for the best slice of pizza or exploring the city's rich history and culture by visiting popular attractions like the National Archaeological Museum, the Royal Palace of Naples, and the Naples Cathedral, you're in for something special.

For a more unique experience, you can take a ride on the Naples Metro, visit the city's many art galleries, or enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants.

If you're planning to go to Naples, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Naples, Italy

Based on the climate and weather in Naples, the best time to go is June, during which you may be able to attend Pizzafest, which is a must for pizza lovers.

September brings the Festa di Piedigrotta musical event, which may be of interest as well. See below for details.

Important essentials for Naples, Italy

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Naples, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

 

Activities for Naples, Italy

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Naples.

If you are going to go to the beautiful Naples Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit Certosa e Museo di San Martino, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Castel dell'Ovo, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Naples.


  • Capri and Blue Grotto tour

    If you go to Naples, you must visit the Blue Grotto, if only for the Instagram photos. This is an easy day tour that will handle everything for you.

    Check out the tour


  • Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello private tour

    If you're into culture, consider doing a tour of the Amalfi coast with a private guide. With a private tour, you can set your own agenda and see the sights at your own pace.

    Check out the tour


  • Private Naples food tour

    In Naples, you must do at least one food related activity. This one is a tasting tour of all of Naples' favorite foods, including pizza, pasta, and wine.

    Check out the tour


  • Day tour to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii

    We would probably do this one on our own, either by renting a car or by public transportation. However, if you want to save time and see Pompeii, this is a great option.

    Check out the tour


  • Capri Private boat tour

    If you're looking to splurge, consider a private boat tour. You can relax and sip wine while you're whisked to all of the top attractions in the lap of luxury.

    Check out the tour

 

 

What to wear/what to pack for Naples, Italy by month

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January

If you visit Naples during January, you are likely to see that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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February

Traveling to Naples in February, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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March

If you are traveling to Naples in March, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Naples in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May in Naples is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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June

If you are traveling to Naples in June, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you go to Naples in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August for Naples can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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September

September in Naples is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

If you go to Naples in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Naples is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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