Moving around the city using public transportation is extremely easy. A one way ticket costs €1.10, the daily ticket costs €3.50. For further information on the public transportation you may visit the following sites:
The official site of public bus transportation is that of ANM (in Italian)
Naples enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long summers from mid-May to mid-October and with mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.
See the Napoli Meteo webpage for more details.
Italian is the official language. English is widely spoken. French, German and Spanish are also spoken.
The currency of Italy is the Euro (€).
Banking hours for the public: Monday-Friday 08:00-13:30.
There are many Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) outside most branches of banks in all towns and in the main tourist resorts.
Hotels, large shops and restaurants normally accept credit cards and traveller’s cheques. Banknotes of major foreign currencies are also acceptable.
Rates of exchange are published daily in the local press and are broadcasted via the media.
Because of the 10% service charge levied in hotels and restaurants, a tip is not mandatory, but it is always welcome. Taxi-drivers, porters, hairdressers etc., always appreciate a small tip.
It is recommended that participants arrange insurance for medical expenses, loss and accidents occurring during the conference.
Electricity in Italy conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins. (see below)
Many hotels in Naples have adapter plugs that can be loaned to guests; you could also purchase adapters at the airport or main railway stations.
Shop opening times vary depending on their type and location, though shops normally open at 10:00; some of them may be closed from 14:00 to 16:00.
Pharmacists and drugstores stay open during shopping hours. Late night chemists are listed in the daily papers.
Tourist information points are placed at the following addresses
Useful information may be found at the following sites:
A tourist pass for Naples and the surrounding area is available and can be bought at the Campania Arte Card website.
via dei mille 16
80121 naples (italy)
for technical info: