Best time to visit Naples and Pompeii

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Best time of year to visit Naples and Pompeii

The Metropolitan City of Naples is a historical area in South Italy that is famous for the UNESCO-listed city centre, ancient ruins of Pompeii, and nearby Mount Vesuvius. April and May is the best time to visit Naples, and not only due to the comfortable weather and wisteria blooming. Maggio dei Monumenti is the festival of arts and culture that features theatre performances, exhibitions, and multimedia installations. May is also time for the annual donkey race Palio del Casale and the Wine&Thecity wine festival. September is another good time to visit Napoli to indulge in delicious food at Napoli Pizza Village Festival and beautiful Festa di Piedigrotta with colourful floats in Mergellina. Summer's scorching heat and tourist crowds might discourage you from visiting Naples from June to August. In winter, temps and tourist numbers drop.

4 THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES AND POMPEII (MAY 02 - MAY 11)

Wisteria

Wisteria

April–May • nature

Beautiful purple and violet flowers adorn the streets and landscapes of Naples and Amalfi coast

Artichokes

Artichokes

March–May • food

The Campania region is widely known for its produce of best artichoke in the world

Maggio dei Monumenti Napoli

Maggio dei Monumenti Napoli

May • event

Many palaces and private exhibitions become open for public once a year

Palio del Casale

Palio del Casale

May 09–10, 2020 • event

Traditional donkey races that started first to win over the most beautiful girl's heart

13 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Napoli Pizza Village Festival

Napoli Pizza Village Festival

September 13–22, 2019 • event

The festival of the most known Italian dish

Riti Settennali

Riti Settennali

August 19–25, 2024 • event

A little medieval town of Guardia Sanframondi situated about 60 km from Naples, hosts the mystical medieval event every seven years

Festa dei Gigli in Nola

Festa dei Gigli in Nola

June 22 • event

The event to celebrate the home-coming of Bishop Paolino in 431

Festa di Piedigrotta

Festa di Piedigrotta

early September • event

The folk tunes and floats in Mergellina

San Marzano Tomatoes

San Marzano Tomatoes

June–August • food

Tomatoes with a unique shape and a perfect taste

Marmeeting Mediterranean Cup

Marmeeting Mediterranean Cup

September 02, 2018 • event

A spectacular high diving competition in a scenic place

Napoli Teatro Festival

Napoli Teatro Festival

June 08–July 14, 2019 • event

Almost a month of extraordinary performances across the city

Festa della Castagna in Scala

Festa della Castagna in Scala

mid- to late October • event

The celebration of the perfect autumn snack—chestnut

Risotto alla Pescatora

Risotto alla Pescatora

June–August • food

A truly refreshing summer dish that is a classic for this area of Italy. Full of fine seafood, it is a divine gastronomic experience!

Wine&Thecity

Wine&Thecity

May 09–18, 2019 • event

A celebration of wine and the urban life of Naples

Festa delle Lucerne

Festa delle Lucerne

August 2022 (TBA) • event

Every four years in the borough of Casamale that stands close to Vesuvio there is a beautiful medieval ritual of dialogue between death and life

Spaghetti with Fresh Vongole

Spaghetti with Fresh Vongole

December–February • food

Although you can taste the dish with clams all year round, the wild clams season is only during the winter

Giffoni Film Festival

Giffoni Film Festival

July 19–27, 2019 • event

A film festival dedicated to kids and teenagers