How to travel sustainably?
Sustainable tourism in green Naples, which encourages the values of a green way of life on your trip, helps to preserve the living environment and the local community of the capital of Campania. You can discover what to look out for when travelling to Naples, in order to act sustainably and explore the different options that match your interests. Let your journey start with a sustainable choice of transport provider that will keep your carbon footprint low and therefore minimise the impact on the environment and people. When choosing accommodation, look out for ecotourism accommodation where the focus is on green tourism. Choose locally grown food, avoid eating dishes with meat, and try to mix your daily meals with fruit and vegetables. How to live sustainably in Naples:
- Use sustainable solution products, tailored to your needs. Daily use of products increases the amount of waste material and therefore greenhouse gas emissions, so use a sustainable bottle and metal jar for daily liquid intake, a metal straw, metal cutlery (knife, spoon and fork) and sustainable containers for prepared food and groceries.
- Your cosmetic bag should be ecologically and sustainably equipped. Buying cosmetic products can harm animals as they are used to test products, so use products with a NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS or cruelty-free label to help find sustainable solutions. Your bag should contain a wooden toothbrush and home-made products in metal containers.
- Discover the city in a green way of sustainable values with the right ideas. You can go around the city on foot or with an electric bike and scooter, which helps reduce the impact of harmful substances on the environment. For a relaxing day out, visit the Urbano dei Camaldoli, Falcone E Borsellino and Capodimonte Porta Piccola. You can spend the day wandering along the trails and exploring the natural sights.
The eruption of Vesuvius
The ancient Italian city of Pompeii, which operated not far from Naples in the province of Campania, came to an end with the eruption of the Vesuvius stratovolcano in 79 AD. The mystery of Pompeii, dating back to between the 7th and 6th centuries BC, thrills visitors to the archaeological site, which has been excavated 4 to 6 metres deep from under volcanic ash. Capturing the moment in the life of the Pompeians when the city burned at the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, it shows the everyday life of a Roman unearthed by the Pompeian excavations. Many archaeological sites were destroyed during the excavations, which is why the city of Naples remains the most misunderstood Italian city to this day. Pompeii suffered more than 1150 casualties when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Some of the bodies were found as if they had tried to escape the eruption.
Experience the Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius on a day trip from Naples to Pompeii, where you can visit the site and enjoy lunch. The tour continues to Mount Vesuvius and back to Naples. The offer to see the Pompeii Ruing and Mount Vesuvius includes both tickets. With the next offer you can explore Pompeii in the Virtual Archaeological Museum and see the reconstruction of the Forum, Baths and Amphitheatre. Explore the ancient city with 3D models. Relax on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius with a glass of Lacryma Christi DOC wine and spectacular views of the coastal towns of the Campania region. You can also choose between vegetarian and vegan meals prepared with locally produced food.
City landmarks with five hundred churches
Naples is the city that contains the largest amount of churches with chapels in the world. The city has a total of five hundred churches and two thousand chapels from different periods, built in the characteristic architectural styles of the profane building heritage. Of all the churches, the 13th-century Cathedral of the Assumption in Naples, designed in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Gothic styles, is the main place of worship. The Cathedral with the Royal Chapel of the Precious of Saint Januarius preserves the remains of Saint Januarius with two bottles containing the saint’s blood in a solid state. The dome of the Chapel of the King is decorated with frescoes by the Baroque painter Domenichino, who painted four acts: the Promise of the Neapolitans, the Meeting of the Saint with Jesus, the Presentation of the Virgin and the Patronage of the Saints.