Car hire in Naples
The perfect hire car will soon be yoursWhether you fancy a sprightly compact, a dependable estate, a suave saloon or convertible, or a spacious people carrier, we have the perfect car for you in prime locations across Naples.
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One of Europe’s oldest cities, explore Naples and beyond with Avis. Purr past glamorous hotels and rococo churches and negotiate its historic centre teeming with shrines and market stalls.
Park up to peruse the National Archaeological Museum, which houses the most impressive Roman finds from Pompeii. Another site well worth your time lies underneath the Cathedral of Naples: the catacombs of San Gennaro, dating back to 200 AD.
Head to upmarket Chiaia for its sleek shops and meander west towards the port of Mergellina. Drive from here along gorgeous Posillipo, a road that sweeps up the headland separating the bays of Naples and Pozzuoli. Gaze across to Mount Vesuvius’ misty peak.
Remember, you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across Naples and beyond.
Drive east from Naples to Pompeii, the city buried under volcanic ash in 79AD. Allow a half-day to wander the ghostly Roman streets. Continue to the immeasurably attractive Amalfi Coast where cliffs dotted with sleepy, picturesque towns look out over sea and sky. Be ready for some James Bond-like swerving: 1,000 hairpin bends have been counted along this stretch.
Take a break in pretty cliffside villa clusters like Positano and, further along the coast, Amalfi. The town and commune of Ravello, perched high on the hillside like an eagle’s nest above Amalfi, is arguably the most charming resort on the Neapolitan Riviera.
Worried you’ll get lost?
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax. Request yours when you book.
Not to be missed in NaplesAt the end of 1500s the news of the possible visit of King Philip III in the city of Naples created quite a stir. In fact, the capital of the Viceregno had no place to host the most powerful man in the world. After countless changes, the viceroy Don Fernando ordered the construction of a residence for the distinguished guest.
The Palazzo Reale was commissioned to Domenico Fontana in 1600, who delivered it after only two years, even if not completely finished. Too bad, however, that the capricious King Philip III changed his mind without warning: he decided not to visit the city of Naples after all. Should you be better organised than the King you can visit the Royal Apartment, the Royal Chapel, the gardens and the court theater.
The veiled Christ in the Chapel of San Severo is one of the most fascinating and mysterious works that can be seen in the city. It is said that the veil of marble on the body of Christ, is actually a veil in fabric, transformed into rock thanks to a special liquid invented by the sinister Prince of San Severo, an illustrious alchemist. Many, however, argue that the surprising effect is all the result of the talent of Giuseppe Sanmartino, the sculptor who created the veiled Christ. The discovery of a secret room and of some macabre works, visible in the Chapel of San Severo, have contributed to giving the Prince and the veiled Christ an aura of mystery.
Discover the wonders of Naples and surroundings on board your Avis rental car