Skip Navigation

Naples or Rome?

Travel Forums Europe Naples or Rome?

1. Posted by Cptobvious (Budding Member, 5 posts) 10 May '06 10:42

Im going to be in Italy in Venice and wanted to make one more stop there before heading to France, I was looking for advice about which is a more enjoyable place to spend 3 days or so. Naples or Rome?

BTW if anyone also knows im curious how long a train ride would take including boarding and everything from one of those places to our next stop which is Monaco. Would it be an entire day if we left in the morning?

2. Posted by Stratego (Budding Member, 14 posts) 10 May '06 11:00

Rome! Don't be a fool, go to Rome.

I spent stayed in Naples and I'll probably never go back. It was the dirtiest city I have ever been to. Oh, and if you have a guidebook, tear out the page that says which are the best pizza places, it's all a lie. I tried those places and it was the worst pizza I ate while in Italy.

Anyways, Rome is a beautiful place and a life-time isn't enough time, right ;)

Great backpacking advice can be found at www.europeanpilgrimage.com

3. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member, 203 posts) 11 May '06 04:14

from venice to rome by train: from 4hours and half (with eurostar, the fastest train)to 5 hours and half (with intercity)

rome-monaco monte carlo by train: from 8 to 9hours and half, depending on the train.
check timetable here:
http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html

I like naples, but I prefer rome. Besides, if you want to reach naples you have to add 1 or 2 hours more to your journey (depending on the train), both for going and for coming back.

4. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member, 203 posts) 11 May '06 04:21

If you mean Monaco in germany:

rome-monaco (in germany):from 10.30 hours to 11 .30 hours by train

otherwise you can fly with a low cost company, from rome to Munich (monaco, germany)
http://www.blu-express.com/cgi-bin/airkiosk/I7/181002i?BV=2&LANG=EN&LFF

5. Posted by nickla (Respected Member, 223 posts) 11 May '06 05:50

Rome hands down, i agree with Stratego, i spent 3 days in Naples and wished i hadnt!!! Couldnt wait to leave, whereas Rome i absolutely loved. Loads to see, good transportation and a lovely place.