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Airlines flying to Naples from which airports in the UK

Famous for its fascinating history, colourful people and traditional food, for many, Naples represents the 'true heart' of Italy. Luckily, travellers are able to take advantage of cheap international flights from a number of UK airports.

From London, regular direct services to the Italian city depart from both Gatwick and Stansted airports.

For those holidaymakers heading to Italy from the north, flights are available from Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle airports, while Scottish travellers also have the option of flying from Glasgow International.

In addition, flights to Naples also depart from Birminghan and East Midlands, as well as Bristol and Belfast International.

Airlines flying from the UK to Naples

Alongside British Airways' services from London to Naples, a couple of low-cost airlines operate the route, with this competition helping to keep airline ticket prices down.

For example, budget carrier easyJet flies to the city from Liverpool, Gatwick and Stansted.

Meanwhile, thomsonfly operates services from Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester, though some of these services are suspended over the winter months.

Where is Naples in Italy?

The capital city of the Italian region of Campania, Naples sits on the coast of the Bay of Naples in the south of Italy.

Historians estimate that the city's history goes back almost 3,000 years, with Naples having played a major role in international trade over the centuries and this cosmopolitan feeling is still evident today.

Any stop overs?

Flights between the UK and Naples take around two hours, with all services direct.

However, many travellers look to take advantage of affordable airline ticket prices between the UK and Italy and opt to fly back from another city, with the coastal road up to Rome boasting some stunning scenery and fascinating stop-off points.

Things to see and do in Naples

Naples is without a doubt one of Europe's top short-break destinations, offering visitors a rich mix of highlights.

Simply walking around the Unesco World Heritage Site-listed historic centre is a highlight in itself, with religious sites such as the Baroque New Jesuit Church and the Santa Chiara Monastery within walking distance of the stunning piazzas of Gesu and Santo Domenico Maggiore, where locals and tourists alike gather to swap stories and relax.

Other historical highlights include the tunnels running underneath the old town, which were used as bomb shelters during the 1940s, and which offer visitors a glimpse of the city's Roman past.

In addition, the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace and the varied art galleries and museums all vie for tourists' attentions.

Away from the churches and squares, the Bay of Naples is also home to a number of ancient castles and fortresses, though the true highlights are a trip to nearby Pompeii or to Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the Roman settlement centuries ago.

At night, the frantic pace of Naples keeps on going, with hundreds of bars and restaurants boasting Italy's 'best pizza' or gelato, most of which are located between the best hotels in the historic centre.


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