Remember that if you do not speak the language, you can be at a disadvantage. At major tourist sights and most hotels, there are people who speak English.  However, learning a few basic greetings, numbers, or how to order food will be a huge asset to you. First time visitors to Naples should go to an Information Point or tourist office. Maps, brochures, and events schedules can all be attained at an Info Centre. They can be found at Capodichino airport arrivals terminal, inside Napoli Centrale train station, next to Galleria Umberto shopping complex across from the San Carlo Opera House, and in Piazza Plebiscito off Via Toledo.

The  'Museo Archeologico Nazionale' (open daily 9am -7pm, closed Tuesdays) has a world renowned collection of frescoes and mosaics from Pompeii , Roman sculpture, glass and coins.  It is a wonderful add-on if you are also going to Pompeii or have already been as most of the items of note has been removed and installed there. Cost is 10 euros (as at Feb 2011) but included in the artecard.

Piazza Plebiscito is a lovely wide open square with the Royal Palace on one side, and nearby are the glass-domed 1890s Galleria Umberto , Teatro San Carlo , Palacio Real and Castel Nuovo.  This one small area of Naples can be your entire day. It is a beautiful area chock full of shops and restaurants! Castel Nuovo, Teatro San Carlo, and the Church & Palace at the Piazza Plebiscito can all be entered and explored for a small fee. Though as at Feb 2011, the Castle Nuovo has been occupied by some squatters.

The Spaccanapoli district (head up Via Toledo & turn right at Via Biagio dei Librai) contains a collection of churches from every important era. Visit the Duomo and chapel of San Gennaro, patron saint of the city, Gesu Nuovo church with its baroque interior masked by dull grey rusticated stones, and Santa Chiara church across the street with its peaceful handpainted tile cloister. Nearby are the tunnels of the underground Napoli Sotteranea , first used by the Greeks and later used as aqueducts and bomb shelters during World War II. Visit http://www.napolisotterranea.org/

Naples can seem busy and chaotic at first, but it is a relaxed city at heart. Take your time and explore, take wonderful pictures, and have lunch at a Pizzeria or enjoy a gelato as you stroll and people watch. For those who want to relax and take a bus through Naples there is a Hop-on Hop-off Bus. It provides a guided tour while traveling the streets of Naples  and some routes visit Posillipo with great views of the bay.  http://www.viator.com/showDetail.jspa..

Eating in Naples: eating in incurs a "coperta", which is usually 1 euro for small restaurants and can be 3 euros for bigger ones, sometimes you have 10% service charge on top of it, and its pretty non-negotiable.  a pizza costs around 7 euros, 1 euro for an espresso, 1.50 euro for a croissant, 2.50 euro for a 66cl peroni in a restaurant, 3 euros for dessert.