Naples is a relatively quiet city for tourists in Italy but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do. In fact, there are plenty of interesting things to do and see in Naples and this guide is packed with some of the best things to do in Naples at night. From taking a leisurely walk along Piazza San Pasquale to enjoying the views of Castel dell' Ovo or indulging in the traditional Naples' cuisine, we will tell you which are the best things to do in Naples at night.
Experience the vibrant Via San Gregorio Armeno
Wander along the narrow street of Via San Gregorio Armeno, surrounded by shops showcasing works of traditional art. If you’re lucky you’ll spot one of the artisans hard at work making something beautiful. It’s a relatively short street but take some time to explore it all and uncover the hidden gems waiting to be discovered. You could even purchase items you like and get them shipped home as many of the shops offer international shipping, just check the prices first as some of the pieces can be rather pricey.
Visit the beautiful Toledo metro station
It’s unusual for a transport hub to become an attraction. However, Toledo (Stazione della Metropolitana dell'Arte) is clearly an exception. This is a beautiful, must-see metro station with staircases that light up beautifully in a soft glow and walls are decorated with fixtures that look like waves. Toledo is spotlessly clean and a cheap way to travel. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into some magical art gallery rather than the Naples Metro.
Take a walk by Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli
Take a walk along the historic Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli. It’s accessible to the public and has no entry fee so it’s the perfect place to explore if you’re trying to travel on a budget. The beautiful promenade makes for a very romantic destination. Perfect for spending an evening by the waters with your special someone. There are plenty of restaurants around to prevent you from going hungry too. There is even a castle to be explored and the view of Mount Vesuvius is beautiful from here.
Discover the Gesu Nuovo Church
The breathtaking Gesu Nuovo Church closes at 8 pm on certain days, so make sure to check the website before visiting. You’ll be in awe of the extremely high ceiling and the imposing arches that support the structure. An immense amount of care has gone into decorating this church and it has got to be one of the most artistic churches in the world. The exterior might not be very appealing, but as soon as you step inside you’ll realize the interior definitely is definitely worth the visit.
Read books at the Libreria Berisio
A combination of a bar and a bookstore, what could be better? Libreria Berisio is the perfect place for any book lover (or bar lover) to visit. Libreria Berisio was originally just a bookstore but the bar was recently added. It’s not necessarily the place to read books, considering the typical lighting in bars. However, it certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t read if you want to. The bar offers a range of well-priced drinks as well so it’s the perfect place to meet some locals and grab a drink after a busy day of exploring the best things to do in Naples.
Listen to music at the Swig Shot Bar
The Swig Shot Bar - Vomero has been in operation since 2004. However, it is a hidden gem in Naples that most guidebooks miss which means it is not very famous yet. Sit back and relax while you enjoy a well-priced drink and great music. It’s the perfect place to start your night out when looking for the best things to do in Naples at night.
Savor different delicacies by going on a tour with a local
Explore an area of Naples hand-picked by your local Naples host for having the best variety of foods in the city. You’ll be able to experience all the places locals love to eat and while a helpful local insider helps you decipher all the dishes. You could taste the foods that make Naples’ cuisine famous across Italy, from deep-fried street food and buffalo mozzarella to delectable pastries. What better way to end off the day than with delicious food and a glass or two of some of the best wine produced in Italy’s Campania region.
Enjoy gluten-free food at Zero Zero Grano
A unique hidden gem in Naples, Zero Zero Grano is the first 100% gluten and lactose-free restaurant in Naples. You’ll find it in an alley of the Spanish Quarters, a stone's throw from the majestic Piazza del Plebiscito. Although this small family-run restaurant is gluten and lactose-free it’s a great place for everyone. Be sure to try the fried mountain bread with hot mozzarella or the fettuccine with shrimps, or if you’re looking for something sweet the tiramisu is a must-try!
Enjoy a traditional pizza
There are different types of pizzas in Italian cuisine. Neapolitan pizza has a simple feel to it, topped with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. One of the best places to eat Neapolitan pizza is Gorizia 1916 in the wealthy Vomero neighborhood. This family-run restaurant has been around for over a century, and it has famously remained open throughout both world wars. This pillar of the community has attracted Naples’ most distinguished characters over the years with its art-deco interior, white tablecloths, and quintessential career waiters in their elegant waistcoats, white shirts, and black bow ties. No trip to Naples would be complete without trying this classic dish.
A night out at Teatro di San Carlo
Spend an evening at one of the largest theaters in Europe and one of Italy's premier opera houses. The Real Teatro di San Carlo was built by King Charles of Bourbon, adjoining his Royal Palace. It was completed in 1737, and along with being the oldest continuously active opera house in Europe, it was the model for opera houses everywhere. Six levels of ornately decorated boxes surround the interior, highlighted by the even more lavishly ornate royal box. Be sure to check out their website for information on upcoming operas, concerts, and ballets. Fair warning, San Carlo has the reputation of attracting the noisiest and worst-behaved audiences in Italy so woe betides the tenor who misses his high C here.
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