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N A P L E S
Adventures Ashore Port Guide®

Where Art Steems Vibrant with Life
and a Culture Lies Frozen in Time
The sunny Bay of Naples is one of Mediterranean. In 892 A.D., Sorrento
Italy’s most beautiful sights, and the fought a naval battle against Amalfi over
gateway to the South. control of trade.
The isles of Capri and Ischia beckon Amalfi later became an important mar-
offshore, as the plumed heights of itime republic, like Venice and Genoa,
Mount Vesuvius dominate the skyline. and played an important role in transport-
ing Crusaders to the Holy Land. Some
From Capo Miseno on one side to the
of the largest and most powerful galleys
lovely Sorrento peninsula on the other,
of that day were built along these shores.
white sands and sapphire waters paint
an unforgettable picture. Naples and Sicily were united in a large
Naples was founded by Greeks from southern kingdom, which was ruled by
nearby Cumae, who saw the obvious a confusing series of German, French
ITALY and Spanish monarchs. Among the
AT A GLANCE
value of a protected anchorage with
almost unlimited capacity. They called most interesting was Charles I of Anjou,
it “New City” or Neapolis. brother of St. Louis of France, who was
SIZE: 116,303 square miles, named king by the Pope in 1268.
about the size of Florida and The same New City was conquered by
Georgia combined. the Romans in the 4th-century B.C., His grandson, “Robert the Wise”
but the Greek language and customs attracted poets, painters and scholars to
POPULATION: 57,772,000,
about one-fourth the U.S. population. remained strong for the next 800 years. Naples, and established one of the most
brilliant courts of the medieval period.
LANGUAGE: Italian The ancient Romans never considered A large population and flourishing trade
Naples and the surrounding region to helped to assure Neapolitan domination
CAPITAL: Rome
be very important, but they were still of the central Mediterranean.
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: Republic attracted by such obvious natural beauty.
The fertile lands and the sunny, mild In 1504, the great soldier Gonzalo de
CURRENCY: Euro
climate made it ideal for farming. Cordoba defeated the French and made
TIME ZONE: GMT +2 Together with Sicily, the entire Naples part of the growing Spanish
Campanian region was a principal Empire of Ferdinand and Isabella. For
breadbasket of the Roman Empire. the next two centuries, southern Italy
would be tied to the exciting history
Many villas and estates were constructed of Spain, although taxes were more
ABOUT YOUR PORT GUIDE
This is your guide to Naples, specially
here for wealthy landowners and prosper- oppressive than ever.
prepared by Princess Cruises. This guide ous merchants. The rich and famous of the
is intended to assist you if you are on a Empire nearly always had houses here, in A Neapolitan school of painting
shore excursion, touring independently addition to those in Rome and elsewhere. developed, with strong influence from
or doing both. Spanish and other Italian artists, like
Please note that the information provided is During the middle ages, Naples, Amalfi, Caravaggio. Magnificent palaces were
Naples

general in nature and is subject to change. Sorrento and several other local towns built during the baroque and rococo
grew wealthy trading with the eastern periods, especially along the Via Toledo.
Adventures Ashore Port Guide ~ Naples
®
Places of Interest Practical Information

AMALFI COAST DOCKING LOCAL CUISINE - Food Specialties
It was not until the 19th-century that powerful that the world was at their feet! Plates and cups could be made of earth- Beginning shortly after Sorrento and stretching Your Princess ship docks in Naples. The dock is The Campania region’s cuisine is mostly simple fare,
to Salerno, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most approximately 3/4 of a mile from the city center. using fresh local ingredients. The tomatoes here are
Naples lost its reputation as a sophisti- Even today, we gasp at their lavish and enware, metal or glass, and were richly spectacular drives on any Italian route. Please refer to the Naples City Map for the exported around the world, and you can see vines
cated capital city. The last kings were indulgent lives. decorated. The dining room was the most general location. hanging outside almost every home. You’ll want to
ruthless tyrants, who used repression to CAPRI
A characteristic Pompeiian house would highly decorated room of the house. The most sought-after island in the Bay of
try the pasta, which is usually cooked al dente
SHORE EXCURSION DEPARTURES
maintain their misrule. Ferdinand II was Naples. Capri’s dramatic cliffbound scenery has
(chewy rather than soft). Some specialties include:
be rather dull from the outside, with Shops and stores along the Via Passengers will meet at a specific location for each
nicknamed “Bomba” because of his cruel attracted visitors throughout history - such as shore excursion departure. Please refer to your tour Spaghetti alle vongole: Made with clam sauce,
nothing but bare walls visible, and very dell’Abbondanza present a fascinating Augustus, Tiberius, D.H. Lawrence and George
bombardment of Messina during the few windows. ticket and the Princess Patter for the correct place either white or red
glimpse of Pompeii’s commercial life. Bernard Shaw.
revolution of 1848. Garibaldi finally and time. Your Shore Excursion staff will be at that Pizza alla marinara: Simple yet tasty pizza made
conquered the entire southern realm Once through the main entrance, Most shops are open to the street, CASTEL DELL’OVO – OR “EGG CASTLE” location to assist you. with tomatoes, garlic and oregano
in 1860, and united it to the new however, you would see a rectangular sometimes with serving windows Legend says that the 12th-century castle was TAXIS Insalata Caprese: Slices of fresh mozzarella and ripe
built over an egg placed here by Virgil in Roman
Kingdom of Italy. entry court called an atrium, open to for convenience. times; if the egg breaks then Naples will fall.
Taxis are available outside the port gates. red tomatoes, garnished with basil
the sky, and lavishly decorated with Confirm your fare with driver before departing.
Melanzane alla parmigiana: Fresh eggplant fried
Naples today is a lively and animated mosaics, marbles, statues and paintings. Some shops are equipped with counters CASTEL NUOVO TRAINS and layered with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
city, which preserves the reminders of its There was frequently a basin in the holding bins or storage jars built right Known as the “Maschio Angiono”, this fortress Trains are available from Naples to Herculaneum,
was erected in 1282 by the Angevins and later Drink Specialties - The region produces a number
past in a fan-shaped halo over the beauti- center to catch rain water. Around the into them. Business owners often lived rebuilt by the Aragonese rulers who succeeded
Pompeii and Sorrento. Local currency will be needed of excellent wines, among them:
ful bay. Lavish mansions and churches in rooms behind the store, or on an for the fare. For more information about the
court, there were usually small sleeping them. The entrance incorporates an impressive
Circumvesuviana inquirte at www.vesuviana.it Whites: Gragnano, Falerno, Lacrima Cristi,
nestle among poor districts. The Royal cubicles for members of the family. upper floor. marble triumphal arch.
Greco di Tufo
Palace of Capodimonte offers a stunning HYDROFOILS
They were quite simple, since most day- CASTEL SANT’ELMO Reds: Aglianico, Taurasi, Falerno
panorama of the entire city. The National Many roads in Pompeii are lined with Hydrofoil service is available from Naples to Capri
time activities took place in other rooms. Occupying Naples highest point, this Spanish
and Sorrento. Local currency will be needed for the
Museum displays unique treasures taken sidewalks a foot or more above the street fortification was built in the 14th century to It is always recommended that you drink bottled
fare. Please inquire at www.volovianare.it water while in port.
A large study or reception room for the level. Stepping stones were placed to dominate the port and the old city.
from Pompeii and other ancient sites.
head of the household was the central allow pedestrians to cross in wet weath- SHOPPING TIPPING
GALLERIA UMBERTO I
Just offshore is Capri, one of the world’s hub, where books and money were kept. er, but spaces were still left to allow The turn-of-the century arcades offer a retreat
Naples and the Amalfi Coast offer a wide variety of Suggested tipping is 10 percent for good service.
most beloved islands. The name means merchandise, from top fashions to local handicrafts.
Dining rooms and larger salons for family wheels and horses to get by easily. from the bustling Naples streets.
You’ll find good buys in: Leather: Local factories SOME USEFUL WORDS
“Goat Island,” and Capri is well suited activities completed the rectangle. and vendors offer bags, shoes and clothing Jewelry: Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . Si
HERCULANEUM
for these sure-footed animals. After the discovery and excavation of Ruins of a Roman town buried under the Beautiful cameos and coral pieces Embroidery: Table No . . . . . . . . . . . . . No
More elaborate houses could have several Pompeii (which began in 1748) the find- volcanic mud from the gigantic eruption linen and crocheted lace are a regional specialty Yes, please . . . . . . . Si grazie
Unlike nearby Ischia, which is volcanic, other hollow courtyards added, with fish of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Intarsia: This wood-inlay art form is a centuries-old
ings took Europe by storm. The so-called Thank You . . . . . . Grazie
Capri is a mass of limestone which ponds or warm baths common for tradition Popular shopping areas in Naples are along Excuse me, sorry . . Scusi
Pompeiian style of frescoes on a red or NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
was once a part of the mainland. The wealthy families. The museum houses one of the greatest
Via Chiaia, Via Dei Mille, Via Roma, Corso
Good Morning . . . Buon giorno
Greeks settled there in ancient times, black background became an overnight Umberto, and Via Duomo.
collections of antiquities. Mosaics, sculptures Goodbye . . . . . . . . Arrivederci
then the Romans. A colonnade or elaborate portico was sensation. Royal palaces and country man- and artistic objects unearthed at Pompeii PUBLIC SERVICES
almost taken for granted as a necessary sions adopted ancient styles of decoration and Herculaneum are found within the PRINCESS CRUISES AGENTS
Banks: Most banks are open Monday through
In case of emergency while you are ashore,
The Emperor Augustus was so enchanted decoration. Even ordinary meals were and furnishings, with the subsequent museum as well as the colossal Farnese Bull. Friday from 8:20 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. and from
please contact:
with Capri that he built a villa for him- elaborate affairs with several courses. enrichment of the entire civilization. PIAZZA PLEBISCITO
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
self, complete with roads and aqueducts. Guests reclined on large couches covered Holme & Co. S.r.l.
There is so much to learn in Pompeii, Modeled after Bernini’s Piazza St. Peter in Museums: The National Archaeological Museum
Via Santa Lucia 50
His successor Tiberius added several other with pillows, while a great variety of Rome. Pompeii Ancient Roman resort buried is open Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m.
and the city itself is a great teacher. by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Naples, Italy
villas, then moved here permanently to 7:00 p.m.; closed on Tuesdays. The Royal Palace
food was served. Royal Palace Dates from the 1600s and has Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 80132
for the last 10 years of his life. He saw been renovated and remodeled throughout 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; closed on Wednesdays. Telephone: 39-081-7647075
nowhere else in the world which could the centuries. Telefax: 39-081-7647520
Shops: Most stores are open from 10:00 a.m.
compete with such beauty! POMPEII to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
Ancient Roman ruins buried by the eruption closed Sundays and on special holidays.
Beyond any doubt, a visit to Pompeii of Mt. Vesuvius.
will teach you more about the ancient Post Office: There is a post office within the pier
SORRENTO area. Open hours are 8:30am to 12:30pm Monday
Romans than most other activities. Charming cliff-top resort town. through Friday.
Pompeii and the neighboring town of
TEATRO SAN CARLO PROPER ATTIRE
Herculaneum were destroyed and buried The largest opera house in Italy and one of the Please wear proper attire ashore when planning to
by a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. This most distinguished in the world. visit churches, cathedrals and other sacred places.
catastrophe killed 2,000 people, but it Shorts for both men and women are considered
also preserved a unique look at their way improper. Women should also cover their bare
THESE SITES CAN BE FOUND ON THE
of life. Vesuvius managed to freeze an MAP AT THE BACK OF THIS GUIDE
shoulders.
Gymnasium ruins
entire society at one instant of time, so
that we are able to study the lives and
Note: The information in this port guide is subject to change without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience,
customs of 2,000 years ago. but Princess Cruises cannot accept responsibility for any such alterations. Thank you.

As the playground of the first century’s
superstars, Pompeii offers an intimate
look at the lives of people so affluent and Amalfi coastline
Adventures Ashore Port Guide ~ Naples
®
Places of Interest Practical Information

AMALFI COAST DOCKING LOCAL CUISINE - Food Specialties
It was not until the 19th-century that powerful that the world was at their feet! Plates and cups could be made of earth- Beginning shortly after Sorrento and stretching Your Princess ship docks in Naples. The dock is The Campania region’s cuisine is mostly simple fare,
to Salerno, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most approximately 3/4 of a mile from the city center. using fresh local ingredients. The tomatoes here are
Naples lost its reputation as a sophisti- Even today, we gasp at their lavish and enware, metal or glass, and were richly spectacular drives on any Italian route. Please refer to the Naples City Map for the exported around the world, and you can see vines
cated capital city. The last kings were indulgent lives. decorated. The dining room was the most general location. hanging outside almost every home. You’ll want to
ruthless tyrants, who used repression to CAPRI
A characteristic Pompeiian house would highly decorated room of the house. The most sought-after island in the Bay of
try the pasta, which is usually cooked al dente
SHORE EXCURSION DEPARTURES
maintain their misrule. Ferdinand II was Naples. Capri’s dramatic cliffbound scenery has
(chewy rather than soft). Some specialties include:
be rather dull from the outside, with Shops and stores along the Via Passengers will meet at a specific location for each
nicknamed “Bomba” because of his cruel attracted visitors throughout history - such as shore excursion departure. Please refer to your tour Spaghetti alle vongole: Made with clam sauce,
nothing but bare walls visible, and very dell’Abbondanza present a fascinating Augustus, Tiberius, D.H. Lawrence and George
bombardment of Messina during the few windows. ticket and the Princess Patter for the correct place either white or red
glimpse of Pompeii’s commercial life. Bernard Shaw.
revolution of 1848. Garibaldi finally and time. Your Shore Excursion staff will be at that Pizza alla marinara: Simple yet tasty pizza made
conquered the entire southern realm Once through the main entrance, Most shops are open to the street, CASTEL DELL’OVO – OR “EGG CASTLE” location to assist you. with tomatoes, garlic and oregano
in 1860, and united it to the new however, you would see a rectangular sometimes with serving windows Legend says that the 12th-century castle was TAXIS Insalata Caprese: Slices of fresh mozzarella and ripe
built over an egg placed here by Virgil in Roman
Kingdom of Italy. entry court called an atrium, open to for convenience. times; if the egg breaks then Naples will fall.
Taxis are available outside the port gates. red tomatoes, garnished with basil
the sky, and lavishly decorated with Confirm your fare with driver before departing.
Melanzane alla parmigiana: Fresh eggplant fried
Naples today is a lively and animated mosaics, marbles, statues and paintings. Some shops are equipped with counters CASTEL NUOVO TRAINS and layered with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
city, which preserves the reminders of its There was frequently a basin in the holding bins or storage jars built right Known as the “Maschio Angiono”, this fortress Trains are available from Naples to Herculaneum,
was erected in 1282 by the Angevins and later Drink Specialties - The region produces a number
past in a fan-shaped halo over the beauti- center to catch rain water. Around the into them. Business owners often lived rebuilt by the Aragonese rulers who succeeded
Pompeii and Sorrento. Local currency will be needed of excellent wines, among them:
ful bay. Lavish mansions and churches in rooms behind the store, or on an for the fare. For more information about the
court, there were usually small sleeping them. The entrance incorporates an impressive
Circumvesuviana inquirte at www.vesuviana.it Whites: Gragnano, Falerno, Lacrima Cristi,
nestle among poor districts. The Royal cubicles for members of the family. upper floor. marble triumphal arch.
Greco di Tufo
Palace of Capodimonte offers a stunning HYDROFOILS
They were quite simple, since most day- CASTEL SANT’ELMO Reds: Aglianico, Taurasi, Falerno
panorama of the entire city. The National Many roads in Pompeii are lined with Hydrofoil service is available from Naples to Capri
time activities took place in other rooms. Occupying Naples highest point, this Spanish
and Sorrento. Local currency will be needed for the
Museum displays unique treasures taken sidewalks a foot or more above the street fortification was built in the 14th century to It is always recommended that you drink bottled
fare. Please inquire at www.volovianare.it water while in port.
A large study or reception room for the level. Stepping stones were placed to dominate the port and the old city.
from Pompeii and other ancient sites.
head of the household was the central allow pedestrians to cross in wet weath- SHOPPING TIPPING
GALLERIA UMBERTO I
Just offshore is Capri, one of the world’s hub, where books and money were kept. er, but spaces were still left to allow The turn-of-the century arcades offer a retreat
Naples and the Amalfi Coast offer a wide variety of Suggested tipping is 10 percent for good service.
most beloved islands. The name means merchandise, from top fashions to local handicrafts.
Dining rooms and larger salons for family wheels and horses to get by easily. from the bustling Naples streets.
You’ll find good buys in: Leather: Local factories SOME USEFUL WORDS
“Goat Island,” and Capri is well suited activities completed the rectangle. and vendors offer bags, shoes and clothing Jewelry: Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . Si
HERCULANEUM
for these sure-footed animals. After the discovery and excavation of Ruins of a Roman town buried under the Beautiful cameos and coral pieces Embroidery: Table No . . . . . . . . . . . . . No
More elaborate houses could have several Pompeii (which began in 1748) the find- volcanic mud from the gigantic eruption linen and crocheted lace are a regional specialty Yes, please . . . . . . . Si grazie
Unlike nearby Ischia, which is volcanic, other hollow courtyards added, with fish of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Intarsia: This wood-inlay art form is a centuries-old
ings took Europe by storm. The so-called Thank You . . . . . . Grazie
Capri is a mass of limestone which ponds or warm baths common for tradition Popular shopping areas in Naples are along Excuse me, sorry . . Scusi
Pompeiian style of frescoes on a red or NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
was once a part of the mainland. The wealthy families. The museum houses one of the greatest
Via Chiaia, Via Dei Mille, Via Roma, Corso
Good Morning . . . Buon giorno
Greeks settled there in ancient times, black background became an overnight Umberto, and Via Duomo.
collections of antiquities. Mosaics, sculptures Goodbye . . . . . . . . Arrivederci
then the Romans. A colonnade or elaborate portico was sensation. Royal palaces and country man- and artistic objects unearthed at Pompeii PUBLIC SERVICES
almost taken for granted as a necessary sions adopted ancient styles of decoration and Herculaneum are found within the PRINCESS CRUISES AGENTS
Banks: Most banks are open Monday through
In case of emergency while you are ashore,
The Emperor Augustus was so enchanted decoration. Even ordinary meals were and furnishings, with the subsequent museum as well as the colossal Farnese Bull. Friday from 8:20 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. and from
please contact:
with Capri that he built a villa for him- elaborate affairs with several courses. enrichment of the entire civilization. PIAZZA PLEBISCITO
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
self, complete with roads and aqueducts. Guests reclined on large couches covered Holme & Co. S.r.l.
There is so much to learn in Pompeii, Modeled after Bernini’s Piazza St. Peter in Museums: The National Archaeological Museum
Via Santa Lucia 50
His successor Tiberius added several other with pillows, while a great variety of Rome. Pompeii Ancient Roman resort buried is open Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m.
and the city itself is a great teacher. by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Naples, Italy
villas, then moved here permanently to 7:00 p.m.; closed on Tuesdays. The Royal Palace
food was served. Royal Palace Dates from the 1600s and has Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 80132
for the last 10 years of his life. He saw been renovated and remodeled throughout 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; closed on Wednesdays. Telephone: 39-081-7647075
nowhere else in the world which could the centuries. Telefax: 39-081-7647520
Shops: Most stores are open from 10:00 a.m.
compete with such beauty! POMPEII to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.;
Ancient Roman ruins buried by the eruption closed Sundays and on special holidays.
Beyond any doubt, a visit to Pompeii of Mt. Vesuvius.
will teach you more about the ancient Post Office: There is a post office within the pier
SORRENTO area. Open hours are 8:30am to 12:30pm Monday
Romans than most other activities. Charming cliff-top resort town. through Friday.
Pompeii and the neighboring town of
TEATRO SAN CARLO PROPER ATTIRE
Herculaneum were destroyed and buried The largest opera house in Italy and one of the Please wear proper attire ashore when planning to
by a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. This most distinguished in the world. visit churches, cathedrals and other sacred places.
catastrophe killed 2,000 people, but it Shorts for both men and women are considered
also preserved a unique look at their way improper. Women should also cover their bare
THESE SITES CAN BE FOUND ON THE
of life. Vesuvius managed to freeze an MAP AT THE BACK OF THIS GUIDE
shoulders.
Gymnasium ruins
entire society at one instant of time, so
that we are able to study the lives and
Note: The information in this port guide is subject to change without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience,
customs of 2,000 years ago. but Princess Cruises cannot accept responsibility for any such alterations. Thank you.

As the playground of the first century’s
superstars, Pompeii offers an intimate
look at the lives of people so affluent and Amalfi coastline
naples_SHXPRTGDE_0001

N A P L E S
Adventures Ashore Port Guide®
Where Art Steems Vibrant with Life
and a Culture Lies Frozen in Time
The sunny Bay of Naples is one of Mediterranean. In 892 A.D., Sorrento
Italy’s most beautiful sights, and the fought a naval battle against Amalfi over
gateway to the South. control of trade.
The isles of Capri and Ischia beckon Amalfi later became an important mar-
offshore, as the plumed heights of itime republic, like Venice and Genoa,
Mount Vesuvius dominate the skyline. and played an important role in transport-
ing Crusaders to the Holy Land. Some
From Capo Miseno on one side to the
of the largest and most powerful galleys
lovely Sorrento peninsula on the other,
of that day were built along these shores.
white sands and sapphire waters paint
an unforgettable picture. Naples and Sicily were united in a large
Naples was founded by Greeks from southern kingdom, which was ruled by
nearby Cumae, who saw the obvious a confusing series of German, French
ITALY and Spanish monarchs. Among the
AT A GLANCE
value of a protected anchorage with
almost unlimited capacity. They called most interesting was Charles I of Anjou,
it “New City” or Neapolis. brother of St. Louis of France, who was
SIZE: 116,303 square miles, named king by the Pope in 1268.
about the size of Florida and The same New City was conquered by
Georgia combined. the Romans in the 4th-century B.C., His grandson, “Robert the Wise”
but the Greek language and customs attracted poets, painters and scholars to
POPULATION: 57,772,000,
about one-fourth the U.S. population. remained strong for the next 800 years. Naples, and established one of the most
brilliant courts of the medieval period.
LANGUAGE: Italian The ancient Romans never considered A large population and flourishing trade
Naples and the surrounding region to helped to assure Neapolitan domination
CAPITAL: Rome
be very important, but they were still of the central Mediterranean.
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: Republic attracted by such obvious natural beauty.
The fertile lands and the sunny, mild In 1504, the great soldier Gonzalo de
CURRENCY: Euro
climate made it ideal for farming. Cordoba defeated the French and made
TIME ZONE: GMT +2 Together with Sicily, the entire Naples part of the growing Spanish
Campanian region was a principal Empire of Ferdinand and Isabella. For
breadbasket of the Roman Empire. the next two centuries, southern Italy
would be tied to the exciting history
Many villas and estates were constructed of Spain, although taxes were more
ABOUT YOUR PORT GUIDE
This is your guide to Naples, specially
here for wealthy landowners and prosper- oppressive than ever.
prepared by Princess Cruises. This guide ous merchants. The rich and famous of the
is intended to assist you if you are on a Empire nearly always had houses here, in A Neapolitan school of painting
shore excursion, touring independently addition to those in Rome and elsewhere. developed, with strong influence from
or doing both. Spanish and other Italian artists, like
Please note that the information provided is During the middle ages, Naples, Amalfi, Caravaggio. Magnificent palaces were
Naples
general in nature and is subject to change. Sorrento and several other local towns built during the baroque and rococo
grew wealthy trading with the eastern periods, especially along the Via Toledo.