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As the train heads south from Rome, you slip across that invisible line which marks the start of the Italian South - a region known in Italian as the mezzogiorno. Rome is ambiguous, but Naples is assertively part of southern Italy. The principal city of the Campania region, Naples is the jumping-off point for excursions to Vesuvius, Pompeii and the Sorrento Peninsula. The celebrated coastal villages of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello are all within easy reach. So too are the islands of Capri and Ischia.

Make time, too, for Naples itself (called Napoli in Italian). It’s a complex, fascinating city – one which has many different moods. Wander the lively back alleys of the Old Town (called the centro storico) and then cut down to the laidback waterfront district for sea views and seafood.

Long-distance trains from northern Italy all arrive at the main station, Napoli Centrale. It’s on Piazza Garibaldi just east of the city centre. Centrale is also the departure point for trains to Calabria and Sicily. Local trains to Sorrento do not serve Centrale; they stop instead at Piazza Garibaldi station, which is just two minutes on foot from Centrale - and actually underneath the mainline station.

Naples has no international rail services. But it has a superb range of high-speed trains to cities in northern Italy. There are hourly departures to Milan, with the fastest trains taking just 4 hrs 15 mins. Rome is just over an hour away. But journeys to the south are much slower. The fastest trains from Naples to Palermo (in Sicily) take over nine hours. The journey to Taranto (though the hills of Basilicata) takes over four hours.

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London to Naples by train

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London to Naples by train

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Paris to Naples by train

from £43.80

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Rome to Naples by train

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Venice to Naples by train

from £28.40

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Reggio Calabria to Naples by train

from £17.60

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Brindisi to Naples by train

from £32.00

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Pompei to Naples by train

from £2.30

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Turin to Naples by train

from £40.50

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Syracuse to Naples by train

from £26.80

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Pisa to Naples by train

from £11.80

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Caserta to Naples by train

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Messina to Naples by train

from £11.50

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Capaccio to Naples by train

from £5.30

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London to Naples by train

from £88.30

Avg 2 changes 15hr 35m

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Salerno to Naples by train

from £3.80

Avg 0 changes 33m

Palermo to Naples by train

from £22.20

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Taormina to Naples by train

from £11.50

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Sapri to Naples by train

from £8.60

Avg 0 changes 1hr 41m

Florence to Naples by train

from £19.20

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Siena to Naples by train

from £38.20

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Bari to Naples by train

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La Spezia to Naples by train

from £11.70

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Geneva to Naples by train

from £141.30

Avg 1 change 8hr 36m

Verona to Naples by train

from £45.00

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Milan to Naples by train

from £26.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 7m

Formia to Naples by train

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Genoa to Naples by train

from £26.80

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Bologna to Naples by train

from £24.00

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Villa San Giovanni to Naples by train

from £11.50

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Basel to Naples by train

from £111.50

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Vietri sul Mare to Naples by train

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Fiumicino to Naples by train

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