It depends ...I would say at least 1 week but it will be rushed
For those places, you may be able to do it in a week though I can’t imagine it.
For “everything”? a year or a lifetime....
I agree. Two weeks... It really depends on your meaning of "see" LOL!
31 years and still working on it.Edited: 11 May 2018, 00:49
"d..a..y..s.."??.....in my opinion, a week surely isn't enough time...you need at least 4 nights just for Naples (which is only 3 full days). These destinations are not amusement parks....think about what you'd like to experience, rather than what you'd like to cover.
Only "all churches worth visiting" deserve at least 1 week in Naples, and still some interesting churches would be left out of the plan.
1 week in Naples and 1 week visiting the rest would be enough to leave without the feeling that you have just scratched the surface, but it's still far away from being enough for everything.
On a more realistic note, assuming that you do not want to spend 2 weeks in a single region of Italy: 4 days in Naples and 5 days for the rest is enough to visit the very essential without rushing.
Exploring Naples for 42 years and still being continuously surprised by this amazing city.
Thank you for replies.
Of course I don't want to visit "everything", but I don't want to leave missing something.
Let me compare visit to Naples to my visit in Catania from last year. I spent three full days alone covering Catania and made one-day trips to Syracuse, Taormina, Noto, Caltagirone, Enna and I've climbed Etna. So I am thinking along similar lines this year. Naples as a base + one-day trips. 7-10 days.
I love castles, archaeological sites, museums, churches, ruins, to the point of being a maniac. I hate beaches and clubs. So, basically, I am focused on seeing as much as can be seen within the time period. And it never feels rushed for me, I love sightseeing and also I do a lot of walking as a long-distance runner.
As a sidenote, I am astonished how many negative opinions about Naples I've found not only in this forum. I don't understand people who complain about the city being ugly and dirty while at the same time being totally not interested about what it has to offer. I've heard similar opinions about Catania and spent three days there, never getting bored.
So back to topic, what can be done, realistically, in 7-10 days, assuming there are obvious places to visit (Vesuvius, Pompei, Capri) and days should offer varied experiences (mountain hiking, islands, museums, ruins etc.). Trip similar to the Catania one.
Btw, somebody above said week in Capri and still not enough... C'mon, the island is only 10 square kms. :P