Mergellina is the second port of Naples. Once frequented mainly by fishermen, this small port, situated in the suggestive scenery of the Caracciolo promenade, has been active only during the summer.
In the months of June, July and August the hydrofoils (passengers only) depart every day for Ischia Porto*. On weekends, other hydrofoils departure for the Pontine and Aeolian Islands.
*The number of connections with Ischia Porto is limited. So it's better to leave from Mergellina only for proximity or convenience.
From Mergellina, the hydrofoil takes 35 to 40 minutes to reach Ischia. For Ventotene and Ponza it takes 2 and 3 hours respectively; finally, for the Aeolian Islands, 4 and 5 hours depending on the final destination. Special mention for the marina. Mergellina is a privileged landing place for yachts and large boats sailing in the Mediterranean.
From Capodichino airport to the port of Mergellina, the predetermined municipal taxi fare is approximately € 25.00 (fares are global, not per person). The predetermined municipal rate must be requested at the time of boarding; the driver must issue a tax receipt before departure.
Alternatively, there's the Alibus, the public shuttle service that connects Capodichino Airport and Naples Central Station (the ticket costs € 5.00 and can be purchased on board). Once you reach the Piazza Garibaldi station, take the underground line 2. To reach Mergellina it takes about 20 minutes (stops: Piazza Garibaldi - Piazza Cavour - Montesanto - Piazza Amedeo - Mergellina). From Corso Vittorio Emanuele (outside the station), the port of Mergellina is about 500 meters away on foot.
From Naples Central Station to the port of Mergellina, the predetermined municipal taxi fare is approximately € 15.00 (rates are global, not per person). The predetermined municipal rate must be requested at the time of boarding; the driver must issue a tax receipt before departure.
Alternatively there's the Metro Line 2. To reach Mergellina it takes about 20 minutes (stops: Piazza Garibaldi - Piazza Cavour - Montesanto - Piazza Amedeo - Mergellina). From Corso Vittorio Emanuele (outside the station), the port of Mergellina is about 500 meters away on foot.
A few steps from the Caracciolo promenade and the port of Mergellina. Possible discounts for those who leave for Ischia, Capri and the Aeolian Islands (minimum 3 days of stay).
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About 300 meters from the port of Mergellina. Free return shuttle service for all customers heading to Mergellina (same property as Garage Victoria).
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In Mergellina there are Alilauro and Snav ticket offices, the two shipping companies that, during the summer, use the port for daily connections with the Island of Ischia and, during the weekend, with the Pontine and Aeolian Islands.
Mergellina is one of the most developed tourist areas of Naples. Once out of the port, simply head towards Piazza Sannazzaro to find (almost) all the commercial activities that you may normally need: newsstand; bar; tobacco; restaurants; pizzerias; clothes shops; fruit and vegetables; pharmacy and so on.
Mergellina is located on the sea and at the foot of the Posillipo hill. These two pieces of information are enough to give you an idea of what there's to see in Mergellina. To the landscape-environmental charm are added the historical one and the tourist-commercial activities.
For the first aspect, it's sufficient to consider that near the railway station of Mergellina (not even 500 meters from the port), there are the tombs of the Roman poet Virgil and, above all, that of the great Giacomo Leopardi. Both tombs are located inside the Vergiliano Park (Salita della Grotta, 20) not to be confused with the Virgilian Park of Posillipo.
For tourist-commercial activities, the reference point for nightlife remains Piazza Sannazzaro, where the famous Fountain of the Sirens is located. All around bars, restaurants, pizzerias, kiosks, ice cream parlors and trendy clubs. A very rich offer of food and entertainment that has expanded thanks to the pedestrianization of a large part of the Lungomare Caracciolo.
Right on the Caracciolo seafront, about a kilometer from the port of Mergellina, is the municipal villa. Inside, the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, the oldest aquarium in Italy (check if it is open on the website www.szn.it). A recommended stop especially if you are traveling with your children in tow. Finally, a little further on, the magnificent Castel dell'Ovo..