When to go to Naples
Naples is incredibly hot during the months of July and August and humidity can be incredibly high. The sea breeze does make the heat bearable to some degree. During spring an autumn, Naples is quite pleasant in temperature, but frequent showers can be expected. This is particularly true for March, April and September. Many people feel the best time to visit the area is March or October. At this time, the place is reasonably quiet, but you do have the best chance of experiencing some warmth in the sunshine.
Between November and February, the weather is crisper. There is still frequent sunshine, but some dreary weather can also be expected. During the winter months, some snow can be seen on the top of Mount Vesuvius, which does form a beautiful picture.
If you are considering a visit to Naples, you may want to think about what is on in the city. Naples is a party city and there are many festivals all year round. Many of these festivals have their roots in religion, and there are many events around Christmas, Easter and the Epiphany. Three times a year, a ritual that is said to represent the liquefaction of the blood of Saint Gennaro takes place. Saint Gennaro is the patron saint of Naples. The miracle of Santa Maria del Carmine is also commemorated.
July and August are some of the hottest months in Naples and this is when you will truly notice that many buildings donít have air conditioning. This is why most theatres are closed during this time. However, rather than stopping performances, the theatres host open air shows instead.
Naples recognizes a number of public events. Being such a religious city, if these events are based on the Catholic faith, everything will be closed. This includes post offices, public offices and banks. The feast of Saint Gennaro is on the 19th of September, when nothing at all is open in Naples.
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