Torre del Greco is the most populous centre in the Vesuvius National Park, universally known for its renowned coral industry and its interesting museum. But there are many sites of historical interest worth visiting: the Church of Santa Croce, Palazzo Vallelonga, the Villa del Cardinale, Villa Porta and the Epitaph in honour of Philip IV of Habsburg. Also not to be missed is the impressive panorama on the slopes of Vesuvius offered by the Camaldoli Convent and the Villa delle Ginestre, which hosted Giacomo Leopardi.
Various types of excursions depart from the city centre to the crater of Vesuvius, while in the harbour and the old town centre you can still see lava flows from the eruptions that have taken place over the last few centuries.
Torre del Greco also preserves a centuries-old maritime tradition. There are many shipping companies based in the city and most of the population still works in shipping. The small restaurants and trattorias in the centre also give a good idea of its seafaring character, serving delicious fish and shellfish dishes.