"Vedi Napoli e puoi muori" (Visit Naples and then you can die) said poet Virgil more than two millennia ago referring to the natural beauty hidden in southern Italy. The third city of the peninsula, counting the inhabitants, famous worldwide for its absolutely delicious cuisine, a real world of museums and art, Naples will guarantee a dream vacation! A city with a grand history, the place where pizza was "born" and where you can wander the winding streets countless, colourful rope laundry hung up to dry, the town promises to surprise you with the contrasts and Latin spirit. If you want to get into a place full of castles and churches, where you can enjoy Mediterranean flavours and the unique landscape, choose the holiday destination of Naples! "I'm leaving. I'll never forget Via Toledo or any other neighborhoods in Naples. To my eyes, there is no place for comparison, the most beautiful city in the Universe", wrote Stendhal.
A true living museum
Undoubtedly, a place of contrasts, Naples will open the door to a world spiced with luxurious buildings located next to the street where traders spread their goods, which flock to churches and palaces where the shadow of volcanic ash wants to throw into the sea. Silent sentinel of the city, Vesuvius amazes increasingly more often with its eruptions, so if you are lucky you may see with your own eyes the fire show. Do not miss a dip in the rocks of the Grotta Azurro (Blue Grotto), where you can let the boat tied and lying on your stomach can see an astonishing scene! In this part of the country Italians could not have preserved better the old monuments and archaeological sites, museums, home to works of art, like that of Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and Canova. The city can boast fantastic beaches while from its ports are frequently organized cruises to destinations such as Tunisia, Malta, Capri, Ischia and Sorento. If you want to be sure not to miss any sightseeing choose the city tours. A true living museum, Naples will remain in your memory.
What to visit
Do not forget to visit the old city, to admire the typical Roman street structure. In the historic centre between Piazza Garibaldi and Via Toledo you will find Piazza del Gesu Nouvo (Jesus Square), surrounded by many churches. There you will also see the Duomo, in whose chapel is enshrined blood of San Gennaro, the city patron. Go to visit Castel dell'Ovo, part of the Gulf, Capuano Castle, built by William I, Castle Maschio Angioino or Castel Nuovo. Do not miss the cities of Pompei and Herculaneum, Vesuvius buried in lava, Archaeological Museum, where you will enjoy some pieces from the Iron Age and Bronze, Piazza Plebiscito, City Square, San Domenico Maggiore or Royal Palace. Take your time to visit beautiful basilicas in the city such as San Francesco di Paola and Santa Maria del Carmine.
The zest for life of the locals will wake up your party mood. Undoubtedly, the local dialect and the traditional music will guide you through the thousands of colourful narrow streets. Street performers and puppet shows will be a treat of your trip in southern Italy. In time, the city has been time a great source of inspiration for artists of the world, and will be for you a unique experience. Do not forget to taste the delicious Napolitan pizza, famous all over the world, or to let yourself pampered with a spaghetti with clams course!