The capital of Campania
Being the capital of Campania region of Italy, Naples is also the third largest city of the country with a population of around 3 million people. It is set around the Bay of Naples and lying in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.
Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. This is a former Greek trading center that was established in 600 BC. The city was later conquered by the ancient Romans and became a residence of several emperors of that time.
Naples is rich in historical, artistic and cultural traditions. It has its own Neapolitan language and its own distinct cuisine. The world-famous pizza is originated here in the 18 th century and is eaten like many other delicious local foods, out on the street.
Naples has much to offer. There are lots of amazing sights which are worth to be seen. Visit the city’s grand cathedral, the Duomo which is originally dating from 1272 and has undergone numerous alterations. There are also different churches, museums, beautiful squares and palaces.
The City is located on the gulf of Naples on the western coast of Southern Italy. It lies between two notable volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei. The islands of Capri, Procida and Ischia can all be reached from Naples by ferries. Sorrento and Amalfi Coast are situated south of the city while the Roman ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae, which were destroyed in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, are also visible nearby.
Naples has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. With a warm, dry climate and soil rich in tufa and volcanic ash, the coastal hill and islands around Naples has seven DOC wines. Naples produces a dry white wine from at least 85 per cent Asprinio grapes.
Location: Campania region
Nearby sights: Museo Cappella Sansevero, Galleria Borbonica, Teatro di San Carlo
How to get there: Take 3S ANM bus from airport to the city centre
Nearby hotels: La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel, Hotel Piazza Bellini, Hotel Cristina