Naples / Napoli


Naples is a large city to the west of Mount Vesuvius on the west coast of Italy. It is home to a large harbour and port for day trips to nearby islands and towns.

"Naples (; Italian: Napoli [ˈnaːpoli] (listen); Neapolitan: Napule [ˈnɑːpələ, ˈnɑːpulə]; Ancient Greek: Νεάπολις, romanized: Neápolis) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Italy after Rome and Milan with a population of 967,069 within the city's administrative limits as of 2017. Its province-level municipality is the third-most populous metropolitan area in Italy with a population of 3,115,320 residents, and its continuously built-up metropolitan area (that stretches beyond the boundaries of the Metropolitan City of Naples) is the second-most populous metropolitan area in Italy and one of the most densely populated cities in Europe.First settled by Greeks in the second millennium BC, Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban areas in the world. In the ninth century BC, a colony known as Parthenope or Παρθενόπη was established on the Island of Megaride. In the 6th century BC, it was refounded as Neápolis. The city was an important part of Magna Graecia, played a major role in the merging of Greek and Roman society, and was a significant cultural centre under the Romans.It served as the capital of the Duchy of Naples (661–1139), then of the Kingdom of Naples (1282–1816), and finally of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861. Naples is also considered a capital of the Baroque, beginning with the artist Caravaggio's career in the 17th century, and the artistic revolution he inspired. Due to poverty and lack of opportunity, waves of Italians emigrated from Naples in the late 19th and early 20th century, with most going to the United States, where they settled in industrial cities. Between 1925 and 1936, Naples was expanded and upgraded by Benito Mussolini's government. During the later years of World War II, it sustained severe damage from Allied bombing as they invaded the peninsula. The city received extensive post-1945 reconstruction work.Since the late 20th century, Naples has had significant economic growth, helped by the construction of the Centro Direzionale business district and an advanced transportation network, which includes the Alta Velocità high-speed rail link to Rome and Salerno and an expanded subway network. Naples is the third-largest urban economy in Italy, after Milan and Rome. The Port of Naples is one of the most important in Europe. In addition to commercial activities, it is home to the Allied Joint Force Command Naples, the NATO body that oversees North Africa, the Sahel and Middle East.Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A wide range of culturally and historically significant sites are nearby, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Naples is also known for its natural beauties, such as Posillipo, Phlegraean Fields, Nisida, and Vesuvius. Neapolitan cuisine is noted for its association with pizza, which originated in the city, as well as numerous other local dishes. Naples' restaurants have earned the most stars from the Michelin Guide of any Italian city. The best-known sports team in Naples is the Serie A club S.S.C. Napoli, two-time Italian champions who play football at the San Paolo Stadium in the southwest of the city, in the Fuorigrotta quarter." Wikipedia

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We moored up at the marina in the evening and spent the next day exploring the city including a tour of Herculaneum.

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Torre del Greco
1 . Torre del Greco
(Campania )

A town at the foot of mount vesuvio near Naples and known for its coral jewellery and home to a marina behind a solid breakwater.

2 . Pozzuoli
(Campania )

Located a short distance west of Naples in a bay and on a cratered land formed by old volcanos

Torre Annunziata
3 . Torre Annunziata
(Campania )

A densely populated busy town in the bay of Naples overlooking Sorrento on the western coast of Italy.

Castellammare di Stabia
4 . Castellammare di Stabia
(Eparchia Lefkosias )

At the most inner southern point of the bay of Naples and home to two marinas behind a long breakwater.

Vico Equense
5 . Vico Equense
(Eparchia Lefkosias )

Vico Equense has a few coastal buildings but is mostly set back from the coast a short distance up the road from Sorrento and offers a marina and a harbour.

6 . Sorrento
(Eparchia Lefkosias )

Sorrento is a large north facing coastal town built along the cliff edges of the peninsula overlooking Mount Vesuvius.

7 . Positano
(Eparchia Lefkosias )

Positano is a beautiful hillside town close to Sorrento. It has a series of small bays but no marina or harbour.

Castel Volturno
8 . Castel Volturno
(Campania )

A local town set back a short distance from the coast and mouth of the river Volturno.

9 . Capri
(Capri Island )

Capri is a very popular tourist island town that sits across the saddle of the island between the two marinas. The steep access is eased by the funicular from Marina Grande.

10 . Praiano
(Campania )

A small town built into the spectacular green and rocky mountainous hillside.

11 . Amalfi
(Campania )

A small stunning and colourful town built into the mountain under which it is dwarfed. Home to a small harbour and a ferry to Capri.

12 . Mondragone
(Campania )

A town in agricultural surroundings on a long sandy coastline in western Italy.

13 . Salerno
(Campania )

A popular historic city in the northern corner of a large bay and set in the valley with a mountainous backdrop. The city has a tree lined promenade with some colonial buildings, but is dominated t...

14 . Scauri
(Lazio )

A small town originally around a bay east of a wooded sea mount and near Minturno (home to roman ruins) that has grown to attract many tourists along its sandy beaches and high street.

15 . Gaeta
(Lazio )

A picturesque and historic military town built around the mount on a small peninsula with a popular sandy beach to the south and a constellation of marinas and naval ports to the north.

16 . Formia
(Lazio )

A small town neighbouring Vendicio and San Pietro in the middle of a wide bay at the foot of the Aurunci mountains on the western coast of Italy home to a series harbours with old castles and towers.

17 . Sperlonga
(Lazio )

A small town on the western coast of Italy built initially on a ridge extending into the sea. Home to a large sandy beach and small harbour on one side, and a long sandy beach on the other.

18 . Agropoli
(Campania )

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19 . Terracina
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An old roman town with plenty of ruins to visit on the western coast of Italy. A popular beach under the Anxur temple on the Pisco Mountain next to a small local harbour.

20 . Acciaroli
(Campania )

A popular village on the western coast of Italy on the seaward side of the Vallo della Lucania with a sandy beach to the north and a marina to the south conjoined with a promenade scattered with go...

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