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Plebiscito SquareSquares0km
San Francesco di PaolaReligion0.1km
Piazza del PlebiscitoSquares0.1km
Royal Palace of NaplesCastles 0.1km
Raccolta de MuraMuseums0.1km
Royal PalaceCastles 0.2km
Santa Lucia a MareReligion0.3km
Coral Jewellery MuseumMuseums0.3km
Galleria Umberto I.Gallery0.3km
Molo Beverello PortPorts0.5km
Chiesa di Santa BrigidaReligion0.4km
Nuovo CastleCastles 0.5km
Piazza dei MartiriSquares0.6km
Istituto Educativo Femm MondragoneMuseums0.6km
Arciconfraternita E Chiesa S.Maria Della CatenaReligion0.5km


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Naples is a city in Italy . It is situated in the central part of the country, to the east of the famous volcano called Vesuvius , on the coast of the Gulf of Naples.

Origin

The original Old Town, once called Parthenope, was founded as a Greek colony in the 8th century B.C. The city of Naples alone was established in the 5th century B.C. as the New Town. The city was a residence to many Roman emperors. In the 6h century A.D. Naples was seized by the Byzantines and it was declared independent. In 1860, Naples was sieged by Giuseppe Garibaldi and annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.

Historical centre

The dominating landmark of the city is its historical centre with the main open city square called Piazza del Plebiscite, with Church of San Francesci di Paola (built in the 19th century) and the Royal Palace (built 1730 – 1860) . The other significant monuments are: the Cathedral of Naples , Church of San Domenico (San Domenico Maggiore, built 1283 – 1324) , Gesu Nuovo (1597) , St. Claire convent (1310 – 1340) , the Certosa di San Martino (1368) , Sant´Elmo Castle situated on top of Vomero hill, Castel dell´Ovo , originating from the 7th century B.C., Castel Nuovo (built 1279 - 1282, the dominating building on Piazza del Municipio) , Capuano Castle (built in 1153) and the Capodimonte (royal residence from the 18th century) .

Museums and culture

There are great many museums in Naples, for example, the National Archaeological Museum. As regards cultural facilities, the most attractive theatre is the Teatro Di san Carlo, which was open in 1737.

Tourist attractions

Naples is a starting point for a visit to Pompeii and Herculaneum , royal residence in Ceserta, or islands Capri, Ischia and the Amalfi Coast. At present, Naples has a population of approximately 990 thousand. The historic part of the city of Naples was declared the UNESCO Heritage Site in 1995.

Pros

nice people
cosmopolitan city
breathtaking architecture
nice weather
delicious meals
bustling destination
distinctive atmosphere
inexpensive
beautiful beaches
near the sea
mild climate

Cons

uncomfortable summer temperature
rather expensive
heavy traffic
high crime rate
language barrier

Suitable for

shopping
history
nightlife
cruises
art
study
romantic vacation
sport tourism

Why to go there?

old&new architecture
historical centre

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air
metro
trams
international airport

business travel (industry)

film


Information and Facts

GPS: 40.8357, 14.2484
Population: 1,000,000
Foundation (year): -800
Coastline: Tyrrhenian Sea
Last update: Oct 21, 2012 1:24:14 PM

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