About Naples

Naples is the largest city in southern Italy and one of the most beautiful, especially around the Gulf of Naples. It is the capital of Campania, Geeks founded this sprawling metropolis and later Romans expanded it. As a result it has amazing history and impressive architecture. On one side of Naples there is Vesuvius and another side the beautiful islands of Capri, Ischia. Pompeii and Herculaneum are full of Italy’s most interesting and revealing Roman ruins. This is the best place to explore some history of Italy. The official tourist information centers are in the center of Naples at Piazza dei Martriri and Via San Carlo. While other tourist outlets are at the railway stations. All these branches have the excellent “Qui Napoli” brochure with a good map and guide in English of the main attractions.


Historical Facts

The centre of this city is compact and full of large palaces, impressive churches, monasteries, convents, castles and other splendid buildings. Places of particular interest include the Duomo, an ancient cathedral. The Royal Palace is a magnificent example of the wonderful Italian architecture that can be found in this historic city. The Teatro San Carlo opera house has a unique background, which removes itself and reveals the gardens of the Royal Palace. The National Archaeological Museum has some complete collections of Italy. Overall Naples has fascinating series of underground tunnels, corridors, stairways, rooms and corridors, right in the heart of Naples.

This city stretches along the seafront and throughout the city. There are many squares, parks and gardens, but perhaps the most impressive is the Botanical Garden. It is one of the largest botanical gardens in all of Italy with a vast collection of exotic plants from all over the world. The city is divides itself into districts and the main commercial area is Piazza dei Martiri, along Via Chiaia, Via Roma and Via Calabritto. The Galleria Umberto in Via San Carlo is definitely worth a visit. The central Naples mall has a wide variety of outlets and galleries. The lively markets are also a great place to find a bargain, full of Italian market atmosphere and banter.

Around Naples

There are countless restaurants, cafes and bars in Naples and many offer great views of the city and bay. Hotels in Naples vary widely, with some of the more affordable options are around Piazza Garibaldi and the Market district. Particularly central is the Old Town, where accommodations are plentiful and within walking distance of many attractions. If you are looking for luxury hotels then try the Chiaia and Santa Lucia areas of Naples. In conclusion this city is awesome for history lover and writers.