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naples italyNaples Italy is the capital of the Italian region of Campania in Italy, Europe. It is also, interestingly, one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world. It is well known as a popular port city and after Hong Kong, it has the second highest number of passengers by sea. As a result of this, it is home to various naval headquarters and shipping businesses and cruise ships. Those who love the sea, will love Naples. In World War 2, Naples was the most-bombed Italian city, probably because of its busy port and this forms an important part of its modern history and tourism. Naples offers a number of historical museums. One of the main museums in the city is the Naples National Archaeological Museum, home to many Roman Empire artifacts, as well as items from Pompeii and the Greek period. Those who enjoy learning about the past will feel right at home in Naples. In fact, Naples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1995). naples italyThere are many day trips on offer for tourists in Naples and perhaps the most popular is a trip 40 minutes away to Pompeii, to experience the ruins of the town which was buried by the ash of Mount Vesuvius during a volcanic eruption. Despite being two thousand years ago, visitors will be blown away when they see some of Pompeii’s citizens stuck to the spot in molten lava where they died instantly at the time. Religious sculptures and architecture is rife in Naples, home to many Roman Catholic churches. In terms of sport, football is a favorite in Naples with European clubs S.S.C. Napoli who play at the San Paolo Stadium in the South West of the city and a must-see for all sports fans. Naples is best known for its pizza, which originally came from this city and is one of the most popular foods of Italy and now the world. Restaurants and cafes in Naples serve mainly Italian cuisine, and of course pizza. Over history, Naples has links with the Greeks, Spanish and French and as such its cuisine and culinary offerings have been influenced by these cultures, offering tourists a diverse mix of foods. naples italyNaples is also well known for its wine the availability to sit at one of the many cafes and enjoy a coffee. Many people simply view Naples as a port stop on en route to destinations such as the Amalfi Coast. But it offers so much in terms of history and art, that it is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination in its own right. Part of the charm of Naples is its old, antique and untouched feel. It is one of Italy’s best kept secrets for visitors. People old and young can enjoy the attractions and food as they spend their days at the street markets or museums and evenings in pizza restaurants or bars. With its mild but seasonal weather and things to keep tourists busy from a weekend stop to longer stays, Naples is not to be forgotten.

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