Cities of Italy: Naples

Italy’s pearl is Naples – the third largest city of the country and the largest center of the southern part of it.

Located on the northern shore of the Neapolitan Gulf, an ancient city (founded by the Greeks in the VIII century to N. NS.) I absorbed a variety of languages ​​and cultures, which led to the emergence of a unique "Neapolitan style". Neapolitans consider themselves a separate ethnic group, which is easily traced both in language and culture and traditions or cooking. This region is considered the birthplace of Pizza (the oldest pizzeria of the country is located here) and the Neapolitan romance, guitars and mandolines, costume masquerads and a number of art schools, organized crime and the first anti-fascist uprising, here are their rhythm of life and their ideas about the beautiful. No wonder this overcrowded city, who begun on a narrow strip between the bay, mountains and unpredictable Vesuviv, is considered a business card of Italy and listed by UNESCO World Heritage.

  • In the harbor of Naples
  • Naples street
  • Naples from Posilipo Hill
  • Port of Naples

Attractions Naples

The historic center of Naples, stretching between the port and Popyillipo Hill, is literally oversaturated with historical sights. Only churches in the city of 448, not counting the temples of the Roman and Greek period, which in centuries were partially embedded in new buildings, the part remained intact. The point of reference when traveling around the city is considered to be Piazza-del Parbishto (Neapolitan language noticeably "softer" Italian, so traditional "Plebishto" Here it sounds like this) with Royal Palace (XVII B.), Church of San Francesco di Paola and two majestic Colonnadium. Nearby are located Theater Di San Carlo – The oldest and largest opera complex on the Apennine Peninsula, the Royal Palace Palazzo Real, Constructed by Romans Street Spakkanapoli (literally – "Crossing Naples"), as well as the famous gallery Umberto.

  • Fortress Castel del-Obo
  • Piazza-del Parbishto
  • Castel Nuovo Castle
  • Inner courtyard of the monastery of Santa Chiara

South, at the port itself, the massive bulk of the castle rises Castel-Nuovo (Masko-Esgonio, XIII-XV centuries.) with Triumphal Arch At the entrance, on the rocky hill directly opposite – San Michele Castle, And northeastern, on the tiny island of Megarida off the coast of the Santa Lucia district, you can see an ancient castle Castell del-Obo (Castel d’ovo). Established on the site of the Villa Emperor Lucius Lukulla, who in the V century was rebuilt into the San Basilio Monastery, which, in turn, was redone in the royal residence in the XII century, fort considered a visiting card of the city. The same island serves as a source of countless legends – the neapolitans believe that the Nifya Lenophea lived here, which the legend of Vergil says. Now the name of the nymph can be found in the city at every corner, and the Naples themselves themselves are poetically called "Parthenopei".

Churches and temples here literally at every corner. The most significant monuments of architecture are the little chapel Sangro di San North (1590-1753.) with her famous "Christ on the ruff", Majestic churches San Lorenzo-Maggiore (built in the XIII century on the foundation of the Roman Trade Square, along the temple are excavated by Roman buildings), Jesu Nuovo (1470-1601.) and Santa Chiara (1310-1340.), similar to the fortress Church San Domenico Maggiore (1656-1737.) And Capell San Jennaro With Holy Reliquia (Holy Yanuaria – a patron of the city, every year on September 19 is a colorful celebration in honor of "San Jennaro").

No less majestic church Santa Maria-Donna-Regina-Vecchya (IX-XIII centuries.) and Santa Maria-Donna-Regina-Nuovo (XVII B.), Santa Maria del Carmina (XIII-XVII in.), San Fracko di Paola (1816 g.), San Giovanni A-Carbonara (1343-1418.), San Gregorio-Armeno, Santa Anna dei-Lombardi, Sant Allijio Maggiore, Santa Caterina-a-Chiaia, Santa Maria La Nova, Santa Restituta, Santissima Annunziata (XIV-XVIII centuries.), Santa Caterina-a-formynelo (1510-1593.), monastic complex Dzhirolamina (1586-1592.) near the Cathedral, San Fernando (1665 g.), modest Archbishop Palace (1389-1654.), Basilica Madre del Boon-Consillo (1920-1960.) and dozens of other religious objects.

Cities of Italy Naples
  • Church of Santa Maria Del Carmine Maggiore
  • Church of Santa Maria La Nova
  • Basilica MADRE Del Buon Consiglio
  • Building of the National Archaeological Museum
  • Theater Di San Carlo – the oldest opera complex

And under all this splendor, many kilometers of underground Gallery, Tunnels and Catacombs, which were dug in countless generations of local residents. Some of them were used as tanks, others – as tomb, in the third, you can find underground churches, the fourth easily can be ancient temples (they often serve as the foundations of the temples of the medieval).

The city has a huge number of exhibitions and various assemblies, among which the famous National Archaeological Museum – The largest museum of this kind in Europe, beautiful City Museum In the complex Castel-Nuovo, Monastery and San Martino Museum, Museum and Gallery Campodimonte in the Bourbon Palace, DEI-DJ Gallery, Santa Chiara Museum, National Library in the royal palace and other collections.

Around Naapol

Neapolitan bay from the sea closure to the resort islands Capri, Ventoten, Ischia And uninhabited Vivara.

The whole series of fashionable resorts of the Sraytics Peninsula stretches south. The natural wonders of this area can be attributed Grotto Di Perso (70 km from Salerno, age about 35 million years), famous thermal FLEGRANSK (FLEGRANY) FIELDS and Solfatar, Lake Lucrino and Averno, First Greek colony on the Apenninsky Peninsula – Kuma (VIII B. to N. NS., famous for its old churches of NOLA and CIMITEL), legendary "City of Witch" Benevento, Picturesome Amalfitan coast With its cozy coves, grotts, locks and rocks by rocks, a magnificent medieval town Salerno, Fishing villages Agopoli region, Chilento National Park and Vallo Di-Diano, luxurious Royal Palace in Caser, multi-kilometer beaches Domical coast, Mining regional Mathea Park, as well as amazing medieval towns of plains Valle Caudina.

  • Pompeii. The ruins of the Vespasian Temple
  • Bay Capri
  • Arena Pompeev
  • Serpentines of the gardens of Augustus
  • The foot of the foot of Vesuvia

A business card of Naples is Volcano Vesuviy, At the foot of which is the city. In the time of the Roman Empire, the area was known as a place of rest, which built the terms and stadiums, villas and theaters here. Now there is an almost continuous series of archaeological zones of Palestum (Pestum), Anyano, Bayy, Baboli, Mizeno, Pozzzoli, as well as the tragic Ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. All objects found on excavations are carefully restored and exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Tourist map in Naples

Campaign area offers tourists Special cards Campania Artecard (www.Campaniartecard.IT), allowing to significantly save when visiting artistic and cultural attractions (museums, archaeological zones, underground tourist routes, theaters) Naples and the whole region. The map gives the right of a preferential passage on urban land transportation of Unicocampania Consortium, benefits when visiting events, as well as the right of entering without a queue.

A tourist map of the campaign is available in three versions:

Napoli: Map cost of 21 euros and a period of 72 hours on the territory of Naples. Provides benefits when visiting more than 40 cultural monuments (archaeological zones, museums, underground tourist routes, theaters, natural reserves). On the map you can visit the first three Attractions to choose from, other – 50% discount. In addition, the card gives the right to free travel on city transport.

Tutta La Regione: Tourist map of the area of ​​the campaign period of 72 hours (32 euros) or 7 days (34 euros). Provides benefits when visiting more than 80 cultural monuments, including phlegrey fields, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Caserta, Capua, Pestum and Padula. Free can be visited first two (on the card 72 hours) or five (on the map on 7 days) attractions, the rest – with a 50% discount. Gives the right to free travel on city transport Unicocampania in the territory of the entire region.

365: Tourist map of the campaign area cost 43 euros. Gives the right twice a year to visit a number of cultural monuments, including phlegrey fields, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Caserit, Capua, Pestum and Padulu and part of the attractions – with a discount to 50%. Gives benefits when visiting cultural events. Passage on city transport is not included.

Reviews and studies of trips

Officina Del Mare – the best restaurant in Naples

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Maria Puzankova | December 2016

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The best pizza in the world

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