City of beauties and controversies

Naples is the principal city (also known as “capoluogo” in Italian) of the Campania region. The city is the third most populated in Italy, after Rome and Milan. It was founded around six hundred years before the birth of Christ by the Greeks as Neapolis, which translates to “new city“. Naples is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and it owns up to almost five hundred artistic and historical structures, churches and works of art, making it the city with the highest number of artworks and monuments in the world.

Naples and the Gulf

Travel to Naples

Raise your hand if you have ever heard something bad said about Naples. We see you, and despite what many have told you, Napoli is a city where you can actually feel safe and have a lot of fun. Yes, there are many rumors about it being unsafe and ruled by the mafia, but if you like to travel, you should already know that not everything you hear is true, and even if you don’t travel that much, just consider that Naples is a must go to place if you want to get a real sense of Italy. The architecture, the buildings, the streets, the markets, the authentic pizza, the language, the accent, the chaos. That’s Naples in its entirely raw and genuine substance. 

Spaccanapoli

Naples and Pizza

Pizza was born in Naples. We know that you know. But did you know that there are strict rules that apply to pizza in order to have it considered real and original? From the quality of the ingredients to the ways to prepare the dough, the pizzaioli need to be trained and to follow specific directions if they want their pizza to be recognized as such, because the history of pizza is one of a kind and rules must be followed. It was a baker who created the first pizza in 1889: Raffaele Esposito made the first Pizza Margherita for Queen Margherita of Savoy. To recreate the colors of the Italian flag, he used fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.

The Amalfi Coast

Visit Naples today

The residents of Naples care about their traditions very much, they worship their family bond and all that can be traced back to the city of Naples. Travelers visiting Naples will come across many traditional events, people gathering in the streets, fireworks and much more. Original traditions and customs make of Naples the city of whatever is “typically Italian”, with its specific charm, some deep cultural heritage that seems to be undeniable and unbreakable.

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Spaccanapoli

Spaccanapoli

Spaccanapoli means “split Naples,” and the street equally divides the old center of Naples in half, separating the north and the south.

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Sophia Loren in Naples

Sophia Loren in Naples

Sophia Loren has been nominated as honorary citizen of Naples, the southern Italian city she grew up in.

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Rites, magic and mysteries of Naples

Rites, magic and mysteries of Naples

Magic, mystery, a thirst for wonders and for the unknown, and a pagan sun-religion.

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