Things to know about Naples & Amalfi Coast
Naples, the capital of the Campania region, is the largest and the most visited among the cities of Southern Italy. It is a beautiful city with thousand faces to be discovered: rich of myths and legends, culture and traditions, a place of great touristic interest, quoted in books, songs and movies.
The historic centre of Naples preserves historical and artistic treasures of such importance that has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Walking through the picturesque streets of the centre you can cross twenty centuries of history, admiring monuments of different styles and periods: the ruins of the Greek and Roman colonies, visitable in the Museums and in the archaeological areas such as San Lorenzo Maggiore; the Cathedral, which houses the famous Chapel of San Gennaro (the saint patron of the city), and the Castel dell’Ovo; the Royal Palace, which dominates the Piazza del Plebiscito, and various other monuments and attractions such as the Monastery of Santa Chiara and the Castel Nuovo, also called "Maschio Angioino".
Naples is a city that surprises the visitors with its artistic and historic jewels, and with its breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples. World-famous for its culinary traditions, Naples boasts a myriad of gastronomic specialties: first of all the pizza… But let’s not forget the pastiera, the sfogliatella (shell-shaped pastries filled with cream), the babbà and, last but least, the mozzarella.
Naples is also a great starting point for exciting surroundings excursions: from here, in fact, you can easily reach the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the ancient Roman cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius over two thousand years ago. Or, you can visit the enchanting island of Capri, the famous Royal Palace of Caserta and, moreover, the picturesque towns of the Amalfi Coast: Positano, Ravello and Amalfi.