Napoli or Naples is extraordinary, hemmed in by the Islands of Capri and Ischia and the town spread like a fan around the palm lined shores. Volatile, vibrant and full of operatic vitality, this is the authentic Italy. Lying in the shadow of Vesuvius, life is momentary. There is an intense fervor from Politics to Pasta. The City of song and gaiety, of sadness and poetry, full of noisy Neapolitans, the intellectual and commercial heart of the South.
Naples was founded in 900BC by navigators from Rhodes. In 326BC the Romans conquered and it fast became a centre for learning and the Arts within the Roman Empire. For over 200 years guide books have praised Naples coining the phrase; 'See Naples and die`.
Full of Natural Treasures, the incomparable sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii, the National Museum, 13th Century Renaissance Art, as well as works from the 17th century at the National Gallery. After viewing you may be able to fully understand, the complexity of the Neapolitan life.