The eighth wonder of the world
Naples does not need any introduction.
Just a tourist reachs this magnificent city immediately comes into a real parallel world, full of history, culture, art, poetry, natural and culinary products that differentiate so strong it from any Italian city.
If you ask for a Neapolitan if he actually fells “Italian” most will probably say no, especially the most linked to its traditions.
Naples is unique, as unique dialect, recognized by UNESCO as a language. So you can understand how the Neapolitans are linked to their linguistic roots, historical, etymological, culinary, cultural.
Roots that are based in the grounds of the old Parthenope, an ancient city named by the Greeks (more specifically the Cumans) who founded it. Later he became “Neapolis”, meaning from the greek “new city.”
Its history has known several people, including the Swabians, who with Frederick II had the merit of founding one of the first secular European universities, the eponymous “Federico II“, the high international prestige university in engineering, medicine, law and literature.
During the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Naples experienced its gold age, under the dynasty of the Bourbons, known for infrastructure innovations that were introduced. It was in fact the first in Italy to adopt a public lighting gas system and the first to create a railway line (Naples – Portici).
The trademark of the metropolitan city is the historical center, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can discover the authentic Neapolitan folklore. Walking through the narrow alleys of the city, you can admire the statues of the Holy Crib, in Via San Gregorio Armeno, or visit some of the most important sculpture, the wonderful “Veiled Christ” artist Sammartino, preserved in the Cappella Sansevero.
Jesus Square and Bellini Square are now, in addition to places steeped in history, also a meeting place for young people, where you can enjoy the mundane lives of thousands and thousands university students in Naples.
The Naples Cathedral, the Cloister of San Domenico Maggiore and the Monastero di Santa Chiara are just some of the hundreds churches to visit in Naples. Their presence denotes a strong attachment to Christian worship, as evidenced by the large number of faithful who attend the dissolution of the San Gennaro’s blood, the patron saint of the city.
Similarly the vastness of palaces to visit, such as the Royal Palace of Naples, the Castel dell’Ovo, Castel Sant ‘Elmo and the Maschio Angioino, and theaters like the San Carlo, San Sannazzaro, the Augusteo and Mercadante, denote the secular presence in the city, but above all the great attachment to art and culture.
Also at the museum level this magnificent metropolis offers so much. There are many museums to see in Naples, some of these, such as the Royal Palace of Capodimonte and the National Archaeological Museum preserved ancient greek-Roman works and paintings of inestimable value, which place them among the most important museums in the world.
Naples is also known for its traditional culinary products.
From all parts of the hemisphere millions and millions of people have had the pleasure to taste dishes like pizza, spaghetti with clams, the ragù and mozzarella, just to name a few of the most famous. The quality and genuineness of these products can be appreciated in the best restaurants and pizzerias of Naples, placed very often in beautiful places. Creating a combination of sight, smell and taste that stuns and wonder of the people who have the opportunity to try them .
Another cornerstone of the Neapolitan culture is the theater that counts among its artists Edoardo De Filippo, the great twentieth-century author who, with his works, was able to tell the Naples of the two world wars.
In the cinema instead excels Antonio De Curtis, known as Totò, whose sympathy, irony, comedy has conquered and conquers still millions of spectators, supporters of the spirit with which this historical character is manifested.
But Naples is not over here.
On top of its walls, from above, you can see the vast natural landscape that offers. You may observe the Gulf of Naples light up at night from the Posillipo neighborhood. it is a pleasure for the eyes and for the heart. You may visit the green of the Virgiliano Park or in the Villa Floridiana experiences are a must try, as well as climb up above the crater of Vesuvius and down the steps leading to the Gaiola Park.
This city is really endless, as endless are the ways that reach it.
If you are traveling by sea or you are in a port or you just want to reach Naples by sea, take our water taxi is definitely one of the quickest ways to do it.
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