|General||Naples or Napoli as it is called in Italian is a city located in southern Italy next to the Gulf of Naples. It is situated between two volcanic regions Phlegraean Fields and Mount Vesuvius. Naples is the capital of the Campania region and the Naples province. Naples is well known for it?s architecture, music, history culture an art.
Naples was originally founded as a Greek colony between the 9th and 8th centuries BC. Naples is one of the oldest continuously lived in cities in the world. The original name for Naples was New City and it was one of the most important cities involved in combining Greek Culture with Roman society. Naples became an important cultural center when it joined the Roman Republic. Virgil, the famous Latin poet was educated in Naples and continued to live there.
Naples is a good representation of European history. Many civilizations have come through the city leaving remnants of its architecture and art. While it was heavily influenced by the Greek and Roman periods the architecture that is most visible today is from the Reniassance Baroque and Medival times.
The history city center of Naples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as being the biggest one in all of Europe.
There are around one million people living in Naples. Naples is either the second biggest metropolitan area in Italy (after Milan) or the third, according to population. Naples is considered the most densely populated city in Italy having more than 8000 people per square km. The Naples port has the second highest level of passenger flow in the world and is one of the most important in all of Europe.After Milan, Rome and Turin, Naples is the fourth wealthiest city in Italy. In the world it is the 91st wealthiest city with a bigger economy than Budapest and Zurich.
During World War II Naples was the most bombed city.
It is well known that pizza originated in Naples. |
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