Is called the city of dreams for its artistic and natural beauty, whose historic center has been counted since 1995 by UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where contemporary urban fabric keeps the elements of its eventful history. The layout of its streets, its wealth of historic buildings that characterize different periods give the center a universal value without equal, who has exerted a profound influence over much of Europe.
The slogan, known throughout the world, "See Naples and then die" expresses the whole charm of the city, heard over the centuries by all men.
On a relatively small area there are a large number of castles, royal residences, palaces, churches and historical remains of the classical period.
The legacy of this long history, admired everywhere, make the city a museum open to all effects and are to describe fully a few lines are not enough.
The tourist sight, just walking through the streets and stopping to talk to the people of Naples, will be able to enjoy the atmosphere that made this city the capital of the world.
It is the third Italian city by population after Rome and Milan and is the heart of one of the most populous metropolitan areas in Europe.
Counted among the leading cities of Magna Graecia, in the course of its history Naples has seen a succession of long and numerous foreign domination, covering an important position in Italy and Europe.
Naples is located near the center of the gulf, dominated by the massive volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrento peninsula bordered to the east at Punta Campanella, on the west by the Gulf of Pozzuoli, Capo Miseno, on the north by the Appennino Campano appendices.
The historic city has been developing predominantly on the coast, the first nucleus of the town was formed from the island of Megaride, where Greek settlers gave start to the first trading post which involved the development of the modern city. The Naples area is mainly composed of hills (many of these surveys more than 150 meters to reach up to 452 m of the Camaldoli hill) on which they were born real neighborhoods and / or historic districts, but also by islands , inlets and peninsulas jutting out over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The whole area has a complex geological history: the substrate is composed mainly of recent changes volcanic debris.
The city's economy, the unification of Italy today, has always seen alternating periods of relative growth in periods of decay, but never without a real take-off.
The lack of a real industrial development has led to the emergence of different strengths that have shaped the city as an important center of the service sector, especially in the fields: commercial, administrative, financial, as well as the cultural, always historically significant, and the editorial.
The port city is a major sea ports of Italy, and an important item of income for the city (the second in the world after that of Hong Kong, calling for passengers).
Additions to housing in urban centers and Between an important rail and road (Naples is the terminus of the Autostrada del Sole).
The tourist flow is essentially in passing, heading metropolitan area locations of all Pompeii, or the Gulf islands (Capri, Ischia and Procida), Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, where the environmental quality and supply accommodation reached levels of international prestige. In recent years there has been in the port of Naples considerable growth in the cruise industry.
Of considerable interest in tourism is also the Neapolitan tradition of craftsmanship, and promoted specialized in special exhibitions, art crib, processing of ceramics and porcelain, an important industrial city is occupied by the production of textiles and clothing and famous around the world is the production of jewelry with coral and cameos carved on shell, the latter of the manufacture of Naples nearby Tower of the Greek, is almost a monopoly of world production.
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