the Neapolis founded by Greek settlers in 470 B.C. to the city of
today, Naples (Napoli) has retained the imprint of the successive cultures that
emerged in Europe and the Mediterranean basin. This makes it a unique
site, with a wealth of outstanding monuments such as the Church of
Santa Chiara and the Castel Nuovo.
Napoli is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields.The
city is noted for its rich history,
art, culture and gastronomy and, in the modern day, the historic centre
of the city is listed by UNESCO as
a World Heritage Site.
The metropolitan area of Napoli is the second most populated in Italy
and one of the largest in all of Europe with around 3.8 million people.
The whole history of Napoli is based on the concept of welcoming foreigners and of different cultures living side by side. The city's enviable geographical position half-way down the Italian coast makes it easy to reach from anywhere in the world.
wonderful historical, artistic and archaeological heritage is an
intrinsic part of the city. At the same time, we mustn't forget its
contemporary creative nature which ensures the city always has some new
project on the go, some new goal, and plenty of new ideas.
Napoli is a city on the sea, a place full of light yet with dark, hidden foundations.
It has a great cultural and artistic identity which is stamped on the
brow of its many museums, castles, churches, squares, narrow streets
and archaeological remains. It is a city in which culture, art and
"light" mix with the obscure darkness of a hidden, submerged,
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