Browse below our collection of photos from around Napoli, Italia (Naples, Italy). We have photos of the the Amalfi Coast, Bay of Naples, Castel Nuovo, Palazzo Reale Maria, Parco Plebicito, Gabineto Secreto, Secret Museum, Capri, the Galeria, Pompei, Mt. Vesuvius, various churches, and many more sights from around this historic city.
Naples (Italian: Napoli, Neapolitan: Napule), Italy, is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples. The city has a rich history, art, culture and cuisine, and has played an important role in the Mediterranean because of its strategic location. The city itself is over 2,800 years old. Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields. Naples is positioned on the coast by the Gulf of Naples.
Naples was founded by the Ancient Greeks as “Νεάπολις”, Neápolis (which means ‘New City’), it held an important role in Magna Graecia and then as part of the Roman Republic in the central province of the Empire. The city has seen a multitude of civilizations come and go, each leaving their mark and now the historic city centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Naples was the capital city of a kingdom which bore its name from 1282 until 1816 in the form of the Kingdom of Naples, then in union with Sicily it was the capital of the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification.
The city proper has a population of around 1 million people, while the population of urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 2.25 million. The Naples metropolitan area, according to different sources, is the third most populated metropolitan area in Italy.
The city is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city. A strong part of Neapolitan culture which has had wide reaching effects is music, including the invention of the romantic guitar and the mandolin as well as strong contributions to opera and folk standards. There are popular characters and figures who have come to symbolise Naples; these include the patron saint of the city Januarius, Pulcinella, and the Sirens from the epic Greek poem the Odyssey.
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