Stanley Tucci’s popular “Searching for Italy” series has fueled an interest in the city of Naples and its exceptional cuisine. Credited with being the birthplace of pizza, Naples has achieved renown as both a World Heritage site and an exceptional culinary destination.
“Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe, whose contemporary urban fabric preserves the elements of its long and eventful history…”
Forget Rome and Milan – here’s an authentic, affordable Italian city break; Louise Kelly; Independent
Visitors to Italy often overlook the city of Naples, preferring well-trodden tourist hotspots such as Rome and Milan.
Images of Mount Vesuvius on fire have brought to mind all the negative connotations Naples has long endured. But don’t let that put you off visiting, says local Livia Hengel.
First named Neapolis, meaning ‘new city’, the Naples of today is a vibrant and exciting place to visit with plenty of things to see. Italy’s third most populated municipality has one of the largest historical city centres on the globe, with 448 monumental churches – the highest number in the world for a single city.
Exploring Naples, birthplace of pizza and magnificent gateway to Italy’s Amalfi Coast; Norma Davidoff; NY DailY News
One bite into the Margherita slice at Pizzeria Brandi is all Norma Davidoff needed to inspire her whirlwind tour of Naples, the most famous city in Southern Italy. A kingdom under Spain, Austria and France, the history here left lavish palaces intact and excavations to explore.