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.
Sinkholes threaten historic churches in the centuries-old center of Naples, Italy; Matt Hickman; Architect’s Newspaper
Naples, Italy’s third-largest city and one of the oldest continuously populated urban areas in the world, has grappled with its fair share of international headline–grabbing troubles in recent chapters of its over-2,800-year history: a waste management crisis, mafia warfare, social inequity, and sinkholes so large that—somewhat ironically, considering the city’s infamous waste woes—garbage trucks have plunged into them.
“Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe, whose contemporary urban fabric preserves the elements of its long and eventful history…”
Naples is a city often overlooked by tourists, as there are many rumours it’s unsafe.
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Visitors to Italy often overlook the city of Naples, preferring well-trodden tourist hotspots such as Rome and Milan.
Naples may be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, but it has much to offer the modern world. From the largest roman architectural museum in the world to a close proximity to the ancient city of Pompeii, a holiday in Naples is a trip through time. Thanks to ShoreTrips, you are going to learn more about this great city.
- Naples rests in southern Italy, on the Bay of Naples. Recorded history dates the first inhabitants of this ancient city to second millennium B.C. The city eventually became a colony of the Roman Empire, making it an important hub for Greek culture to merge with Roman culture.
- Modern Naples has the largest historic city centre in Europe, which is 4,200 acres (1,700 hectares) and includes 27 centuries of history. The city centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The influences it had upon the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras are noticeable within the beautiful art and architecture displayed around the city.
- The Museo Acheologico Nazionale is the largest museum of roman architecture in the world—even greater than the National Museum of Rome.
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- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Naples
- Stop in Catania in Sicily
- Gaze at the Maltese capital’s architecture
- Discover the rich history of Cartagena
- Enjoy all of the facilities on board Celebrity Constellation
- Cruise provided by Forever Cruises
Fly from the UK to Rome and enjoy a one-night hotel stay. Sail with Celebrity Cruises, embarking on board Celebrity Constellation. Your first port of call is Naples, with its historic centre being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Catania in Sicily is next on the itinerary, with all of the architecture existing post-1693, when there was an epic earthquake. A trip to the Maltese capital follows, before a day is spent at sea enjoying the facilities on board. Your first taste of Spain on the journey comes in the form of Palma de Mallorca and Cartagena.
Easyjet flights for 2018 offer a route travelling from Belfast to Naples, Italy for a ridiculously cheap price costing less than a meal out.
The flights, available to take from June 23 2018, cost just £18.70 for a one way ticket to from Belfast International Airport to Naples International Airport.
While this flight route is available on other airlines, the next cheapest direct flight comes in at a minimum price of £126.
Naples, a city in southern Italy, has a UNESCO World Heritage Site at its historic centre, and contains the oldest opera house in Italy.
It is also located near to popular tourist sites Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, making it a perfect spot from which to take day trips.
The new Easyjet flight routes include Dalaman from London Luton, for £34.78 and Dubrovnik from London Southend, for £28.72.
Italy’s third largest city is one of its oldest, most artistic and most appetizing. Naples’ centro storico (historic centre) is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Its archaeological treasures are among the world’s most important, and there are lots of palaces, castles and churches to visit. Then there’s the food. Blessed with rich volcanic soils, a bountiful sea, and centuries of culinary know-how, the Naples region is known as one of Italy’s best food regions, serving up the country’s best pizza, pasta and coffee, and many street snacks and sweet treats. When we think of Naples we remember our very Italian apartment with a terrace that could have easily been a set in a movie (you can almost see Julia Roberts and George Clooney drinking their coffee in the morning :-)).
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.
With thick plumes of smoke obscuring the crater of Mount Vesuvius and pitching ash onto the villages below, the fires ravaging Naples’ notorious volcano last week were a sombre reminder of the vulnerability of Italy’s third largest city.
Climactic conditions have been ripe for fires – Italy is facing a heatwave, and there’s been no significant rainfall in Naples since February. The nearby Amalfi Coast has also been hit with a series of brush fires, but the image of Mount Vesuvius in flames understandably captured rather more attention.
Thanks to efforts from the authorities, the fires have now been put out.
Naples is a city often overlooked by tourists, as there are many rumors it’s unsafe, but sometimes when it comes to travel, you shouldn’t believe everything you hear. Naples will give you a true taste of Italy — thanks to its winding cobblestone streets, authentic pizza and real Italian flavor. The city has an entirely different vibe than fashionable Milan or touristy Rome. Although you should keep an eye on your belongings, use street smarts and avoid hanging out at train stations in the wee hours of the day — as you would in any other European or US city — I never once felt unsafe here, night or day. Here’s why you should visit this underrated part of Italy.