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Italy

[Italy]

Italy is a country in southern Europe. It comprises the boot-shaped Italian peninsula, the Po River valley, and two large islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia, and shares its northern alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.

Campania

[Campania]

Campania is a region of Southern Italy. The name derives from Latin, as it was called by Romans Campania felix ("fortunate countryside"), a name that is shared by the French province of Champagne.

The regional capital is Napoli.

Tourist attractions include the Sibyl's cave at Cumae, the Greek temples at Paestum, the Roman ruins at Pompei and Herculaneum, the volcanoes of Vesuvius and Solfatara, the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) from Sorrento to Salerno, and the islands of Capri and Ischia.

Napoli

Napoli (from Greek Νέα Πόλις - Néa Pólis - meaning "New City") is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of Campania Region. The city has a population of about 1 million of persons. Napoli is rich in historical, artistic and cultural traditions and gastronomy. Neapolitan is a colourful, rich Italian dialect.

Napoli: the City, the History

[Gulf of Napoli]

The Gulf of Napoli has often been called “the most beautiful bay in the world” the kingdom of sunshine.
The charm that the city emanates simple and monumental historical beauty, and it has a singular and unique atmosphere that pervades its roads, alleys, castles, churches and museums. A magic atmosphere composed of colours and smells, views of the panorama worthy of an artist's painting.

This is Napoli, beautiful enough to take your breath away, with the splendour of ancient palaces and piazzas.

[Castel dell'Ovo]

The original nucleus of the city can be found on the little island of Magaride. Occupied today by "Castel dell'Ovo", it was first a settlement of the Aegean Greeks, followed by the Cumani, in the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.

Napoli rose to the dignity of being a capital in 1734 under the Bourbons, who reigned there until September 1860, at which time it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.

[Map of tours]

Many tours are possible outside the city, such as the excavations of Pompei, Capri (one of the most famous islands in the world), the Costiera Amalfitana (Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello), Ischia.