Naples is well known as a city of food. Birthplace of the Margherita Pizza, Naples' restaurants will tempt your tastebuds and set your stomach rumbling. Naples is situated between the great Vesuvius volcano and the Campi Flegrei volcanic area, which have made a deep imprint on the area's history.
Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying Herculaneum and Pompeii. Excavations of the area began in 1784 and have revealed much about Roman life. Excursions out to Pompeii's archeological sight are absolutely fascinating. You will discover the Forum, Forum baths, ancient houses, an amphitheater, the basilica and the House of the Vetti. Roman artifacts from the buried cities can be seen in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli. This museum boasts a grand collection of sculptures, featuring the Famese Marbles.
Naples has numerous sights to see, such as the La Villa Comunale, located along the seafront of the west side of the city. Here you can observe Europe's oldest aquarium whilst ambling through the park. Make your way to the opera house, Teatro de San Carlo, notably the oldest in Europe. View the extensive art collection at the Museo Nazionale de Caravaggio. Art aficionado's will thoroughly enjoy scrutinizing works by Caravaggio, Raphael, Botticelli and Michelangelo.
After exploring the ancient wonders of Naples, you can settle down for a sumptuous meal at one of Naples' restaurants. Feast on the traditional Margherita Pizza made with mozzarella, tomato and basil representing the colours of Italy's flag. This world-famous pizza was named when it was set before Queen Margherita during her visit to Naples. Indulge in a selection of Neapolitan delights, such as delicious pastries or Italian gelato (ice-cream). All of which are essential to your Naples experience.
Shopping in Naples is a must. From Naples' shopping malls to smaller unique boutiques, even the most avid shoppers will be more than satisfied. So why not book your flight to Naples today. Luxury hotels to budget hotels in Naples are easily located. Why not have a look at several online reviews for hotels in Naples before deciding.
Visiting the marvelous, historic, gastronomic city of Naples is essential when in Italy.