Considered one of the most beautiful and evocative cities in the Mediterranean, Naples has always enchanted tourists from all over the world with its colours, its scents, its splendid landscapes and its thousand-year history.
“See Naples and then die“, who has never heard this phrase? It was coined by the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe, who in 1786, during a visit to the city, was literally enchanted by its naturalistic, landscape, architectural and cultural beauties. With these words the writer meant that everyone should, at least once in their life, visit Naples and that, after admiring it, one can even die in peace because nothing could ever match its extraordinary beauty.
Set in a fairytale natural setting, Naples is a city that reserves surprises and glimpses of rare beauty around every corner. Walking through the streets of its historic center, which contains 27 centuries of history and is the largest in Europe, you can admire a large number of museums, churches, gardens, palaces, castles and architecture that testify to its rich past ..
Among the religious buildings, the following are worth mentioning: the imposing Cathedral, inside which is the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, which preserves the relics of the saint; the Convent of San Domenico Maggiore, which together with the church forms a complex of grandiose proportions; and the Church of Gesù Nuovo, with its wonderful diamond-point ashlar façade in piperno. There are also numerous civil and military architectures, among which the following stand out: the San Carlo Theatre, one of the most famous and prestigious in the world; the Castel dell’Ovo, the oldest castle in the city; and the Maschio Angioino, one of the most famous symbols of Naples. Among the museum structures, the following are worth a visit: the Sansevero Chapel Museum, where you can admire masterpieces unique in the world such as the marvelous Veiled Christ; the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, one of the most important in the world; and the Capodimonte Museum, which houses works by great Italian and international artists. These are just some of the countless attractions of Naples.
The gastronomic side should not be underestimated: Neapolitan cuisine boasts a large number of delicacies that are difficult to resist. Among its specialties are pizza, spaghetti with clams, pasta with ragù, aubergine parmigiana, casatiello and pastiera, just to name the most famous ones.