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Nestled along the Italian coast is where you’ll find the venerable city of Naples, first founded by the Greeks in eighth century BCE. Though the city is ancient, you’ll find its sights and eats are anything but old-fashioned, as this panoramic port is home to the most restaurants in Italy recognized by the Michelin Guide. After eating your fill, go out and explore Naples’ UNESCO-designated historic centre. With so much to see and do in Naples, each sunny day brings new experiences and adventures to your table. Come and find out for yourself why even Rome’s emperors chose to vacation here.

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Fly over to the capital of Campania and discover the best things to do in Naples. Visit the historical centre and walk along monuments, churches and palaces like the Royal Palace of Naples. For a more festive stroll, stop along Christmas Alley where it’s jolly all year round. Looking for a change of scenery? Not to worry! The city’s prime location on the coast makes day trips from Naples to Sorrento, or Naples to the Amalfi Coast easy. End your trip with some souvenir shopping or retail therapy at the glorious and ornate Galleria Umberto shopping plaza.


Naples Amalfi.


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What to eat

Margherita pizza, which was invented in Naples in 1889 after Queen Margherita of Savoy, buffalo milk mozzarella which is a staple of Campania, seafood pasta, and street food served in paper cones like fried fish or zeppole (fried pastry dough).

What to bring back

Naples is famous for its ceramics, especially majolica earthenware with charming rustic designs of lemons and landscapes. Jewelry made from coral and mother of pearl from the bay and good luck charms called lucky horns shaped like red chili peppers are also popular.

Fun Fact

Naples hasn’t always been Italian. It was first founded by the Greeks in the 8th century B.C, refounded in the 6th century, absorbed by the Roman Empire, independently ruled as capital of the Duchy of Naples under the Byzantine Empire, gaining independence as the Kingdom of Naples, and then finally becoming capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861.

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