From the moment you step foot on to the chaotic streets of Naples, you realize it is a study in contrasts. One moment you’re walking down a rundown street with flailing laundry and the next you’re strolling past Baroque architectural splendours.
But some would argue – rightfully so – that this authenticity is what gives this southern Italian city its unparalleled charm.
Naples is an ancient port city located between Mount Vesuvius and the steaming Phlegraean Fields. Its history is a vivid montage rooted in Greek and Roman legend with rich artistic and cultural traditions evident in the many castles, churches, museums, piazzas, archaeological remains, and UNESCO world heritage sites. Most notably the San Carlo opera house, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the Castel dell’Ovo, Castel Nuovo, Piazza del Mercato, Santa Chiara Church and the Duomo.
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