Naples, Italy
ZipTipz Naples Travel Guide

Naples is a city that is full of contradictions and is caught between myth and reality: here you'll find sea, sun, pizzas, mandolins, history, legends, art and culture. She is known as fascinating siren who never ceases to enchant visitors to her shores.

District Guide

The city is rich in age-old history and contradictions. As a tourist, you have to decide which of its many attributes you want to focus on: the mysterious and fascinating aspect which has its roots in legends, or the city's more brutal and violent side, which is just as intriguing and displays...

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Historical Background

The origins of the city of Naples are rooted in legend. The chief protagonist is the Parthenopean Siren, a mythical, fascinating creature which for centuries, was said to resemble a bird, but with the delicate facial features of a young girl. In Antiquity, many shipwrecks occurred off the Island...

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Where To Stay

Naples is a city that never sleeps, but it still offers a wide variety of places to stay for the weary traveller; there are hotels to suit all tastes and all pockets, and some of them are world-renowned. You can find some of the city's most luxurious and famous hotels on the beaches in the zone...

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Dining and Drinking

The wonderful Neapolitan food scene is an amalgamation of a history full of splendour and misery, riches and poverty, the fruit of numerous dominations, and the ability of Neapolitans to make a virtue of necessity. An elegant gastronomy which has roots in tastes and habits of the people who...

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When talking about Naples, the subject of entertainment is bound to come up as all the main attractions of the city have the joyous, carefree spirit of a people who are traditionally devoted to music, singing and dancing. Nonetheless, as often happens, reality is very different, however, the...

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Recommended Tours

There is a street in Naples that splits the city from East to West; it is in fact a series of streets that follow one another consecutively, crossing some of the most important main roads of the city and some of its monumental piazzas. This long, straight gash is known as Spaccanapoli, and it is...

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Naples (Italian: Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule, from Greek Νεάπολη < Νέα Πόλις Néa Pólis 'New City') is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of the Campania region and the Province of Naples. The city has a population of about 1 million. By one count the metropolitan area of Naples is the second largest in Italy after that of Milan, with more than 4,200,000 inhabitants. The inhabitants are known as Neapolitans, napulitane in Neapolitan, napoletani or poetically partenopei in Italian. It is located halfway between the volcano, Vesuvius and a separate volcanic area, the Campi Flegrei, all part of the Campanian volcanic arc.

It is rich in historical, artistic and cultural traditions and gastronomy. Neapolitan ('o napulitano) is the colourful, rich Romance language that has been a trademark of southern Italy ever since the period of the Kingdom of Naples and the Two Sicilies. This history, coupled with its size, has given Naples the unofficial status of being the Capital of the South (in Italy).

The city is served by Naples International Airport at Capodichino.

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