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Napoli

Naples is the mirror of the different characters of its people. Cozy, warm and colorful, it has the charm of its long past. Spaccanapoli is the historical center of Greco-Roman with shops of artisans, antiques, religious objects and jewelry along the typical streets. The chapel of the treasure of San Gennaro, part of the main church (Duomo), is the most famous church in Naples. In September, the relics of the blood of San Gennaro are exhibited and people wait for hours waiting for the miracle of the liquefaction of the Saint's blood. Piazza Municipio is dominated by the Castel Nuovo or Maschio Angioino. The work of the fortress began in 1279 and has a trapezoidal base with 5 cylindrical towers. The entrance to the castle is surmounted by a beautiful Arc de Triomphe. The Galleria Umberto l, built between 1887 and 1890, has a pleasant atmosphere with its inlaid marble floor and iron and glass covering. The Teatro San Carlo is the oldest in the world and was inaugurated in November 1737. Piazza del Plebiscito is a huge square with neoclassical colonnades and the church of San Francesco di Paola in the center. The National Archaeological Museum is a very important museum of classical archeology and houses mosaics, jewelry, paintings and objects from the excavations of Pompi and Herculaneum. The Egyptian collection, collections of cameos and gems, bronze and marble statues and the Secret Cabinet are just a small part of the treasures of this museum. Naples is easily reachable by train (Circumvesuviana - www.vesuviana.it) from Sorreno. The journey takes 70 minutes and the trains have a regular schedule. By hydrofoil from Sorrento and the journey takes 40 minutes.