Naples Airport - Naples - Historic Centre of Naples

Naples Airport - Naples - Historic Centre of Naples

Campania
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Naples' Capo di Chino Airport is practically inside the city itself. An international airport, it is a gateway to the great former capital city of the Bourbon kings, just like the many ports facing the Bay of Naples. The city - which the ancient Greeks of Magna Graecia called Parthenope - is a melting pot of cultures, architectural styles, legends and lifestyles. Its social and artistic syncretism have ensured its fame as the best starting point for discovering one of the most beautiful regions of Italy: Campania. The Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House, Villa Floridiana, Castel dell'Ovo are only a few of the exciting and unmissable attractions of this city, best enjoyed if accompanied by its world famous pizza and patisserie, which have always "fascinated" the palate of visitors.

 

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Naples International Airport

Napoli

Naples International Airport

Flights reach Naples’ international airport from all over the world and the islands of the Bay of Naples, with their modern port and marina facilities, are an excellent destination in themselves or a convenient base for visiting the city.

The international airport of Napoli - Capodichino (IATA: NAP, ICAO: LIRN)(former Military Airport of Campo di Marte), named for the Italian aviator Ugo Niutta, is the largest airport in southern Italy and ranks as the second busiest airport in the South of Italy – after Catania-Fontanarossa Airport – by total passenger traffic. It is located at about 4 km from the centre of Naples, in the districts of San Pietro a Patierno and Casoria.

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Naples: Historic Center

Naples

Naples: Historic Center

The historic center of Naples, actually Europe's largest, is a trove of treasures bearing diverse styles and filling up every centimeter on its long timeline of human history, beginning with the city’s foundation as the Greek colony Parthenope in the 8th Century B.C.E. Above all, the number of remnants harking back to the Roman age is overwhelming, and one of the best places to find them is in the city’s museums and in the archaeological sites located in the San Lorenzo Maggiore zone. After the fall of the Roman Empire, powerful churches sprung up all over the city, many in the rione Sanità – for instance the 4th Century Basilica di San Gennaro. Then, the Swabian-Norman epoch endowed Bella Napoli with everyone’s favorite structure, the majestic Castel dell’Ovo, romantically placed before a breathtaking view of the gulf. The House of Anjou, rather, bequeathed several works in the Gothic-Provencal, specifically the Cathedral, the Churches of San Lorenzo Maggiore, San Domenico Maggiore and Santa Chiara (with its spectacular Chiostro delle Clarisse), the Castel Nuovo or “Maschio Angioino,” the Castel Capuano (fortress and noble residence), Castel Sant’Elmo, St. Martin’s Charterhouse and the Palace of the Prince of Taranto. Among the conquerors were the Aragonese, who contributed defensive strongholds and the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale, 1600) that decorates Piazza del Plebiscito, along with the Basilica di San Francesco di Paola. Finally, during the era when Naples was regarded as the third European capital city after London and Paris (1730-1750), up went the architectonic monuments to high culture: the Bourbon Hospice for the Poor, the Teatro San Carlo and the Royal Palace of Capodimonte, which now accommodates the homonymous National Museum housing invaluable works of art from Titian, Raphael, Correggio, Parmigianino, Caravaggio, Simone Martini and so many others that produced contemporary, sculptural and even gold works from the 1500s.

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Villa Floridiana/Duca di Martina Decorative Arts Museum

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Villa Floridiana/Duca di Martina Decorative Arts Museum

The Villa Floridiana, set in an eight-hectare park on the Vomero Hill, boasts and incomparable panoramic view of the entire Bay of Naples. The Villa owes its name to the Duchess of Floridia, Lucia Migliaccio, the morganatic wife of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. Acquired between 1815 and 1817, it became the Duchess’s summer residence. Since 1931, the Museum has hosted one of the foremost Italian collections of decorative artworks, comprising approximately 7,000 western and Oriental objects dating to between the 10th and 19th Centuries. The collections originally belonged to Placido de Sangro, Duke of Martina; he was thus the namesake for the museum that officially got its start in the late 1800s.

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The Phlegraean Fields and Thermal Tourism

Campi Flegrei

The Phlegraean Fields and Thermal Tourism

The Phlegraean Fields are rooted in myth – literally – having conquered their place in history thanks to the importance both Homer and Virgil give them when they identify a vast volcanic area in northwest Naples, made up of numerous craters. The only one of these still active today is the Solfatara, while those dormant are Lake Averno, the Astroni and Monte Nuovo (natural oases). The Solfatara caldera continues to experience magmatic activity, with intense fumaroles and thermal waters (open to bathers at places like Agnano and Baia). The thermal spa tradition dates back to the Roman Empire, long sought-after for improving a number of health issues. Finally, the submerged Archaeological Park of Baia is considered a paradise for scuba enthusiasts and snorkelers.

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