dirty, gritty, dynamic, and bustling metropolis, Naples
(Napoli) is the third largest in Italy and home to
some 1 million Neapolitans.
well-earned reputation for being a "pickpocket's
paradise" often leave tourists looking over their
shoulders as they travel the city's contrasting mix
of modern mayhem and ancient magic, all under the
shadow of the infamously volatile Mount Vesuvius.
with scenic wonders provided by its location on the
Bay of Naples, major must-sees include the
Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which holds a
fascinating collection of what was left of Pompeii
and Herculaneum after Vesuvius famously blew its top
in 79 AD.
major attractions include a visit to the Duomo
of San Genarro (containing the purported grizzly
remains of the city's patron saint) along with a tour
of the dank and mysterious underground Catacombs
of San Genarro.
Naple's most famous export is pizza, and Americans
in particular will feel right at home with familiar
and original Neapolitan specialties. They include
- among others - spaghetti, mozzarella, sfogliatelle,
and baba rum.
: Aeroporto Capodichino
station: Napoli Stazione Centrale
: The Metropolitana consists of two underground metro
lines connecting most of central Naples. The main
line begins near Stazione Centrale and ends at Pozzuoli.
ANM buses have routes criss-crossing the entire city,
with all running through the central Piazza Garibaldi
located outside Stazione Centrale. Buy tickets at
most tobacco shops and some newsstands.
: Official metered taxis can usually found at taxi
stands in the city's piazzas.
-- Dial 113 for police, fire or ambulance.
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