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26-28 April 2007 Napoli, Italy

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About Napoli

Naples, located in the southern part of Italy in the region of Campania, is the third most populated city in Italy, with over one million inhabitants. Naples sits on the northern edge of one of the most beautiful bays in Italy - the Bay of Naples. The famous Mount Vesuvius and the romantic islands of Capri and Ischia lie in close proximity to the city. With its sunny climate, numerous historic and artistic sights, friendly people, great cuisine, and a gorgeous natural setting, Naples has long been a favourite destination in Italy for visitors.

Naples is a very old city - having been established as a Greek trading center around 600 BC. The city was later conquered by the ancient Romans and became a residence of several emperors and other important persons of that time. Today, Naples is a bustling city located in a beautiful natural setting, with a colorful street life, chaotic traffic, and numerous narrow and winding alleyways that lead to many quaint shops and restaurants.
There is much to see and do in Naples and the surrounding areas.

 

Shopping

Shopping

Naples offers some of the finest shopping opportunities in Italy. Naples has hundreds of small artisan shops offering authentic hand made gift and souvenir items. These include shops run by jewelers, silver crafters, stone carvers, engravers, ceramicists and glove makers. The areas of Via Toledo and Via Chiaia are dotted with fashionable boutiques where high quality, fashionable clothing and accessories can be purchased. Naples also has numerous outdoor markets where many local residents shop.

 

Shopping

Capri

From Naples, it is a short trip over to the fabled island of Capri - playground of the rich and famous. You can reach the island by hydrofoil or by ferry. On arrival at the dock, you can ride a tramway up to the small town of Capri.
The famous Piazzetta square in the center of town is a good place to shop or enjoy a drink. A walking tour of the town enables you to view the magnificent garden terraces, and historic churches and villas. Very near the town of Capri is another small village called Anacapri where you can take a chair lift to the top of one of the highest peaks on the island and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Bay of Naples

 

Capri

Ischia

A worthwhile activity is taking a scenic boat trip to Ischia, the largest of the islands in the Bay of Naples. You may spend the day relaxing on one of the beaches, or in the one of the 103 thermal springs scattered throughout the island. You may also visit the spectacular Castello d'Ischia, a 14th century castle situated on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea. Ischia has numerous restaurants offering delicious culinary specialities based on fish and seafood.

 

Ischia

Pompei

In close proximity to Naples are the famous ruins of Pompei, the once thriving town for wealthy Romans that was destroyed in the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many consider Pompeii to be the most important archeological site anywhere in the world. The ruins provide fascinating insights into the lives of the ancient Romans, and include numerous villas, temples, theaters, baths, shops,amphitheatres,residential houses and unique wall paintings, mosaics and statues.

 

Pompei





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