Naples (Italian: Napoli listen (help·info), pronounced [ˈna(ː)poli], Neapolitan: Napule) is a city in Italy; it is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples. The city is known for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music and gastronomy, playing an important role in the history of the Italian peninsula and beyond throughout much of its existence, which began more than 2,800 years ago. Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, sitting on the coast by the Gulf of Naples.
The city proper has a population of around 1 million people: Naples is the most densely populated major city in Italy. The population of urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 2.25 million, while the Naples metropolitan area, according to different sources, is the second after the Milan metropolitan area (with 4,434,136 inhabitants according to Svimez Data or 4,996,084 according to Censis institute) or the third (3.1 million inhabitants according to OECD) most populated metropolitan area in Italy.
Spanish district and Spaccanapoli
Places and streets
Portanapoli is a comprehensive guide that provides information about the culture, attractions, highlights, museums, traditions, delicacies, and oddities you find in Napoli and surroundings. In addition to useful travel information, you get to know the life style of the Neapolitan people and Naples’s multi-faceted culture. Guided by Pulcinella you will learn to know the enchanting town at the foot of Vesuvius and Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and all other pearls of the Sorrento Coast, Amalfi Coast and Cilento.»