Naples tourist guide
is the story of a strong, vital, essential relationship
imbued with myth".
In the words of Neapolitans and travellers, in cartography
and in the paintings of its views, it is impossible
to separate the idea of Naples from that of the sea.
According to a classical myth, Naples was built on the
tomb of the siren Parthenope. It is a port city, and
one of the largest and most important maritime cities
of the Mediterranean, but above all it is an unforgettable,
deep “amphitheatre over the gulf”.
Nothing in Naples is disconnected from its relationship
with the sea, from Via Caracciolo to S. Lucia, from
the Maritime Station to the Granili, and from Posillipo
to Nisida; there is the unique panorama, the islands
Capri, Ischia and Procida, the foothills of the Vesuvius,
the archaeological remains of the Phlegrean area, the
cuisine, the wine, the sailors’ and fishermen’s
work, history, sport and religious traditions.