Naples: Soul of Italy

The winding cobblestone streets, the authentic pizza, and real Italian flavor. Yes, we are talking about the city of seven castles, Naples. It is the city of one of the most welcoming and nicest inhabitants in Italy who won’t mind your Non-Italian dialect. The city might not be as fashionable as Milan high-end shopping precincts or brimming with magnificent ancient art like Rome, but Naples has an advantage of being overlooked as a tourist place, and that is, with relatively less tourist, those who visit his city get to experience authentic Italy.

If you are of the belief that Okay food and all is fine, but Naples is just a cruise port, it has nothing historically significant or culturally rich testimonies to see. Well, you couldn’t be more wrong.  Naples has one of most exceptional and symbolic architecture in Italy. The Historic Centre of Naples also called UNESCO recognizes Centro Storico as World Heritage Site.

Let’s have a look at some of the allegorical sites of Naples: 

NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM:

If you wish to see the artifacts of the historic cataclysmic Mount Vesuvius engulfing the whole of Pompeii, Herculaneum city, and its inhabitants, you should visit the National Archeological Museum. It has frescoes, sculptures, mosaic and other items of the unfortunate cities in its exhibitions.

ISLAND OF CAPRI:

Called Isola di Capri in Italian, is an island opposite to the Sorrento Peninsula and is a single block of limestone with two indentations for landing: Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. This island has been the royal seat to Greeks, Romans and is now most famous for its breezy climate and magnificent scenery.

SAN DOMENICO MAGGIORE

One of the most significant historical centers of the city, San Domenico Maggiore monastery preserves one of the most religious complexes in the town. You will get to see the miraculous Crucifix that spoke to St. Thomas Aquinas, the headless statue of Tommaso Ruffo, The prestigious “Sala del Capitolo” and other remarkable exhibits

SAN GENNARO CATACOMBS:

One of the most millenary monuments to Naples religiosity is the San Gennaro Catacombs were the protector saint San Gennaro body was laid to rest in the 5th century. One can visit the catacombs from the piazza hosting the Basilica dell’Incoronata Madre del Buonconsiglio in Capodimonte, and from the Basilica di San Gennaro extra moenia. The basilica major boasts many 5th-6th Century frescoes. You can also see Bishop Crypts where Naples first bishops were buried, on the first floor of the monument.

If you ever plan a trip to Italy, make sure to mention this place in your must-visit list. With safe and affordable taxi transfer service available right outside the Milan International AIrport, you don’t have to worry about your flight landing at odd hours and getting stranded at the airport. These taxi transfer services can be either pre-booked or book-at instant, and they will drop you off to your location and also keep a tab on your flight status in the event of any delay.

Let’s leave you to this quote by the famous poet and storyteller from New York, Lilian Whiting

Rome is stately and impressive; Florence is all beauty and enchantment; Genoa is picturesque; Venice is a dream city; but Naples is simply — fascinating.

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