Naples, Capri, Ischia and Pompeii

Enrico Massetti Publishing
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The city of Naples, located on the south-western shores of Italy, is the third largest city in the country, and one of the richest regarding history. But despite its incredible past that extends to its first foundations as far back as the 9th Century BC, it is often overlooked by tourists who rarely venture here from nearby Rome. But with so much to offer travelers, it’s about time Naples was given the attention it deserves.

Panoramic Vista

As landscapes and views go, the Bay of Naples is hard to beat. The curvature of the marina extends around the coastline until it meets the towering figure of Mount Vesuvius in the nearby National Park. The sea is beautifully clear, and it’s a well-tended, cared for place. The good looks of the city have lent themselves to the lyrics of songs written about it, with the Neapolitan Torna a Sorrento (Come Back to Sorrento), being one of the most popular.

Museums and Churches of Naples

Naples is a museum in itself, and within the city, boundaries lie many churches, museums and historical sites ready to captivate travelers. The Duomo (cathedral) of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, is one of the most visually spectacular in the region, while the Cappella di Santa Restituta is one of the country’s oldest surviving churches. And for lovers of the Baroque-style architecture, a visit to the church San Giuseppe dei Ruffi is a fascinating visit.

Pizza

Naples is considered to be the birthplace of pizza, with its origins dating back to the 16th Century. The different sauces that top the pizza each have a different story. The Margherita is reported to have been created in 1889 for the then Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. Back then it was just a topping of seasoned tomatoes, but that has since evolved to include white mozzarella cheese and green basil to replicate the colors of the Italian flag.

This guide leads you in a visit to Naples and the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida. It also covers the ruins of Pompeii and the Royal Palace of Caserta.

It includes color photos and descriptions of the attractions of all the localities touched, as well as info on Campania’s cuisine and recipes.

It has plenty of practical advice on travel to reach the islands and how to move once you are there.

It is ideal for use on your smartphone as it contains active links to the websites of many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants that are at the location described.

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About the author

Enrico Massetti was born in Milano. Now he lives in Washington DC, USA, but he regularly visit his hometown, and enjoys going around all the places in his home country.

Enrico can be reached at enricomassetti@msn.com

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Enrico Massetti Publishing
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Published on
Jul 25, 2018
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Pages
44
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ISBN
9781312881495
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Language
English
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Genres
Travel / Europe / Italy
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This guide covers a visit to Florence and to Tuscany: the cities covered include Fiesole, Arezzo, Cortona, Chiusi, the Chianti region, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Pisa, Carrara, Massa, the Versilia, Lucca, Pistoia, Montepulciano, Pienza, Grosseto, Massa Marittima, and Monte Argentario.

There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions.

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