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Travel and Hotels in Naples

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Festivals and folklore in Conca

Main events, religious, folkloric or gastronomic village festivals in Conca dei Marini : Sea Festival , carnival , sfogliatelle .

Districts of Naples

Interactive map of Naples districts : historical and ancient center, Spanish neighborhoods (Quartieri spagnoli), Vomero, Chiaia ...

Capuana Square and Gate

Important historical crossroads of the city, located towards the direction of the city of Capua, the Porta Capuana which is near the Castel Capuano of Naples was built in 1484 by the King Ferrante of Aragon .

Piazza Bellini

The Piazza Bellini is located on the decumanus maximus , one of the main roads that crosses Naples, and one of the busiest in the city.
located at the intersection of three main streets of the historic center: via Port'Alba, Via San Sebastiano (known for its musical instrument dealers) and Via Constantinople (leading to the National Archaeological Museum).

San Caterina a Formiello

The Santa Caterina a Formiello church was founded around 1510 and designed by Antonio Fiorentino Cava. It was one of the first churches to introduce the dome in Naples. The church is dedicated to the virgin and martyr Catherine of Alexandria

San Gregorio Armeno

The church of San Gregorio Armeno, with its monastery, is also known as St. Patrick's Church. It is located in the historic center of Naples, in a street known for its crèche shops and craftsmen of sacred art.

San Lorenzo Maggiore

San Lorenzo Maggiore is one of the oldest basilicas in Naples, located on the site of the ancient Greek agora. Dating back to the 13th century, its interior has retained its Gothic style. The apse, unique in its kind in southern Italy, is an example of French Gothic. While towards the transept, the Gothic becomes Italian, sign of the evolution of the builders.

Santa Chiara Church

The Basilica of Santa Chiara, the largest Gothic church in Naples, with the adjoining monastery, was built between 1310 and 1328 by Robert of Anjou, on some Roman baths of the first century AD, near the west wall of the city. Located in the Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in front of the Church of Jesus it was included in the convent of the Poor Clares adjacent.Several tombs of Angevins are sheltered including those of Charles of Calabria and Robert the Wise.

Quartieri spagnoli (Spanish quarters)

This district was built in the sixteenth century to accommodate Spanish military garrisons aimed at suppressing the revolt of the Neapolitan population, or for other conflicts. Since its creation, neighborhoods have become a nerve center of crime and prostitution. , and have always been an area of social problems.

Neptune Fountain

The fountain of Neptune dates back to the time of the Viceroyalty of Enrico de Guzman, Count of Olivares (1595-1599), directed by Giovanni Domenico D'Auria, on a design by Domenico Fontana. First built and installed at the arsenal of the port, in 1629 it is transported near the Royal Palace, then shortly after the Castle of the egg.

Piazza Trieste e Trento

The Trieste and Trento Square (formerly Piazza San Ferdinando) is located in the historic center of Naples at the junction of major avenues: Via Toledo, Via Chiaia and Via San Carlo. It is contiguous to Piazza del Plebiscito.

New Castle (Castel Nuovo)

The castle was called New to distinguish it from those that already existed: the Egg castle and the Capuano one. Its construction dates from the end of the 13th century (around 1279), during the time of the Angevin domination of the city.

Egg Castle (Castel dell’Ovo)

The Egg castle (Castel dell'Ovo) is located on the island of Megaride, where according to legend, the dead body of the mermaid Parthenope failed. It was here that the Cumans landed in the 6th century BC to found the first nucleus of the future city.

Mergellina district

La Mergellina, Naples…

Portraits of Naples rulers

Portraits of Sovereigns of Naples: Angevins, Spanish Bourbons, Bonaparte, Murat, etc.

Immortalization of historical events in Naples

Immortalization of historical events in Naples, lithography, drawings and paintings: Fergole, Wenzel.

Canvas from the Naples area

Canvas from the region of Naples, Pompeii, Posilippo, Castellamare, coast of the bay.

Vesuvius, old views

Canvases of painters of the last centuries on Vesuvius in eruption: De Nittis, Wright, Carelli, etc.

Celebrations in Maiori

  • Eggplant Festival (Sagra della melanzana)
    First week of August
  • Santa Maria Assunta, Holy Mary of the Assumption (Holy Patrone of Maiori)
    August 15th

Old postcards drawn from Naples

Photos of the Bay of Naples and its region

Old photos of Neapolitan life

Old photos of the city of Naples

Old drawings of Naples

The Bay of Naples seen by artists

Naples seen by artists

Historical Maps of Naples

Naples antique

Ancient Naples : Partenopea, Neapolis, during the greek antiquity

Italie du sud pendant l'antiquité

South Italy during antiquity : greek colonies and region of Naples

L'Italie au XIe siècle

Italy during the XIth century

Napoli medioevo mappa

Map of Naples during the middle-age

Napoli medioevo

Naples in the middle-age

Carte du Royaume des Deux-Siciles

Kingdom of the Two-Sicily, towards

Contemporary period

unification italienne

In 1839, Naples was the first city in Italy to have a railway, with the line Napoli-Portici. Despite a small cultural renaissance and the proclamation of a constitution on June 25, 1860, the last years of the kingdom sees deepen …

Republic of Naples

When in January 1799 the French revolutionary troops entered the city they were helped by a minor part of the bourgeoisie, but had to face strong resistance from the lazzari who were strongly religious and did not accede  new ideas.…

The Bourbons of Naples

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During the War of Spanish Succession, Austria conquered Naples and remained there until 1734 when under Charles III of Bourbon – after the Polish War of Succession – the kingdom became independent again.

Under Charles III, Naples is one of …

The Spanish Habsburgs of Naples

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Under the viceroys, Naples rose from 100,000 to 300,000 inhabitants, becoming the second most populous city in Europe after Paris.

The most important of these rulers was Pedro Alvarez of Toledo: he undertook important works, favored the search, but

Aragonese and Spaniards from Naples

alfonso da fiesoleAlfonso conquered Naples in 1442 after his victory against the last king of Anjou, René.
He entered the city triumphantly in February 1443.

Royaume des deux siciles

The new dynasty developed commerce, linking Naples to the Iberian Peninsula and making Naples a center …

The Angevins of Naples

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Frederic II Hohenstaufen founded the university in 1224, considering Naples as intellectual capital while Palermo held a political role. This university remained unique in southern Italy for seven centuries.

After the defeat of Frederic’s son, Manfred, in Naples …

The Duchy of Naples and the Normans

During the invasion of Naples by the Lombards the population was about 30,000-35,000 inhabitants.
In 615, under Giovanni Consino, Naples rebelled for the first time against the power of Ravenna, the emperor in Italy. In response, a first …

Naples and ancient Rome

In 476, Romulus Augustus, the last of the Roman emperors, was deposed and imprisoned near the Castel dell ‘Ovo (castle of the egg) which at that time was a fortified Roman villa.

Many Roman emperors – Claudius, Tiberius, …

Naples Foundation: the Greeks

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The first settlers were Greek sailors from the island of Rhodes.
They settled on the islet of Megaride (that of the current castle of the egg – Castel dell’Ovo) then in the nearby hill of Pizzofalcone. The merchant colony …

History of Vico Equense

Archaeological discoveries suggest a probable Etruscan presence whose settlements extended along the coast from Pompeii to Pontecagnano.

Its former name, Aequa, probably derives from the flat physiognomy of its terrain, in comparison with the mountain range that surrounds it.…

Faito Mountain

Mont Faito

Mont Faito

Mount Faito is a summit of the mountain range of Lattari which rises to 1131 meters. It can be reached by road or since 1952 by a gondola connected to the station of Castellammare di Stabia.

History and

Celebrations in Minori

  • Stemma di MinoriFeast of taste
    September 11-14
    Oeno-gastronomic festivals and folkloric events.
  • Jazz on the coast
    End of July

Vico Equense

Vico Equense e golfo di napoli

Vico Equense, golfo di napoli, Vesuvio

Dominating the part of the Sorrentine Peninsula that goes from Scrajo to Scutolo Point, Vico Equense is a village surrounded by the sea and at the foot of green and rocky hills where in …

From the decline of Amalfi to the present day

The considerable development of Amalfi was due in large part to the independence it enjoyed; but the limitation of its territory, its military weakness and the lack of Byzantine support made this independence fragile.

In 1039 Guaimar V (or IV), …

Sights in Naples and its surroundings

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Carte détaillée des sites

Outside Naples

Phlegraean Fields, North West

Neapolitan clocks

horloges de naplesInstalled at the beginning of the 20th century, they became part of the lives of Neapolitans.
At night, the light of the dials allowed reading its from a distance.
They were numerous in all the main streets of Naples, but …

Neapolitan dessert recipes

Zeppolts of Joseph

Ingredients : 200 gr of sugar, 400 gr of flour, 12 eggs, 250 gr of butter, 3 egg whites, 250 gr of marmalade, vanilla, milk, icing sugar.

In 1/2 liter of water cook butter and salt. Wait …

Recipe from the Neapolitan piazza

Pizza Margherita

Ingredients :
150g of pizza dough,
50g peeled tomatoes,
50g of mozzarella,
1 spoon of Parmesan,
flour (if necessary),
olive oil, salt, basilica.

Pizza dough: In a cup full of warm water, scatter a little yeast, add 2 …

Recipe of Neapolitan dishes

Fisherman’s Risotto

Ingredients :
600g of rice,
1kg of squid, cuttlefish, octopus and shrimp mixture.
500g of mussels
500g clams
300g peeled tomatoes
1/2 glass of wine
Olive oil
Garlic
Parsley
Salt, pepper

Thoroughly wash cuttlefish, squid, octopus, shrimp, mussels …

Neapolitan music and song

Traditional music, Neapolitan groups

Eugenio Bennato

Excellent singer and Italian musician, singer-songwriter.

Spaccanapoli

Good Neapolitan band, songs in local language, music associating “new-age” and traditional sounds.

Renzo Arbore

The classics of Neapolitan songs…