Capua, located at the north-west of Naples, is a very ancient city, dating back at least to the 9th century BC. Under ancient Rome, it was considered one of the largest cities in southern Italy. It preserves a Roman amphitheater whose undergrounds that can be visited are exceptionally well preserved.
A short distance from the ancient Capua (today in the municipality of Santa Maria Capua Vetere), is the “new city” of Capua. It was developed in the middle ages after the destruction by the Saracens of the ancient city in the 9th century. It keeps many vestiges of this time, including Norman buildings.
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