Naples is the capital of the region of Campania in Italy. This historical city is situated between the volcanic regions of Phlegraean Fields and Mount Vesuvius. The climate of Naples is Mediterranean with dry, warm summers and wet, mild winters. Book your cheap Naples hotel in advance for the best choice. Hotels in Naples range from family run hostels to the five star Grand hotel Parkers which offers some stunning views over the bay of Naples
The Greeks discovered Naples during the 9th century B.C. and named the city Parthenope before calling it Neapolis which is a Greek term for “new city”. Naples soon became the Roman Republic's cultural centre and temporary home to ancient Roman poet Virgil.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
You can experience back to back film festivals every summer in Naples. The Napoli Film Festival at Castel Sant'Elmo and Filangeri, and the Giffoni Film Festival at Giffoni Valle Piana will leave you star struck. The most touristic area in Naples is Piazza del Plebiscito which is where you can find many attractions including the Church of San Francesco di Paola and the Royal Palace. Another popular area in Naples is the Spaccanapoli district which features the Church of Sant'Angelo a Nilo and the Piazzetta del Nilo. Other must-see attractions include The National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Santa Chiara Church and The Duomo.
The city of Naples has a good public transport network which is made up of buses, trams, metro and the central funicular which connects to four stations and is the world largest funicular.