NAPLES PRIVATE TOUR
"See Naples and die" (Vedi Napoli e poi muori) is an Italian saying which means that after one has seen Naples there is nothing else worth seeing. Naples occupies one of the most beautiful sites in Europe and has been a favourite with tourists for centuries. The bright sunshine in the region, the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Bay of Naples, the Isle of Capri, the panoramic beauty of the city itself on the north shore of the bay, and Mount Vesuvius, smoking by day and glowing by night, have long been famous in song and story.
Boccaccio wrote in the Decameron: "The very ancient city of Naples is perhaps the most delightful of all Italian towns." In The Double Marriage, an Elizabethan play ascribed to Beaumont and Fletcher, are the lines:
Naples, the Paradise of Italy,
As that is of earth.
Naples is called the most Italian of all Italian cities, and it's really so. It is an unusually picturesque southern city where you can smell the sea, lemons and coffee, try the authentic Neapolitan pizza which was originated here. It is the third-largest city in Italy after Rome and Milan. First setteled by Greeks in the second millenium BC, Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban areas in the world.It is conveniently located in the Bay of Naples, one of the most beautiful bays in Italy. Naples is an amazing city ,full of wonderful historical and artistic treasures. Every rock of its narrow cobble-stone streets bears history. Here you can visit the National Archaelogical Museum of Naples housing one of the world's best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities ,including mosaics, sculptures,gems,glass and silver, but also the "Farnese collection" and a collection of Roman erotica from Pompeii.Many of the objects come from excavations of Pompeii and other nearby archaelogical sites.
You can walk along Spaccanapoli, the main street of Naples which is in the historic center of the city. The street holds many interesting churches, shops, cafes and old beautiful buildings.The Spaccanapoli district is a string of narrow winding streets and is mainly a pedestrian area, so it's a fun place to wander around. You can also visit the oldest castle in Naples :Castel dell'Ovo which now is used for exhibitions and concerts and Castel Nuovo which was constructed from 1279-1282,houses the Civic Museum. Between the 14-th -15-th century frescoes and paintings, silver and bronzes from the 15-th century to present.
If you like opera - the Teatro San Carlo is the best place to hear it in southern Italy, which is known for its perfect acoustics. Opened in 1737,it's the world's oldest surviving opera house.
If you like painting you can visit the Capodimonte Museum ,which was built as King Charles III hunting lodge. It houses one of Italy's richest museum with a great picture gallery and collection of majolica and porcelian.
If you want to see the whole city from above you may visit Castel Sant'Elmo where you'll find fabulous views and take a lot of amazing pictures.
You may also have a unique look at another side of Naples if you take a tour of underground city - Napoli Sotterranea. It is inviting to learn the history of Naples of even 2400 years.
It's impossible to list all the sights of this ancient city.Everyone will find here something special and interesting for himself.
So see for yourself and welcome to Naples!