Naples is a city to indulge in ''il dolce far niente" meaning happiness from doing nothing.
Here everything is done for pleasure, from its streets packed with shops and restaurants and set side-by-side with undisturbed corners of nature to a stunning blend of modern high-rises casting a shadow over tiny historical buildings.
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All in Naples from its past to present combines making it an orderly looking city. It's up to you to regard it as chaotic and intoxicating or funny and beautiful, but ambivalent impressions of the city are guaranteed. Naples draws both criticism and encouragement, but they only add to its unique urban feel and has not whirled tourists away.
On your trip to Naples it is better to start with its numerous attractions.
- The Naples Aquarium, a place to explore more than 200 species of marine plants and fish
- National Museum of Archaeology, a home to the remains of towns buried by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD
- Castel dell’Ovo, this fortress has 2000-year history and was constructed under the rule of Frederick II
- Piazza dei Martiri, a square to different patriotic struggles like the Neapolitan Revolution (1799) or the war of unification of 1860.
All these events contribute to city's history, but originally Naples was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. In the 6th century, Naples thrived under the Byzantines, and later changed hands of Spain, Austria and the Bourbons, and was a part of Jacobin republic. Finally, it joined Italy in 1860.
Naples of today happens at street-level with chaotic traffic and its fair share of poverty on display. But this is only a small part of Naples. Turn around and you will see beyond this - lovely islands of Capri and Ischia, the ancient world, treasured and preserved in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and impressive ferries docking in the city's port.
You can experience all contrasts of Naples from scenic views to its buzz, but before you do think of comfortable stay there in a hotel booked at Booked.net.