History's Most Beautiful Shoreline
Vedi Napoli e poi muori' ‘See Naples, then die' the expression evokes the incomparable splendour of the bay and the riches of the city. Can you with stand its temptations?
To visit Naples is to wander among the ghosts of ancient poets. Visitors are transported by the energy of one of the Mediterranean's largest cities while feasting their eyes upon the dazzling beauties of the bay.
Three million people live alongside an extraordinary trove of archaeological wonders, such as the ancient city centre, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. Castles, palaces, villas, churches, monasteries, and museums crowd this former Roman resort town, which became the capital of the Napoli kingdom in the 13thcentury. Aristocrats and the lower classes rubbed elbows in a city eventually covered over with Baroque architecture. In the distance, Mount Vesuvius still emits a veil of steam, which infuses gentle shadows throughout this eternally vibrant, joyous city.
Goethe said, ‘Whatever one can say, recount, or illustrate, Naples surpasses it all: the river, the bay, the gulf, Vesuvius, the city, the neighbouring countryside, the castles, the boardwalks… I understand all those who lose their senses at the sight of Naples.'
Having encountered all the gods, rest and restore yourself in the multitude of welcoming locations, which do justice as much to fine dining asto their surroundings.
A mythical voyage, which has forever inspired emotion, daydreaming on terraces, and creative wonder. A beautiful escape in one of the cradles of Occidental culture, the beautiful Mediterranean, and her islands on the horizon. Pay homage at the tomb of Virgil, upon which is inscribed MANTUA ME GENUIT, CALABRI RAPUERE, TENET NUNC PARTHENOPE. CECINI PASCUA, RURA, DUCES ‘Mantua gave me life, Calabria took it, and now Naples keeps my body. I sang of pastures, country, and heroes.' Naples is the radiant sanctuary of the greatest of poets.