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The Best Areas to Travel to in Naples and Why
Naples is a city in southern Italy, located on the Bay of Naples that boasts of picturesque beauty with an alluring blend of ancient and modern art, architecture and culture. This city is a top destinaiton for those who love history, archaeology, art, and food.
The Historical Centre of Naples is the UNESCO World Heritage site with thousands of years of history, every alleyway, every building, tells a story. The most famous attractions include the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace of Naples, Castel dell'Ovo, and the Duomo. One of the best ways to explore the area is by wandering through the hidden alleys and stopping to sample local street foods.
Pompeii is an excellent destination for history lovers. It is known to be the only place where the historical heritage has been frozen in time. The ruins of this ancient Roman city are spread over 170 acres, and you can easily spend a day wandering around and still not see all of it. A must-visit is the Amphitheater, the most ancient and oldest attraction in Pompeii.
Mount Vesuvius National Park
Mount Vesuvius is the most dangerous and active volcano in all of Europe, but also one of the most fascinating. The Mount Vesuvius National Park offers great views of the volcano and the Bay of Naples. There are multiple trails that lead to the top of the crater, where you can peer down into the throat of the volcano.
Sorrento peninsula is located just a short ferry ride from Naples and is surrounded by blue waters with the fabulous backdrop of Mount Vesuvius. This small Italian town offers scenic views, stunning cliffs, Mediterranean landscapes, and historical architecture. It is famous for its limoncello, which can be found in markets and shops throughout the area.
Capri is a small island located off the southern coast of Italy. This island is world-renowned for its natural beauty and luxurious living. The most famous attraction on the island is the Blue Grotto, a sea cave where the water is a mesmerizing translucent blue color. Visit the Gardens of Augustus for a postcard-worthy view of the Faraglioni rocks.
Naples and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer for every type of traveller. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city's rich history or take a break from the busy city life in nearby destinations like Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius National Park, Sorrento Peninsula, and Capri.