About the place you will visit
Declared as part of the UNESCO’s world heritage site, Naples is the capital city of Campania with one of the richest cultural heritage made of great churches, palaces, chapels, statues and picturesque cobbled-stone streets. In ancient times Naples was called Parthenope, the name attributed to one of the sirens who preyed on hapless sailors in antiquity; it was then called Neapolis (New City) by the Greeks who settled down in the 6th century BC. The city decayed with the Roman Empire and collapsed into the abyss of the Middle Ages. Naples itself regained some importance under the rule of the Angevins in the mid 13th century when it became a maritime trading centre and continued its progress in the 1440s under Aragonese rule. The Spanish viceroys reigned over Naples in the 16th and 17th centuries and the city expanded even further. In 1734 the Bourbons began to rule the city and embellished it with monuments including the Royal Palace of Capodimonte and the San Carlo Opera House. Bourbons rule over Naples continued until 1860 when the whole Southern Italy became part of the Kingdom of Italy.