Three Castles a Royal Palace World Class Museums the 2nd Oldest University and Bank
Naples is best defined by the stratification of the various periods in the city’s history that can be viewed in the historic center, the oldest continuously inhabited urban community in the Western World.
The ancient city, founded by the Athenians around 450 B.C. as Neapolis, evolved through Roman and Medieval times. It includes over 250 churches, palazzi from the 13th through the 20th century and countless art treasures.
Your Exploration starts from the Forum, then under the Gothic Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore to view the ruins of the Roman streets and the Macellum. Then on to San Gregorio Armeno, where the world famous Neapolitan Crib art are made, and Cappella Sansevero’s sculpture of the Veiled Christ.
An Underground City with ancient aqueducts, caves, catacombs, myths, legends and a modern subway system whose stations are covered with art.