Naples City Breaks
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This vibrant metropolis, situated on Italy's Tyrrhenian coast, is home to the largest historic centre in Europe and is famously listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jam packed with artistic and historic treasures, this beautiful Italian city is popular with short break travellers from across the world.
Royal PalaceThe 17th century of the Spanish viceroys of Naples was extended in the 18th century by the Bourbons and altered in the 19th century by the French. It houses the historic Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) and a series of grandiose state rooms.
Piazza del PlebiscitoThis is the main square in the city and is surrounded by some of the most elegant buildings such as the Royal Palace, church of San Francesco di Paola and the Teatro San Carlo, one of Italy’s most beautiful opera houses.
PompeiiThe world's best Roman town, frozen in time by the catasrophic eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Founded as a Greek colony, it thrived as a chic holiday resort for rich Romans and a trading place to export local fish and wine products.
Castel NuovoA huge castle erected in 1282 by the Angevins, converted into a royal residence by the Aragonese. Today it houses the council offices and the Museo Civico that exhibits paintings and bronze from the 15th century to present day.
CathedralA 13th century Gothic cathedral dedicated to San Gennaro, patron saint of Naples. The first chapel on the right contains two phials of his blood, said to liquify three times a year. Also part of the complex are a baptistery and Renaissance crypt.
Galleria UmbertoBuilt between 1887 and 1891, this is not simply a shopping centre, it is deemed to have one of the most stunning interiors in southern Italy and was designed by Emanuele Rocco. The arcade features an impressive mosaic of the zodiac at its centre.