Naples

the history about this city

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Naples is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. As of 2012, around 960,000 people live within the city's administrative limits. The Naples urban area has a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million, and is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union. Around 4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.



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From the ninth century until today,Naples is one of the main cultural centers of reference in Europe. Headquarters Federico II, the oldest state university in Europe.


he oldest university of Oriental studies of the continent is the Nunziatella, one of the oldest military academies in the world, elected historical and cultural heritage of the Mediterranean countries by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.

Place of origin of the Neapolitan language, exercised and has a strong role in many fields of knowledge, culture and the collective imagination in the world.

portant point Pontaniana through the Academy of Humanism, the center of the naturalistic philosophy of the Renaissance, the cradle of the Enlightenment in Italy, has long been a global benchmark for classical music and opera through the Neapolitan School of music, giving between 'another source "opera buffa".

City by the impressive tradition in the field of visual arts, which has its roots in the Pompeian painting, gave rise to the original architectural and artistic movements such as the Renaissance and Baroque Neapolitan.

In 1995, the historic center of Naples, the largest in Europe, has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. In 1997, the Somma-Vesuvius volcanic complex has been elected from the same international agency among the world's biosphere reserves.

In a few words is a city all to visit!