Pozzuoli on the Gulf of Naples

28 December 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  10 minutes

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Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. It is the main city of the Phlegrean Peninsula. Since 1946 the town has been the home of the Accademia Aeronautica, the Italian Air Force Academy, which was first situated on the island of Nisida, then from 1962 on a purpose-built hilltop campus overlooking the bay.   read more…

Galleria Umberto I in Naples

17 May 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  4 minutes

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© IlSistemone/cc-by-sa-3.0

Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery in Naples, southern Italy. It is located directly across from the San Carlo opera house. It was built between 1887–1891, and was the cornerstone in the decades-long rebuilding of Naples – called the risanamento (lit. “making healthy again”) — that lasted until World War I.   read more…

The port city of Castellammare di Stabia

23 July 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Castellammare di Stabia seen from Monte Faito © Mentnafunangann/GFDL

Castellammare di Stabia seen from Monte Faito © Mentnafunangann/GFDL

Castellammare di Stabia is a comune in the province of Naples, Campania region, southern Italy. It is situated on the Bay of Naples about 30 kilometers southeast of Naples, on the route to Sorrento.   read more…

Naples, the European Shanghai

31 March 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  11 minutes

Historic center - UNESCO World Heritage Site © Inviaggiocommons

Historic center – UNESCO World Heritage Site © Inviaggiocommons

Naples is a city in Italy; it is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples. Known for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples has played an important role in the Italian peninsula and beyond for much of its existence, which began more than 2,800 years ago. Situated on the west coast of Italy by the Gulf of Naples, the city is located halfway between two volcanic areas, Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields.   read more…

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