Here are 7 facts about Napoli that usually only locals know.
Before coming to Napoli, note down which are the very rare attractions you might want to visit after reading why they are so important to understand Neapolitan culture!
Curiosities about Napoli
- The castles of Napoli
Napoli is also known as the city of the 7 castles. Which ones visit? Castel Sant’Elmo, Castel dell’ Ovo, and Maschio Angioino are stunning. Also, they are very close to the city center.
People who live in Napoli are ‘Neapolitans’. In Italian: napoletani. Millions of people live in Napoli! Just think that it is the third-largest city after Rome and Milan!
- Napoli, the origin of the name
The name of Naples, Napoli in Italian, derives from the Greek word Neapolis. It means “new city”! Napoli owes its name to the Greek inhabitants of the 8th century Before Christ!
- About the Academy of Fine Arts
Many people do not go to visit the Academy of Fine Arts in Napoli. It is one of the attractions of the city since it is made in tuff, one of the traditional local stone. The Academy was founded in 1752 by King Charles VII and it still is the landmarks for many people who want to study art.
- A World Heritage Site
The historical center of Napoli is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995! And it is wonderful indeed. The best way to explore it is by booking a private tour. Also, the city center of Napoli is one of the largest in Europe. It is 4200 acres large!
- Pizza creation
If you are a fan of the Margherita pizza, you must come to Napoli! Here is the place where, in 1830, the Margherita pizza was created in honor of the Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni.
- Campania Felix
What do the expression ‘Campania Felix’ means? If you come to Napoli and admire the landscapes of the Campania region, you immediately understand that it means fertile countryside. Seeing is believing!