Italy is famed for its extravagance and larger-than-life personalities, this can be seen clearly in the daily activities of the bustling city of Naples. The booming Barista with the smoothest coffee for miles around, to the group of stylish women, gossiping as they dine on the finest Italian pizza. These are the people that define one of the most famous parts of Italy and the tourism industry is booming, people are flocking to the Southern city and once you take a sneak-peek under the dirt and graffiti, you’ll find a haven of historical culture and stunningly, beautiful architecture.
Naples is Italy’s third largest city and sits in the shadow of an active volcano famed for destroying the historical city of Pompeii. Although according to several local sources the city is riddled with organised crime and buried under layers of graffiti. It’s one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and there’s a lot of history for you to explore.
Italy has a fascinating history, particularly during the Second World War. Many of the streets and buildings were constructed during the 20th Century under Benito Mussolini, the leader of the National Fascist power, and much of his work has been ravaged by modern day life and used as a canvas for graffiti artists.
This was just a brief history of this fascinating city and as always the local people are the ones that make a place what it is. Naples is filled with people who will stick in your mind long after the wheels of your plane touch the tarmac in your home country. The small, rustic pizzerias owned by the same family for generations, are a small part of a city that has one of the most compelling histories in all of Europe… and it’s just waiting for you to explore it!