The Gem of Southern Italy: Naples

 Naples is a city that has so much to offer. It is often overshadowed by Rome, Florence and Venice as a tourist destination. Like those cities, it has unique cuisine, an abundance of history, shopping and ambiance. Come discover the gem of Southern Italy: Naples.

Fontana dell Immacolata with Mt. Vesuvius in the background
Fontana dell Immacolata with Mt. Vesuvius in the background

Neapolitan Cuisine

Naples is known worldwide as the birthplace of the pizza. There are also many other dishes exclusive to the region. This cuisine will entice the foodie traveler. Spaghetti with ragu (meat sauce) is a popular regional dish. Parmigiana di melazane (baked eggplant, cheese and tomato sauce) is also very popular. Because of its coastal location, the city also specializes in seafood dishes. These include peppered mussels, marinated anchovies and salt cod. Unknown to most, Naples has the most restaurants with Michelin stars in the entire country.

A City of Historical Significance

The city of Naples dates back to the Neolithic period. History buffs will discover how this city has Greek and Spanish influences. A walking tour with a local expert is a fantastic way to orient yourself to the city. These local guides have a passion for their city. This way, you can get an overview of the extensive history and culture of the region. Trinus Company can arrange for one of these local experts to meet you at your hotel.

There is a subterranean geothermal zone and tunnels underneath the city of Naples. Several tunnels were dug underneath the city over time. These tunnels were dug for the purposes of mining. Also, beneath the city are numerous catacombs including the Catacombs of San Gennaro, Catacombs of Saint Gaudiosus and San Pietro ad Aram. 

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A Football Fan’s Delight

Football (soccer) is a very popular sport in the city. The local culture is deeply affected by a love of this sport. SSC Napoli is the primary home team at Stadio San Paolo. If you attend a home game, you can absorb the excitement the residents of all classes have for their team and sport. 

Stadio San Paolo, Naples
Stadio San Paolo, Photo Courtesy of Tarkus42 

Ideal Weather Year Round

The weather of the Campania region is ideal for visiting year-round. It is consistently sunny most days. In the winter months the temperature averages in the 50s. As a result, it is a cool but comfortable climate for exploring the city on foot. In the summer months the temperature averages in the 80s. This climate is ideal for outdoor activities. Favorable weather is a certain possibility for exploration in any season.

Trinus Company specializes in tours of Naples and the entire Campania region. They are experts in all aspects of the region. The company can organize a tour to accommodate all your interests. Contact Trinus Company to plan your customized holiday. Then enjoy and absorb yourself in the gem of southern Italy: Naples.

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