Napoli is Italian for Naples. Naples is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of Campania region and the Provence of Naples. Naples is a coastal city on the southwest coast of Italy, bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Naples is famous for its volcanic location, halfway between the volcano Vesuvius and a separate volcanic area, the Campi Flegrei, all part of the Campanian volcanic arc. The city has a population of c.a. 1 million and is the second largest city in Italy after Milan. The inhabitants are called Neapolitans and the city is rich in historical, artistic and cultural traditions and gastronomy. In 1995, UNESCO declared the Historical Centre of Naples a World Heritage Site. Although Naples is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and rich in history and monuments, it is sometimes overlooked by mass tourism. Naples is by tradition also the home of pizza. It is the birthplace of Pizza Margherita, which traditionally is made with mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil ~ each representing the red, white and green of the Italian flag.
It is a city in Italy; it is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples. The city is known for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music and gastronomy, playing an important role in the history of the Italian peninsula and beyond throughout much of its existence, which began more than 2,800 years ago. Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, sitting on the coast by the Gulf of Naples.