Naples The Essential
Nestling in the magnificent bay overlooked by Vesuvius, the legendary city of the siren Parthenope was founded by the Greeks. In the course of its 3 000 years of history, Naples has been invaded on countless occasions and yet has never completely succumbed to its invaders. Home to fine museums and works of art, the city's architecture is a blend of Greek walls, Roman columns, Baroque palaces and 19C monuments, all of which help to create a complex city which is rich in history, art and culture.
On the site of Greek Neapolis, the heart