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Naples is the biggest city in Southern Italy, and one of the leading tourist destinations in the country. One of the reasons for that is its scenic location, which sprawls along the northern coast of the Bay of Naples at the foot of Mount Vesuvius - a majestic volcano that has played an important role for the city since its establishment more than 2,600 years ago. The climate here is warm and pleasant all year round, and the high season is in the summertime.

Naples is in the heart of the Neapolitan Riviera, one of the best-developed seaside holiday destinations in Italy. It has a long stretch of pebbly beaches that are public and visited mainly by locals. There's a wide range of resorts around, from quaint villages like Positano to trendy resorts like Amalfi and Sorrento. The islands of Capri and Ischia are also popular spots for seaside holidays, within easy reach by boat from the city.

Naples is a city of extraordinary cultural, historical and culinary importance. The old town centre is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are 449 churches from various epochs, the most significant archaeological museum in Europe, the oldest still-working opera house in the world, the huge castle of Castelnuovo and hundreds of other fascinating points of interest. The excavated ancient city Pompeii, which is famous worldwide, deserves special attention. Finally, don't miss the rich Neapolitan cuisine, here in the birthplace of pizza.

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