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We are still discovering our origins...

Naples is a town floating on the hollow space of underground cavities. Napoli was built on a large stratum of tufa rock. Artificial caves were added to the natural ones since the early years of the city foundation. Greeks and Romans used the subsoil as a parallel city, opening aqueducts, catacombs, warehouses. The tufa has been until recent times the main building material and many quarries have been opened just underneath the town. Moreover, through ages Naples has developed in a strange way, growing layer by layer on a vertical line, the modern levels added on the oldest ones. That’s the reason why when you walk in the historical centre, Naples’ past is under your feet.
For example, excavation works for the new underground (Metropolitana) have brought to light 3 roman ships in Municipio Square, the monumental complex of Iso-Olympic Games, a temple, an ancient theatre and more than 3.300.000 archeological objects. We are still discovering our origins...

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  • Jun 4, 2009 at 1:38 AM

    Help us, tourists. Don’t come in Naples ! Summer 2009 : All days and all nights Camorra BURNS TOXIC TRASH in country between Naples and Caserta. The air is unbreathable and food is poisoned. Our children die for cancer ! www.laterradeifuochi.it

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    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:47 AM

    Your pages on information and tips are fantastic. You have made our planning very easy. Thank you.

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    Oct 21, 2007 at 12:27 PM

    Great page, really thorough. You've given me so many ideas for our forthcoming trip to Naples

  • Jun 2, 2006 at 7:09 AM

    This is a great site! A friend is getting married in July. My plan is to come a week earlier and stay in the Naples and visit around. Please write more, I really would like to know where not to go & what not to do (I hate dropping into cultural no-no’s).

  • Feb 9, 2006 at 4:09 PM

    CIAO A TUTTI !!! WOW , GREAT PAGE ABOUT NAPOLI !!!

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    Nov 3, 2005 at 12:44 PM

    Ragazzi che pagina! The facts were great and from real insiders.

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    Nov 2, 2005 at 11:47 AM

    Teriffic page on Napoli. Will be an integral part of my planned trip to Italy focusing on Ancient Rome.

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    Oct 10, 2005 at 12:50 AM

    Stupende fotos e grandissimi consigli, Forza Napoli

  • Oct 3, 2005 at 6:05 AM

    i heared avellino is very nice, but cant find pages on it, would be gratefull of any advice, thanks. bello pagina

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    Jun 21, 2005 at 5:27 AM

    Facinating city, facinating people...

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