Viaggio a Napoli 2018
There is no place like Napoli. The city combines a majestic landscape—what some call the most beautiful bay in the world—with an intriguing blend of contradictions in its history, art, cuisine, and most importantly, its people, i napoletani. During the Baroque era, the city was a major cultural center, and a great deal of Italy’s patrimony can be found here, including paintings by Caravaggio, Raffaello, and El Greco, to name a few. The Museo di Capodimonte’s vast collection of Italian art is only exceeded by the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The city is also home to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, renowned for its haunting mosaics from Pompeii. The Teatro di San Carlo (opera house) dates from 1737, making it the oldest still operating in the world. Napoli is also known for its fashion and exquisite bespoke tailoring, exemplified by houses such as Kiton, Ambrosi, and Rubinacci.