Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Historic Centre of Naples

Naples is the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. It is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world and has long been a major cultural centre with a global sphere of influence, particularly during the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras. In 1995, the Historic Centre of Naples, which is the largest in Europe, was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Thank you very much Roberto, for sending me this beautiful postcard from Naples. The card shows some culturally and historically significant sites of the historic centre. The most prominent one is the Castel Nuovo, which is main symbol of the architecture of the city. Others including, the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Spaccanapoli Street, the Galleria Umberto I and the Royal Palace of Naples.