Naples

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Naples (Napoli ; Napule ) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan.wikipedia
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Campania

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Naples (Napoli ; Napule ) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan.
The capital city of Campania is Naples.

Naples metropolitan area

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Its continuously built-up metropolitan area (that stretches beyond the boundaries of the Metropolitan City of Naples) is the second or third largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the most densely populated cities in Europe.
The Naples metropolitan area (Area metropolitana di Napoli) is a metropolitan area in Campania, Italy, centered on the city of Naples.

Neapolitan cuisine

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Neapolitan cuisine is noted for its association with pizza, which originated in the city, as well as numerous other local dishes.
Neapolitan cuisine has ancient historical roots that date back to the Greco-Roman period, which was enriched over the centuries by the influence of the different cultures that controlled Naples and its kingdoms, such as that of Aragon and France.

Pompeii

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Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a wide range of culturally and historically significant sites nearby, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city located in the modern comune of Pompei near Naples in the Campania region of Italy.

Posillipo

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Naples is also known for its natural beauties such as Posillipo, Phlegraean Fields, Nisida, and Vesuvius.
Posillipo (Pusilleco ) is a residential quarter of Naples, southern Italy, located along the northern coast of the Gulf of Naples.

Castel dell'Ovo

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In the ninth century BC, a colony known as Parthenope or Παρθενόπη was established on the Island of Megaride, later refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC. Sailors from the Greek island of Rhodes established a small commercial port called Parthenope (Παρθενόπη, meaning "Pure Eyes", a Siren in Greek mythology) on the island of Megaride in the ninth century BC.
Castel dell'Ovo (in English, Egg Castle) is a seaside castle in Naples, located on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples in Italy.

S.S.C. Napoli

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The best-known sports team in Naples is the Serie A club S.S.C. Napoli, two-time Italian champions who play at the San Paolo Stadium in the southwest of the city, in the Fuorigrotta quarter.
Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli, is an Italian professional football club based in Naples, Campania that plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football.

History of Naples

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Sailors from the Greek island of Rhodes established a small commercial port called Parthenope (Παρθενόπη, meaning "Pure Eyes", a Siren in Greek mythology) on the island of Megaride in the ninth century BC.
The first Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the 2nd millennium BC.

Allied Joint Force Command Naples

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The Port of Naples is one of the most important in Europe and home of the Allied Joint Force Command Naples, the NATO body that oversees North Africa, the Sahel and Middle East.
Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples (JFC Naples) is a NATO military command based in Lago Patria, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy—the base was formerly located in the Bagnoli quarter of Naples.

Duchy of Naples

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It served as the capital of the Duchy of Naples (661–1139), then of the Kingdom of Naples (1282–1816) and finally of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861.
The modern city of Naples remains a significant region of Italy, today.

Magna Graecia

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The city was an important part of Magna Graecia, played a major role in the merging of Greek and Roman society and a significant cultural centre under the Romans.
Magna Graecia (, ; Latin meaning "Great Greece", Μεγάλη Ἑλλάς, Megálē Hellás, Magna Grecia) was the name given by the Romans to the coastal areas of Southern Italy in the present-day regions of Campania, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily; these regions were extensively populated by Greek settlers, particularly the Achaean settlements of Croton, and Sybaris, and to the north, the settlements of Cumae and Neapolis.

Metropolitan City of Naples

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Its continuously built-up metropolitan area (that stretches beyond the boundaries of the Metropolitan City of Naples) is the second or third largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the most densely populated cities in Europe. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city's administrative limits while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,115,320 residents.
Its capital city is Naples; within the city there are 92 comune (municipalities).

Nisida

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Naples is also known for its natural beauties such as Posillipo, Phlegraean Fields, Nisida, and Vesuvius.
It lies at a very short distance from Cape Posillipo, just north of Naples; it is now connected to the mainland by a stone bridge.

Mount Vesuvius

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Naples is also known for its natural beauties such as Posillipo, Phlegraean Fields, Nisida, and Vesuvius.
Mount Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio ; Muntagna Vesuvio ; Mons Vesuvius ; also Vesevus or Vesaevus in some Roman sources) is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km east of Naples and a short distance from the shore.

Kingdom of Naples

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It served as the capital of the Duchy of Naples (661–1139), then of the Kingdom of Naples (1282–1816) and finally of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861.
Charles, however, maintained his possessions on the mainland, customarily known as the "Kingdom of Naples", after its capital city.

Januarius

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Januarius, who would become Naples' patron saint, was martyred there in the 4th century AD.
Januarius is the patron saint of Naples, where the faithful gather three times a year in Naples Cathedral to witness the liquefaction of what is claimed to be a sample of his blood kept in a sealed glass ampoule.

Fuorigrotta

The best-known sports team in Naples is the Serie A club S.S.C. Napoli, two-time Italian champions who play at the San Paolo Stadium in the southwest of the city, in the Fuorigrotta quarter.
Fuorigrotta( Forerotta in Neapolitan language, meaning Outside the grotto in Italian) is a western suburb of Naples, southern Italy.

List of metropolitan areas of Italy

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Its continuously built-up metropolitan area (that stretches beyond the boundaries of the Metropolitan City of Naples) is the second or third largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the most densely populated cities in Europe.

Port of Naples

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The Port of Naples is one of the most important in Europe and home of the Allied Joint Force Command Naples, the NATO body that oversees North Africa, the Sahel and Middle East.
The Port of Naples is situated in the centre of Naples, very close to the central Piazza Municipio, near Piazza Garibaldi (FS and MN terminals) and about 15 km from Naples Airport.

University of Naples Federico II

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The University of Naples, the first university in Europe dedicated to training secular administrators, was founded by Frederick II, making Naples the intellectual centre of the kingdom.
The University of Naples Federico II (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) is a university in Naples, Italy.

Serie A

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The best-known sports team in Naples is the Serie A club S.S.C. Napoli, two-time Italian champions who play at the San Paolo Stadium in the southwest of the city, in the Fuorigrotta quarter.

Castel Nuovo

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Conflict between the Hohenstaufens and the Papacy led in 1266 to Pope Innocent IV crowning the Angevin duke Charles I King of Sicily: Charles officially moved the capital from Palermo to Naples, where he resided at the Castel Nuovo.
Castel Nuovo (English: "New Castle"), often called Maschio Angioino (Italian: "Angevin Keep"), is a medieval castle located in front of Piazza Municipio and the city hall (Palazzo San Giacomo) in central Naples, Campania, Italy.

Capture of Neapolis

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During the Samnite Wars, the city, now a bustling centre of trade, was captured by the Samnites; however, the Romans soon captured the city from them and made it a Roman colony.
The Capture of Neapolis took place during the Second Samnite War in 327 BC, when the Romans seized the city of Neapolis from the Samnites, an ancient Italic people who lived in Samnium.

Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor

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In 1191 Henry invaded Sicily after being crowned as Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor and many cities surrendered, but Naples resisted him from May to August under the leadership of Richard, Count of Acerra, Nicholas of Ajello, Aligerno Cottone and Margaritus of Brindisi before the Germans suffered from disease and were forced to retreat.
Henry's attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Sicily failed at the siege of Naples in 1191 due to an epidemic.

Byzantine Empire

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However, Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire recaptured Naples in 536, after entering the city via an aqueduct.
In 535, a small Byzantine expedition to Sicily met with easy success, but the Goths soon stiffened their resistance, and victory did not come until 540, when Belisarius captured Ravenna, after successful sieges of Naples and Rome.