Naples metropolitan area

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Metropolitan area in Campania, Italy, centered on the city of Naples.

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Regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Italy, after Rome and Milan, with a population of 967,069 within the city's administrative limits as of 2017.

Mount Echia, the place where the polis of Parthenope arose
The Columns of the Temple of Castor and Pollux incorporated into the facade of San Paolo Maggiore
A scene featuring the siren Parthenope, the mythological founder of Naples
The Gothic Battle of Mons Lactarius on Vesuvius, painted by Alexander Zick
The Castel Nuovo, a.k.a. Maschio Angioino, a seat of medieval kings of Naples, Aragon and Spain
French troops and artillery entering Naples in 1495, during the Italian War of 1494–98
Onofrio Palumbo's portrait of the 17th-century revolutionary leader Masaniello
Departure of Charles III of Spain from Naples, 1759
Naples depicted during the ephemeral Parthenopean Republic
Entrance of Garibaldi into Naples on 7 September 1860
Allied bombardment of Naples, 1943
Royal Palace of Naples
The Egg Castle
National Archaeological Museum
National Museum of Capodimonte
Naples Cathedral
Church of Gesù Nuovo
Hanging gardens of the Certosa di San Martino
Interior of the Church of Girolamini
Inside Galleria Umberto I
Underground Naples
Villa Comunale
Aselmeyer Castle, built by Lamont Young in the Neo-Gothic style
One of the city's various examples of Liberty Napoletano
The Gulf of Naples
The Palazzo Donn'Anna and Bagno Donn'Anna beach in Posillipo
Urban density in central Naples
Main building of the University of Naples Federico II
Palazzo San Giacomo, the city hall
Palazzo delle Poste in Naples, Gino Franzi, 1936. The masterpiece of modernism, marble and diorite.
Directional center of Naples
The port of Naples
Naples International Airport
The square of Piazza Garibaldi at Napoli Centrale under renovation
Dante Station of the Naples Metro
A Romantic painting by Salvatore Fergola showing the 1839 inauguration of the Naples-Portici railway line
Neapolitan pizza. Pizza was invented in Naples.
Sfogliatelle, a popular Neapolitan pastry dish
An 1813 depiction of the Piedigrotta festival
The interior of the Teatro San Carlo
Tarantella in Napoli, a 1903 postcard
Neapolitan mandolin
Totò, a famous Neapolitan actor
The Stadio San Paolo

Its province-level municipality is the third-most populous metropolitan city in Italy with a population of 3,115,320 residents, and its metropolitan area stretches beyond the boundaries of the city wall for approximately 20 miles.


Region comprising a number of metropolises, cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area.

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Naples metropolitan area, that includes the whole metropolitan city of Naples, Caserta, Salerno and several other municipalities.

Neapolitan language

Romance language of the Italo-Dalmatian group spoken across much of mainland Southern Italy, except for southern Calabria and southern Apulia, and spoken in a small part of central Italy (the province of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche).

Giambattista Basile (1566–1632), author of a collection of fairy tales in Neapolitan that includes the earliest known versions of Rapunzel and Cinderella

However, as the term itself implies, in contexts ranging from colloquial speech to academic linguistics, Neapolitan, napulitano or napoletano may refer instead to the specific varieties spoken in Naples and the immediately surrounding Naples metropolitan area.


Italian comune and town in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, with a population of 27,457 in 2011.

Female bust from the 1st Century Boscoreale Treasure on display in the British Museum.
Roman fresco from Boscoreale, 43-30 BCE, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The municipality is part of Naples metropolitan area, and borders with Boscotrecase, Poggiomarino, Pompei, Scafati (SA), Terzigno, and Torre Annunziata.

Sorrento funicular

Hotel Vittoria with former lower terminus

The Sorrento Funicular was a steam-driven, inclined rail system located in the commune of Sorrento, within the Municipality of Naples, Italy — connecting its upper terminus at Sorrento's Hotel Vittoria to the resort's port, several hundred feet below on the Gulf of Naples.