The Bay of Naples or Napoli as it is known by the Italians is located in the centre of the Mediterraneo, at the base of Mount Vesuvius. It covers around 117,27 sqkm with a population of around 1.020.120 inhabitants. The city of Naples is well known for its rich history, its timeless art, its overpowering beauty and its rich cultural lifestyle. Naples was founded in the 7th
and 6th Century b.c. as a port and also as a holiday resort for patrician families. Naples is adorned with numerous churches, monuments, palaces, castles, theatres, parks and spectacular scenaries. It is also a wonderful base for tourists as it is close to all tourist attractions and locations such as Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, Positano and Amalfi. Some of the famous sites to visit include The Palazzo Reale, The Castele del'Ovo, The Castle of Maschio Angoino, The Archeological Museum and the Zoological Acquarium, The Duomo, The Galleria Umberto I, The excavations of Pompei and Herculaneum, The Catacombs, The San Carlo Opera House and the many outdoor markets that are scattered all over the city. The richness of this city can not be compared with another. It has too many attractions for the faint at heart. A whole world wrapped up in one city.