Naples is the capital of the Campania region in Italy and the largest city in Southern Italy. It was founded between the 7th and 6th centuries BC by the Greeks and was named Neapolis, which means "new city." Because of its vast artistic heritage, the historic center of Naples was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Although Naples is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and rich in history and monuments, it is sometimes overlooked by mass tourism and is less visited than other Italian cities. There are, however, many tourist attractions within the city, including 448 historical churches.
Naples is the birthplace of pizza, home to the infamous Mount Vesuvius volcano and is an Italian musical hotspot. The territory of Naples (particularly the iconic sight of the gulf of Naples), coupled with its colorful folklore, make the city one of the most powerful symbolic images of Italy abroad.