Colorful and expressive Naples evokes ambiguous feelings. Magnificent cathedrals and palaces of the Neapolitan kings stand side by side with poor urban neighborhoods, the bright colors of city streets are replaced by peeling tiles of dilapidated houses. The Neapolitans themselves are a hot–tempered, emotional people and do not like to bother themselves with unnecessary worries.
And yet Naples is a real architectural delight and the inexorable power of history. Roman civilization flourished on the shores of the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius erupted and Renaissance geniuses created. The city has absorbed the history of entire epochs and is now ready to share it with everyone. And the local cuisine and excellent wine attract not only foreigners, but even Italians from other parts of the country.