Large, imposing city, a metropolis of the south of Italy, main port on the Mediterranean, and centre of commerce and industry, Naples arches its way along the coast of one of the most famous gulfs in the world. It is guarded to east by Vesuvius. It has a strange appeal, due to its unorganized growth, the lively inhabitants, the wealth of monuments and treasures of art, the beautiful scenery. The city is an international tourist destination. The nights by moonlight, the explosive atmosphere of local feasts, the perfume of the sea make Naples unique. Its artistic patrimony is truly immense, the massive tufa rock wallsof the Castel dell’Ovo, the imposing Maschio Angioino, the rich Royal Palace, and the Piazza del Plebiscito mean that Naples is one of the most interesting cities in Italy.