Pausilypon Archaeological Park


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Pausilypon Archaeological Park

This fascinating archaeological site is worth checking out not only for its historical value but also for the majestic view it offers over Naples Bay. The villa, complete with an amphitheatre and thermal baths, was built by Roman knight Publio Vedio Pollione, and its name means 'stress relief'. The place is also known for its cave, which is more than 700 metres deep into the hillside.

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The historic centre of Naples, with its splendid palaces and its popular and lively working-class districts, is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Naples also boasts an underground city, as well as its famous panoramic views. Moreover, this hospitable city is marked by contrasts and popular traditions, such as the annual miracle whereby San Gennaro's 'blood' becomes liquid in front of the eyes of his followers. Naples is famous throughout the world primarily because of pizza (which, you'll discover, only constitutes a small part of the rich local cuisine) and popular music, with famous songs such as 'O Sole Mio'.