Naples, from the mermaid Parthenope to the Apple Academy
Since its origins, Naples has been a meeting point for different populations and cultures: from the Greeks, who founded it in 475 BC, to the Romans, who enhanced its gorgeous landscape and salubrious nature; from the Byzantines, who transformed it into a dukedom, to the Normans, who built two castles that are among the most representative of the city: Castel Capuano and Castel dell’Ovo. And many more followed: the Swabians, Angevins, Aragonese and Spaniards, all the way up to the Bourbons, last sovereigns before the unification of Italy. Each population that settled in Naples brought with it a cultural and linguistic heritage that, in turn, gave birth to traditions, legends, gastronomic customs which, over the centuries, never alternated but, rather, stratified, thus becoming a composite and harmonious, unique and multifarious summa. All this is the basis for the Neapolitans’ particular character: lively and pragmatic, tolerant and communicative.
Today, Naples is a metropolis that is proud of its history and of the excellence it can express in various fields: from the narrative of Elena Ferrante to the cinema of Paolo Sorrentino and from the refined theater of Roberto De Simone to the musical talent of Riccardo Muti. Naples is also a city at the forefront of architecture and contemporary arts, as attested by the “art stations” project, and is ready to take up the technological challenges of the future, such as the Developer Academy, born from the partnership between the Federico II University and Apple.
In the past as in the present, for Naples the sea is an element of openness and hospitality, the true wealth of a territory where the legend of the mermaid Parthenope and that of Virgil’s egg go hand in hand with the cult of San Gennaro and songs by Pino Daniele.
How to reach Naples
By car: A1 Highway
By train: High Speed Railway Line, Napoli Centrale stop
By plane: Naples International Airport
Where to sleep in Naples
The participants of the Plastics Heritage Congress who wish to stay here can take advantage of a 15% discount on the bar rates available on the official website of the hotel, which can be contacted by phone or online, by specifying their participation in the congress. This discount will be valid for all bookings made by 10 October 2022. Cancellation and booking terms and conditions remain unchanged.
The participants of the Plastics Heritage Congress who wish to stay here can take advantage of a 10% discount on the bar rates available on the official website of the hotel, which can be contacted by phone or online, by specifying their participation in the congress. This discount will be valid for all bookings made by 10 October 2022. Cancellation and booking terms and conditions remain unchanged.
The participants of the Plastics Heritage Congress who wish to stay here can take advantage of a 10% discount on bar rates available on the hotel’s official website by entering the discount code PHC2022 in the promo field within the ‘check availability’ screen. This discount will be valid until 10 October 2022 and only for online bookings, namely those made through the hotel’s official website; it will not be applicable for bookings made by email and telephone.
The participants of the Plastics Heritage Congress who wish to stay here can take advantage of a 15% discount on the bar rates available on the hotel’s official website. To obtain said discount, it will be necessary to check the availability of slots by contacting the reservations desk by email or telephone and explicitly mentioning the PHC event. Reservations will be guaranteed only via credit card. Cancellations without penalty or modification will be granted up to 10 days before check-in date; from the 9th to the 7th day prior to check-in date the penalty applied will be 50% of the total due; from the 6th day prior to the check-in date the penalty will be 100% of the amount due for each cancellation and for no shows.
What to see in Naples
|Sansevero Chapel Museum||www.museosansevero.it|
|Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore||www.museosandomenicomaggiore.it|
|The monumental complex of Santa Chiara||www.monasterodisantachiara.it|
|Naples Cathedral and San Gennaro Chapel||www.tesorosangennaro.it|
|San Carlo Theatre||www.teatrosancarlo.it|
|Royal Pontifical Basilica of San Francesco di Paola||www.comune.napoli.it/sanfrancescodipaola|
|Anton Dohrn Zoological Station||www.szn.it|
|National Archaeological Museum of Naples||mann-napoli.it|
|Museum Center of Natural and Physical Sciences||https://www.museiscienzenaturaliefisiche.it/en/|
|Museum and Royal Forest of Capodimonte||www.capodimonte.cultura.gov.it|
|Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino||www.cultura.gov.it/luogo/certosa-e-museo-di-san-martino|
|Pausilypon Archaeological Park||www.areamarinaprotettagaiola.it|
|City of Science||http://www.cittadellascienza.it/?lang=en|
|Phlegraean Fields Archaeological Park||www.pafleg.it|
|Capri, Ischia and Procida||https://www.agenziaturismocampania.it|
|Roman Archaeological Museum of Positano||www.marpositano.it|
|Pompeii Archaeological Park||http://pompeiisites.org/en/|
|Emergency Medical Service||118|