All you need to know about Naples

Naples is a city in Italy, located to the south of the country and part the Campania region. Regarded as one of the oldest urban areas in the world, it lies on the Gulf of Naples and between the volcanic regions, Campi Flegrei and Mount Vesuvius. It boasts the fourth largest economy in Italy, and, as such, is a popular business travel destination and offers great serviced apartments and accommodation for your corporate stay in the city.

The city itself has a population of over 960,000, which has continued to grow with the increasing influx of tourists and business travellers to the area. The predominant language spoken in Naples is Italian, and the main currency used is the Euro.

The history of Naples can be traced back to the Neolithic period. It’s believed that Greek people settled in the city as early as second millennium BC, and established as a small commercial port in what was Parthenope: a region which Naples was originally part of.

During the Roman period, Naples was a bustling centre for Hellenistic culture. Romans were particularly drawn to its warm climate and made steps to connect the city to other parts of Italy by building roads and excavating galleries. At the time, Naples was also revered for its various feasts and spectacles. In the 15th century, Naples came under the rule of viceroys and witnessed a dramatic population boom from 100,000 to 300,000. With that, new buildings and fortresses were erected, and old buildings restored to their former heights. Many restored houses from the Roman era now house serviced apartments, making it a unique stay and stunning corporate accommodation option for those staying in Naples.

Today, Naples is a cultured city bustling with palaces, castles and ancient ruins. Points of interest include the Catacombs of San Gennaro, Galleria Borbonica, and the public square, Piazza del Plebiscito. For art, check out Cappella Sansevero, and, for history, head to Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte. Other sites worth seeing are the historic walking areas Centro Storico and Gesù Nuovo Square. Many of SilverDoor’s serviced apartments offer close proximity to a range of these wonderful sites and attractions. Business travellers will have time out of their day to explore the nearby sites and taste the delicious Italian food surrounding the properties.

Naples is served by numerous key motorways. The Autostrada A1 runs through Naples and on to Milan, whilst the A3 motorway links the city to Salerno. Naples is also connected by the A16 road. The city has a reliable train system in the form of the Naples Metro – known for its decorative architecture – with the main train station being Napoli Centrale. Other key train stations include Napoli Mergellina and Napoli Campi Flegrei. The closest airport to Naples is Naples International Airport, at roughly 3.8 miles away. All accommodation is located near to transport links making it easy to reach other areas of the city and the surrounding region.

Book your trip to Naples with a SilverDoor serviced apartment. The serviced accommodation which SilverDoor provides in Naples is perfect for business travel.