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The most Italian of cities

Conjure up any image of Italy, and you can find it in Naples, arguably the most Italian of cities. Pizza, sunshine, scooters, football, and some of the world’s greatest art, all in the shadow of Vesuvius, mainland Europe’s only active volcano. Settled by the Greeks around 470 BC, the city has had an often troubled past, and the present is not without its troubles either – however, the infamous rubbish problems have been resolved, crime figures are down, and tourism is on the up.

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Campi Flegrei (Fiery Fields)

Campi Flegrei (Fiery Fields)

Famous The Phlegraean Fields

The Phlegraean Fields Editors' Note

The 13 kilometers wide caldera known as Campi Flegrei (Fiery Fields) is a regional park at the west of Naples. The area comprises 24 craters and volcanic edifices, most of them under water.

Campi Flegrei (Fiery Fields) also boasts a large number of fumaroles, over 150 pools of boiling mud, cones and tuff craters and a lake, Lake Avernus. The legend says that one of the craters at Campi Flegrei, Solfatara, is the home of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.

Campi Flegrei (Fiery Fields)
Via Campi Flegrei Pozzuoli, Naples, 80078 Naples