Naples from Underground to the Vesuvius
An ancient story tells that beautiful greek siren Parthenope, who lived in the Mediterranean Sea, was so upset and devastated by Ulysses resistance to her seduction that let herself drown. Her body washed ashore on the former Island of Megaride (known today as Borgo Marinari), was found and buried there giving her name to the little fisherman village on the island. Centuries later around 800 hundred years before Christ the Greeks from the near town of Cuma founded Neapolis (new city) starting from that little fisherman village called Parthenope. Still now people from Naples also call themselves Partenopei (people from Parthenope).
From its origins Naples saw several civilizations come and go, each leaving important traces in its art, culture and architecture. All this has contributed to place Naples among the most charming and interesting cities to visit.