An ancient story tells us that the beautiful greek siren Parthenope, who lived in the Mediterranean Sea, was hurt and devastated by sailor Ulysses' rejection of her seduction. She couldn’t win his affection with her sweetest music.
It made her cry so much, that her tears filled the whole bay where she finally drowns herself in. Her body washed ashore on the former Island of Megaride. When they found Parthenope, they buried her on this island that is known today as 'Borgo Marinari' (Sailor Village) and named it after her by then.
Around eight centuries before Christ, the Greeks from the near town of Cuma founded the new city Neapolis starting from that little fishermen village Parthenope. Till today people from Naples call themselves Partenopei.
From its origins Naples we saw several civilizations come and go, each one leaves important traces in its art, culture, and architecture. This has contributed to position Naples among the most charming and interesting cities to visit.