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The striking Angevin keep, symbol of the city
An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will take you in Naples. Its charm will enchant you so much that, as Stendhal declared, it is "the most beautiful city in the universe". You will experience a unique environment bathed in history, art, culture, religion, alleys, neigh-bourhoods, football, pizza, music, but above all "genuine" people.
The Neapolitan city, with its million citizens, is all to be visited beginning with Spaccan-apoli, Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace, the San Severo Chapel and the Veiled Christ, the underground Naples and the Bourbon Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, the Capodimonte Museum, the Duomo and the Treasure of San Gennaro, the San Carlo Theatre, the Monumental Complex of Santa Chiara, the Maschio Angioino...
Not far from Naples, one of the destinations of an MSC Excursion awaits you: the fash-ionable island of Capri. In the middle of a crystal-clear sea you will discover the mythical stacks, the magical caves, the lighthouse, the Villa of Tiberius, the popular via Krupp and the famous "pi-azzetta" where, if you are fortunate enough, you might meet your favourite actor or singer. Lose yourself amongst the various boutiques and craft shops, without forgetting sip a lemonade made of local citrus fruits and enjoy a slice of Capri cake.
Stopping in Naples will also allow you to visit the archaeological remains of Pompeii, in particular, the Roman amphitheatre, the oldest stone building in the world. Your MSC Ex-cursion will take you there. In Pompeii, you can discover the houses and lifestyle of the Roman aristocrats preserved by Vesuvius' lava. But aside the "excavations", Pompeii is also famous for the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary which welcomes pilgrims from all over the world on the event of the Supplication to Our Lady.
What would the Gulf of Naples' skyline look like without the Vesuvius? Another MSC Ex-cursion will show you one of the most studied active volcanoes. This large cone of an alti-tude of about 1277 meters and a diameter of 20 km has the virtue of being one of the most admired and popular natural spectacles in the world. The Vesuvius, thanks to its mineral-rich soil, offers products such as olive oil, wine, tomatoes and fruits that are truly exceptional.