|Naples is an unforgettable experience. Set around the beautiful Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Naples is the third-largest city in Italy and capital of the south. One of Europe's most populated cities, it is chaotic, overcrowded and noisy, yet this is part of its unique charm. Its enchanting narrow streets are filled with endless rows of churches, a medieval university, street markets and hundreds of cafes and bars. Pizza was invented in Naples in the 18th century so make sure you sample some and other delicious Neapolitan treats such as calzone.