Naples and Its Surroundings: An overview
Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe, whose contemporary urban fabric preserves the elements of its long and eventful history. Its lively street pattern, its wealth of historic buildings and its setting on the Bay of Naples give to the city an incomparable universal value that has profoundly influenced many parts of Europe and beyond.
The artistic treasures to visit in Naples are too many to count. Visiting Naples’s historic centre means traveling through twenty centuries of history: the design of its streets, piazzas, churches, monuments and public buildings and castles constitute a jewel box of artistic and historical treasures of exceptional importance, so much so that together, they earned their spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995. Other major landmarks include the Castel Nuovo (also called “Il Maschio Angioino”), the majestic Castel dell’Ovo and much more.
The whole history of Naples is based on the concept of welcoming foreigners and of different cultures living side by side. The city’s enviable geographical position half-way down the Italian coast makes it easy to reach from anywhere in the world. Naples is a city on the sea, a place full of light yet with dark, hidden foundations. It has a great cultural and artistic identity which is stamped on the brow of its many museums, castles, churches, squares, narrow streets and archaeological remains. It is a city in which culture, art and “light” mix with the obscure darkness of a mysterious, submerged, underground world.
Hosting University – University of Naples Federico II
The University of Naples Federico II is the world’s oldest state University and one of the oldest academic institutions in continuous operation. It was founded in Naples, Italy in 1224 by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Frederick II. The University is the most ancient state-supported institution of higher education and research in the world. Its historical Conference Centre is set in Via Partenope, one of the most famous promenades in Italy, from which it is possible to enjoy the stunning view of the Naples waterfront.
There are a lot of walking distance accommodation opportunities to the conference venue.
Naples International Airport is the international airport serving Naples and Campania. It is located 3.7 miles (5.9 km) northeast of the city in the Capodichino district of Naples
The expected average temperature during the conference will be around: