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Travel video about destination Porto in Portugal. Situated in the north of Portugal, Porto is a cultural capital of Europe and birthplace of the nation. The Torre Dos Clerigos is the symbol of the city and was built in the middle of the 18th century on a rock at the city's most elevated point. Two hundred twenty-five steps lead to a stunning view across the picturesque old harbor town and its carpet of red rooftops that nestle against the city's hills. Porto has one of the most beautiful markets in Europe that contains a large inner courtyard completely encircled by arcades. The narrow, deep river valley of the Douro is spanned by 5 bridges of which the most impressive is the Ponte Dom Louis. The Frenchman, Gustave Eiffel, constructed the gigantic two level bridge that connects Porto with its sister town, Vila Nova De Gaia. Five bridges connect the banks of the River Douro where 2 of them are monuments that date back to the Industrial Revolution. The river has always been the city's lifeline and a trading route to the whole world. The entire river valley was designated as a vine growing area because it is where the world famous port wine is grown. With all of its picturesque districts, including its Baroque splendor and the palatial houses of its elite, Porto has truly survived the march of time.
Video and photos in HD I have made during my trip to Naples in Italy in 2010. The video includes the following highlights: streets of Naples, Quartiere Spagnolo, original Italian Pizza, Castel Nuovo, Castel dell’Ovo, Castel Sant’Elmo, Piazza Plebiscito, Palazzo reale, Galleria Umberto I, Mount Vesuvius, volcano, climbing to the crater of the Vesuvius volcano, sunset. As always thank you for watching and for your great comments! Roberto from Switzerland (founder of the Swiss Travel Channel) If you enjoyed the video, why not subscribe and/or like the video? ;) Thank you for your support! More videos to come! Link to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/SwissTravelChannel SwissTravelChannel is a YouTube channel of my holiday’s trips videos, taken all around the world since 2008. Some are for pure tourism and others are more of an adventure. The videos usually show the top best tourist attractions, the top things to do and top places to see. The goal is to inspire others on their next vacations. The videos can also be seen as a guide to have an idea of the main highlights and places to explore. I love to take pictures of the nature, traditions and different cultures, to search the must-see spots and show the essentials in my videos, for this reason I always try to create the perfect vacation. Traveling is more than a hobby for me, is a way of life. Photocamera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 Editing program: Magix Movie Edit Soundtracks: 1. That’s Amore by Dean Martin 2. Soundtrack from the movie “Gladiator” (2000) 3. Torna a Surriento by Luciano Pavarotti NAPLES (source Wikipedia): Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million. About 4.4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, the second in Italy after Milan and one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. A larger colony – initially known as Parthenope, Παρθενόπη – developed on the Island of Megaride around the ninth century BC, at the end of the Greek Dark Ages. The city was refounded by Cumaeans as Neápolis in the sixth century BC and became a linchpin of Magna Graecia, playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society and eventually becoming a cultural centre of the Roman Republic. Naples remained influential after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, serving as the capital of the Duchy of Naples (661–1139) and of the Kingdom of Naples between 1282 and 1816. Thereafter, in union with Sicily, it became the capital of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861. Naples was the most-bombed Italian city during World War II. Much of the city's 20th-century periphery was constructed under Benito Mussolini's fascist government, and during reconstruction efforts after World War II. In recent decades, Naples has constructed a large business district, the Centro Direzionale, and has developed an advanced transport infrastructure, including an Alta Velocità high-speed rail link to Rome and Salerno, and an expanded subway network, which is planned to eventually cover half of the region. The city has experienced significant economic growth in recent decades, and unemployment levels in the city and surrounding Campania have decreased since 1999. Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) and enclosing 27 centuries of history, and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Naples has long been a major cultural centre with a global sphere of influence, particularly during the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras. In its geographical area are located numerous culturally and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Naples is also known for its natural beauties (Posillipo, Phlegraean Fields, Nisida, Vesuvius, etc.), comparables to those of Rio de Janeiro. Culinarily, Naples is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city and was declared as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Neapolitan music has furthermore been highly influential, credited with the invention of the romantic guitar and the mandolin, as well as notable contributions to opera and folk standards. Popular characters and historical figures who have come to symbolise the city include Januarius, the patron saint of Naples, the comic figure Pulcinella, and the Sirens from the Greek epic poem the Odyssey.
Travel video about destination Campania in Italy. Campania was once a centre of the ancient world in the Mediterranean and features gorgeous coastlines, romantic villages, paradisiacal islands and is a true cradle of European culture. Napoli is the capital of Campania. The Centro Storico Monumentale is located around the harbour. The Piazza Del Plebiscito embodies both grandeur and vastness and on one side of the square is the Chiesa San Francesco Di Paola, a church of triumph that was built by Ferdinand in 1815 following the return of the Bourbons and was modelled on the Pantheon of Rome. Measuring four square kilometres, Procida is the smallest island off Naples and is densely populated, with a long history. The sight of the picturesque Marina Grande at the Cattolico Ferry Port typifies relaxed island life and is where religious seamen built churches and houses up steep slopes to the Old Town of Terra Murata, the ‘walled land’. Ischia, the island of Titan Tiphoios, is the largest of the three islands in the Gulf Of Naples, each one now being a popular tourist destination. Both Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte appear to have developed together and contain the palazzi of the rich and fine Baroque churches. The village of Ponte is still home to fishermen who offer their tasty daily catch on the pier. Vesuvius is a place of ancient myth and catastrophe. A bizarre landscape of craters, breathing out mysterious wisps of smoke and since early times, an active volcano that last erupted in 1944. Its highly explosive potential, and nearby large population, make it the most dangerous volcanic threat in Europe. Amalfi, beating heart of the coast, is today a world famous resort squeezed into the mouth of a valley of paper mills. A land where lemon trees blossom and in which both past and present merge into a unique cultural landscape, Campania is a paradise of gods and nature! -------------- Watch more travel videos ► https://goo.gl/MXPgSs Join us. Subscribe now! ► https://goo.gl/awdDrh Be our fan on Facebook ► http://goo.gl/0xmbQk Follow us on Twitter ► http://goo.gl/334ln5 -------------- Thanks for all your support, rating the video and leaving a comment is always appreciated! Please: respect each other in the comments. Expoza Travel is taking you on a journey to the earth's most beautiful and fascinating places. Get inspiration and essentials with our travel guide videos and documentaries for your next trip, holiday, vacation or simply enjoy and get tips about all the beauty in the world... It is yours to discover!
In this program, we explore Sorrento's back streets, taste traditional Italian food, drive along the dramatic Amalfi Coast to catch some breathtaking scenery, learn the history behind the tourist shops of Amalfi, stroll in the shadow of Greek temples at Paestum, and sail to the Isle of Capri to enter the fabled Blue Grotto. © 2006 Rick Steves' Europe
A walk in Naples on Via Toledo, the Spanish Quarter and historical center (centro storico)
Travel video about destination Napoli.
Napoli is the capital of Campania in southern Italy where hustle and bustle combines with serenity and joie de vivre. The Centro Storico Monumentale is located around the harbour and the Piazza Del Plebiscito embodies both grandeur and vastness, in contrast to the narrow confines of the old town. Close to the harbour is the mighty Castel Nuovo, its graceful entrance arch seemingly hemmed-in by two awkward-looking towers. Its construction began during the reign of Charles The First but Alfons Of Aragon subsequently had the castle completely rebuilt. From the centre of the town a small causeway leads to the tiny island of Borgo Santa Lucia. The island is dominated by a building which in ancient times was the residence of Lucullus, namely the Castel Dell´Ovo, the oldest fortress in Naples. The Via Partenope, with its magnificent buildings and luxury hotels on the coast near Santa Lucia, developed by land reclamation in the nineteenth century. A walk along the Caracciolo coastal road towards Mergellina passes the Parco Communale with palm trees, sculptures and fountains. Measuring four square kilometres, Procida is the smallest island off Naples, densely populated and with a long history and the picturesque Marina Grande at the Cattolocio Ferry Port typifies relaxed island life. Ischia, the island of Titan Tiphoios, is the largest of the three islands in the Gulf Of Naples, each one now being a very popular tourist destination. "A piece of heaven that fell to Earth”, that is how the Neapolitans rightly refer to their beautiful city and its surroundings.