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The Italian capital is one of the places of all these excursions that you can easily reach by train from Naples, traveling at high speed thanks to the Frecciarossa trains that take just over an hour. These trains have free WiFi and entertainment on board, power sockets in every seat and a first class gastronomic offer, so you can taste the best of Italian cuisine. They offer 4 comfort classes (Executive, Business, Premium and Standard). When traveling in Business, Premium or First Class, you will be greeted with a welcome drink and snack.
The Royal Palace in Caserta was built to be the official residence of the King of Naples (Charles III) inspired by Versailles in France. Still today, it is one of the largest palaces in the world. It has 1,200 rooms and an outdoor enclosure full of gardens with fountains, waterfalls and other attractions. It was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1997, for being one of the first examples of Baroque architecture in southern Italy. The peaceful surroundings contrast with the hustle and bustle of Naples. The train ride from Naples to Caserta takes about 35 minutes from the Central Station.
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And it could not be otherwise in the face of the beauty of its sea, the charm of its history, the friendliness of its people, the beauty of the architectural works of all times and all the styles that embellish the city.
A fascination and a capacity to enchant that is repeated in other parts of Campania, the region of which Naples is the capital: in the splendid Neapolitan islands (Capri, Ischia, Procida), on the spectacular Amalfi Coast, in the magnificent Royal Palace of Caserta, in the archaeological site of Pestum (in the province of Salerno) and in the other beautiful centers of Campania.
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Escape from mass tourism and visit unknown artistic masterpieces, visit magnificent private gardens that the Florentines themselves do not know, marvel at an exceptional astronomical phenomenon, discover how Florence became the center of hermeticism in the Renaissance and esoteric symbolism in the Boboli gardens, play with your children to count the number of bees sculpted in the monument in honor of Ferdinand I, discover how the purple color of the Fiorentina soccer team is related to the urine of a Florentine crusader in Palestine, admire one of the most beautiful sculptures inside a secret church of the Templars. Far from the masses and the usual clichés, Florence still holds hidden treasures that it only reveals to its inhabitants and to travelers who know how to go off the beaten track.
Few countries compete with Italy’s rich heritage. Its historic cities are awarded with emblematic monuments and masterpieces everywhere, its cuisine is imitated all over the world, and its landscapes form a majestic mosaic of snow-capped peaks, deep coastlines, lakes and remote valleys. And with so many exciting roads, the country is ideal for driving, and every traveler will find an itinerary to suit their tastes, whether they are lovers of fine food and wine or seekers of idyllic beaches or unspoiled natural parks. And if you only have time for one route, it is best to choose among the Classic Routes, where you will find the best of Italy.
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Despite the succession of eruptions, the slopes of Vesuvius are covered with dense vegetation that has adapted to living on the lava flows, due to the phenomenon of “ecological succession”: when the lava cools, the first to colonize it are lichens and mosses, the so-called pioneer species, very resistant organisms that form an initial organic substrate on which more complex organisms such as ferns or certain grasses can begin to develop, creating in turn a layer for plants with more complex root systems.
Today, in the areas affected by the most recent eruptions, a gray, filamentous lichen (Stereocaulon vesuvianum) can be seen preparing the ground for other plants, while shrub species such as helichrysum, rockrose, mugwort and red valerian appear in the older eruptions.
After the excursions to the crater, inside the Vesuvius National Park, it is possible to visit the Park Museum in the municipality of Boscoreale, where plastic models are exhibited to visualize the evolution of the volcano, materials illustrating the peculiarities of the soil and its biodiversity, as well as the history of the complex interaction between human populations and the volcanic environment.