Naples is the most important city in the southern part of Italy and the third after Milan and Rome. Capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples, it's the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population of about 4 million people. The city is known for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music and gastronomy in fact Naples is the Italian city with the highest number of accredited stars from the Michelin Guide. It is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, sitting on the coast by the Gulf of Naples. Also from Naples it's easy to reach towns like Pompeii, Hercolaneum, Sorrento, Amalfi, etc.
Founded in the 8th century BC,as a Greek colony, under the name of Parthenope, and later Neápolis (New City), Naples is one of the oldest cities in the world, and it held an important role in Magna Graecia; the Greek culture of Naples will be essential for the Roman society. When the city became part of the Roman Republic in the central province of the Empire, was a major cultural center. The city has seen a multitude of civilizations come and go, each leaving their mark: now the historic city centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The historic city centre of Naples is the largest in Europe! (1,700 hectares).
The "Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli" is a young University, founded in the 1992, situated in the historic center of Naples. We have a large number of hospitals all over the city:
Primo Policlinico Piazza Miraglia
Secondo Policlinico Via S.Pansini, 5
Azienda Ospedaliera Monaldi V. L.bianchi, 1
The most important and used for our clerkship is the "PRIMO POLICLINICO", situated nearby the hostel and our University, still in the historic center. Founded in the first years of the XX Century, it's an historical hospital of the city but it still is a cutting-edge hospital, with a lot of available departments and art facilities.
The other hospital that we usually use "SECONDO POLICLINICO" situated at the "Linea 1" metro exit "POLICLINICO" (about 15 minutes from the hostel and the metro exit "MUSEO") that was built in the 70s and offers a huge hospital that extends for about 4km!
- Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Pathology
- Department of Experimental Medicine
In each department the approach is allowed to various laboratories , according to the needs of the incoming student and the availability of teachers who work in those laboratories.
Please contact the LORE for further information about our SCORE Projects.
The lodging changes every year, but generally the SISM of Napoli SUN choose some conventions with a Bed & Breakfast located near the university or near a subway station which isn’t far from the university.
At the moment we have chosen "Pizza Hostel", located near the main Hospital and our University. It's a good structure in the Center of Naples, full of people from all over the world that you can meet.
Naples has an extensive public transport network, including trams, metro, buses, funiculars and trolleybuses, most of which are operated by the municipally owned company Azienda Napoletana Mobilità (ANM). The best way to move in the city is the Naples Metro, an underground rapid transit railway system which integrates both surface railway lines and the city's metro stations, many of which are noted for their decorative architecture and public art. Suburban rail services are provided by
Linea 2, with the stations:
|Napoli Campi Flegrei|
|Napoli Piazza Leopardi|
|Napoli Piazza Amedeo|
|Napoli Piazza Cavour||OUR UNIVERSITY, HOSTEL, HOSPITAL ARE LOCATED HERE|
|Napoli Piazza Garibaldi||LINKED TO NAPOLI CENTRALE, MAIN TRAIN STATION|
|Napoli San Giovanni-Barra|
Linea 1, with the stations:
|Garibaldi||LINKED TO NAPOLI CENTRALE, MAIN TRAIN STATION||Projected by Dominique Perrault|
|Università||Projected by Karim Rashid|
|Municipio||Projected by Álvaro Siza & Eduardo Souto de Moura|
|Toledo||Projected by Oscar Tusquets|
|Dante||Projected by Gae Aulenti|
|Museo||OUR UNIVERSITY, HOSTEL, HOSPITAL ARE LOCATED HERE||Projected by Gae Aulenti|
|Materdei||Projected by Alessandro Mendini and Renato Miano|
|Salvator Rosa||Projected by Alessandro Mendini|
|Quattro Giornate||Projected by Domenico Orlacchio|
|Vanvitelli||Projected by Michele Capobianco|
|Medaglie d'Oro||Projected by Michele Capobianco|
|Montedonzelli||Projected by Renato Miano|
|Rione Alto||Projected by Renato Miano|
|Policlinico||Projected by Renato Miano|
|Colli Aminei||Projected by Michele Capobianco|
|Frullone||Projected by Renato Miano|
|Chiaiano||Projected by Renato Miano|
|Piscinola||Projected by Renato Miano|
The city's main railway station is Napoli Centrale, which is located in Piazza Garibaldi; our University is located near the "Napoli Piazza Cavour" station (served by Trenitalia, Linea 2) or "Museo" station (served by Metronapoli, Linea 1) . Since 2007, Naples has been connected to Rome by a high-speed railway run by High Speed Trains, with trains running at almost 300 km/h (186 mph), reducing the journey time to under an hour; Trenitalia and Italo (NTV) use these trains to link Naples with other city around Italy such as Rome, Florence, Milan, Turin in a few hours.
Roman Ruins such as Pompeii (City of Pompei), Herculaneum (City of Ercolano) and Oplontis (City of Torre Annunziata) and the Costiera Amalfitana/Sorrento are easily reachable by the Circumvesuviana. the cheapest and easiest way to reach those cities.
The Naples International Airport is located in the suburb of San Pietro a Patierno. It is the largest airport in Southern Italy, with around 140 national and international flights arriving or departing daily.
National Archaeological Museum of Naples
One of the world's best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities can be found in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, or Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Many of the artifacts come from the nearby excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum, well-preserved sites that were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. There's an impressive display of mosaics and frescoes including an exhibit of erotic art from Pompeii. There's also an interesting section on prehistory and a huge display of coins.
Capodimonte Museum and National Galleries
Capodimonte was built as King Charles III's hunting lodge. The Museum and National Galleries of Capodimonte, Museo e le Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, houses one of Italy's richest museums with a large picture gallery with medieval through contemporary artworks. Be sure to visit the royal apartments decorated with furniture, tapestries, and porcelan from the Bourbon and Savoy dynasties. You can wander around the surrounding park, too.
Santa Chiara Monastery and Museum
Santa Chiara Monastery is known for the beautiful Majolica tiled columns and benchs in its cloister.
San Severo Chapel Museum
San Severo Chapel Museum, Museo Cappella San Severo, presents among its masterpieces :the famous Veiled Christ by Sanmartino, a floor labyrinth, and the interesting anatomical machines in the underground chamber.
San Lorenzo Maggiore Museum and Underground Naples
Part of the original Roman city under the historic center of Naples has been excavated, including the area believed to be the Roman forum.
Duomo or Cathedral Archeological Area and Museum
In the church hosts the Crypt and Treasure of San Gennaro, patron of the town.
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