Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. As of 2014, around 989,845 people live within the city’s administrative limits. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The city was refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC and became a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society and eventually becoming a cultural centre of the Roman Republic.
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. In the immediate vicinity of Naples are numerous culturally and historically significant sites, including the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Culinarily, Naples is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city.
The strada statale 163 Amalfitana, is a road which runs along the stretch of the Amalfi Coast between the towns of Sorrento and Amalfi and follows the coast for about 80 km (50 mi). For the greater part of its route, the road is carved out of the side of the coastal cliffs, giving views down to the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the other side up to the cliffs above. The road passes through the village of Positano, which is built on the side of the hill. Both the village and the whole drive are tourist attractions in the area.