|Naples, in southern Italy,
fans around the Bay of Naples, an inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea. One of the
country’s busiest seaports dominates the city and provides an economic
engine for the largely underdeveloped region. Naples is known for its active,
colorful community, as well as for its cultural and historic institutions.
Mount Vesuvius, responsible for the destruction of ancient Pompeii, can
be seen from the city, background.