Theatro delle Citta d'Italia
de Beer Itb 1629 B
[Padua]: Francesco Bertelli
From Mondragone in the north and Sapri in the south lies the region of Campania, the second most populous in Italy. It also includes the Phlegraean Islands and Capri. Naples (Napoli) was the capital city of the Kingdom of Naples between 1282 and 1816, and then capital of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861. Naples is still the capital of the region today and is famous for pizza. No pizza parlours are evident in this 1629 engraving, but two of the city’s many medieval and renaissance buildings are: the Castel Sant’Elmo and the Castel Nuovo, the seat of the medieval kings of Naples. The wooded area far outside the walls (middle right) is close to where Naples International airport is situated today.
Pietro Bertelli, “Theatro delle Citta d'Italia,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 1, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8650.