Streetwise Naples Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Naples, Italy - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map With Metro (2012)

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2012 UPDATED Streetwise Naples Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Naples, Italy - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro lines & stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Naples, Italy Map 1:9,000
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Overview

2012 UPDATED Streetwise Naples Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Naples, Italy - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro lines & stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Naples, Italy Map 1:9,000
Naples & The Amalfi Coast Area Map 1:250,000
Naples Area Map 1:87,000
Pompeii Map 1:12,000
Sorrento Map 1:19,000

Naples and the Amalfi Coast are a lot like its most famous daughter, Sophia Loren: lively, sensuous, charming, and stunningly beautiful with a natural form that could only be created by God. Ms. Loren has said that everything she is she owes to pasta, but you can’t help wondering as you pass clusters of beautiful women if it isn’t something in the water as well. Whatever it is, spend enough time here and it’s bound to rub off on you.

Perhaps it’s the passion that seems to flow through everything you see and do in this gorgeous setting on the bay. At a restaurant, order a plate of spaghetti vongole with tender little clams from the bay and the waiter congratulates you as if you’ve just won the lottery (you may as well have — it’s delicious!). Explore the tiny streets of the Spaccanaploi and hear a cacophony of exuberant “conversations” complete with enough hand gestures to qualify as aerobic activity. Wander thru the ruins of Pompeii and see the public declaration of sensual delights in the form of provocative mosaics and statuary. Cool, calm and collected is not Naples — fiery, flamboyant and alive is more like it.

Our STREETWISE® Naples Italy Map enables you to be part of the passion. Explore the heart of the city thru winding streets past historic churches, open markets spilling with fruits and vegetables and the ubiquitous cafes. Every Italian city seems to have a least one Café des Sports — Naples has several - where the debates about soccer reach UN proportions. The Museo Archeologico Nazionale houses the restored treasures from Pompeii including mosaics of astonishing detail and finesse alongside the famous Farnese Bull, sculpted in the 3rd century BC. The inset map of the Naples area will provide the information you need to drive into or out of the city, whether it’s to the airport or venturing further south.

Out of Naples, you can drive to the ruins of Herculaneum or Pompeii, and afterward continue on to the Sorrento peninsula. This is possibly the most romantic place on earth. Word of warning: choose your traveling companion carefully because you will fall in love — it’s that romantic! The hill-shaded map of the Amalfi Coast depicts all the twists and turns of this beautiful 50 kilometer stretch of mountainous coastline situated between Sorrento and Salerno. The coastline is dotted with small picturesque villages like Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano which are stacked precariously on steep cliffs above the Gulf of Salerno.

The famous Island of Capri is nearby, possessing jaw dropping beauty. Day trips to Capri can be a bit trying with the crush of tourists packed into the Piazza Umberto I, and boats lined up like planes at LaGuardia waiting to get into the Blue Grotto, but if you’re lucky enough to stay overnight you’ll witness the transformation of the island once the ferries carry away the last day tripper. A quiet descends and the island truly becomes a magical paradise suspended in time. Experience this once and you will dream about it forever.

Our pocket size map of Naples is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Naples map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Naples map today and you too can navigate Naples, Italy like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.

About STREETWISE® Maps

STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We've set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you've never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970's, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn't match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we've done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it's not about the map, it's about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It's about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886705968
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Streetwise Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Laminated Map
  • Edition number: 2012
  • Sales rank: 660,389
  • Product dimensions: 3.92 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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