Gulf of Naples tourism: between the peninsula and the Sorrento flegrea

Travel Guide Bay of Naples, where there is a large bay on the first, it includes between the peninsulas that constitute the two main ends.

Guide Gulf of Naples

The Bay of Naples is an inlet located in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea, enclosed between the peninsula flegrea north-west, whose end is Cape Misenum, and the Sorrento peninsula to the southeast, whose end is Punta Campanella.

Since then considered by many the Gulf islands as an extension of the two peninsulas, the ends of this gulf you can even extend to Punta Imperatore, located on the island of Ischia, and Punta Carena, located on the island of Capri.

The Gulf of Pozzuoli is entirely included in the Bay of Naples, geographically situated between Cape Misenum and Capo Posillipo. Shipping routes through which you access the gulf are the channel of Procida, between the island of Procida and the mainland, the channel of Ischia, between the island of Ischia and Vivara, the Bocca Grande, which represents the ‘ main entrance, between the island of Ischia and Capri, Bocca Piccola, island between Capri and Sorrento peninsula.

The first inhabitants on the shores of the Gulf of Naples date back to prehistoric times while in greek-Roman arose ports and major cities including Miseno, Cuma, Baia, Pozzuoli, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Oplonti and Stabia. The overall number of people today is very high including the metropolitan area of ​​Naples and very well known holiday resorts like Ischia, Capri and Sorrento.