I was surprised by the 5 largest towns in Italy. Naples is #3. #1 is, of course, Rome. #2 is Milan. #4 is Turin and #5 is the shocker to me, Palermo.
Ruth & I have been to Italy several times and know and love Milan and Rome especially. Milan is the home of La Scala, the world-famous opera house. I still aspire to see its inside. We love Milan’s cathedral, the largest Gothic one in the world, and its art deco train station. Its 1.4 million people are fashion conscious men and women. It’s no wonder that there are 38 Milans in the world.
There are fewer Naples. The largest Naples in the world is south of Rome and unfortunately known for crime and unemployment. There are basically 11 Naples currently in the USA. I can find all but one of them on maps. The North Carolina Naples is the exception. The largest Naples in the USA is in Florida near Fort Meyers. About 20,000 people live there, and it has spawned 2 communities with more than 5,000 people each, Naples Manor and Naples Park. The Naples in California is an island in the Long Beach area with a population of more than 2,000.
There are definite Towns Named Naples in South Dakota, Maine, Kentucky, Illinois, and Idaho. The Naples I’m most familiar with are the ones in Idaho near Bonner Springs and the one in Illinois on the Illinois River north of St. Louis.